Players from around the world ranging from beginners of two weeks to players that have been playing for most of their lives, combine to make a Youtube video.
For two months we have been working on 4 parts ranging from easy to intermediate, and discussing how to play them on the forum. Quite a few brave players have posted their progress to be reviewed and constructively criticized by members making the project a great learning experience for many as well.
The audio of this video is a collaboration of 19 players with a total of 24 tracks, since a few players recorded two parts. 12 players included video and 7 players sent exclusively audio files to be anonymous.
Listen to: Ben Warner, Candice – Chinny, Gerry – gStretch, Gitel, Keith – HeadCheese, IggyZuk, Kevin, Kristopher, Lauren, Naska – Mad_Wed, Robyn, SaraO
In order to synchronize the recordings I made a click track available on fiddlerman.com, and players simply played the click track in ear while performing the parts for the recording.
How did I make the video?
First I imported all the videos from a free file sending site called sprend since many files were over 100 Megs, and saved them to my harddisk
Next I opened them with a free video converter program called MPEG Streamclip to export the audio.
I then imported the audio to a multi track recording program called Digital Performer and worked intensely to time the beginning of each and every track as well as possible.
Lastly I imported the videos and sound to iMovie to make the video. Originally I wanted to combine 2 – 4 – 8 videos in a screen but found that iMovie was too slow for working on that many videos at once so I settled with one video at a time.
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