TBE MEMBERS PARTICIPATION

Video Instructions

TBE MEMBERS PARTICIPATION

Video Instructions

FOR READERS:

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

• 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

• 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. 🙂

 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.

 

2.  NEXT, PRESS THE ‘PLAY’ BUTTON ON YOUR ‘LISTENING DEVICE’.  NOTE: YOU WILL HEAR 2 MEASURES OF “CLICKS” or CLAPS BEFORE THE MUSICAL INTRO.  PLEASE CLAP ON THE FIRST CLICK OF THE SECOND MEASURE.   FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE SONG IS IN 4/4 TIME, THERE WILL BE 8 CLICKS/CLAPS, SO YOU WILL CLAP  ON THE 5th CLICK/CLAP.  THIS IS TO HELP THE VIDEO EDITORS LINE UP ALL THE PERFORMANCES.  THANK YOU!! 

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.  ALSO DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU CAPTURED THE VIDEO. THEN PLEASE NAME YOUR FILE – WITH YOUR TEMPLE & YOUR 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. 🙂

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.

2.  NEXT, PRESS THE ‘PLAY’ BUTTON ON YOUR ‘LISTENING DEVICE’.  NOTE: YOU WILL HEAR 2 MEASURES OF “CLICKS” or CLAPS BEFORE THE MUSICAL INTRO.  PLEASE CLAP ON THE FIRST CLICK OF THE SECOND MEASURE.   FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE SONG IS IN 4/4 TIME, THERE WILL BE 8 CLICKS/CLAPS, SO YOU WILL CLAP  ON THE 5th CLICK/CLAP.  THIS IS TO HELP THE VIDEO EDITORS LINE UP ALL THE PERFORMANCES.  THANK YOU!!

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.  ALSO DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU CAPTURED THE VIDEO. THEN PLEASE NAME YOUR FILE – WITH YOUR TEMPLE & YOUR NAME.  THANK YOU!

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

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.

IF YOU RECORDED YOUR VIDEO ON YOUR DESKTOP or LAPTOP, LOCATE THE FILE, AND THEN CLICK ON THE LINK WHICH WILL GIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO UPLOAD YOUR FILE.

IF YOU RECORDED YOUR VIDEO ON YOUR IPHONE/SMARTPHONE OR IPAD, YOU CAN CLICK THE UPLOAD ICON – AND SHARE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

ONE QUICK WAY TO GET THE VIDEO TO YOUR COMPUTER IS BY CONNECTING YOUR PHONE TO YOUR DESKTOP/LAPTOP AND UPLOADING TO YOUR PHOTOS, OR WITH “IMAGE CAPTURE”.  ONCE YOUR VIDEO IS ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE DROPBOX, AND UPLOAD YOUR FILES.

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.

                

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

IF YOU RECORDED YOUR VIDEO ON YOUR DESKTOP or LAPTOP, LOCATE THE FILE, AND THEN CLICK ON THE LINK WHICH WILL GIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO UPLOAD YOUR FILE.

IF YOU RECORDED YOUR VIDEO ON YOUR IPHONE/SMARTPHONE OR IPAD, YOU CAN CLICK THE UPLOAD ICON – AND SHARE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

                     

ONE QUICK WAY TO GET THE VIDEO TO YOUR COMPUTER IS BY CONNECTING YOUR PHONE TO YOUR DESKTOP/LAPTOP AND UPLOADING TO YOUR PHOTOS, OR WITH “IMAGE CAPTURE”.  ONCE YOUR VIDEO IS ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE DROPBOX, AND UPLOAD YOUR FILES.

Thank You!!

Wishing all a healthy and happy new year!!

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