Ready to record? Read on.
How it Works
In short, you’ll record your video while simultaneously watching and listening to a master video track through your headphones. The master video ensures you’ll be lined up with everyone else, and the headphones ensure that we just get your voice in your track and nothing else.
What You’ll Need
- If at all possible, you’ll use a laptop or desktop computer with both a camera and a microphone. If necessary, you could record with a phone, but you’ll want to be looking at the conductor video as well. So having two phones is ideal so that you can watch/listen to the video on one and record on the other.
- A pair of headphones. Earbuds are preferable because they are less noticeable.
- Some kind of video recorder on your computer. If at all possible, please use software on your computer like QuickTime, Photo Booth, or Camera.
- A quiet room free of external noise. Turn off anything that hums or buzzes, like fans, air conditioners, or heaters.
- Dress for success: wear something that you want to be recorded! Ideally solid colors without images/logos.
- If you need sheet music for the Melody click here.
- If you need sheet music for Alto click here
- Start without your headphones plugged in.
- Open your video recorder of choice, but don’t start recording yet.
- Open the conductor video below. It will explain the rest of the steps for you.
- Sing the song! Use the music in the conductor video when possible. This ensures you are looking forward, not down.
- When the music finishes, remain in concert pose throughout the countdown at the end. Do not press stop until instructed by the conductor video.
- You can now playback what you’ve heard. If you want to re-record, feel free. When you’re happy with what you have, save the video so that you have a copy on your computer.
- When you have a copy of the video on your computer, upload it through our upload form (either here or underneath the conductor video).
- That’s it! If you want to record multiple voice parts, we won’t stop you (please don’t record multiple takes of the same part).
If you run into any issues with the above, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Bro Ryan or Bro Michael for assistance.