Uploading Videos to YouTube

Please upload your video using YouTube.  

Step 1: Create a YouTube Account: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/161805?hl=en

  • You will need a Google/gmail account to create a YouTube Account (Google/gmail is used to sign into YouTube).
  • The username and password for Google/gmail and YouTube are the same - they are all under the same account.

Step 2: How to upload a video to YouTube: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407?hl=en

  • Go to YouTube.com and log in
  • Click on "Upload" in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  • A screen will pop up that has a large arrow and says "Select Files to Upload"
  • Before choosing a file, click below on the small box and arrow that says "Public." Three options will drop down and you want to select "Unlisted." This will make the video you upload completely private unless you send someone the link. "Unlisted" videos are not available to be viewed by the public. Do NOT select "Private" or we will not be able to view your video!
  • Click on the large arrow to select a video from your computer's hard drive or from a camera device connected to your computer.
  • Once the video is selected it will upload and YouTube will tell you how much time is remaining. This can take a while - so plan to have time to wait.
  • While the video loads, in the "Description" box, delete the automatic file name and type in the video title as follows:
    • Student's Last Name, First Name, Title of Pieces, Composer of Piece, Date of the Recording, Reason for submitting the video
    • i.e. "Smith, John, Maysong, S. Suzuki, June 10, 2016, Honors Recital Audition 2017)
  • Double check the right side of the page that your video is "Unlisted" so only people with the link can view your video.
  • Once the upload is complete, click the "Done" button. Wait for YouTube to finish processing the video (this may take a while).
  • When the video is done processing, click on the URL address listed for your video. (The URL will be shown in a box as a link on the page your video has uploaded to.)
  • Copy and paste the URL address onto the form you submit to the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute.

Step 3: Please preview your recording via YouTube using the URL address you have copy and pasted into the application form. Things to check include:

  • Is there sound?
  • Is there a picture?
  • Are the notes & rhythm correct?
  • Is the solo played without stopping?

 

 

Suggestions for a High Quality Video

1. Your teacher should view your video before you submit it, and only a polished piece (preferably played by memory!) should be submitted.

2. Make sure the video shows full view of the student's body posture and clear view of their hands and instrument. PIANISTS - please make sure the camera angle is set so your hands and fingers are visible.

3. Please check the video for sound and picture quality before submitting. Things to check include:

  • Can the tone of the musician be clearly heard? Are there extra sounds in the background? 
  • Check the light contrast - can the performer be clearly seen? (Darker backgrounds provide a better contrast.)
  • Use a tripod for a steady video quality, if possible.

4. Videos must be submitted as youtube links - you can paste the youtube link into the application form you submit to the institute. 

5. Please preview your recording via YouTube using the URL address you have copied and pasted into the application form. Things to check include:

  • Is there sound?
  • Is there a picture?
  • Are the notes & rhythm correct?
  • Is the solo played without stopping?