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Video
Home note: helpful tips for making your video

 

Dear choir singer! To make the galaconcert truly especial and close to you, NSSS 2014 will use for its video solutions the sounds of every participating singer’s/choir’s home – sounds of your homes (however you will decide to interpret it). For that we have asked every choir to film at least one movie clip and forward it to us. An E-mail about that has been sent to the choirs’ contacts, helpful tips are additionally put up here as well.


What are your favorite sounds? Which sounds are especially meaningful for you? What are the sounds that are specific to and representative of the place you live? The composition written by Maria Kõrvits for the NSSS 2014 gala concert revolves around the themes of SEA, FOREST and CITY. Maybe your home note is connected with any of these themes (e.g. flowing water, wind in the treetops, noise pollution, etc.)? Free your imagination and go to a place where you can hear your ‘home note’.



 

1) SOUND. Record the 'home note’ sound with your phone or any other sound recorder for at least 2 minutes.

 

2) VIDEO. Use a digital camera that records video to illustrate your home note. You can shoot the source of the sound directly or get more creative with visual metaphors.

  • Keep the camera horizontal.
  • Keep your hands steady or set the camera on a flat surface (tripod, bench, stone).
  • Shoot from at least 5 different positions to show both details and the wider context. Each shot should last about 30 seconds, but you are welcome to shoot more if you like!

3) STORY. In a quiet room at home use your sound recorder again to tell a story (in your native language) about your ‘home note’. Why did you pick this sound over others? Does the sound bring back certain memories? What associations does it create it your mind? Is there a specific event connected with this sound? Record the story at least twice (just to be safe) and check the quality of your recordings (also of the ‘home note’ sound you recorded earlier) with headphones on.

 

4) UPLOAD:

  • audio files with the captured ‘home note’ sound
  • video files illustrating the ‘home note’
  • audio files with your voiceover talking about you ‘home note’

 

 Send your material using Dropbox or wetransfer.com to your country's contact person (see Administration of choirs) and we’ll do the rest! You can find the deadline from the E-mail sent to your choir's representative or by writing to your country's contact person.