Saturday, September 12, 2009

Audition Tips Part 1...Your Music & Auditioning by Video

Hi everyone!

Pixie O'Kneel here.

The auditions for Gifts & Garters are coming up on November 5th. Here are a few suggestions to make sure you will shine like the top of the Chrysler Building at your next audition.


~Put your music on a CD and bring 2 copies. Make sure you use the blank discs that say "CD-R" on the packaging.

~Have the music for your audition piece and only that music on the CD. Don't use your practice CD that is looped.

~Don't expect the place you are auditioning to have hook ups for your Ipod, or other MP3 player.

Auditioning via Video

~Make sure your pets are not in the room you are filming in. Pets are extremely unpredictable. The same thing goes for children, you never know what the little darlings are going to do, plus it's distracting.

~Have some one help you with the camera and the music. if you are able, edit the parts of you running over to start the camera and then running over to start the music out.

~Move the furniture around so it is not blocking the view of you.

~If you are not using a video link to your audition from a site such as YouTube, send a DVD and not a VHS tape.

~Make sure you are vertical on the screen and not horizontal.

~DVD vs. Video link? In my honest opinion, It is best to send a video link, that is unless you are specifically asked to send a DVD.

I hope these tips have been helpful, and I will be posting more in the future.

Talk to y'all again soon!