The first Girlequins came about to meet a training need, and although
they now have many uses, the training applications are where many human
forms, like you and me, will first come into contact with a Girlequin.
You may see them involved in the training
of artists, photographers, people in the medical world, or acting as
artists and photographers models. It is likely that in the future the
range of training related roles they have will continue to increase, so
if you have an application not listed here, let us know and we will see
what can be done to help you and one or more Girlequins to meet the need.
||Training photographers involve many areas, including a good
understanding of light, and how it can be arranged using various forms of
light, reflectors, mirrors and more in addition to several different types of
electronic flash and several types of constant light sources. The
Girlequin is an ideal subject for this, sitting so still while all the
demonstrations are done and allowing experiments and as much practical as
Teaching depth of fields is also so much easier when
applied to a real task, like taking a portrait of two or three Girlequins,
one in front of the other. Even for just playing with the controls trainee
photographers need something to point at, and the Girlequin makes an ideal
target. When starting with studio work there is so much to think about and
with the Girlequin as the model things are far more relaxed,
photographers are less nervous and therefore make far more rapid progress,
and by the time they have used several Girlequins, each taken from
several different angles, they are ready then to invite a human model to
pose for them.
Next perhaps they want to undertake some nude photography,
and again some of the Girlequins are ideal for this, allowing
photographers to get the photos and experience they want, with no
embarrassment for anyone.
Training artists, is similar to
photographers, and models are required, the need is for models that will
stay still for long periods and who can hold a pose. This you will see is
the absolute natural job for a Girlequin. Girlequins can stand with
arms out, or in other poses indefinitely, can have items draped over them,
be dressed or undressed in part or whole and undertake figure work as
well. Many artists also find it easier to appreciate curves when they run
their fingers over them, which can lead to misunderstandings and all sorts
of problems, where human forms are used, while for the Girlequin it is not a
problem. Like the photographer the way light and colour are used is
important, and experimenting with no time pressures, allows both more
relaxed work and a greater understanding to develop. Another part of this
project involves photographing many human forms (models) in order to
develop later Girlequins, and the intention is to also publish some of
these photo sets for artists and animators to use. So watch out for
announcements or ask us to tell you when we have these available.
||Medical training is another area
that the Girlequin can play an important part. In many specialities there
are benefits in having something that appears to represent a human form
without the need to have one present. Let us take for example skin
conditions, one or several Girlequins can be given each a range of skin
problems and be available for demonstration and diagnoses, this helps human
forms, like you and me, to understand what they are looking for so much better than just
seeing photos in books.
Confidence training. Very many
areas in business, medicine and in personal life can be better handled
when people have confidence. Anyone can practice just about anything with
a Girlequin, and will know that the Girlequin is not going to laugh
at them or put them down in any way. The confidence gained in role play
and simulation, as all aircraft pilots know, can make a lot of difference
when problems are encountered in real life.
Health and beauty, hairdressing, massage,
waiting on clients in restaurants, taxi drivers........ there are so many
areas where the Girlequin could play a role in training.
With special Girlequins being developed
for different tasks the range of activities and abilities will increase,
opening up constantly more opportunities.
Whatever your application, let
us know, we are keen to help to develop new training and other applications