Screen Test Live - Tips

A list of useful links and tips for actors participating in our virtual Screen Test Live! agent showcase.



RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTIONS: consider using a physical cable instead of wifi

  1. Amazon Basics RJ45 Cat-6 Ethernet Patch Internet Cable - 10 Feet (3 Meters) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N2VIALK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_KSF.Fb56T6A25?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

  2. MACBOOKS (and other new laptops) do not have a port for the above cable. you will also need: Ethernet Adapter(UE300C), RJ45 to USB C Type-C Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter, Compatible with MacBook Pro 2017-2020, MacBook Air, Surface, Dell XPS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HQBC678/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_dlT2_OfG.FbM7837BG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1



LIGHTING + PHONE STANDS

  1. 12'' Ring Light with Tripod Stand, Phone & iPad Holder for Selfie Live Streaming, Remote Shutter Compatible with iPad/iPhone/Android https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LVTJG3L/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_F4F.FbYMFBCX5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

  2. GOOD FOR USING WITH LAPTOP/COMPUTER CAMERA: Umbrella Lighting Kit, Professional Lighting for Studio Photography, Portrait Lighting https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TSCARK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_L7F.FbTVP6Z1J

  3. FOR MAKING YOUR PHONE AT EYE LEVEL: Cell Phone Tripod Stand, 62" with Bluetooth Remote, Universal Tripod Head Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086Y8TL6M/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_dlT2_g-F.FbMHY0C9Z



WEBCAMS: many laptops and computers do not come with high definition cameras built-in. For excellent video quality, consider using an external camera

  1. 1080P Webcam with Microphone, Wansview USB 2.0 Desktop Laptop Computer Web Camera with Auto Light Correction https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088D3VXC6/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_iPG.Fb0Q87YRF

  2. MACBOOKS will need a USB adapter: USB C to USB Adapter for MacBook Pro 2019,MacBook Air 2020,iPad Pro 2020 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083DRSWKR/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_dlT2_MhG.Fb3HVVV4Y



MICROPHONE: consider using an external mic if your device has poor microphone sound quality or if you will be singing

  1. USB Computer Microphone with Mute Button https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D561S67/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_DbG.FbCVKTXHT

  2. USB Microphone, TONOR Condenser Computer PC Mic with Tripod Stand, Pop Filter, Shock Mount Compatible with Laptop Desktop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CVP2HXP/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_bdG.FbN8SFSBN

  3. MACBOOKS will need a USB adapter: USB C to USB Adapter for MacBook Pro 2019,MacBook Air 2020,iPad Pro 2020 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083DRSWKR/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_dlT2_MhG.Fb3HVVV4Y



BACKGROUND

  1. GOOD FOR HANGING ANY CURTAIN OR FABRIC: Backdrop Stand {ONLY} with 5 pcs Ring Clip Holder for Photography https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YHVZVR/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_TJG.FbHP27FMH



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None of these products are mandatory for those participating.

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