What is a go-see? Is it different than a casting, or an audition? Who will be there and what do I have to do for it? How long is it? Where am I Going and who am I Seeing?! I had all these questions when I first started out as well. I sort of thought I knew what it was, but was there something special about a go-see that I didn’t know? I just kept quiet and never asked because I didn’t want to sound unintelligent (insanely hard for me). Well, for all of you who think you might know what a go-see is, but aren’t 100% sure, though you have a good idea, but want some verification, so you know for sure, but think you might know….. I got you.
A Go-See, for the most part, is exactly what it sounds like, an appointment to Go See a client. It is an opportunity for the client to see all the new faces as they get ready for an upcoming season. Though, there is one misconception, this is not always a specific casting for a specific job. You might be going to see a client for Nordstrom and they may not have any jobs as of yet, but they will! You will go-see them so that when the times comes, if they liked you, they may choose you based off what they saw earlier. A go-see is a preemptive casting for many jobs, so you do not have to cast for every single job that Nordstrom may have.
Casting directors, booking agents and photographers are some of the personnel you will be meeting at a go-see. Like I said, if you can impress these people, you may be in line for numerous jobs. It’s not unlikely for a photographer to take some test photos and ask to see your portfolio. They may even ask you to walk a runway. This is all so they can see how experienced you are and if you fit their desired style. As always, try to arrive a little early.
Active models may spend an entire day going from one go-see to the next. After you have seen a particular client numerous times, you may not be expected to Go-See that same client for a while. They will remember you and know what you offer. Though, face time is important. It is always a good idea to strengthen relationships and remind the client why they should pick you. So there you have it, A go-see is an appointment to meet with a client to showcase your talents for any upcoming jobs they might have. This is one of those terms that you can take very literally, A Go-See.
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