Video Cinema Arts

Video Cinema Arts Audition Requirements for 2021-2022 Admissions

All applicants must thoroughly read and follow the 4 step application/audition process on the Admissions homepage.

DIRECTORS
Amy McGrath, David Higgins and Tory Maurer

VIDEO CINEMA ARTS WEBSITE
Click Here

ONLINE APPLICATION
November 2, 2020 – January 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

PREAUDITION MEETING – virtual for 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
6:00 pm
link for preaudition meeting
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 478-352-1609 and enter this PIN: 636 718 374#
To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/xtk-wouu-qok?hs=5

PREVIEW DATES
Because of Covid19, DSA will not have any in-person tours or Preview Mornings for the 20/21 school year.  A full Preview Morning video can be found here.

AUDITION DATES
PART 1
January 21, 2021

4 pm
Written Exercise in Large Group
https://meet.google.com/bbs-weoe-wnc
To call in dial 1-631-765-7071
PIN # 959 370 948#

PART 2
One-on-One Interview dates (You will be assigned one date)
January 26, January 27, January 28, February 2, February 3, February 4

ACCOMMODATIONS
If your student needs accommodations for the audition, as written in a 504 or IEP, please provide a copy of the 504 or IEP to Assistant Principal aspen_burkett@dpsk12.org ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
VCA applicants can start now on the VIDEO/STORY PROJECT. We will watch the applicant’s video during the audition.

If you would like to see sample audition videos made by two students who were accepted into DSA check out:

Middle School: https://youtu.be/DiXYrpoL3P8
High School: https://youtu.be/sBwNFykqRBE

Applicants will create a two-minute or under story project, which can be documentary or fiction form. The project can be live action video, animation, stop motion or a visual slideshow presentation. It must tell some kind of a story. Our preference is to view your project on Youtube or Vimeo. Your student should avoid using copyrighted music as their video may be blocked by Youtube or Vimeo. You can find royalty free music that can be used in videos at www.zapsplat.com or www.bensound.com or https://incompetech.com/.

  1. If you do not have access to video equipment, you may prepare a PowerPoint/Google Slide presentation. Your image/photo presentation must tell some kind of story (including a text component), as well as show evidence of your composition skills.
  2. It is the expectation of the DSA Video Cinema Arts department that all video/photo projects presented for auditions represent primarily the work of the applicant. We are interested in seeing the writing, shooting, and editing capabilities of each applicant.
  3. As a companion to the video or photo piece, all applicants must write a “treatment”- a written explanation of the story of their story project. Additionally, applicants may want to create storyboards, shot lists, or any other planning documents. The treatment and any other planning documents will be presented at the audition.

SUBMIT VIDEO/STORY PROJECT and PLANNING DOCUMENTS USING THIS FORM:
https://forms.gle/4HYk5DA3bVp8kHcN6

Letter of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation is required for each applicant. Please send link below to the person writing the letter for submission:

https://forms.gle/AMcHKsdLXNBc14pr6

VIRTUAL WRITTEN EXERCISE REQUIREMENT (THURSDAY 1/21/2021 AT 4PM)
Applicants will be asked to develop a story idea for a film based on a visual prompt. Students will also watch a brief film clip and answer some questions about what they saw. The writing component will take between 30-45 minutes. Applicants will join the below Google Meet and will be provided further instructions by teacher.

https://meet.google.com/bbs-weoe-wnc
To call in dial 1-631-765-7071
PIN # 959 370 948#