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Creator Brief: ‘Sing with me’

In communities around Australia and beyond, Baha’is and friends put the Writings to music to sing, chant and perform. Thanks to the Studio Sessions project, more of these are accessible than ever before. Now for mobile social video (on TikTok and Instagram Reels) we’re asking creators to share their music in a more intimate way, teaching to camera, and helping others learn to sing and play along. With TikTok’s ‘duets’ feature and community, it’s also a great place to encourage others to join in, remix videos and share the Writings even more widely!

The Brief

We’d like you to film yourself or someone you know teaching us a Baha’i-themed song. We’d prefer it to be a song you have composed yourself or if not, one you have permission from the original composer to share publicly. If you’re unsure, feel free to ask us!

The videos should be

  • Filmed vertically and stay under 90 seconds
  • Filmed close, we should be able to see your face, upper torso and any instrument featuring in the video
  • Upbeat, captivating, inclusive, and inviting
  • Well timed and interesting, not formulaic or slow

Watch out for

  • Wind and other background noise is pretty problematic. Try to find somewhere without extra noises (unless you have a sophisticated mic set up that can deal with it!) .
  • Also remember to hit record and wait 3 full seconds before you begin speaking/singing and when you’re done, wait 3 full seconds before you stop recording.

Examples!

Here are some examples of ‘sing with me’ videos we’ve published:

@thebahaiblog

Bahji is a young musician teaching us a song he and his friends composed about uniting the peoples of the world! #unity #peace #bahai

♬ original sound – thebahaiblog
@thebahaiblog

Ine teaches us her song “Listen” ____ Video credit @tribeof_six #bahai #singwithme #singalong #singing

♬ original sound – thebahaiblog

Here are some other people’s videos following a similar trend. Take inspiration from the many different styles out there!

@flightukulele

Easy! 3 songs with 4 chords (One Direction edition) 🍂 (@marianagalbani) #flightukulele #ukulele #uke #onedirection #tutorials

♬ original sound – flightukulele

Ready to Create?

We’re always on the look out for creators. You don’t need to be a Baha’i, you just need to be on board with the mission and vision of the Baha’i Faith. Here’s how to get in touch with us to share your video!

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