DANCE AUDITION VIDEOS FAQ
Q. HOW LONG SHOULD MY DANCE AUDITION DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL BE AND WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED?
A. Most schools will offer guidelines about the length of Dance Audition DVD / Online Video / Showreel and also what to include for their audition processes. But if no information is available I recommend about 20 - 30 minutes consisting of some barre, centre and possibly a solo for schools. For company Dance Audition DVD / Online Video / Showreel I would recommend some centre practice and a variation or two to highlight strengths and qualities.
Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY DANCE AUDITION DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL SHOOT?
A. Dress should be clean, presentable and appropriate for the style of dance. Tutus for solos may be worn when appropriate. Items such as longer skirts, baggy clothing, leg-warmers etc should be avoided if possible as they may give the appearance of trying to hide or disguise your physique, even if not intentional.
My skill as a Professional Dance Photographer & Videographer and knowledge of asthetics, technique and qualities required for dance will ensure that all video footage taken during your shoot will show you at your very best.
n.b. If you need further information/assistance on correct attire please contact me.
Q. HOW MUCH MAKE-UP SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY DANCE AUDITION DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL SHOOT?
A. Make-up should be light, fresh and a natural everyday make-up. Too heavy a foundation or eye make-up is not recommended and is unnecessary for Audition DVD / Online Video / Showreel. Contact me if you wish to discuss further. All enquiries dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Q. DO I HAVE TO CHOREOGRAPH EXERCISES AND SUPPLY THE MUSIC?
A. No. I will choreograph exercises and provide pre-recorded piano music for all class exercises if necessary. Where possible I will also locate and supply music for solos and other repertoire (if enough information is provided) However some input from yourself on preferences, strengths & also weaknesses is welcomed & encouraged, as this will help to tailor exercises, solos and rep to best suit you.
Q. CAN YOU EDIT DIFFERENT SCENES FROM DIFFERENT TAKES SO THAT MY SOLO APPEARS PERFECT?
A. No. It is far more preferable to film a single, uninterrupted take of your solo containing a few minor errors, than to submit a patchwork edit that gives the impression to future teachers/employers that you are unable to complete a solo.
Q. I THOUGHT THAT MORE FOOTAGE WAS FILMED AT MY DANCE AUDITION DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL SHOOT? CAN I HAVE ALL THE FOOTAGE PLEASE?
A. No. My experience as an ex-dancer and my responsibility as a recognised Dance & Theatre Videographer is to only provide you with the best footage of each exercise, variation, solo etc from your Dance Audition DVD / Online Video / Showreel Shoot.
Q. WILL YOU HELP ME EDIT MY DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL?
A. As an ex-dancer and a recognised Dance & Theatre Videographer, I will use my knowledge and experience to select and edit only the best footage from your Audition DVD / Online Video / Showreel Shoot.
Q. HOW MANY DVDS ARE INCLUDED IN MY DANCE AUDITION CV DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL SHOOT?
A. You will receive three DVDs with your shoot.
Q. CAN I HAVE THREE DIFFERENT EDITS ON EACH OF MY THREE DVDS?
A. If you require alternative edits on your three DVDs it may carry a surcharge of £25 per edit. This is to cover the time it takes to re-edit, process, upload and burn DVDs / Online Videos / Showreels. So for three different DVDs the surcharge would be £50 (initial edit included in your Shoot plus two re-edits at £25 each)
Q. HOW DO I GET MY DVDS?
A. I will post your Audition DVDS by Royal Mail 1st Class to a UK address of your choice. For postal prices outside of the UK please contact me.
Q. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY DVDS?
A. That will depend on my current workloads, but I try to post DVDs ASAP and in the order that I was contacted by the client. I aim to get DVDs edited and posted back to clients within 7 days of the Audition DVD / Online Video / Showreel Shoot.
Q. IF I WANT MORE DVDS, HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
A. Any extra DVDs required can be bought for £10.00 each.
Q. HOW DO I VIEW MY ONLINE VIDEO?
A. I will email you a web address link (URL) that you can view your online video at. You can email this web address link (URL) to any schools and companies that request an online video.
Q. WILL MY ONLINE VIDEO BE ON YOUTUBE?
A. No. I will only upload your Online Video to my website and not to any social media sites or Youtube etc.
Q. WHO WILL BE ABLE TO SEE MY ONLINE VIDEO?
A. Only those that know the web address link (URL) will be able to view your Online Video.
Q. HOW LONG WILL MY ONLINE VIDEO BE ONLINE?
A. Online Videos will be available to view online for approximately 1 year. Most schools and companies require 'current' videos so I don't recommend using any videos older than 3 to 6 months.
Q. WHO ELSE WILL KNOW THAT I HAVE HAD AN AUDITION CV DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL SHOOT WITH YOU?
A. I consider all Photoshoots & Commissions as private and confidential contracts between the client and myself, and will therefore not disclose the identity or details of my clients to anyone else. All enquiries dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Q. I REQUIRE BOTH DANCE AUDITION PHOTOS AND A DANCE AUDITION DVD / ONLINE VIDEO / SHOWREEL. CAN YOU DO BOTH IN ONE SHOOT?
A. Yes. It is possible to shoot both stills and video in the same photoshoot but it will obviously take longer and require some planning. Please contact me with your requirements and we can discuss further.
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PLEASE NOTE: ALL ENQUIRIES DEALT WITH IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.