How to Video Record yourself for Virtual Choirs

Performer Instructions

How to Video Record yourself for Virtual Choirs

Performer Instructions

STEP 1 – WHAT YOU WILL NEED

YOU WILL NEED 2 DEVICES – ONE FOR LISTENING TO THE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK,

AND ONE FOR VIDEO RECORDING YOUR VOCAL PERFORMANCE.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED A PAIR OF EARBUDS OR HEADPHONES.

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO RECORD/VIDEO YOURSELF SINGING, YOU’LL LISTEN TO THE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK WITH THESE EARBUDS, SO THAT THE ONLY SOUND RECORDED IS YOUR VOICE – AND NOT THE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK.

Use earbuds if possible, so we can see your WHOLE head! 🙂

STEP 1:

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

YOU WILL NEED 2 DEVICES – ONE FOR LISTENING TO THE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK, AND ONE FORVIDEO RECORDING YOUR VOCAL PERFORMANCE.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED A PAIR OF EARBUDS OR HEADPHONES.

WHEN YOU ARE READY TO RECORD/VIDEO YOURSELF SINGING, YOU’LL LISTEN TO THE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK WITH THESE EARBUDS, SO THAT THE ONLY SOUND RECORDED IS YOUR VOICE – AND NOT THE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACK.

Use earbuds if possible, so we can see your WHOLE head! 🙂

STEP 2 – PREPARING TO RECORD

FIND A QUIET ROOM…

REMEMBER… THE GOAL IS TO RECORD ONLY THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE  :).

NEXT, LET’S SET UP THE DEVICE YOU WILL USE TO VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF.  IF YOU ARE USING YOUR DESKTOP OR LAPTOP, OPEN THE ‘VIDEO RECORDING’ APPLICATION.  FOR EXAMPLE, ON A MAC, OPEN THE ‘QUICKTIME’ APP – AND CHOOSE “NEW MOVIE RECORDING”.

 

 

YOU WILL SEE THE VIDEO CONTROL STRIP.   WHEN YOU ARE READY TO VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF SINGING, YOU WILL PRESS THE RECORD BUTTON.  WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SINGING, YOU WILL PRESS THE SAME BUTTON TO STOP THE RECORDING.

MAKE SURE TO POSITION YOURSELF CENTERED, AND THAT YOU CAN SEE YOUR SHOULDERS AND WHOLE HEAD! 🙂

IF YOU ARE USING YOUR SMART PHONE TO VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF SINGING, PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS IN THE HORIZONTAL POSITION – NOT VERTICAL.   AS WITH ANY THE DEVICES YOU – MAKE SURE YOU ARE CENTERED, AND CAN SEE YOUR SHOULDERS AND WHOLE HEAD :).   

SETTING THE CORRECT FORMAT FOR FILMING

1. FOR AN IPHONE:

• GO INTO SETTINGS

• SELECT CAMERA

• TAP “RECORD VIDEO” AND SELECT 720p HD at 30fps

 

2. FOR AN ANDROID:

• OPEN THE CAMERA APP

• OPEN SETTINGS

• CHOOSE EITHER VIDEO SIZE or VIDEO QUALITY

• SELECT HD 1280×729 (16:9)

• CLOSE SETTINGS AND CAMERA AP

 

3. FROM QUICKTIME (OR MOVIE APP ON DESKTOP/LAPTOP)

• EXPORT YOUR MOVIE at 720p

Whether using a desktop, laptap, Tablet/Ipad or phone, make sure it is securely set on a table or surface where it won’t move.   Do not film by holding it in your hands (you or someone else).  This will ensure a steady picture. 

STEP 2:

PREPARING TO RECORD

FIND A QUIET ROOM…

REMEMBER… THE GOAL IS TO RECORD ONLY THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE  :).

NEXT, LET’S SET UP THE DEVICE YOU WILL USE TO VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF.  IF YOU ARE USING YOUR DESKTOP OR LAPTOP, OPEN THE ‘VIDEO RECORDING’ APPLICATION.  FOR EXAMPLE, ON A MAC, OPEN THE ‘QUICKTIME’ APP – AND CHOOSE “NEW MOVIE RECORDING”.

 

 

YOU WILL SEE THE VIDEO CONTROL STRIP.   WHEN YOU ARE READY TO VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF SINGING, YOU WILL PRESS THE RECORD BUTTON.  WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SINGING, YOU WILL PRESS THE SAME BUTTON TO STOP THE RECORDING.

MAKE SURE TO POSITION YOURSELF CENTERED, AND THAT YOU CAN SEE YOUR SHOULDERS AND WHOLE HEAD! 🙂

IF YOU ARE USING YOUR SMART PHONE TO VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF SINGING, PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS IN THE HORIZONTAL POSITION – NOT VERTICAL.   AS WITH ANY THE DEVICES YOU – MAKE SURE YOU ARE CENTERED, AND CAN SEE YOUR SHOULDERS AND WHOLE HEAD :).

