Summer Solstice Virtual Parade 2020
DO YOU NEED A LITTLE EXTRA DOSE OF HAPPY?
Then join us as we bring the first Virtual Solstice Parade to you. While we can't be together on State Street, we can be together on ANY Street!!
We will be hosting a delightful, energetic, brightly costumed and magical Virtual Solstice Parade. We will be kicking off the parade at 12 noon on June 20th. Our master of ceremonies and artistic director, Riccardo Morrison, will be your host. Our artists are busy creating and we need you to get busy creating too!
COSTUMES & DANCE MOVES WANTED!
Get your costumes out, get your dance moves on, knock the dust of your ukelele, rev up those vocal cords, gather up the kids and your four legged furry friends and create some awe-inspiring moments of magic and be part of the celebration. We can't do it without you!
If watching the parade is more your style, we welcome you to be a spectator. Send us a picture of you or your family waving or saying "happy solstice" in your favorite lawn chairs.
Don't forget your pets!
Pets love a good parade too
and they are welcome to join!
We would love to see your furry friends!
Guidelines for submitting your video or pictures for the Virtual Solstice Parade
DEADLINE: June 10th
Individual photos should be submitted as a .jpg in horizontal format at least 150 dpi, no smaller than 500 kb, no bigger than 5 MB. Size should be approximately 12"w x 8".
Limited to 20 seconds per family/individual. Video can be recorded on your smart phone, tablet or camera in "landscape" or "horizontal" orientation. We can also accept Zoom recorded videos. When you record your video, please allow three seconds pre-roll at the beginning and three seconds at the end for a frozen "Pose." This means there will be only 10-14 seconds of action. You can dance and move to music to get you in the Solstice spirit and mood. However, the sound from your video will not be used in the virtual parade. We will be adding a sound track during the editing process.
Ensembles and Floats:
1 minute 30 seconds per ensemble. Video can be recorded on your smart phone, tablet or camera in "landscape" or "horizontal" orientation. We can also accept Zoom recorded videos. When you record your video, please allow three seconds pre-roll at the beginning and three seconds at the end for a frozen "Pose." This means there will be 1 minute 24 seconds for the ensemble. You can record your piece separately, or in the same household, using appropriate social distancing. Please submit the music separately as an mp3 file. If necessary we can use the mp3 file and sync it to your performance, to improve audio quality.
Most video formats are acceptable. Preferred video formats are quicktime, mov, mp4, wmv, avi; and preferred sizes are : 1920 x 1080 (HD) or 1280 x 1080 (HD) with H264 compression.
For audio, please include an mp3 music file.
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