Below are some helpful tips for reviewing before submitting your photo and video:
- Video Gig must be originally uploaded; please no social media and any other links such as Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc.
- A four (4) minute video is the maximum time allowed, including your introduction, which we encourage you to do.
- Choose a specific theme and idea (e.g., dance, music, an act performance, etc.).
- Do not forget to check your video audio to make sure we can hear you.
- Make sure your performance area is always well-lit to ensure the highest quality video.
- Make sure we can hear you, and it is the right music; if you are using a backing track, remember it is your voice we want to hear. You must be sure others understand you to follow along.
- Do not submit highly processed vocals, edited or reel video.
- Do not use Karaoke apps (e.g.,Star Maker, Smule, Vocal Ease, etc.).
- Do make sure you are fun, energetic, inspiring, and entertaining.
*Failure to comply with the following criteria below your application will be denied.
The acceptable sizes of the video are below:
|Video Size||Dimensions||Video Length||File Size Limit|
|720p||1280 x 720||4 minutes or less||500 MB|
|1080p||1920 X 1080||4 minutes or less||500 MB|
The acceptable profile of the photo headshot is below:
|Photo Size||Position||Size Limit||Format||Type|
|8 x 10||Portrait/Vertical||5MB||JPEG||Serious Theatrical shot or
Smiling Commercial Shot
Theatrical shot (more serious look)
Smiling Commercial Shot (showing teeth)
BWT encourages you to submit your video from your location and earn income for your performance on the global stage. We will receive digital videos each week to showcase the best video gigs to receive contributions and prizes. The audience tuning in will be asked to contribute to the performance of their choice or the general busker’s program so that more buskers can earn income.
I wanted to share with you a global-local playbook that I've found helpful when it comes to performing on a global stage while still staying true to your local roots. It's all about finding the balance between showcasing your unique culture and connecting with a wider audience.
First and foremost, it's important to know your audience and what they might expect or appreciate from your performance. But at the same time, don't be afraid to incorporate elements of your local culture and traditions. This can be a great way to stand out and make a memorable impression.
Another key aspect is to be authentic and genuine in your performance. But it's equally important to practice and rehearse your performance to ensure that it meets the expectations of the global audience. Don't try to be something you're not or put on a persona that isn't true to who you are. People can sense when someone is being fake, and it can detract from the overall experience.
Lastly. have fun and enjoy the moment! Performing on a global stage can be nerve-wracking, Embrace the opportunity and let your passion for your craft shine through.
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