Artist Video Guidelines

General recommendations


There is no limit to the video size that you can upload to your profile though internet connectivity may prevent you from uploading a large file.


You can add video URL or upload an actual video file from your device:


Insert the weblink of the video:

This allows you to add a URL when the video is publicly available. The original video hosting service (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo etc.) settings should allow video embedding and viewing on other websites. Ensure that your video URL is not from a private dropbox file or one that requires a login.


Upload: 

Most video formats are accepted (if it's not accepted you won't be able to select it from your device). There is no limit to the file size you can upload, but the bigger the file the longer it will take to upload. 

When you upload a file from a device, we recommend uploading a preview image (i.e video thumbnail, which will be visible when video is not played). 

Ensure you have permission from video creators to share the video on other websites, including Operabase. To credit video creators use the video description field.


Livestream & Full performance videos


Livestream & Full performance videos are displayed on the home and video tabs on your profile.

Videos in this section cannot be edited / deleted as they are attached to a production in which you participated and are automatically linked to your profile via the company page. Artists with a subscription can show / hide videos in this section.

If a livestream / full performance video has been inaccurately linked to your profile, please email contact@operabase.com or suggest changes by editing the specific production in your schedule


To add videos to this section, you will need to:

  1. Log in to your Operabase account and go to your profile page
  2. Click Edit and select the Schedule tab
  3. Find the production that will be live streamed or was used to record VOD
  4. Add your live stream, full performance or VOD video link directly to the production on your schedule 




Intro showreel

Intro showreels are fairly audience-oriented as this is the first thing they'll see when they visit your profile. They are part of the media widget alongside your profile photo. We recommend adding a highlight of a live performance or an engaging video that you'd like to showcase to the global audience of 2 million using Operabase.

Please note that to add an intro showreel, you will need to subscribe to Operabase.

Under the Intro showreel section, you can:

  • Add videos via URL or file upload
  • Show / Hide videos
  • Delete videos
  • Edit videos

To add videos to this section, you will need to:

  1. Log in to your Operabase account and go to your profile page
  2. Click Edit and select the Videos tab
  3. Add your video link to the Intro showreel section and include the details. You have the option to select in which other section you’d want the video displayed.

Please note that you will need to have an active subscription in order to edit videos.




Audition showreel

The audition showreel is visible for users with access to the Operabase Casting Tool. This is where you can demonstrate your range of performances and career goals by adding videos that showcase your abilities. Our Casting Tool has 10,000 searches per month as casting professionals from around the world look for artists for their current and future productions.

Please note that to add an audition showreel, you will need to subscribe to Operabase.

Under the Audition showreel section, you can:

  • Add videos via URL or file upload
  • Show / Hide videos
  • Delete videos
  • Edit videos

To add videos to this section, you will need to:

  1. Log in to Operabase and go to your profile 
  2. Click Edit and select the Videos tab
  3. Add your video link to the Audition showreel section and include the details. You have the option to select in which other section you’d want the video displayed.

Please note that you will need to have an active subscription in order to edit videos.


Video clips & general profile videos

The videos you add here will be visible on the home and video tab on your profile. They can be viewed by our global audience of 2 million people around the world.

Under the Video clips & general profile videos section, you can:

  • Add videos via URL or file upload
  • Show / Hide videos
  • Delete videos
  • Edit videos
  • Reorder videos - use the drag and drop feature to move videos around and arrange them in the preferred order 
  • Link video to existing production

Please note, as long as you have trial or active monthly/annual subscription, your profile videos will be visible on your profile page in the videos tab.


Production videos

Videos in this section cannot be edited / deleted as they are attached to a production in which you participated and are automatically linked to your profile via the producing arts organisation page during the season collection process. Artists with a subscription can show / hide videos in this section.

To add/remove videos to this section, you will need to:

  1. Log in to Operabase and go to your profile 
  2. Click Edit and select the Schedule tab
  3. Add your video link directly to the production on your schedule
  4. Submit change request 

 

Please note that promotional videos chosen by a company may not feature you, therefore we recommend using the show/hide toggle to hide videos that you don't want to highlight. You can upload your preferred video and link it to the production and it will be featured in the production videos section.