Whether using a desktop, laptap, Tablet/Ipad or phone, make sure it is securely set on a table or surface where it won’t move.   Do not film by holding it in your hands (you or someone else).  This will ensure a steady picture. 

SETTING THE CORRECT FORMAT FOR FILMING

1. FOR AN IPHONE:

• GO INTO SETTINGS

• SELECT CAMERA

• TAP “RECORD VIDEO” AND SELECT

720p HD at 30fps

 

2. FOR AN ANDROID:

• OPEN THE CAMERA APP

• OPEN SETTINGS

• CHOOSE EITHER VIDEO SIZE or

VIDEO QUALITY

• SELECT HD 1280×729 (16:9)

• CLOSE SETTINGS AND CAMERA APP

 

3. FROM QUICKTIME (OR MOVIE APP ON DESKTOP/LAPTOP)

• EXPORT YOUR MOVIE at 720p

STEP 3 – LET’S RECORD! 

 

NOW, LET’S CUE UP THE MP3 MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACKS YOUR MUSIC DIRECTOR SENT YOU ON YOUR “LISTENING DEVICE”.  THIS IS THE SAME TRACK YOU’VE BEEN PRACTICING WITH  🙂 !!

PLUG YOUR EARBUDS INTO YOUR LISTENING DEVICE.

You may find it easier to hear yourself singing, if you keep one earbud in your ear, and one out.  It can help with staying in tune and in time.

ONE NOTE: If you choose to do this, please make sure the video recording is not picking up the sound from the uninserted earbud.  You may try covering the exposed earbud with your hand etc. 🙂

REMINDER – PLEASE VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF EACH SONG – EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT SINGING (FOR EXAMPLE – IF THE CANTOR HAS A SOLO PART – PLEASE TREAT THESE MOMENTS AS IF YOU WERE AT A LIVE PERFORMANCE, BRINGING YOUR PRESENCE AND SPIRIT, UNTIL IT IS YOUR TURN TO SING.  DO NOT START AND STOP THE VIDEO RECORDING, ONLY CAPTURING YOURSELF WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO SING :). 

OK!! READY?  IT’S TIME TO SING!  

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE NEXT FEW STEPS EXACTLY:

1. FIRST, PRESS THE RECORD BUTTON ON YOUR DESIGNATED VIDEO RECORDING DEVICE.  CONFIRM THAT THE BUTTON IS ‘RED’ AND IN RECORD MODE.  THEN WAIT 5 SECONDS.

2.  NEXT, PRESS THE ‘PLAY’ BUTTON ON YOUR ‘LISTENING DEVICE’. 

3.  SING!!!  AND REMEMBER –  YOUR SPIRIT, FACIAL EXPRESSION AND OVERALL ENERGY MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!

4. WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED SINGING, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THE ACCOMPANIMENT MUSIC ENDS, AND THEN HOLD YOUR POSITION FOR ABOUT 8 SECONDS BEFORE STOPPING YOUR VIDEO RECORDING.

 

5.  AFTER YOU STOP THE RECORDING, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAVE IT!!!!  YOU CAN SAVE IT TO YOUR DESKTOP TO MAKE IT EASY TO FIND.   IF TOOK THE VIDEO WITH YOUR SMART PHONE, IT WILL BE SAVED IN YOUR PHOTOS.  PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK AND MAKE SURE YOU CAPTURED YOUR VIDEO – THAT IT IS HORIZONTAL, AND THAT IT DOESN’T HAVE ANY ISSUES (like shaking, or glitches).  THEN PLEASE NAME YOUR FILE – WITH YOUR NAME & THE SONG NAME.  THANK YOU!

I6. YAY!! YOU DID IT!!! FABULOUS!

STEP 3:

LET’S RECORD!

 

NOW, LET’S CUE UP THE MP3 MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT TRACKS YOUR MUSIC DIRECTOR SENT YOU ON YOUR “LISTENING DEVICE”.  THIS IS THE SAME TRACK YOU’VE BEEN PRACTICING WITH  🙂 !!

PLUG YOUR EARBUDS INTO YOUR LISTENING DEVICE.

You may find it easier to hear yourself singing, if you keep one earbud in your ear, and one out.  It can help with staying in tune and in time.

ONE NOTE: If you choose to do this, please make sure the video recording is not picking up the sound from the uninserted earbud.  You may try covering the exposed earbud with your hand etc. 🙂

REMINDER – PLEASE VIDEO RECORD YOURSELF FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF EACH SONG – EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT SINGING (FOR EXAMPLE – IF THE CANTOR HAS A SOLO PART – PLEASE TREAT THESE MOMENTS AS IF YOU WERE AT A LIVE PERFORMANCE, BRINGING YOUR PRESENCE AND SPIRIT, UNTIL IT IS YOUR TURN TO SING.  DO NOT START AND STOP THE VIDEO RECORDING, ONLY CAPTURING YOURSELF WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO SING :). 

