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How To Record Your Accent


How to Record your Accent

Shoot in Landscape, not Portrait.

Shoot in Landscape, not Portrait

Setting Your Video Resolution

Before you begin to record your accent video, it pays to check that you have your camera set to the best resolution for uploading.

The process to set your video resolution differs slightly depending on what device or operating system you are using.

Here you will find a few quick videos to help.

Setting the Video Resolution on an iPad or iPhone:
Setting the Video Resolution on an Android Phone or Tablet:

Setting the Video Resolution on a Desktop Computer or Laptop:

How To Record A Great Video

Do you know how to do a self-tape video?

Watch this quick video which lays out what you need to do for a great self-tape, and the best practises for getting that video right.

I have worked with hundreds of actors teaching them how to self tape and how to do accents.

Compressing Your Video File

Now that you have recorded your video at the right resolution, you need to compress your video file so that it is easy for you to upload and for me to download.

Download this App – HANDBRAKE

Compress your file to an MP4 with a file size no bigger than 300mb.

Watch the videos for helpful tutorials on how to do this on different devices.

Compressing Video Files on your iPad or iPhone:
Compressing Video Files on an Android Phone or Tablet:
Compressing Video Files on a Desktop Computer or Laptop:
How To Record & Submit Your Accent


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Record Your Video

Download our free guide on how to record your accent video and what we’d like you to say. Record our script on video, keep it under 3 minutes.


Promote Yourself

At the end of the script you can include a short promo for yourself, your business, brand, cause, organization or even just the wonderful place where you live!


Upload Your Video

Once you have recorded your video simply upload your files and you’ll be notified when we publish your accent video.


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