First I had my daughter make a song in the format we were planning, then my wife made one as well, just so she could see all the parts of the process.
Our outline was:
- Do some reflection and read some Psalms to find an idea for your praise/worship chorus.
- Pick one verse or short passage to read in the song.
- Make up a melody and record it in GarageBand. (At camp this ended up being done in a hot van to block out background noise! Not ideal, but I thought the girls did a great job with it.)
- Import the mp3 file into UJam.com and make adjustments until you're happy with it.
- Download a few versions of it including just background music, one with vocals and one as instrumental.
- Mix the various tracks in GarageBand.
- Make the final video.
My wife made her video in Video Star for iPad (with help from me as the camera person and I added the title at the start in iMovie). It is an easy way to go. For my daughter's, we used still pictures and put them into a video using iMovie on the iPad.
At the camp, only one group selected the music video project. We ended up taking many pictures and video clips, so I compiled them on my home computer in the evenings. I also experimented with some drum loops in GarageBand on my daughter's Mac. I really liked what I could achieve between UJam and GarageBand on the computer.
Because of privacy concerns I won't show the girls' video, but I made a simple lyric video just so you could hear the final result.
My daughter's video: (This was the first time I could get her to sing! I liked her voice and I hope this will help draw her out of her shell.)
My wife's video:
The lyric video of the original song they created at camp: