With the audio done, we’re now collaborating on the video. Our own Chloe Rooke will edit it all together so here she is to introduce the story…
The theme is hiking or winter coat, gloves and scarf. Please wear these items or similar for outside shots if possible; carrying your case is also encouraged to underline the point we’re musicians!
For the dance start at 02:10
Dos and Don’ts of filming video footage
Not everyone’s been asked to do the same shots, so not everything that follows will apply to you. But for all videos please please please
More info on how to shoot specific clips (e.g. those of you putting on a mask, or holding up a sign) see below. We’d love as many people to do the dance, whether it be outside, in your garden or in your (brighly lit!) bedroom.
And remember to always to keep to the COVID rules for your country when filming.
Have fun & thank you SO MUCH in advance
Instructions for the Dance
Example for Putting on a Mask
Duration: Put on over 3-4 beats, hold 1 bar.
Example for Holding Sign
Duration: hold for 2 bars
COSTUME: The theme is hiking or winter coat, gloves and scarf. Please wear these items or similar for outside shots if possible; carrying your case is also encouraged to underline the point we’re musicians!
You will need:
Simply record your part whilst you play along to the backing track (play this via your headphones). Aim for a high degree of rhythmic accuracy/ensemble with the backing track. If you have the last note of the piece, please hold it to the bar line.
Recording audio only: On an iPhone you can use the Voice Memos app or similar to record just audio. On Android you can use the Voice Recorder app. As a final resort, you can use your video camera for this purpose which will obviously capture both audio and video; when we receive the file we can separate these and only keep the audio. A voice memo however is preferable.
You will need:
IMPORTANT: For everyone’s videos to match we need to all use the same settings. These are standard settings which everyone’s device should have, but they might look different on different devices.
iPhones: check this in Settings/Camera/Record Video.
Choose the setting: 1080p HD at 30 fps.
Important Framing Reminder
Relax: remember if you have bars’ rest, just remain relaxed and still.
Look no wobbles: if your assistant isn’t able to hold the camera steady, you can use a music stand set nice and tall to rest the phone on. Or a wheelie bin!
Remember, if you get help with this from someone else obey social distancing rules and use hand sanitiser/hand washing to minimise the risk of transmission. If your assistant is not from your household they should use their own phone to record you, thereby eliminating the risk of transmission.