Not all talented people are equally comfortable in front of the computer as they might be in front of the camera! If you find yourself getting tense with these digital discussions, take a moment to center yourself and know that you can learn just about anything in life. After all, you may have the opportunity to play a character who has to dive into a new and foreign venture (like learning how to utilize video on your computer) one day . . . and you can use the frustrations, triumphs, and research from having done so!
The next few blogs will be focused on various aspects of video that will be advantageous to the talent. Video capture, editing, and converting will vary by computer system and user, but note that BOTH MODELS AND ACTORS have need for video submissions, and having the skills to get yourself on camera and in someone’s line of sight can only get you closer to the opportunities you are chasing!
SECRET TIP: Did you know that talent with video submissions are frequently pushed to the front of the pile when casting directors are setting up auditions? Assistants help sort submissions to facilitate a quick and fluid casting process for the CD and are instructed to only pass on the impressive talent packages.
There are multiple video hosting sites, so we will focus on the ones currently used within the industry. All of these sites are FREE to use presently. Each site will have it’s own specifications for uploading videos. Usually formats are similar between the various sites, but size and upload speed will differ. It’s likely that you may find one site works more easily for you than another. Also, be aware that you may not have full control of things you upload to public sites – choose wisely!
So put on your big kid britches and get ready to dive into the new and exciting world of modern technologies! As you keep up with the industry, it will keep up with your presence and leave a lot of your competition in the dust!