We Belong Together starting at 10:05.
Help your little performer get excited for this Showcase! Spend some time putting together the details–costume, hair, makeup–and involve your child in the process as much as possible. Here are the guidelines for performers in Preschool Dance:
HAIR & MAKEUP:
- Performer should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
- Girls’ hair back from face and secured, in any fun style.
- Girls’ wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen. Boys’ wear chapstick.
- Performers in Preschool Dance get to pick their favorite costume to wear! Think character costume, princess costume, Halloween costume, or dance costume. What do they feel most special in? Have them wear that!
- Dance shoes or sneakers ok.
- If your performer would rather get into the Toy Story spirit (where this song comes from), here are some options: Bo Peep, Woody, Jessie and Buzz!
ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:
- No accessories or props for this dance.
Two videos due June 17. Upload them here [LINK COMING SOON].
- Send a video of your child’s performance using the settings listed below.
- Send a video of your child “close up” to the camera, smiling, waving, bowing, blowing kisses, etc. for 10 seconds with no music.
When preparing to film your part 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 should be in full costume and makeup as noted in Performer Details.
- Make sure your performer smiles and performs full out with energy and enthusiasm!
- 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.
- 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.
- Make sure the performer’s body fills the frame of the phone (not too close or too far back). We should see the child’s whole body with space in the frame around his/her 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.
DIRECTION OF CAMERA/PHONE:
- Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.