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DoubleTake A Capella Performances and Conversation

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Author: Carmody, Colin, 2000-
Issued Date: 2020-05
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10288/25726
Citation: Documenting Life During COVID-19, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
Description: "Two video recordings of performances by DoubleTake, an all-gender a cappella group founded at William & Mary in 1993, and one recorded Zoom conversation hosted by William & Mary Libraries with DoubleTake members discussing their experiences during the pandemic. Colin Carmody '22, DoubleTake member and mathematics and music major, shared the performances and provided the following descriptions for each recording. "Rivers and Roads" performance: “DoubleTake’s a cappella's virtual performance of 'Rivers and Roads' by The Head and The Heart. Featuring Sebastian Radecki '22 and Ali Larkin '21 on solo, Francis Reilly '21 on aux, and Robert (Robbie) Collie '20 on Vocal Percussion. Also with Hannah Bloom '23, Colin Carmody '22, Elizabeth Flatt '20, Kyle Mahoney '23, Tori O'Connor '23, Nate Redmount '22, Caleb Streat '23, Margot Vanyan '22, Kyle Vasquez '21, Natalie Yanni '22, Stephanie Zielinski '20. Video and and Audio edited by Colin Carmody in Premiere Pro and Pro Tools. The video was uploaded to the DoubleTake Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DoubleTakeWM/videos/932296473869890/), YouTube (youtu.be/dysP1aF-L_w), Instagram(www.instagram.com/tv/B_ImIbmpiwB), and excerpts on TikTok (vm.tiktok.com/c2MCSr/ and vm.tiktok.com/cYWDUN/).” "Bad Dreams" performance: “DoubleTake a cappella's virtual performance of Bad Dreams by Faouzia. Arranged by Francis Reilly '21. Soloist Natalie Yanni '22. Vocal Percussion by Nate Redmount '22. Video and Audio edited by Colin Carmody '22. Members Featured: Hannah Bloom '23 Colin Carmody '23 Robbie Collie '20 Elizabeth Flatt '20 Ali Larkin '21 Kyle Mahoney '23 Sebastian Radecki '22 Nate Redmount '22 Francis Reilly '21 Caleb Streat '23 Tori O'Connor '23 Margot Vanyan '22 Kyle Vasquez '21 Natali Yanni '22 Stephanie Zielinski '20 About the process of creation (also applies to previous upload Rivers and Roads): Colin (Music Director and Recording Chair) sent out a computer generated backing track of the song. The group listened to it through headphones while singing their own part and filming it using whatever devices they had (phones, laptops, etc.). They sent it to Colin who sorted, synced, and edited the videos using Adobe Premiere Pro (currently free through William and Mary IT) and then imported the audio files into Avid Pro Tools (Colin's private subscription). In Pro Tools, Colin used the accusonols ERA 4 noise remover and de-clipper (as necessary). The audio was the edited, tuned, and rhythmically-aligned using Melodyne. The audio was then mixed and mastered in Pro Tools. There were a couple different different formats of the video, including a standard 4k video (attached here and used on Instagram and Facebook), a YouTube video (with an extra 20 seconds at the end to promote our upcoming EP release, Take Two), and a TikTok video (which required a complete reformat in order to comply with TikTok's vertical video format). All in all, the editing process took roughly 24 hours for each video.” The Zoom conversation was recorded on May 20, 2020 and conducted by Dean of University Libraries Carrie Cooper, Mosaic Fellow Shayna Gutcho, and University Archivist Ali Zawoyski. Conversation topics include: how members of the group created virtual performances of Rivers and Roads and other songs, their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, how they use Swem Library, and what they miss about campus. The following DoubleTake members participated in this conversation: Colin Carmody '22, Elizabeth Flatt '20, Kyle Mahoney '23, Tori O'Connor '23, Nate Redmount '22, Francis Reilly '21, Caleb Streat '23, and Kyle Vasquez '21."
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Rivers and Roads.mp4 992.2Mb MPEG-4 video View/Open
Bad Dreams.mp4 704.1Mb MPEG-4 video View/Open
GMT20200520-183232_Community-_1920x1020.mp4 814.9Mb MPEG-4 video View/Open DoubleTake Conversation with Special Collections staff

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