Elite model Master Class

Join us for our professional model training.

Elite Model Master Class: vladimir markovich & ken shapkin


Runway and Print Training: Guys and Gals

Enroll in our Elite Model Workshop for Fashion Runway and Commercial Print.  Taught by Top Leading Industry Experts Ken Shapkin and Vladimir Markovich.    

Ideal for.

  • Aspiring models
  • Working models
  • Plus-size models
  • Professional models
  • Everybody who wants to gain confidence in front of a camera.

By the end of the course, you will be able to professionally pose for any type of shooting, confidently work in front of a camera, have an outstanding model portfolio(IF Registered for Elite VIP Ticket). Moreover, you will have an opportunity to be signed with a model agency.

Benefits of taking these classes. 

  • Learn, practice and apply posing styles and techniques
  • Develop your unique personal style of posing
  • Avoid common modeling mistakes
  • Gain confidence in front of a camera, and photographers
  • Be able to professionally present brands and products
  • Develop acting and improvisation freedom skills
  • Create and develop your personal brand
  • Get professional model portfolio with Elite VIP Class
  • Get opportunity to be signed with a model agency


Reserve Your Spot Today!


Dates:  August 21-23, 2020

Times:  Saturday and Sunday 11-5pm

Meet N Greet Friday  from 7pm-9pm(location to be disclosed day of)

Includes:  BOTH Packages Include:
12 hours instruction includes: Catwalk Walking Training, Posing For The Camera Training, Makeup Advice, Branding.  **Make-over and optional professional photo-shoot

What to Bring: A pair of uncomfortable high heels(for the ladies) and sandals and dress shoes(for the guys), pen and notepad, white or beige tank top or shirt, shorts or skirt, make-up bag, laptop (optional)  Clothing should not be baggy and should hug your body.  Also, don't forget to bring a positive attitude.


Full 2 Day Workshop with hands on training in catwalk walking and posing for the camera.  Also includes industry advice on branding, Runway and Print).  This awesome package also includes the exclusive Meet n' Greet Friday night with Vlad and Ken.  Makeup and hair also included!  

Option 2

 Full 2 Day Workshop with hands on training in catwalk walking and posing for the camera.  Also includes industry advice on branding, Runway and Print) with Professional  Photo Shoot, Professional Hair and Makeup  and CD of ALL Photos AND 4 edited photos and a digital comp card!!!  Also includes industry advice on branding, Runway and Print).  This awesome package also includes the exclusive Meet n' Greet Friday night with Vlad and Ken.  Makeup and hair also included! 


Reserve Your Spot

This workshop begins with industry experts from one of the top Vancouver networks who tells it how it is! You will get advice on breaking into the biz, finding your brand, what agents expect from new faces, individual make-overs, depicting the commercial and high fashion markets, runway walking training, confidence, camera angles, portfolio development, posing and much more!
This 2 day intensive workshop is great for ages 14 and up. M/F.  This workshop is great for all ages, beginners and experienced.

Prior to having your very own professional shoot, you will be introduced and work with professional make up artists who will take you on a journey behind the cameras into learning high definition make-up application for your very own photo-shoot on this day. Professional Industry Leaders will train you in front of the camera on angles and posing techniques that will make you feel comfortable and confident. 

An Agency List and Certificate of Completion will be provided from Universal Talent Film School.

About Us


Weekly Model Elite Training for Teens and Tweens


Quick Overview

Catwalk Coaching

Personality and Brand Coaching

How To Convey Truthful Emotions

Posing for the Camera Coaching

AGES:  9-17

Call for dates

10  Weeks Saturdays 11am to 1pm

HOW MUCH:  $675

** Payment Plans Available

To book please call the office at (587)582-1600 or email us at:  info@utfs.ca


How To Convey Emotions Truthfully

How do I look excited? How do I radiate grief when I’m not sad at all? How can I develop anger at the push of a button? Typical thoughts and problems of a model. Acting talent is a must in the modeling business. Just like an actor, a good model must be able to slip into different roles. While the models learn different posing tricks, our photographer takes photos and performance videos with each student. English language skills are tested: Everyone must introduce themselves so as to correct their presentation skills. The newly learned posing techniques are demonstrated.