READY?  IT’S TIME TO SING!  FOLLOW THESE NEXT FEW STEPS EXACTLY:

1. FIRST, PRESS THE RECORD BUTTON ON YOUR DESIGNATED VIDEO RECORDING DEVICE.  CONFIRM THAT THE BUTTON IS ‘RED’ AND IN RECORD MODE.  THEN WAIT 5 SECONDS.

2.  NEXT, PRESS THE ‘PLAY’ BUTTON ON YOUR ‘LISTENING DEVICE’.  

3.  SING!!!  AND REMEMBER –  YOUR SPIRIT, FACIAL EXPRESSION AND OVERALL ENERGY MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!

4. WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED SINGING, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THE ACCOMPANIMENT MUSIC ENDS, AND THEN HOLD YOUR POSITION FOR ABOUT 8 SECONDS BEFORE STOPPING YOUR VIDEO RECORDING.

5.  AFTER YOU STOP THE RECORDING, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAVE IT!!!!  YOU CAN SAVE IT TO YOUR DESKTOP TO MAKE IT EASY TO FIND.  IF TOOK THE VIDEO WITH YOUR SMART PHONE, IT WILL BE SAVED IN YOUR PHOTOS. 

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU CAPTURED YOUR VIDEO – THAT IT IS HORIZONTAL, AND THAT IT DOESN’T HAVE ANY ISSUES (like shaking, or glitches).  THEN PLEASE NAME YOUR FILE – WITH YOUR NAME & THE SONG NAME.  THANK YOU!

I6. YAY!! YOU DID IT!!! FABULOUS!

STEP 4 – SENDING YOUR MOVIE FILE

YOUR MUSIC DIRECTOR WILL EMAIL YOU A “MAGIC LINK” TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO A ‘DROPBOX’ FOR YOUR TEMPLE/GROUP.

WHICHEVER WAY YOU RECORDED YOUR VIDEO, (DESKTOP, LAPTOP, PHONE, IPAD) – THE WAY TO UPLOAD IS EASY!!   THE FIRST THING TO DO, IS GO TO THE EMAIL FROM YOUR DIRECTOR AND CLICK ON THE DROPBOX LINK THEY SENT YOU.   WHEN YOU CLICK ON THAT LINK – IT WILL ASK YOU TO LOCATE THE FILE YOU’D LIKE TO UPLOAD.   IF YOU USED YOUR PHONE or IPAD, YOUR VIDEO WILL BE IN YOUR CAMERA ROLL.  IF YOU USED YOUR DESKTOP/LAPTOP, JUST REMEMBER WHERE YOU SAVED YOUR FILE!!   AFTER LOCATING & SELECTING YOUR FILE, IT WILL BE UPLOADED TO YOUR CONGREGATION’S ‘DROPBOX’.   YAY! 🙂

THE ONLY WAY TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO CORRECTLY TO THE DROPBOX, IS TO LOCATE THE EMAIL FROM YOUR DIRECTOR AND CLICK ON THE “MAGIC LINK”.  JOY!

STEP 4:

SENDING YOUR

MOVIE FILE

YOUR MUSIC DIRECTOR WILL EMAIL YOU A LINK TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO A DROPBOX FOR YOUR TEMPLE/GROUP.

                

WHICHEVER WAY YOU RECORDED YOUR VIDEO, (DESKTOP, LAPTOP, PHONE, IPAD) – THE WAY TO UPLOAD IS EASY!!   THE FIRST THING TO DO, IS GO TO THE EMAIL FROM YOUR DIRECTOR AND CLICK ON THE DROPBOX LINK THEY SENT YOU.   WHEN YOU CLICK ON THAT LINK – IT WILL ASK YOU TO LOCATE THE FILE YOU’D LIKE TO UPLOAD.   IF YOU USED YOUR PHONE or IPAD, YOUR VIDEO WILL BE IN YOUR CAMERA ROLL.  IF YOU USED YOUR DESKTOP/LAPTOP, JUST REMEMBER WHERE YOU SAVED YOUR FILE!!   AFTER LOCATING & SELECTING YOUR FILE, IT WILL BE UPLOADED TO YOUR CONGREGATION’S ‘DROPBOX’.   YAY! 🙂

 

                     

NORMALLY, WHEN WE WANT TO SHARE A PHOTO OR VIDEO ON OUR CAMERA, WE SIMPLY SELECT THE PHOTO AND THEN HIT THE “UPLOAD” ICON, WHICH THEN OFFERS A CHOICE ON HOW WE’D LIKE TO SEND OUR FILE.   DON’T DO THIS!!!!   GO TO THE EMAIL FROM YOUR DIRECTOR AND FOLLOW STEPS ABOVE!  JOY!

Thank You!!

Wishing all a healthy and happy new year!!

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