HIPHOP I/II CLASS
We’re All in This Together starting at 4:10.
Two videos due June 17.
Help your performer get excited for this project by treating it like a real live performance. Spend some time putting together the details–costume, hair, makeup–and give your performer plenty of rehearsal time before filming. Here are the guidelines for dancers in HipHop I/II:
HAIR & MAKEUP:
- Dancers should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
- Girls: hair in a high pony tail. Boys: slicked and styled.
- Girls: wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen. Boys: wear chapstick.
Channeling High School Musical, we’re going to dress in Stagelight spirit! Piece together any school clothes or “cheerleader” type clothes you have at home in purples, grays, whites, and blacks. Stagelight spiritwear is encouraged too! Here are some ideas and affordable options in case you don’t already have something that will work:
- Girls’ Baseball sleeves – these come in purple or black, but check sizes for shipping availability.
- Black leggings – these come in one size or tween.
- Boys’ athletic tee
- Girls’ fitted tank
- Boys’ basketball shorts.
- Girls’ cheer skirt.
ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:
- No accessories or props required, but these socks can be a fun addition to your costume!
- Send a video of your child’s performance using the settings listed below.
- Send a separate 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 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 is smiling and performing 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.
DIRECTION OF CAMERA/PHONE:
- Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.
- 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.