DIGITAL PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES

STAGING & FILMING DIGITAL CONTENT

GENERAL RECORDING INFORMATION:

Please watch this video with basic guidelines of how to record yourself using a phone or a computer.

 

TIPS:

LOCATION: Choose the right location (quiet, free from visual and other distractions).

LIGHTING: Find the best lighting (Natural light, facing a window is best if you can).

SOUND: For better sound quality, choose a smaller space if you can.

CAMERA ANGLEPlace your device at eye level so it limits the amount of space above your head. If using a phone, film yourself HORIZONTALLY.

 

Here are the challenges for us if you don’t follow the instructions:

  • Poor lighting means we can’t see you or your facial expressions

  • Poor sound quality means we can’t hear you

  • Cluttered backgrounds mean we can’t focus on your performance

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PRO TIPS FOR FRAMING:

For Thespys and class projects – we would like you to frame yourself from the waist up, whenever possible so that you have some freedom to move. If you are doing a monologue, you can choose to look directly at the camera or just slightly to the right so that you have your implied “other” to reference.