Catwalk and Coaching

In this segment you will learn how to strut your stuff on the runway with confidence.  Runway is about selling, as you are always selling a product!    You have to play a role not only during photo shoots, but also on the catwalk. You will learn different catwalk types and do exercises.   You will learn how to pose for the camera with different emotions.

Our Teachers


Ken Shapkin

Vladimir Markovich

Vladimir Markovich


​​For the past eight years Ken Shapkin has been a leader in the fashion industry in Vancouver, British Columbia. His diverse experience included costume design for film and television, fashion styling for print and commercials, fashion show production for individual designers, fashion weeks and international fashion tours, and clothing manufacturing. 

With over 50 projects under his belt, Ken has made a name for top quality, world-class productions.  His work has taken him to Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Monte Carlo, Nigeria, Budapest, and Shanghai. He has worked with such celebrities as: Sharon Stone, Dillon Baker, Timothy Hutton, Kat Dennings, Val Kilmer, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kristana Loken, and Genevieve Nnaji.

"It would be my pleasure to discuss your project needs, large or small I love new adventures and helping peoples ideas take flight."


Vladimir Markovich

Vladimir Markovich

Vladimir Markovich



Vladimir has spent the last 18 years working on developing, producing, designing and directing media and entertainment content across a variety of sectors, industry categories and multimedia platforms.

Soon after getting his degree and specialization in multi media and broadcasting, Vladimir relocated from Europe to Latin America, specifically the Dominican Republic, where he was influential in setting new trends and standards for Latin American broadcasting through the creation and deliverance of the first live, interactive, and virtual show - La Llamada Dorada.  This show rapidly became the most watched daily show in prime time. Following this success, Vlad began developing, producing and directing a number of other top rated TV shows, music videos and commercials, including his role as Producer and Director at Fashion TV Latin American Division, focusing on marketing and expanding fashion programming in Latin America.

Since arriving in Canada, he has worked on a number of business and creative projects including co-founding British Columbia Fashion Week, one of the main vehicles in Canada for promoting the fashion industry globally.  Through this role it was a natural transition to add Creative Director to his profile, through working with and developing Canadian fashion brands, including consultative advising with educational programs and institutions. His success as Creative Director led to his roles as Fashion Director and Media Advisor for the Canadian Gemini Awards and as an adjunct instructor of Global marketing, Concepts & Trends and Consumer Behaviour at The Art Institute of Vancouver.

From his roles as instructor and his creative work with International Top Model, Vlad was invited as keynote speaker at the University of Wuhan China following the Chinese Summer Olympics in 2008 where he was keynote speaker on the topic of how to bridge the gap between business strategy and design.

Vladimir works with Media and PR agencies on consulting and building various media formats and creative strategies for brands and media personalities.  An example of his work was his recent role as Creative and Program Director for VIFF Industry 2015, delivered as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival.  In that role he has been lauded with bringing a fresh programming and marketing approach to the professional development of screen based industry. 

Vladimir’s body of work includes a wide variety of brands and celebrities, both in Canada as well as abroad. Brands such as Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Adidas and Reebok International, Tiger of Sweden, Levis, Mastercard, Celebrities such as:  Anne Murray, Evangeline Lily, Taylor Kitsch, Jann Arden, Whitney Houston, Ryan Reynolds, Corey Monteith, Shakira, Gwen Stefani and Seth MacFarlane to name just a few and various projects that include work for broadcasters like NBC, Fashion TV, BBC, Telemundo, Global Canada, CBC


Production Design, Costume design, Marketing/Branding and market development , Advertising,  Fashion & Creative Direction, Production, Trend Analysis, Trend Forecasting, Strategic planing, Expiriance design, Design Thinking, Brand Architecture


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