RECORDING YOUR VIDEOS
When recording your video make sure you have a nice backdrop or in a good public location as viewers don’t just look at the Artist who’s performing but also look at the scenery around them which can help catch the public eye.
Make sure the device you’re using is stable if you are by yourself, so investing in Tripods are very handy indeed or make sure someone can hold your device so you don’t have to worry about where to locate it. Having good lighting is a good tip also if you’re not familiar with editing on a computer but try to be as natural as possible.
Try to be in a good distance away from the camera, not to far away or not to close up. This helps with video sound recording quality.
SELECTING MUSIC FOR YOUR ACT
Only you know the type of music which is best to perform with, once you know what type of performer you want to be then choosing music will become easier along the way. Having original music is great which makes you more unique than others but using commercial music that fits your style or act is also just as good. There’s so much music to choose from which can make hard decisions especially when it comes to auditions.
PREPARING FOR A LIVE / ONLINE PERFORMANCE
Never leave it to the last minute to prepare for a performance wether it’s online or live. “Fail to prepare then prepare to fail” so to avoid this think in advance and don’t be afraid to ask anyone for help. Get in touch with the producers/organisers for advice on what you need for that show.
Write it down, type it in your phone and add to the list when and need be. Rehearse as much as possible and have a pre show with friends and family before the actual live or online show begins.
SELECTING A NAME FOR YOUR ACT
Sometimes people use their own name for their stage name, this is the most simple and common way to choose if your name is distinctive enough to use publicly. This only works best for solo Acts and not groups.
Choosing a group name is much harder and might take some time to discover as everyone in the group will want input. Try to think of things that best describes you/your act and eventually you will have created your Act name.
Try to avoid picking the same name as others as you want to be different and unique.
Try to keep your eyes open
Perform as if you are on stage
Have good Lighting
Make sure the camera frames you good.
Dress to impress
Practise a lot before filming
Use a good video camera that records a quality recording.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CRAFT
We would say practice as much as possible, attend local events and participate in lots of shows. Build a bond with other group members which will make performing together more enjoyable.
CHOOSING A FASHION STYLE THAT SUITS YOU
When you have performed a number of times either as a soloist, duo or group then you will start to pick up on the style of fashion which suits you best.
WHERE TO GET INSPIRATION FROM
Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone, if you have a role model then that’s a good start. Being inspired is one of the most natural elements in starting a career in the entertainment industry as you want the motivation to continue all the time.
Having a fan base, a favourite famous Act / Artist are common inspirations, but sometimes it’s the most personal factors in life that inspires you the most to future success and fame.
ENTERING T.V SHOWS
T.V shows can work 2 ways. It can make you famous over night or make you look like something you are really not. It just depends on the type of show you are entering. Some shows are not based on talent itself but only for entertainment purposes to make good television. So the choice is definitely up to you. We can honestly say it will be an experience you will never forget.
This is a key factor that you will need to learn and do almost everyday or as often as possible. There’s many ways to promote yourself on social media and in person.
Some tools you will need to know is how to edit and design as these elements is what you use to create content about yourself in videos and photos.
By promoting yourself you are actually selling yourself to the public and you want them to invest in you as an Act / Artist, there’s many ways to promote yourself such as :
-Social media networks
Sometimes it costs to have a good promoting platform but it’s definitely needed for exposure.