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Uploading media clips
Why do I need video and audio clips on my CV?
Casting professionals can access members' media clips at the click of a button, when looking at their web CVs. They can also refine their casting searches to include only those performers who have uploaded video or audio material. So if you don't have media on your CV, you may be missing out on lucrative work.
What sort of clip(s) should I use?
Your media can be one continuous showreel or split into several clips: a great way for you to showcase a variety of different work. For information on file types and size limits, see our frequently asked questions. Spotlight offers a professional showreel editing service - more information is available here. If you need to record a voice-clip from scratch, you should book a session with a recording studio. Lots of voice-clip companies are listed in Contacts, or you can click here to see a list of studios which offer preferential rates to Spotlight performers.
How do I add media to my Spotlight CV?
Spotlight members can upload video and audio clips to their Spotlight CV for no additional charge, using their media library. Just log in and select 'Video' or 'Audio', below the heading 'Manage media', in the left-hand navigation.
Can Spotlight upload my video or audio clips?
The self-upload Spotlight media library is the quickest and easiest way to add media to your CV - see above. However, you can send your media to Spotlight for upload to your CV. We charge for this service, and you will need to print and complete a media upload form.
You can send us your media in one of the following ways:
Send a DVD of your showreel, and the completed media upload form to:
7 Leicester Place
Alternatively you can email a digital version of your showreel and a scan of your media upload form to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to use a third-party file transfer site to send the showreel, we recommendwww.wetransfer.com and www.yousendit.com.
For a list of accepted video formats and technical specifications for your media files, see our recommended encoding settings.
We cannot accept links to videos hosted on YouTube or any other sites containing embedded video.
It is your responsibility to obtain copyright clearance for all material supplied or uploaded to Spotlight. Click here for full information.