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CONTEMP./MOD & LYRICAL II CLASS

 Practice Video

Practice Music

PERFORMER DETAILS 

VIDEO SPECS

Treat this project like a real live performance. Spend some time putting together the details–costume, hair, makeup–and give yourself plenty of rehearsal time before filming. Here are the guidelines for dancers in Contemp./Mod & Lyrical II:

HAIR & MAKEUP:

  • Dancers should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
  • Hair in a high bun, slicked back and secure.
  • Wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen.

COSTUME:

  • Any white top that fully covers midriff.
  • Black leggings. Need a new pair? Here’s an affordable and buttery soft pair of black leggings that comes in one size or tween.
  • Barefeet.

ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:

  • No accessories or props needed for this routine.

Two videos due June 17. Upload them here [LINK COMING SOON].

  1. Send a video of your performance using the settings listed below.
  2. Send a separate video of yourself “close up” to the camera, smiling, waving, bowing, blowing kisses, etc. for 10 seconds with no music.

When preparing to film your for our Showcase, please take care to do the following so that we can have consistency in the clips (any not conforming will be returned and asked to be reshot):

PERFORMER SETTING:

  • Performer should be in full costume and makeup as noted in Performer Details.
  • Make sure you are smiling and performing full out with energy and enthusiasm!

BACKGROUND SETTING:

  • Plan to film during the daytime in a room that provides good natural light.
  • Make every effort to have a solid color background wall, or make the background as clean as possible. 

PHONE SETTING:

  • Set your phone to the highest camera setting possible for maximum quality. 
  • Make sure the volume is all the way up on your phone before you start filming.
  • Be sure to begin filming about 5 seconds before the start of your performer’s routine and for five seconds after while your performer holds the final pose.

DIRECTION OF CAMERA/PHONE:

  • Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.

FRAMING:

  • Make sure your body fills the frame of the phone (not too close or too far back). We should see the dancer’s whole body with space in the frame around head and feet.
  • The phone must remain still while filming. Place the phone still on a table or your lap, etc. so it doesn’t move or shake while filming the routine.

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