New Talent FAQ
You have to be at least 18 (we require government-issued photo ID).
No, you don't need any experience. Sinsations Studios is always looking for fresh faces from all backgrounds. Whether you are simply curious, or seriously considering a new career, you might be wondering what it takes to star in adult films. A simple online search of popular pornstars can bring on a wave of uncertainty when photos like deepthroating, double penetration, and crazy sex positions pop up as search engine results. Typically, models do not start their careers doing anal, double penetration, gangbangs, or other hardcore scenes, so you shouldn’t worry if the idea of hardcore does not appeal to you. You always have the option to say no to these choices when they are presented later on in your porn career, however, the more you are open to, the more chances you have of making money later on. Ultimately, if you’re a sexual person with a good attitude then you’re probably in the right place.
If you are deciding whether or not to become a model in the adult industry, it would be helpful to know what is required for success. Sinsations Studios shoots a variety of scenes, the most common of which are solo, girl on girl (G/G), and boy on girl (B/G). Models are required to exchange clean STD results prior to shooting a sex scene. Solo shoots will generally involve a photographer taking several photos of the model wearing multiple outfits, and may include dressing and undressing. These photo sets will often be accompanied with a short video of the model engaged in masturbation. Girl on girl shoots also include photos and video. “Still” photo sets are taken of two models chosen by the production company. G/G are often hardcore, meaning the two women engage in full sexual acts that include kissing, breast fondling, oral sex, and sometimes toys. Similar to G/G, the male and female performers engage with one another in full sexual acts that include kissing, fondling, oral sex, and sometimes toys. There are more extreme versions of these three types of scenes, including acts of anal, interracial sex, and working with multiple partners in a scene. A model is NOT required to shoot these type of scenes and she should NEVER be forced or pressured into doing one. If you are comfortable performing solo, G/G, and B/G scenes, then you will have a solid foundation on which to build a career.
Pay can depend on the budget of each video and the marketability of the model/actress. Most models/actors make between $200-$750 on a shoot. Again, that is dependent on scene type. Pay is negotiated before each shoot. It is recommended that models/actors have a half-day or full-day in mind to begin negotiations. It is our best interest to pay what we believe to be appropriate without going over budget.
All talent must be STD tested 30 days prior to their scheduled shoot. Most companies work within a 14 day test window. No talent can work without a clean test. There are NO exceptions.
For years the adult industry has been a great way for individuals to support themselves and loved ones. It’s also common, for talent to use the quick and large amounts of money it can yield, to obtain a higher education. However, if you don’t give your educational goals the proper consideration, you may find yourself regretting your experience in the adult industry. Careers that require extensive background checks like, law enforcement, politics or teaching are typically extremely conservative when considering people with an adult industry background. Porn, is probably not a good idea if any of those types of career choices are in your aspirations. If you’re fixated on a particular career in life, do your research, and make sure it’s still an option if your adult career becomes known to a potential employer. Don’t panic! The number of occupations where a porn background has zero-effect, far outnumber the ones where it does. The Internet provides an abundance of affordable educational options for just about any career path you choose. There are also tens of thousands of small business owners who live very comfortable lifestyles, supporting themselves through online businesses and their identity is never disclosed. So don’t think just because you have worked in the adult industry you have no options. While it’s unclear exactly how each individual’s future will be affected, it’s important to do your research on different occupations to make sure your past employment won’t be an issue. Once you settle on your passion, check your local state, junior and vocational colleges to determine costs, so that you may invest in your future and put a plan into action.
We’re often ask “can I just do photos?” In short, yes. Unfortunately, if you want to make any substantial money in the business, the answer to that question is “no” and here’s why: Since the popularity of the Internet, the days of fans flocking to magazine stands to purchase hot photos of their favorite star is all but extinct. Even the icon Playboy magazine, which for decades has been displaying pictorials of the world’s most beautiful women. Playboy has been unable to revive that trend and stay alive in the industry. Fans now consume the majority of their porn online. Paper magazines have now evolved into the digital age, companies are now able to bring the talent to life in videos. So, while shooting strictly photos of a model used to be a money making venture for the industry, today, greater than 95% of all adult photo content is accompanied with videos as well. If you’re truly serious about making money in the adult industry, you must be okay with shooting videos.
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