STEP TWO: CREATE YOUR VIDEO
Auditions are anonymous; do not announce your name or your excerpts and avoid recording your voice.
*Please see the note below regarding recordings made for other summer programs.
Recordings should be unaccompanied.
The audition materials may be recorded in any order.
We will only accept one recording of your audition; you may record your video as many times as you like until you are satisfied with the final result. Always listen back to your finished recording to see whether you are capturing the best tone, dynamic flexibility, and clarity of articulation you are capable of.
The audition must be recorded as one continuous video*, do not stop the recording between pieces.
Your body and instrument must be clearly seen in the frame.
HELPFUL TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS:
- Experiment with the location of your camera, most will capture the best audio quality from 10-20 feet away.
- Using a digital video camera will produce better results than using a regular camera with a video function.
- You do not need to use your camera’s highest video setting, a lower quality setting will reduce the file size and make uploading the video easier.
- You should use the best stereo sound setting your camera has available.
*Because the VSOIW values your time, we will accept (in their entirety) audition videos of the same repertoire made for other 2016 summer festivals or institutes. Where additional VSOIW requirements are specified, these may be recorded separately and then appended into the same file. Excerpts not required for the VSOIW will be disregarded during the screening process. Videos must still contain your personal Audition Identification Number and be uploaded to YouTube as a new video for the VSOIW.