"Coming Back to Life" Recording Project

for Arjun



A video of Arjun and Rob playing "Coming Back to Life" by Pink Floyd


Arjun has been working hard on this song for the past year, and now it's time to celebrate with a great recording.


Backing Track

You may need to right-click the link to save the file to your computer.


You'll be filming yourself performing "Coming Back to Life" on one device, while you listen to a backing track on a separate device.

What You'll Need

  • The RECORDER: A video recording device (i.e. a phone or computer w/webcam)
  • The PLAYER: An audio playback device w/headphone jack (i.e. a second phone)
  • Headphones


1.  Open your backing track on your PLAYER so that it's ready to play.  Plug in headphones and wear 'em.  Make sure you can hear the backing track clearly as you perform--play it loud.
2.  Point the RECORDER at you so that it's ready to film.  Use Landscape orientation.
3. Press record on the RECORDER.
4.  Press play on your PLAYER.
5.  Rock your performance!


Tap this button on the device you recorded the video with to send the video to me: 

Send Video to Dropbox

Tips for a Great Performance

Choose a fun location
Do you have a lovely backyard? A view of the space needle? An interesting part of your house? Share it!

Use natural light if possible
Face a window that lets in indirect light, or film outside on a cloudy day.

Film at eye level or a little above
This tends to look better than filming from below.

Imagine you're playing for real people
Giving an energized performance for the camera lens can be hard. Imagine a crowd of people behind your camera, or perhaps your best friend--whatever gets you stoked.

Thanks for being into this, Arjun!  Rock on!

- Rob