Friday, January 26, 2007

God's Amazing Work

I wanted to try to catch up a little tonight on watching other chruches services. I find it a wonderful refresh since I can just enjoy the service and not think about all the stuff. As I watched services from both Granger and NewSpring, I was suddenly just awestruck by the song selection. Both of those church this past weekend did Everlasting God and so did we! Newspring also did Jesus Paid it All exactly like we did recently. It just shows me how God is using music to reach his people. There is no doubt that those two churches using that song and CFC using it all on the same weekend, and I'm sure many more, was the hand of God working in the hearts of so many worship leaders. I've believed for many years that worship was one of the most powerful ways that people can experience God, even for those who are not followers of Christ. There is just something about music that stirs the soul. Its just so cool when I find things like this that continue to show me just how big God is and how strong his will is influencing those who choose to listen.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Only One Life

Whew... the holidays are over and a new year begins. I'll start off the year with a video about the importance of making your life count. We will be using this video on Sunday as a part of the message. I think it turned out pretty well. Its to bad that this small format and low quality doesn't reflect some of the subtle effects that were added to the video to make it look more "old film" look. Sony Vegas is simply wonderful.

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The video was done with 2 Panasonic AG-DVX100 cameras, one on tripod, one handheld. My great assist tech dude Jeremy was along to handle camera 2 for B roll footage. I used a small Audix mic that was actually taped to his shirt just under the jacket. It was a very windy day but you can't hear any of the wind in the video. I was rather pleased with the audio portion as well. I didn't have any trouble syncing up the 2 camera shots either. I simply made sure the second camera had its internal mic turned on and lined up the audio of the 2 cameras in Sony Vegas. Then I was able to do all the edits and not worry about the audio and video staying together. Pretty simple really. The music track is a custom mix of some tracks from the Digital Juice collection.
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So how did we do?