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Online course: Video Creation for Music Teachers

January 19, 2021


Learn how to create effective tutorials, play-alongs, end-of-year showcases and virtual ensemble videos (using free software) with Katie Wardrobe from Midnight Music.

See https://midnightmusic.com.au/vcmt/ for details.

About this course

Learn at your chosen pace

The 5 course modules will be released once per week starting mid-Jan 2021.  Work alongside other course members as each module is released OR work at your own pace and take your time.

There is no specific deadline for the course: you will have access to all of the materials for as long as you have an active membership to the Midnight Music Community!

Step-by-step instructions 

Beginner and intermediate video creators are all welcome in this course.

Each course module focusses on a practical project and instructions will show you how to create each video step-by-step.

Ask questions in our friendly forum

You can ask questions and connect with other course participants in our forums.  No question is ever “too silly”!

Course members will also be invited to share their video projects with one another.  It’s optional but super useful if you’d like a little inspiration, or if you’d like some feedback on your own creations.

You will get ongoing access to:



Each module walks you through a video project via bite-sized, binge-able tutorials. You’ll learn the basics of creating your own video projects,

plus a whole range of ninja tricks to help you work smarter and faster. 

Module 1 (from 19 Jan 2021):

How to create effective tutorial videos

  • How to use Loom to record your screen, your voice and yourself
  • How to achieve good quality sound
  • How to add annotations and edit
  • Tips for planning and preparation
  • How to save and share your videos

Module 2 (from 25 Jan 2021):

How to make playalong videos (simple)

  • What makes a good play-along? Analysis of different types
  • How to create quick lyric, chord and rhythm play-alongs
  • Copyright considerations for soundtracks
Adding a simple “pointer” or highlight

Module 3 (from 1 Feb 2021):

How to make a video montage or concert showcase

  • Creative ideas for end-of-year or showcase videos
  • Introduction to De Vinci Resolve software
  • How to put together a montage using images and video
  • How to create a virtual concert-style compilation video

Module 4: (from 8 Feb 2021)

How to make playalong videos (advanced) and how to use a green screen

  • Create your own advanced play-alongs with animation, green screen effects and picture-in-picture
  • How to find or create notation, background images, chords, clipart
  • How to set up a green screen on a budget (for less than $10!) and place yourself in front of different backgrounds
How to create a picture-in-picture effect

Module 5 (from 15 Feb 2021):

How to create a virtual choir or band or multitrack a cappella video

  • In this module we’ll tackle everyone’s favourite topic and create a (small) virtual ensemble video
  • Learn the workflow and tips for synchronising multiple videos which can be scaled up for larger projects
  • Discover why careful preparation and clear directions for your performers are the key!
  • Tips for basic audio editing, placing videos in a grid layout and what to do if your computer is struggling (!)

See https://midnightmusic.com.au/vcmt/ for all details and computer requirements.

Access to the course by becoming a member of the Midnight Music Online Community (free if you are already a member).



January 19, 2021
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