LA-IX // Nia Freeman – Scorecard

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Stage One // “Commercial Shoot”
Judge #1

Performance: A-
Nia seems to be very experienced and knows what she’s doing. There were a few times where the shirt she’s trying to sell was hidden, but other than that, she did great.
Variety: A
Nia switched up her poses and faces enough to make all her photos unique from one another.
Creativity: A-
The bow tie and suspenders came out of nowhere, but they were a great change of pace.

Judge #2
Performance: A+
The model demonstrated a lot of skill in her posing and expressions.
Variety: A+
Outside of the suspenders and tie, the model didn’t have a lot of props or other wardrobe items to use. This is not a criticism. She used her skill to add variety to her shoot where others may have relied on bells and whistles. A+
Creativity: A
The model had good creativity, but I would have liked to see her do more with the suspenders. They’re fun and open you up to a lot of different types of poses. It was a missed opportunity, but she did very with her creativity in other parts of the shoot.

Judge #3
Performance: A+
Nailed it!! Confidence looks good on you!
Variety: A
Nothing was repetitive!
Creativity: A
The suspenders were a shock!! Loved them though!

Stage Two // “Scream Queens”
Judge #1
Performance
: B-
The model’s interpretation of the concept was interesting – but not necessarily all for good.  She seemed to look “dead” already with the face makeup and light colored lipstick.  That was distracting for me.  Outside of this, she seemed to do a good job at portraying fear – the core concept of the shoot.  She didn’t always hit her marks in this shoot, but when her poses were on, they were on.
Variety: B-
It seemed like the model did the same few faces again and again throughout her shoot – just in different angles.  I wish she had put  more thought into what she was going to do.  It might have been a good idea if she figured out “who” she is; what she’s scared of; and how she would act in that situation.  It doesn’t look like she prepared much at all.
Creativity: D

I give the model points for the graduation idea, but the execution was poor.  If you’re going to wear a graduation cap, you should also have the gown.  The white dress looked out of place.  It seemed to me like she threw this together at the last minute.

Judge #2
Performanc
e: B+
NIa did a decent job at looking like a scared scary movie victim with her facial expressions.  That’s about it.  Nothing blew me away.
Variety: B

There was a good amount of repetition in her photos, so there wasn’t much variety for me.  When I modeled, I always tried to make sure I fully understood what the shoot was asking of me and how best I could deliver that for the photographer or client.  Nia looked lost.  How much time did they have to prepare for this??
Creativity
: B
Her concept seemed like a cool idea, but where was the gown???  I can’t give her a higher score because she did not execute this idea very well.

Judge #3
Performance: B+

I thought she did okay.  She could have done a lot better.  Didn’t look like she understood what she was doing.
Variety: B+

A fair amount of varying angles, but that’s about it.  I saw the same face a lot.  If you’re not eliminated, try harder next time.
Creativity
: B+
I didn’t like this idea, but I didn’t hate it either.  Looked last minute to me, but I don’t know her story. 🙁

Stage Three – Urban Swimwear
Judge #1
Performance: B+
Beautiful elongation ( only wished she had on heels would had gave her legs more definition and shape)
Variety: B+
Plenty of poses to chose from, but I would be careful about hand placement.
Creativity: B+
Very cute and lots of fun shots!

Judge #2
Performance: A
Great movement for a change in poses, but did tend to use the same leg forward pose in many images.
Variety: A+
Lots of energy and great shots to choose from and changed the mood of the photos well.
Creativity: A+
Super cute, simple and flattering styling and wardrobe choices.

Judge #3
Performance: A
Had a great smile and natural presence in front of the camera. She showed she was having fun with it.
Variety: A
Loved the variety of poses and willingness for trying new challenging angles.
Creativity: A-
Would have loved to see a brighter outfit change to pop her from her backdrop.

FINAL SCORE: 76