Video Project: Church in a Day – Decatur, Indiana (2009)

So, I decided to show my support for the 2009 Church in a Day project in Decatur, Indiana and get some use out of my new video camera and tripod and non-linear editing software.

It was really awesome to get to see the Church in a Day project up close. Church in a Day is a project of the United Pentecostal Church International in which a bunch of volunteers converge on a plot of land and in less than 24 hours have a functional church built. My video doesn’t do the wonder of this justice; if you get a chance, spend a few hours helping at one of these.

The result is this video. The video is a stupidly long edit, and the music is terribly annoying. I think my videos since then have improved. The video is posted here as originally edited in 2009. I’ve improved since then.
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Video Project: Run for Recovery Promo (2010)

A friend is a professional counselor and invited me to shoot a video promo for an upcoming run to raise awareness for addictions recovery.

The primary camera’s footage was unusable due to a significant color-balance issue, so I had to edit the video using the secondary cameras. Additionally, the video suffered from a lack of writing and pre-shoot planning. I should have insisted on a script and should have gotten additional moving shots and B-roll footage should have been inserted. I was severely limited in time and equipment. I also wanted to release this long before the event, and wasn’t able to release it early enough for it to be useful.
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