A Virtual Holiday Concert! From our home to yours

  1. Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Auditoriums
  2. A Virtual Holiday Concert! From our home to yours

Video Guidelines

  • Video in a quiet setting with a medium shot and plain backdrop. Please make sure you have adequate lighting to see your face. 
  •  Using a microphone or video camera if available will make for a more professional quality video.
  •  Do not record in front of a window.
  • Make sure the background is school appropriate.
  •  Video should be labeled using instructions below for submission
  • Dress to Impress!

How to record your video:

  • Please use your phone, Computer, or a video camera to make your video. Please avoid holding your recording device. Use of a stand or tripod is preferred! 
  • Video must be minimum of 720p resolution
  • Hit record: countdown from 10 in your head and then start your performance.
  • Speak/Sing clearly and while looking directly into the camera.
  • After the performance, hold your position with a smile for 5 secs before stopping recording. 

IMPORTANT!!! Have your phone recording horizontally (long ways)
and make sure you frame your video as in the image below.

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Instructions for Audition Video Upload and Creating a Link

 

Please name your video: student name_Name of act_School

Example: MattWeber_holidaymusic_centralnorthernwestern

  • To create a link for your video, you can use YouTube, Google, or Dropbox.
  • You can find directions for each of these below.
  • Once you have your link, paste it into the submission form on our website Click Here, audition submissions are due by Wednesday December 2nd at 10pm

If using YouTube:

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Select “Create a video and more” in the upper right corner, then click “Upload video.”  (If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create one when you select “Upload video.” Follow the prompts to do so, then proceed to the next steps below
  3. Click “select file” and locate the file you’d like to upload OR drag the file into the popup window.
  4. Follow the prompts. Go to the Privacy section of the page and mark your video as “UNLISTED” NOT Private.
  5. Copy the link created.
  6. Paste your link into the submission form on our website Click Here, which will be available until December 2nd

If using Google:

  1. Open Google Drive and ensure you’re logged into your Google account. (You must use a personal gmail account NOT a school account. We won’t have permission to access items in a school google drive).
  2. Click the “+New” button in the upper left corner and select “File Upload.”
  3. After it has uploaded, locate your file in your Drive and right click on it.
  4. You will need to change your sharing settings to “anyone with the link can view.” See Directions Below.
    • Step 1: Click “Get sharable link.”
    • Step 2: Select “Sharing settings,” then click on the dropdown list that appears next to “Copy link.”
    • Step 3: If “anyone with the link can view” does not appear in the initial option list, select “more.”
    • Step 4: Select “anyone with the link” and click “save.”
    • Step 5: Click “copy link.

5.         Paste your link into the submission form on our website Click Here, which will be available until December 2nd

If using Dropbox:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click “Files” in the column on the left side of the page.
  3. On the right side of the page, select “Upload files.”
  4. Once your file has been uploaded, find it in your file list and hover over the file you’d like to share.
  5. Click “Share.”
  6. If a link hasn’t been created, click “Create a link” toward the bottom of the prompt window.
  7. The link will be automatically copied to your clipboard.
  8. Paste your link into the submission form on our website Click Here, which will be available until December 2nd

 Performance Details

  • Acts can be solo or ensemble from the same family to maintain social distancing. 
  • Music selection should be vocal or instrumental holiday music.
  • All participants will be required to provide their own backing tracks.
  • All participants will need to supply a parental permission to submit an audition video.
  • All performances must be school appropriate and follow the student code of conduct.

Concert will be broadcast during the week of December 14th.

Funds raised from this concert will support the performing arts department and auditoriums.

Questions- Please contact Matt Weber – matthewweber@wlcsd.org or 248-521-4198

For submission details visit www.wlcsauditoriums.com