Here you'll find the resources and info you need for this exciting Christmas Virtual Choir Video!
We'd like you to make 2 videos. One will be for sound, and as a main video image of you singing.
The second one is more about making it fun! We would like you to film yourself singing the song out and about, or while driving (à la James Corden!), while walking the dog, doing the washing up, or climbing a climbing wall, let your ideas flow - and make it Christmassy!
The sound won't matter for this second (and possibly third?) fun video, and tbh it doesn't matter if you collapse giggling halfway through or there is a close up of someone's feet - we will just grab bits from these videos. It is important tho with both videos, to please do a whole take of the song. More detailed instructions for setting up your phone for recording are below, so read those before filming.
You will make your videos between Nov 18th (after the 2nd r'sal) and 08:00 on Nov 23rd.
We cannot extend this deadline.
PDFs. Sheet Music Guide to Filming
(Click to download)
Instructions for filming/recording
Step 1. Read the filming instructions above.
Step 2. Have a bit of a practice! Sing along with YOUR mp3 and make sure there aren't any bits you feel unsure of. If there are, just focus on those - a few bars at a time. That way you'll feel super confident! I can fix the odd out of tune note - or even a duff one! But I can't do anything about confidence in your voice and delivery.
Step 3. Go for it! Make the first film. Enjoy! And SMILE lots even if it's fake smiling!
You will need your phone set up to film you, plus the mp3 on a different device with headphones/earbuds plugged in.
Step 4. Have fun with the second (and hopefully third!) video. Don't worry if there are bits of the song where you are paying more attention to something else, or that you go out of shot, or collapse laughing. But do make a 'complete take' of singing (or miming) the whole song.
Step 5. Upload your videos here or send a link, or use WeTransfer to
Please put your name in the file name if you can. You may need to get the videos off your phone and onto your computer before uploading them.
Any questions just leave a message below :)