Logo: Antioch the Apostolic Church
I’m excited to be a member of the technical team at Antioch the Apostolic Church, which is a Pentecostal (UPCI) church with multiple locations in Maryland: Arnold (near Annapolis), Baltimore, and Crofton (portable church). I operate a video camera and occasionally direct multi-camera live event productions.
At the Crofton (Crofton Middle School) location, we’re currently limited to a single camera with post-production workflow. Being limited to a single-camera instead of having multiple cameras and a video mixer does present some challenges, but try my best to produce quality videos.
I recorded many of the videos posted here: Videos From Antioch West Church Services .
I created this educational video for my UMUC Domestic Violence class to try to educate the public about “cyberstalking”, more accurately known as technology-facilitated harassment and abuse.
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.
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.
I had the privilege of recording the 34th Combat Communications Squadron’s (United States Air Force) final change of command ceremony on June 1, 2012. Lt Col Prescod handed over command of the 34th Combat Comm to Maj Montelepre.
While I had a lot of computer issues while editing this, causing some minor issues with the resultant video, I hope you all will enjoy this anyway.