O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Step One: Find your Guide Track!
You can watch the guide track on or YouTube Channel. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/yXoeio8VKc8
a. Practice, practice, practice! It’s OK to learn the song without working with the guide quite yet. You’re not expected to memorize it. That’s why we have the lyrics provided.
b. When you know your part, put on headphones or use earbuds and start to sing along with the Guide Video.
c. Do some test recording. It’s always good to record yourself practicing and then play it back to hear how you sound.
d. Feeling good? Let’s get ready to record….!
Step Two: Find a quiet space and set up your video
a. You can film with: a cell phone, a webcam, a tablet, a desktop, a laptop, a digital camera, a video camera. …Anything you have that you’ll be able to upload to a computer is OK. Ask a family member for help, if needed.
b. Make sure you look good! Can we see your face? Your smile? Turn on a light behind the camera so your face is well lit. Don’t record with a bright window behind you.
c. Make sure the background looks good. Tidy up if you need to. Make your bed and pick up any trash.
d. Is the room still and quiet? Turn off any fans or anything else that makes noise.
e. If possible, set up up your video orientation as “portrait” — that means the frame is up and down, so we can see more of you and less of the background.
Step Three: Time to Record!
This will be different for each person. Don’t be afraid to experiment to see what works for you. Remember: use headphones or earbuds so only YOU hear the Guide Video.
Option 1 – ONE DEVICE
Most smartphones can play YouTube and record at the same time! Open the Guide Video on YouTube and open your Camera app too. Try a test recording while the video is playing. Many laptops and tablets can do this as well. (Windows 10: type in “camera” into the computer search bar.)
Option 2 – TWO DEVICES
If you can’t play the video and record at the same time, have no fear. You’ll just need one device that can Record. And another device that can Play. Hit play on the Guide Video on one device, and hit record on the other device.
It’s OK to record multiple takes (just like a recording studio), so you are happy with your performance. Only upload one video.
Step Four: Upload your video!
a. Name your file recording file with this structure: FirstName_LastName
b. Click on the Dropbox link provided here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/1lN8XhagC09XniFYpt3S
c. Click “Choose Files” and select your video.
d. Click Upload. That’s it!
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org