AUDITIONING CLASS – RECORD AN AUDITION!

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For this week’s assignment, I’m going to ask you to choose a short script you’d like to audition for, then prepare an audition, film it, and upload it to Youtube.

  1. CHOOSE A SCRIPT. You may already have a script in mind (like a scene from a movie you liked). If not, do a Google search for “Short scripts for two actors” or “Practice scenes for two actors”. There are hundreds online to choose from. Here’s one possible page with a bunch to choose from: SCENES FOR TWO ACTORS
  2. IMAGINE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO A FILMED AUDITION for one of the roles in the script. Choose a role that seems interesting and a bit challenging. You do NOT have to perform the whole script; choose a portion of it that is no more than 2 minutes long. (Read it aloud to time it). 
  3. PRACTICE IT and learn the lines….
  4. … THEN FILM IT. You don’t need a fancy camera, it’s fine to just film it with your phone or any other recording device.
  5. Start your video off with a SLATE. (“Hello, I’m (your name), reading for the role of ____”)
  6. Pause for a moment, then film yourself saying the lines. When doing your SLATE, speak directly into the camera. When filming the character, look a little off to the side. You can either have a friend who is off-camera reading you your lines, or record the cue lines yourself off-camera, pitching your voice a little differently to give the “other actor” a different voice.
  7. At the end of the video, put your CONTACT INFORMATION (if you have software that lets you do so; it not, skip that part)
  8. UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTUBE. When you upload it, you’ll be asked to choose whether the video is private or public or unlisted. Choose UNLISTED if you don’t want the world to see it. Only the people you send the URL to will be able to view it.
  9. SEND ME A LINK (rekindleschool@gmail.com) so that I can watch the video and play it in class over Zoom. (Alternatively, you could play it over Zoom for the class on Saturday) (But if I have the link, it’ll be easier.)
  10. NOTE: If you have any technical problems, you can perform the scene in class “live” instead. (You’ll need to send me the script if so, so that someone in class can cue you.) But try to solve any video issues if you can so you’ll be able to easily make videos and upload them to Youtube in the future when you want to. Here are some tips for setting up a Youtube account if you don’t have one:

HOW TO SET UP A YOUTUBE ACCOUNT.

  • Go to YouTube.
  • In the top right, click Sign in.
  • Click Create Account.
  • Choose For myself or To manage my business.
  • Once you’ve signed in to YouTube with your Google Account, you can create a YouTube channel on your account. YouTube channels let you upload videos, leave comments, and create playlists. 

 

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