Is There any Benefit to Model Mayhem Anymore?
Model Mayhem was once a go to resource for nearly all within the modeling and photography world. Founded in 2005, it once boasted over 6 million members world wide. One could find photographers, models, makeup artists, wardrobe designers, as well as many other professionals. Members could issue casting calls, network in forums, participate on contests, create online portfolios, as well set up events with other members.
Although all features still remain, membership has dropped significantly to slightly over 1 million members as of today, many of which are active members. There could certainly be many reasons for the decline, which no doubt includes the popularity of several social media platforms. Controversy has long surrounded the service since nearly anyone could join with only a few images for approval. New memberships are slower than many other competing services.
Everything considered, Model mayhem does still retains some valuable services even at the free membership level. For example, lets say you are looking for a specific type of model within a certain genre, age, hair color, etc. One could apply various filters and search by state and city a model that met your requirements. That can be a real time saver when compared to most other means of searching out models. One could also search for photographers, makeup artists, retouchers, or even body painters.
To use the service effectively though, an important detail to take notice of is when the last time a member has logged into the service. Some members may have logged in a hour ago, some members may not have logged in for almost a year. Taking the time to contact only active members can certainly produce some powerful leads. If you are traveling to a new state, or even country you may be able to find just the right person locally without having to pay to fly in talent to your location and therefore may save some production costs. One can ask for help in a number of forums, and there almost someone willing to express his or her opinion.
Premium membership is about $6/month currently which allows you access to things such as unlimited casting calls. The service still provides options that one may readily find elsewhere and is certainly worth taking a look at or revisiting if you are a member who has not signed in recently.