Created with sponsorship from the Conservatory Dean’s Office, BRINK supports and helps to promote innovative and collaborative student work emerging at the intersection of performing arts and visual media.
To apply, please complete the application below, obtain required signatures, scan, and send the scanned application together with the video file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No YouTube links, only the original video files are accepted. Preferred formats include .MP4 and .mov.
Inclusion in BRINK is competitive, and clips are chosen by the BRINK Curatorial Team according to the following criteria:
- Level of creative energy
- Level of technique of featured performers. The performance can be somber, quirky, radically off-beat, or absolutely minimal. But whoever is performing has to be performing well!
- Appropriate visual/audio quality. The production values – style and look – has to be appropriate and contribute to the artistic integrity and power of the clip.
- Works submitted to BRINK must not include any previously copyrighted material, whether recording, choreography, text, etc, without specific written permission for use. That means, for example, don’t use someone else’s recorded music in the background if you don’t have specific written permission. Materials in the public domain and copyright-free materials such as those found on CreativeCommons.org can be used. Answers to most basic questions related to copyright can be found in the primers provided by YouTube, especially as found here and here. For an overview of copyright regulations in the USA, please see the U.S. government’s primer document.
- Absence of offensive material and alignment with Conservatory community standards. Clips featuring offensive material certainly have their place; BRINK isn’t one of those places. Think PG-13 max.
- Clip is made by and prominently features Shenandoah Conservatory students. Non-Conservatory students can be involved, but the clip should be primarily made by and be about Conservatory students.
- Submission is accompanied by a completed and signed BRINK Application Form.
- Brevity. Clips are expected to be short. That said, the most critical quality is engaging content: certain 5-minute videos may be able to hold the viewer’s attention as well as a gripping 30-second clip. The following general advice remains: if it can be shorter, make it shorter.
2016 BRINK Prizes
To further support innovative student work at the intersection of performance and media, the Conservatory Dean’s Office will award three prizes in December 2016 for the top three BRINK YouTube videos submitted in the fall semester prior to November 15.
The three prizes of $300 each will be awarded to the project leader for each video selected from the following categories:
- Most popular BRINK video
- Measured by number of views recorded at 9 a.m., December 1, 2016
- Most original BRINK video of the semester
- Voted by the BRINK Student Curatorial Team
- Best artistic performance of the semester in a BRINK video
- Voted by Division Chairs