Putting together all your wonderful videos is a big job! Our video editor has some tips for you so you can create an awesome video. If you follow all of these tips your video is more likely to be featured in the final mix.
Show off your part of Australia!
We would love to see you performing in a place that’s special to you. It may be in your school or garden or perhaps in front of a local landmark. Use your imagination. We are more likely to feature your video in the final performance if it shows a uniquely Australian setting or an interesting location.
Check the conditions
Make sure the conditions for recording are good. If you’re outside, make sure there is not too much wind or background noise. If you’re inside make sure the lighting is bright.
Don’t forget the click track
If you are an individual entrant, make sure you’ve got a pair of headphones so you can listen to the click track while recording your video.
If you are an ensemble, make sure your conductor or leader has a pair of headphones so they can listen to the click track. If you don’t play in time with the click track we will not be able to use your recording.
Time to tune
Tune your instrument/s to the tone provided at the beginning of the click track. It is A=440.
Keep the camera still and focussed on one view. A still image is much easier for us to include in our final film. Use a tripod if you have access to one, if not try these DIY tripod ideas. If you do move the camera from one view to another, stay on each view for at least 10 seconds.
Have a test run
Do a test recording to make sure the sound and image quality is good.
Saving your recording
Save your video or audio file. Any file type and size is okay with us. If you wish to save it as a YouTube video (unlisted only please), we will accept YouTube links as well.
Big no no’s
Don’t wear any clothing with obvious branding. We will not be able to use any video with overt advertising in it (school uniform and banners are acceptable).
Don’t include any inappropriate content. We will not use your video if this is the case.