Hi Monica, George and Chris,
first have my congratulations to these funny and nice renditions! (I suppose, that was a great fun to play and to edit.) What a nice surprise to see this here (there wasn´t any topic, in which you have prepared this work, isn´t it?).
To march no. 1: Congratulations also to your edit work, Monica. There are a lot of screen-settings, which are very inventive and good IMHO! Especially I like the collage, in which you see one time the two keyboards once upon the other and one time nearly as if they were one keyboard. So one has the impression of a real four hands playing here one moment.
I think, the video edting and cutting is perfect, not so the music editing: there are many places, in which the two parts are not precisely together. I always do that with the audio montage window of Wave Lab, which is a quite special thing. Do you have something similar, Monica?
The recording level is much to low. I had to put my volume to at least 65 to hear the piece in a normal volume. (My normal setting is about 35-40.)
To march no. 2: Here are very nice screens and camera angles. I like especially the one, which shows the hands (one picture is in the corner up on the right side). I think the two parts are very good together here. Here the only little problem (but it´s quite minor) is sometimes the synchronization of Monicas video-part (the music and the picture are not always properly synchronized), whereas Chris´ part seems always perfectly synchronized.
I also feel inspired to do again such videos. I really would be up to it (though it´s always much editing work).
But first I´m looking forward to our meeting on 27th to 29 th of april here in my home in Germany, Chris, in which we will do a real
four hands rendition of Smetanas "Die Moldau" (which also will not mean less editing work, I suppose, because we will have to do many many cuts to avoid page turns, but that seems to be my destiny!
). I also want to make a nice video!
I have put both videos to my favorites on YouTube!