Video Requirement

  • Although video recordings should be of good quality, we do not require that performances be professionally recorded. Recording with a smartphone would be an acceptable recording method.
  • Video recordings may be posted online through any platform of the Contestant’s choice (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.). Please make sure the link is working and sharing settings allow anyone with the link to access the file. If Contestants have privacy concerns, most platforms have the option to post privately.
  • Performance must be recorded with one fixed camera angle, focused on the performer(s). Please make sure Contestants’ hands and faces are visible. Please see the example images of recommended camera angles for string and piano.
  • Keep in mind that presentation is one of the competition’s adjudication criteria. Students should dress as they would for a live, in-person evaluation.
  • Video recordings should be of recent performances made after June 1, 2020. Please see the “Additional Information” section for recording date instructions and example.
  • For Contestants performing on stringed instruments, piano accompaniment is not required. Judges will be evaluating solo performances and scores will be based on the Contestants’ performance only.
  • Please restrict video lengths to the following times *Judges will not consider material past these recording times:
    (Note: The time limit is different from the registration page stated. This time limits is specifically for satori summer music festival 2020)
    • Qualified (including Qualified, Entry Qualified, and Junior Qualified): Maximum of 5 minutes
    • Open: Maximum of 7 minutes
    • Prodigy: Maximum of 10 minutes

 

Additional Information

1. Performance Video taken example.

Please go to https://www.youtube.com/embed/jhR6X-755h8 for the example.

The submission period for the 2020 Satori Strings Contest will begin soon. Here is a tutorial on how performances for the 2020 Satori Strings Contest should be recorded and submitted.

  • Step 1: Print out the recording cover page located on the Satori Strings Contest Fee and Form
  • Step 2: Fill in the fields on the recording cover page legibly by hand in a dark color that is visible on camera
  • Step 3: Briefly hold up your completed recording cover page before beginning your performance
  • Step 4: After you complete your performance, upload your recording to the platform of your choice. YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook are all acceptable. 
  • Step 5: Submit a link to your recording on the online registration form. Please make sure the sharing settings on your recordings allow anyone with the link to view your recording.

Congratulations! You have successfully submitted your performance for consideration in the 2020 Satori Strings Contest. We hope this tutorial was helpful. If you are experiencing any technical issues in this process, please do not hesitate to contact us at satoristrings@live.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

2. Recording Cover Page

Recording Cover Page is needed for verifying  performance date. Please download from here. 

3. Example of video

Strings

Example 1: https://www.youtube.com/embed/jhR6X-755h8

Example 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImJQuGC9ea0&feature=youtu.be

Camera Angle:

Piano

Example 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MitlpNJP1D8

Example 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGRvxsDmhXA&feature=youtu.be

Camera Angle: