April 7, 2015

Lloyd, Prototype, Videos

We sing the Hallelujah Chorus on Easter at St. John. Well, we often sing the Hallelujah Chorus. on Easter at St. John. The Choir and anyone who wants to go up and join them sings. Last time we went up it was really crowded and it was hard to figure out where sections were and there wasn’t enough music. But on the plus side, there were a lot of people singing, and that’s what you want.

This year we didn’t go up to sing, and it looked like maybe we were not the only people who decided not to do so. But there were plenty of people around us who were singing or humming along quietly. Lauren wondered if we could use the new screens to have everyone who knew it sing without going up to the balcony.

What’s that? You haven’t seen the new screens? Well, by all means, take a look:

We don’t use them that often, and we wanted something that would be unobtrusive when they were not in use. But no, it wasn’t cheap to put them in.

Lauren wanted something that you could follow along with easily, and my first idea was something like this:

The guy who does these has done many over the years, and you can download the software to do them as well. My favorite, probably because it was the first one I saw, is:

Anyway, I was thinking of a much cleaner version of the Hallelujah Chorus one where you only had the 4 choral parts, and put the words in with it. But that seemed like a lot of work. Instead, I did put together a little proof of concept. This may not work in your browser, or it might work in your browser, but not work on your screen size. I formatted it to 1920×1080 screens. And I know the timing is probably off, and the animation will probably stutter.

It’s just a proof of concept. Layoff, will you?

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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5 Responses to “Hallelujah”

  1. Lauren's dad Said on:

    It looks good to me and I think it will work, but what do I know. In comparison to western Colorado, do Seward choirs drag the chorus?


    • Lauren Said on:

      We barrel right along! The video slows waaayyyyy down at the end, but again, Lloyd is just messing with the possibility of making it work, so it will be different at the end. He did not appreciate my singing along and holding those last notes waaaaaaaayyyyyy ouuuuuuuuuttttttt. 😀


      • Lloyd Said on:

        Hey, it doesn’t even do that anymore. The timing is still wrong, but it’s not wrong in that way.


  2. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Fascinating! Especially the frog one.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I don’t really get it.

    Of course, the only music skills I have is being able to turn on the radio & then off again.


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