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Screen Test Live - Participant 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 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

  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



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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