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Better than I imagined it.

What was Jesus thinking? What was on His mind while he endured the cross? YOU were. This short dramatic piece is perfect for Easter or any other church service, communion meditation, etc. Hebrews 12:2 and 2:9 are cited. THIS CAME TOGETHER NICELY AND TURNED OUT BETTER THAN I HAD ENVISIONED IT!

Emily helped inspire this idea back after Easter.  I’ve switched to doing most of my work in After Effects now instead of Premiere. I’m getting comfortable and faster in this awesome program. I have a ton to learn still. I started this video early in the week, little by little, mornings, nights, lunch hours, my day off yesterday. Also, my wife, who helped inspire this video after Easter, helped with the tedious After Effects YOU animation after I taught her the process for that bit.

The opening sequence was made from scratch. So was the mosaic. http://www.revostock.com/After-Effects-Project/83441/The-Legend.htm is for sale for $30. I liked it, but one, didn’t want to spend the money, two, it was for a later version than my old 6.5 version, three, I wanted to see if I could reconstruct it w/out the help of a tutorial, just by my own knowledge, and I did.

To download this file: http://www.sermonspice.com/product/27201/what-was-on-his-mind-3f

Wow, what a process!

August 2, 2009 3 comments

This video was essentially done in a day.  I started early in the morning.  I had a family game night for the kids, then immediately kept at it.  I finished at 3am.  I set it to render in After Effects.  In the morning it wasn’t done.  I stopped it, thinking it messed up.  I started it again.  It took 7 1/2 hours, but when I watched it there was only 24 seconds.  So again I started it to render.  This time it looked like all was good.  It still took about 3 hours, and for a 1:44 video it was a 14gig file!

Here’s the youtube version.  I’ll be writing an article in Christian Video Magazine on Kinetic Typography, and this, my first real experience.  What a process it was!

To download- http://www.sermonspice.com/product/26865

Always Amazed

I’m always amazed at how long it takes to make a two minute animation!  Well, especially in my case, when you edit a little at night, and a little in the morning before going to my real job, it’s b_encountersslow moving.  This one probably took me a couple of weeks. But it pays off in the end.  I’m having a lot of fun learning the power beast of a program that After Effects is.  Some techniques I learn, or steal, others I stumble upon myself.  I think that is the goal of all of the tutorials online, to get you to experiment for yourself.

 

My latest endeavor in the video realm is a new series from Mark E. Moore’s book “Encounters with Christ”.  I don’t know how many of these I’ll end up making.  Probably 5 or 6, that will become a decently priced fishxpressions bundle on www.sermonspice.com.  Next up on the slate- Nicodemus.  Then I have to think about Spanish versions, and possibly my first video  offerings exported in HD.

 

To use this video, purchase and download here- http://www.sermonspice.com/product/26844/encounters–mary-and-martha

In the Potter’s House dot COM

Here’s my final illustration for my ex-professor and friend Doug Mark’s book.

you can see the other’s at a website I built for him: www.inthepottershouse.com

ORDER THE BOOK!!

New news

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I’ve certainly kept busy.  We had VBS at our church.  I made a quick little video of the highlights:

I also decided it was time to give our church website a new look:

 

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I also advertised a video on the Lord’s prayer in Sermonspice’s newsletter.  I made it up to 8th place.  I made my investment back at least.  Sermonspice has been “spicing” for 5 years now.  I guess I’ve been with them at least 3 1/2 of those years.

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Also in the picture is a banner for www.pastordeals.com.  On the 13th of July there’s a link for FREE MUSIC, and what that is is my new widget from www.noisetrade.com.  Of course you can get it by going to this other post.

I’ve been busy, and tonight I’m going to finish my potter video series, hopefully!  And then I can get started on some kinetic typography videos inspired by Mark Moore’s “Encounters with Christ”.  First I gotta take the fam to the beach.

Some things must be removed

It’s the fourth of July.  And instead of being with family, I’m making videos.  My fam is out of town right now.  I’m home alone, a perfect time to get some work done (besides it being a holiday).  This is my latest piece in the Potter series, from Douglas Marks book “30 Days in the Potter’s House”

New Discounted Videos

http://www.sermonspice.com/newsletter/archive/2009/06_25.php

Videos for the fourth of July.  The Top Row middle and right are my videos “Freedom is Not Free” and a new one “Liberty”.  They are discounted with the coupon code “FIREWORKS4”.

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A Father’s Day Video for Church

Download full res version to use at your church:

http://www.sermonspice.com/product/17072/time–a-father-27s-gift

20% off Super Mom video

http://www.sermonspice.com/newsletter/

follow the link, click on “super mom”, use cupon code 20MOMMY.

(super mamá disponible en español)

Determined to make it work

Where to begin? It’s 6:10am.  I’ve been working on this short video for some time now.  It’s finally done.  I’ve had some trouble with it, but I’ve been determined to make it work.  And I think it does in the end.  It started with me wanting to get better at After Effects.  So I ordered a 99 cent DVD, and a $5 book, and total training on DVDs for $25!  But those haven’t come in yet.  So I watched Andrew Kramer’s stuff on http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/ (an amazing FREE resource!!!).  I started a file I named “exp” short for experimenting.  Well, that experimentation turned into this video.  And it “ate my lunch” so to speak for the better part of this week’s free time.  Yes, I did take the fam to a  D League basketball game, I wasn’t an absent presence at home.  But just about every minute I could squeeze in, I was editing.  Whether it was preparing the images in photoshop, tedious work with magnetic lasso, or eraser, or the actual 3D animations on AE where every keyframe has to be perfect, it was pretty draining for a 1 1/2 minute segment!  The night before last I worked 4 hours straight, slept, couldn’t sleep well because my mind was still editing, woke up edited more, went to work, came home for lunch, edited and ate, went back to work, came home, edited, rendered (which took all night) went to bed, couldn’t sleep well because I’m DETERMINED TO MAKE IT WORK!  At 4:30am this morning I was able to add the music and render in Premiere.  I think it’s finally done.  I’m sure experts could have done it a lot quicker.  This was my first stab at this genre of video.  By the end, I was finally getting the hang of it.  In the process at times I was scratching my head!!  Especially since I started in the middle and had to backtrack.  Oh well.  Here’s the video.  Enjoy!

You can download or preview here too: http://www.sermonspice.com/videos/25050/god-cant-use-you (sound is much better than youtube’s version).

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