Select location with little to no background noise for recording. Turn off additional background noises if possible (fans, humidifiers, etc) for the duration of the recording.
Find a time when you are not rushed, so you can record as many times as you need to be happy with your submission.
Place your recording device on something stable (tripod, shelf, stack of books, etc). Be sure to film landscape (horizontally), near where you can light your face well, try to avoid shadows, and ensure there are no bright lights behind you.
Have your playback device and headphones near by.
Position yourself facing the recording device straight on at eye level. Frame yourself so we can see from your shoulders to a few inches over your head. If you can’t see what your device can see, do a test recording, and watch it to see your framing. If filming in front of a wall, stand about 1 ft away from it. If you have more than one person singing together in the same frame, try to have your heads around the same height, if possible
Light your candle (or turn it on if it is electric)
Press record on your recording device. Position yourself and wait 10 seconds before you…
Start the audio on your playback device.
PJ sings the first verse solo in German. After that, sing/play along! Feel free to move your body slightly with the rhythm and let the emotion come through.
When the song finishes, look directly at your recording device with a great sense of accomplishment and pride, YOU DID IT! …and…
Wait there 10 seconds before you stop the recording.