GROUP VOCAL WITH MS. DARLEEN
I’d Rather Be Happy starting at 2:07.
Get your performer excited by treating this project like a real live performance. Spend some time putting together the details–costume, hair, makeup–and plan for plenty of rehearsal time before filming. Here are the guidelines for performers in Ms. Darleen’s Group Vocal class:
HAIR & MAKEUP:
- Dancers should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
- Girls: high ponytail, 1950’s style, with a scarf or big bow. Boys: slicked back hair, 1950’s style.
- Girls: wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen. Boys: wear chapstick.
For this 1950’s-inspired song, we want you dressing the part! Girls, wear a white button down or plain white shirt, add a neck scarf, and wear either rolled-up jeans or a poodle skirt if you have one! Boys, plain white T-shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and tuck it into black slacks or rolled-up jeans. Add a black jacket or cardigan if you have one. Here are some style ideas and affordable options on Amazon if you need some help putting this costume together:
ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:
Two videos due June 17.
- Send a video of your child’s performance using the settings listed below.
- Send a video of your child “close up” to the camera, smiling, waving, bowing, blowing kisses, etc. for 10 seconds with no music.
When preparing to film your child’s part for our Showcase, please take care to do the following so that we can have consistency in the clips (any not conforming will be returned and asked to be reshot):
- Performer should be in full costume and makeup as noted in Performer Details.
- Make sure your performer smiles and performs full out with energy and enthusiasm!
- Performers should wear headphones for this recording and listen to the song on a separate device than the one recording the performance. We only want to hear the singer’s voice, not the music in the background. We will put your singer’s voice into the final video with the track behind it.
- Plan to film during the daytime in a room that provides good natural light.
- Make every effort to have a solid color background wall, or make the background as clean as possible.
- Set your phone to the highest camera setting possible for maximum quality.
- Make sure the volume is all the way up on your phone before you start filming.
- Be sure to begin filming about 5 seconds before the start of your performer’s routine and for five seconds after while your performer holds the final pose.
- Line up the bottom of your camera frame with your performer’s hips. We want to see the upper half of the performers body for this routine.
- The phone must remain still while filming. Place the phone still on a table or your lap, etc. so it doesn’t move or shake while filming the routine.
DIRECTION OF CAMERA/PHONE:
- Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.
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