Get an HD camera and someone who can record and can also tell if the lighting is good. Be sure to pay attention to the background.
Make sure that same person, or someone else nearby, has a way to collect quality audio (in other words, a good microphone!).
Sing your version of the Renys jingle!
“Renys, (pause) A Maine Adventure!”
Record a bunch of takes until you’re happy with how everything looks and sounds. Be sure the singing part is under 5 seconds (preferably under 4 seconds). Even if they’re a little long – as long as the music part is under 4 or 5 seconds – we’ll take care of the editing. Continue looking at the camera when you’re done – don’t let the singer(s) sing and look away. Keep them looking at camera lens (the folks at home) for a couple seconds AFTER performing. This gives our editor time to work with and also gives the audience a second or two to soak in your beautiful sound.
Please do not edit or add graphics.
Upload & Send
Post your video to a (free) Vimeo account and send the link to email@example.com. Upload a couple versions of your unedited, raw videos to Vimeo. Again, even if they’re a little long – as long as the music part is under 4 or 5 seconds – we’ll take care of the editing.
Tell us a little bit about your group or artist or instrument(s) and let us know how you’d like to be identified on the screen (first names only). We’ll add the name(s) or group.
Please be sure to sign the downloadable TALENT RELEASE(S). Minors must also include a parent or guardian signature.
Refined musical talent is good… but not as important as enthusiasm. Keep it real. Get creative. We like creative. Have fun!
The better it looks and sounds and the more creative, the more airplay is likely.
If you have a particularly good idea or unusual, we may come to you! Send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.