My students loved the Crazy Combo Concert last week and they are proud of their performances. I try to get nice photos, video and recordings of my students as often as possible because I think it's important for them to see their growth and progress over time.
When I found out that Ben's Dad got a nice video of the whole concert (on a tripod) I was thrilled! All I had to do was add titles and a few transitions in iMovie and voila...beautiful recital video.
Now, how to share a 47 minute video? Lucky for us YouTube can do it now! You have to request permission to upload a video longer than 15 minutes, but that wasn't difficult. So the recital video is now live and if you wish to see it, hop on over to the Studio Projects page or head directly to YouTube.
The other plus of having a fine quality video to work with is that you can snaggle stills from the video. I just use a little app called Grab and it let's me take screen shots at any point through the video. I formatted the images to 4x6 and I'll print them for my students. This little collage is made from the video screen shot stills. Neat trick eh?