Since I wanted to keep my flutists practicing during our quarantine, I came up with a Virtual Flute Choir solution for my students from the Peninsula Youth Symphony Orchestra. I thought this way they would practice their parts as they would have to create and upload a video of themselves playing. It would also provided me with a way to hear them all individually to see how everyone was doing. Well, after I uploaded the video last night, I have had countless messages asking, How Did You Do That?
Sooooo, here you go!
A) I started by recording a “click” track to use a foundation. As I have a Mac, I used Logic to make the recording, but really, any recording software should work.
B) Next I sent the track to all my students asking them to record themselves playing while listening to the track I had provided. I asked them to upload their videos to my Google Drive.
C) Then came the hardest part: putting everything together. For this I used Final Cut Pro (Windows users can use Adobe Premiere). I have been using FCPX for years as it is what I use to edit my videos, but you can probably also use iMovie.
Aaaaaand, that’s it!
I wish you good luck with it. I look forward to seeing your videos!