Download Gear Test Fitness Guidelines here:

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So, you want to shoot video for Demand Media Studios. We just need to see a simple test video before accepting your application. Let’s call it a gear test, because we’ll be reviewing your test video for camera quality, lighting, audio and framing.

Simply grab anyone around your house: a buddy, your roommate, your neighbor, whoever.

Use a Lav or boom mic; DO NOT use your in-camera mic. Pay attention to both the background and subject lighting, and avoid audio interferences.

Throw it up on YouTube or Vimeo, put the link in your application and submit it. We’ll be in touch!


Camera Gear -
Devices capable of 1080p recording at 24fps, with AT LEAST a 10MP CMOS image sensor.

Examples by brand (list is an example list only, built in 08/2013)-
BlackMagicDesign - Any
Canon - All C-series, D-series, and T-series cameras
Nikon - D800 or better
Panasonic - AF100, GH2, GH3, or better
RED - Any
Sony - NEX5n, FS700, F5, or better

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