MUSICAL THEATRE I
Welcome starting at 8:38.
Create an authentic and exciting performance opportunity for your young performer by treating this project like a real live performance. 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 Musical Theatre I:
HAIR & MAKEUP:
- Performers should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
- Girls’ hair slicked back and secured in a high bun.
- Girls wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen. Boys wear chapstick.
- Jazz shoes, ballet shoes, or a simple tennis shoe.
- Black leggings for girls. Black shorts for boys. Wear a pair you already have or click the links for a couple options on Amazon.
- A bright, solid colored top in your child’s favorite color. Please no graphics or logos. Here is a great summer tank that comes in many bright colors (and 1, 2, and 4 pack options) if you want to purchase something special for this performance!
ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:
- No props needed.
- Girls, feel free to accessorize with a bright colored bow or headband!
Two videos due June 17.
- 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 you smile and perform 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.
- This routine starts with your performer up close to the camera, waving and smiling. Then, your performer moves back in the choreography. At this point, make sure the performer’s body fills the frame of the phone. We should see the dancer’s whole body with space in the frame around his/her head and feet. This may take a couple practice rounds to make sure you and your child know where to stand to accomplish this.
- 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.