First off, a few details.
I sent my video in 3 weeks ago and have no idea why it has not been posted. In the interim I sent a letter Express Mail and it was signed for so I know they received it. I asked if there was a reason why my video hadn’t been posted and if I needed to do it over again and resubmit it because there was something wrong with it. I enclosed phone number and email address.
I read and reread the “official rules” and I complied with every word of it.
I have heard nothing from anyone.
My first instinct was to do a fancy schmancy video like some of the other entrants did. Two or three cameras, editing, etc. I spoke to someone involved in reality TV and they told me not to do that.
Good advice or bad I was told to think of an actor reading tape I had ever seen. Plain, sitting in a chair and reading the lines with a blank wall behind them and poor lighting. The producers want to see how a person looks in front of a camera and not how they look with fancy editing.
I was also told if they want to do any editing, a raw video is easier to work with. I just wanted you all to know why my video was so bare bones and that I took this seriously. Plus, in all the official rules, nowhere did it say anything about quality of the video editing, so I took this person’s advice.
I hope you enjoy it. For most of you, the info is not new, but the attire and delivery is.