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Worship 1/2 (revised)

September 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Years ago I made a though-provoking video to get Christians (myself included) to think more about the words we sing, and ask if it lines up with the lives we live. The resulting video was a fake infomercial for a worship CD full of satirical lyrics. Some may say it’s borderline sacrilegious, but I would disagree and say it’s purposeful to start a conversation. Recently I remade it, since the old one wasn’t even HD. Below is the result of the remake, as well as the older version. It’s also kind of fun to point out that my wife helped me with the first one (it’s not easy or even possible to film yourself!) and my son helped with the new one. Here’s to no more half-heartead devotion!

 

The older version:

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No Glass was Harmed

My organization’s theme for the year is Breakthrough. I was excited about the visual imagery for illustrating this theme. Using stock video and recreating shards of glass digitally, I can say that no glass was harmed during the making of this promo video. That said, it was a complicated and rigorous edit at times, with lots of pieces to it. Having glass refract what’s underneath it, and have video in it, etc. I’m pleased in the end with the voiceover, the music, sound effects, the edit, and ultimately the message. (It can be difficult to succinctly summarize all that our ministry does, but I think with this one, we accomplished that.) See for yourself!

Mixing Live Action with Cartoons

I finally finished a project that I started several months ago. It’s a cartoon episode that involves a real person who dialogues with the cartoon characters. So technically, to pull it off, I used 3 different Adobe software programs, Premiere, After Effects, and the new Character. Learning Character was fun. It utilizes a webcam where you can make the “puppets” do things based on your live performance of webcam movement and tracking, and keyboard triggers that you assign. That and the automatic lip sync made this episode much easier than the last ones we did in the series!

Enjoy the final result and the behind the scenes video!

Inspiring Documentary For Free

January 19, 2017 Leave a comment

For a few more weeks, I’m giving away my documentary, “Steadfast” as seen on PBS for free with coupon code: “newyear”. Get it now right here!

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Kickapalooza!

January 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Three youth groups from different churches got together to have a fun Kickapalooza event at a local park. Pools (bases) were full of gross stuff like anchovies and spaghetti and who knows what else! I was asked to capture the fun and grossness. So here is the result:

Categories: creativity, filmmaking, fun

Christmas Lip Dub Madness!

December 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Back in the summer, I got this idea for an office lip dub video that goes through the whole building, and employees show up in different places doing weird Christmasy things. We ended up shooting the video in October and did three takes, but we could’ve used the first! Here it is and the behind the scenes video is below. I hope it makes you smile!!

 

Droning on…

December 8, 2016 Leave a comment

This is a cool coffee house close to my house. I may do a video on the coffee house sometime soon and use some clips from this drone shoot.

Categories: aerial, filmmaking, fun Tags: , ,
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