Music in Lockdown

  • July 2020
  • Video

The Young People's Chorus of NYC is dedicated to provided children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance that seeks to fulfill each child’s potential, while creating a model of artistic excellence and diversity that enriches the community.

That mission has been seriously challenged by the pandemic, because choir and music performances require coming together. Or do they?

In an extraordinary pandemic pivot, the YPC has been coordinating the talents of their youth into the creation of a virtually produced electronic video album called Heroes.

We were asked to edit three music videos for this project. Each one was a monumental challenge for our video editor, Casey O'Leary, involving syncing up over 100 separate video clips, animating and cross-fading them, and also coming up with creative transitions and illustrations to keep them from feeling like "Brady Bunch" grids. Oh, and the turnaround time was excruciatingly fast.

But every bit of it is worth it. Just look at the joy all these kids are getting from their music... Enjoy!