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.
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 ANGLE: Place your device at eye level so it limits the amount of space above your head. If using a phone, film yourself HORIZONTALLY.
FRAMING: For Drama 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.
For class, we will use the Flipgrid app for recording. It works on your phone or on your computer and the same recording rules apply.
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
PRO TIPS FOR RECORDING DIGITAL PERFORMANCES:
This video about professional self-tapes for actors has some additional tips that will apply more to our future self-tape audition project BUT her points about your background and professionalism are helpful!