Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPscreentest

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

In the film industry, actors and actresses will often audition for roles with a screen test, a short recording where they can show off their ability to get into character. The goal this weekend is to capture creative moving portraits that convey a sense of personality. Some tips to get you started:

  • Traditional screen tests often involve a script, but in 15 seconds, less is more. Try to capture the essence of a personality, and don’t be afraid to capture unscripted moments as well.
  • Clothes and setting also help convey a sense of personality. Keep that in mind when seeking out real-life characters to capture or when creating a character of your own.
  • Don’t forget the importance of body language. Small movements and gestures can speak volumes about a personality, so keep the camera rolling and see what you pick up.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPscreentest hashtag only to videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own videos to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.


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