Hello everyone, I wanted to put out this quick blog post to assist anyone who is working on their audition video. I've received countless inquiries about this, so I hope this brief post will provide some clarity.
Audition videos are important for us when reviewing applications. We typically receive around 2,000 applications per audition, which means our team sifts through a multitude of video applications in search of potential talents.
To create an impactful audition video, we suggest you spend time considering how to best showcase your skills. Here are a few pointers:
Ensure both video and audio quality are clear and good. If possible, we recommend basic editing to cut out long silent parts.
Highlight your skills. If you're a skilled video editor, demonstrate that. If you're an artist, showcase your art. If you're a fantastic singer, include a clip of you singing. You don't HAVE to feature every possible skill, but don't miss out on highlighting the ones you excel at.
At idol, we prioritize entertainment when evaluating auditions, because we are, after all, an entertainment company. Usually, the auditions that impress us most are those that make us laugh or keep us entertained.
Display your strengths concerning the content you want to produce. If you love to do creative handcam streams, reflect that in your audition video with clips or a small segment. If you're a competitive gamer, show us some of your skills.. and so on.
Remember, it's essential to demonstrate your confidence as a streamer. We're looking for talents who can engage an audience for long streaming sessions, so it's important that we sense your comfort in speaking to an audience during your audition.
Don't overthink it. Put out a video that accurately represents you and quickly explains why people enjoy watching your streams. Usually, that's enough for us.
Avoid including elements like lore videos or things that might be irrelevant to the evaluation of your skills as a streamer. Streaming lore videos isn't something you'll be doing often.
Don't put too much effort into the audition video. Given the high volume of auditions, there's a chance that the video won't be watched fully. Put your best foot forward at the beginning and make it just good enough for us to review and understand who you are. Try to keep videos under 5-6 minutes, as our team may not watch the whole thing.
Remember, the audition video is your chance to show us who you are and what you're capable of. Make it count!