Hard to believe I shot 120GB this past weekend while working on a production for The Assemblies of God’s General Council this August in Phoenix, Arizona; but the work started way before then to find the stories true voice.
Whenever I begin to work on a project I try to get into and explore the story that an organization is trying to tell. The process begins is tedious and is hard work, it’s processes are not be inherently enjoyable. It’s the incubation period the subconscious mind fleshing out the idea, making new connections, separating unnecessary ideas, and grabbing for other ideas when doing the research on my subjects. I have to fight for the “Eureka” moment to get to the fun part of creating.
Getting to that “Eureka” moment was easy on this project. Inspiration for me comes from a lot of things. Sometimes it’s a memory, sometimes it’s an emotion, sometimes it just happens. For this project my inspiration came from the love and warmth that I got from the all the research I performed.
Without showing you the finished project, something that I cannot do until I finish it, it’s hard to put the feeling into words. But if you can imagine the opening and closing scenes of Love Actually, nothing puts the warmth and cheer into your heart quite like a like those scenes in the airport. That is the feeling I got and the audience will get from this story I’m producing and how how God is using an Oklahoma church to make it’s unique mark within it’s community and God’s Kingdom.
Below are some production shots from the shoot.