Like so many other groups we decided to make a video while we cant play together and this is the result: more than 100 members and their friends filmed themselves playing their parts to Radiohead’s Glass Eyes and I put them all together using Adobe Premiere Pro and Reaper software:
Several people have asked how it was done so here’s a quick explanation.
Everyone recorded their part to a click track demo version i prepared – actually a few versions appropriate for different instruments to play along to eg pianists didnt need to hear piano, lead vocalists didn’t need to hear lead vocals but most other people preferred to play along with both those things and a click.
There were too many videos to deal with all at once so I edited in sections using the audio to line up the vids to the click track and cutting out instruments when they weren’t playing then rendering to a new MP4 video file:
The audio was mixed in premier too in sections then i mixed the sections with lead vocals in Reaper. You can drag video into that software and process the audio. The final audio mix was imported into a master video session of Premier and the different video bounces were blended using a chroma-key plugin. I also faded the opacity of the different layers relevant to what was hopefully most important in the audio mix.
When i do it again, i’ll be a bit more careful to make sure i’m using uniform video properties and perhaps make a bit more of a plan as to what will happen where.
Hope that makes sense!