Virtual Choir and Orchestra
Project #5: The Great Day
Helpful instructions are included in the recording videos. More help is found in the F.A.Q. below. If you run into difficulty, please contact us for more help.
Submitting your project:
Upload your video directly from whichever device you used to record yourself. Use the links below on this webpage on the device you recorded and find your recorded video to upload (make sure it is the right video!). Dropbox will ask for your name and email. Your name is automatically added to your video, and dropbox will use your email to notify that the upload was successful. Large video files can take time to upload, so if it fails, try again! If it continues to fail, let us know. If you have slow internet at home, you can drive to the church parking lot and connect wirelessly to faster internet.
Delayed Submissions - If you still need to upload your video, please submit it here!
Thank you all who have participated in our fifth Virtual Project.
We have one more piece left to do with this project - massive (socially-distanced) group video shoot in the courtyard on Sunday, August 30th after the service (12pm). Note the date change!
We do want to wear fall colors for this video shoot!
|Fall Color Ideas:
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. When is it due?
A. Sunday, August 9th @ 10:00pm
Q. What are we singing?
A. Our fifth project will be The Great Day. You will find the recording videos above, and instrumental members will get their music from Planning Center, on our Upcoming Music Page
Q. What do I need to do this?
A. The easiest option is to use two devices. If you have a smartphone, use this to record. It will need to be steady. Try using a tripod or placing your phone on a solid surface.
Q. I'd like to but I don't know how!
A. We want everyone in music ministry to participate. If you need technical help, please reach out to us. Let us know what devices you may have available to use (tablet, computer, phone, etc) and we will work to come up with a solution that works with what you have available! We are also recruiting volunteers to help assist others. Let us know if you can help!
Q. I'm not a great singer. What if I sing the wrong note?
A. When everyone is combined together those little imperfections vanish, just like when you sing together in person. I fixed the noticeable wrong notes, but I only had to do this a few times. We sang well on our last song, and we will on this one. Also, you will hear the piano playing your note along with you, just like we do for our Christmas Sweet practice CDs.
Q. What should I wear?
Fall Color Ideas:
A. We want to colr coordinate for this video. Wear Fall Colors
(see picture) Dress nicely and modestly. Be conscientious of any logos on shirts. A good rule of thumb is be to dress as you were expecting guests, but not going to the prom.
Q. Where should I record?
A. Pick a visually interesting location that you like. It does need to be a quiet space without a strong echo. Do be conscientious of your surroundings.
Q. What do you need to see in the video?
A. I need to clearly see your face and upper torso. If you play an instrument, I want to see your instrument. Also, check your camera angle - make sure we're not looking up your nose!
Q. How do I send you my video?
A. Direct links are provided on this web page in the left column above. Choose the appropriate section. If you recorded with a cell phone, you can upload directly from your phone with these links. It may take some time to locate your video file.
Q. Can I email it instead?
A. No. If you are having difficulty, please contact us. If it absolutely won't work for you, we'll find a solution together, but using the submission link helps us keep everything organized.
Q. How do I know you received my submission?
A. We will email a list of every video we received at the deadline. You should also receive an email from Dropbox once your video is submitted (to the email you entered in when submitting).
Q. How can I help?
A. We need volunteers to help assist others with technology needs. If you are interested in helping, please contact us!