Friday, March 14, 2008

Signing Time Auditions - Do We or Don't We?

The day I've dreamed about for almost a year has arrived! Signing Time is holding auditions for children under 3 to appear in their new video. Of course, I believe they would select Kalen from the thousands of auditions they receive (smile), so the question becomes, should she audition or not?

Travel expenses are not paid, so it would cost airfare and hotel if she was invited to come. So, is it worth the cost to have a chance to meet my personal hero, Rachel Coleman? Oh, yeah, and for
Kalen to have a video with herself in it? What you would pay? Do you see any pros or cons?

If you are interested in auditioning for the next Signing Time video, here is the information. They are only looking for children 3 and under, so I assume they are producing another Baby Signing Time video. I've reviewed these products in earlier blogs.

Signing Time Auditions!


Your child could appear in Signing Time! We are looking for children ages 3 and under. Signing ability is required. Children must be available for production in Salt Lake City, Utah for a three-day period between May 12 and May 26. If your child meets these requirements, follow the instructions below to submit their audition video.

Here's How to Apply:

  1. View the 8 signs that Rachel teaches at http://www.signingtime.com/audition. Film your child signing at least 4 of the 8 signs presented. Read audition tips.
  2. Submit your video audition using one of the following methods:
    • Post a video of your child signing on Google Video or YouTube (videos can be made private to protect your little one). Then, send an email to audition@signingtime.com with:
      • A link to your video
      • A recent photo of your child
      • Your child's name, birth date, clothing size, and brief description of their sign language experience
      • Your name, phone number, city, state, and preferred email address
    Follow the link: How to upload a video to GoogleVideo
    Follow the link: How to upload a video to YouTube
    • OR Send a VHS or DVD of your child signing to:
      Signing Time Audition
      623 E Fort Union Blvd. Suite 201
      Midvale, UT 84047

      Include a letter with the following:
      • Your child's name, birth date, clothing size, and a brief description of their sign language experience
      • A recent photo of your child
      • Your name, phone number, city, state, and preferred email address
    (Videos will be viewed by personnel of Two Little Hands Productions only. They will not be released to any third party. Videos/DVDs will not be returned).
  3. Videos must be received no later than March 25th, 2008 to be considered.
  4. If your child is selected you will be contacted by a production assistant with detailed information on or before April 15th, 2008.
  5. Most audition correspondence will be via email. Add audition@signingtime.com to your safe list to avoid it being marked as junk mail.
Audition Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

*IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT MEET THIS CRITERIA, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN AUDITION AT THIS TIME.

*ALL TRAVEL AND LODGING EXPENSES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN.

*DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING AUDITIONS TO audition@signingtime.com. DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO AUDITION NOTICES, NO CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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