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Topic: Double Practice
Message: Posted by: drewer (Oct 20, 2010 08:32PM)
I have been doing this recently, please tell me what you think:
Video record one of your practice shows/routines. Then audio record another practice show/routine (same show or routine but a second time). Next, mute the video recording, and play the audio recording. See how well they match up.
I use this to see how well I have memorized and practiced the show/routine. (Of course the actual performances will be different due to human interaction)
Thanks, Drew
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Oct 21, 2010 12:25PM)
It sounds like it's working for you. I think watching the video would give you all the info. that your method does but, like I said, it sounds like it's working for you.

- Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: thethirteensteps (Jan 15, 2011 06:22PM)
I'm curious about one thing in particular: do you get a different impression of your performance if you watch yourself on video or if you merely hear your performance, or for that matter if you are merely watching without sound. I imagine you'd pick up on different things. You might see awkward moves with the sound off and then notice too many Ums with the video off. It might be an interesting way to hone your work.
Message: Posted by: drewer (Jan 15, 2011 07:35PM)
Yes, you do notice different things when you listen to the tape and watch the video. I have picked up on a lot of improvements because it lets me focus only on audio (patter) or video (technique).
Message: Posted by: thethirteensteps (Jan 16, 2011 01:29PM)
I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: kal (Feb 19, 2011 11:29PM)
I can understand the idea of being able to focus on the separate elements, although would it not be easier to simply make the video recording?
You can watch that without sound and then turn down the screen settings so the screen is black and simply listen to the audio.

The patter element may be easier for you to determine as a sound without distraction but it's always important to remember patter is just words, and when it comes to communication they have little value in and of themselves. Communication is after all three-quarters body-language and voice tonality.
Message: Posted by: drewer (Feb 20, 2011 07:39AM)
Well I guess you could do it that way. I just never thought of it. My main point is that they match up if you are going the same pace.