Videotaping Standards & Guidelines

 

  • Monologues must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or iSelfTape and submitted by 11: 59:59 AM, November 12, 2017.​​

    • If you are NOT having your monologue Produced:

      • We recommend that the recording of your monologue replicate a standard audition room with a plain background and pale-colored walls. There shouldn't be any distracting patterns, clocks, posters, or other items hung on the wall behind you. The room should be quiet and have reasonable acoustics. Good/clear audio is key. Try to avoid echoes.

      • Lighting: as long as we can see you clearly and your face is not covered in shadow your video will be accepted.

      • If using a smartphone is your only option, please use it in landscape mode on a solid, non-moving surface, or have a friend hold it while you perform.

      • Monologues must be between 60 and 90 seconds in length. Any longer or shorter and you will be disqualified.

      • From Picture Up to Picture Down your Video's total running time must be between 60 and 90 seconds. Any run time longer or shorter will be disqualified.

 

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  • But this year you may choose submit fully produced monologues. (If you are shooting on anything other than your cell phone or tablet we recommend you use Youtube or Vimeo instead of iSelf Tape for submitting your monologue.)

    • If you are Producing your monologue

      • You are permitted to use any production company, reel service or filmmaker you choose. But click HERE if you are local and would like to take advantage of the special rates offered by 1Minutes official Partners: Ben Hess Productions and Class A1 productions. 

      • WIth fully produced pieces you are welcome to include special effects, creative editing, a score, and even other characters who speak as long as your monologue comprises 80% of the dialogue and screen time. Remember you are being judged as an actor not a film maker.

      • Monologues must be between 60 and 90 seconds in length. Any longer or shorter and you will be disqualified.

      • From Picture Up to Picture Down your Video's total running time must be between 60 and 90 seconds. Any run time longer or shorter will be disqualified