Well, here goes! Stay tuned for the second half of the video!!
Joanna's 3rd Year Recital: The Rehearsals
This was the first official video blog that I posted on Facebook (I had been experimenting with videos earlier on, but they weren't exactly what you'd call, "video blogs"...) is a clip of one of our rehearsals. In total, we had about 10 rehearsals for this recital (eep!). My freaking awesome pianist, Sarah Bowker, and I have worked together ever since I first moved to Canada--so it's been a good 5 or 6 years. I remember when it was difficult for us to read each other musically, but after working together for so long, we can now practically throw anything together in just a rehearsal or two. All the other rehearsals are meant for fine-tuning and detail work (e.g. "Let's get louder in measure 36 and get softer in 47," or, "Can we make measure 70 a lot softer just to be a bit more dramatic?").
It also helps that I've learned how to cue properly and how not to be a super flute diva who doesn't listen to her pianist and then wonders why the pianist can't follow her. ;)
And here goes the second video blog!
Joanna's 3rd Year Recital: Answers, Reflections, & Tips
Wow. Starting the talking is hard.
Because you feel like the biggest fool in the world. You're basically talking at a camera and pretending it's a big audience.
The really weird thing, though, was that I soon found myself jabbering on for about 15 minutes non-stop...and actually quite liking it.
If you've seen my more recent videos, you'll notice the lack of background music in this video. At this point, I hadn't thought of using a soundtrack while I talked. I don't quite know why it hadn't occurred to me to do it. A week or so after making this video, I was watching one of KevJumba's videos, and I noticed he had a soundtrack going on while he was talking. I found that it livened up the video just that tad bit more that I had wanted, so I gave it a try in my later videos.
But, not to worry, there was a little bit of a soundtrack in this one. It was quick--did you catch it? ;)
If there's anything else you're wondering about in the making of these videos or what I'm talking about or doing in the videos, drop me a line in the comment section below! I'll be happy to answer as best I can. :)