Cabot School

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
One of our music teachers is looking at this TED Talk as inspiration - to excite and involve more students in chorus class:

She wants to try this on a much smaller scale, say 8 or 9 people, but we no longer have an actual video class or lab in which to assemble this many video streams into one, er, voice.  I wondered if a Google Hangout could allow us to screen capture everyone (thumbnail sized) together, live, with the music teacher conducting in the central/large feed in the Hangout.  This is more a proof-of-concept project.  Will a Hangout allow for this many audio feeds simultaneously, or will some voices be blocked/stutter/drop out - and only allow the (literally) loudest voices to come through?

When I had some high end work stations and the full version of Adobe Premiere, we could block 8 or more areas on the editing screen and have all the faces appear simultaneously.  Really labor intensive, but doable.  We're not looking to replicate this level of quality, just looking for a way to integrate the live chorus with a recording of friends and family members during a performance.



Drew Blanchard, MAT
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Winooski City Schools
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Winooski, VT 05404
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