Several people have asked me how I put together my Scripture For Life chapel challenge video (If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here!) So I thought I might take the night alone in my room to write a basic tutorial explaining how I made the animations using just Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X.
I started out with the idea. My roommate suggested doing an animation versus a live-action video because I wouldn’t have to feel bad about collecting the prize scholarship when so many actors would have helped with the project. With a cartoon made completely from my computer, I would have done the entire video myself.
The first thing to do was come up with a verse I’d like to center my video around. That was easy, since my college verses are Isaiah 41:10,13. I liked the visual image I got when I read the verses, since it specifically talks about the God of the universe holding our right hand and leading us along through our life’s trials.
Each summer, the teen group at Fairfax Baptist Temple battle each other with their Teen Crusade, a three night event where the teenagers are split into two teams and try to beat each other in games and competitions to earn points. This year’s theme was based on the Marvel movie, Civil War, with the two teams being Iron Man and Captain America.
I made this minute highlight for the church’s website to promote the event and the teen group.
Fairfax Baptist Temple’s annual Teen Crusade is one of the biggest hypes of the summer for the young people. Each year the teens are separated two two teams, represented by two colors, and compete against each other for three nights in the summer by playing games, doing competitions, and cheering the loudest.
This summer’s theme was Civil War, the team colors being blue and red to represent Captain America vs. Iron Man. The youth minister, Gary Boyd, preached about the spiritual war waging in every Christian’s life and orchestrated each game and competition for the week. This year, Captain America emerged victorious in the quest to become champion in the civil war.
Aunt Cheryl Dyck asked us cousins to do a sort of talent show for Grandma Dyck’s birthday (#HarveysGotTalent; #HarveyIdol). Since neither Caleb, Connor, or I have any clue as to how to make banging on a piano sound good, we decided to go with one of our more familiar skills: movie making.
Journey is the most plotted film since Kingdom’s Edge, and is filmed in over four state and national parks, including the Dakota Badlands and Mount Rushmore.
Filmed on location at Fairfax, Virginia, Minot, North Dakota, South Dakota Badlands, North Dakota Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Harvey, North Dakota, and Custer State Park, South Dakota.
My collegian (like a society) wanted to create a video that showcased what being a “Pi Delta Rho Indian” was all about. One of the officers of the collegian worked with me as we put together a short video trailer for the collegian. My biggest regret was not owning a microphone that could edit out the strong wind we had the day of the shoot.
I was able to make the first academy promotional video for my high school, Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy. The video is meant to showcase the school’s academics, extra curricular activities like sports and fine arts competitions, and the spiritual emphasis. I also designed the graphics used in the video. A shortened one-minute version of the same video was featured on the WAVA radio website as a promotional to the school.