By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

There are a lot of Japanese TV commercials put out by companies that use professional child models to promote their products. Unfortunately, most of the child models over-act and fake their emotions to the point where they detract from the product. Children are less-skilled at hiding their feelings than adults, so they tend to overdo it when they’re asked to pretend they like something. The result is an ad scene that makes the product seem dubious.

There are a few extremely skilled child actors and models that can project sincerity, but they are relatively rare. On the other hand, there are a few companies that seem to be using the children of their workers and they tend to get the intended message across quite well; probably because they haven’t been coached by their parents/modeling arts teachers and aren’t getting paid. More companies should start doing the same and save on child model fees. I’m pretty sure they’ll get better results.





English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS



I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers