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Friday, December 26, 2008

Videos I Had Time To Upload

I uploaded several new video projects:


I can't recall if I shared these two videos on here or not.  These videos show the process of moving into the new location and a thank you to the District Advisory Board who helped finance the purchase of the building so that we could operate with a lot more space:

Covenant Moves To A New Location


A Thank You To The District Advisory Board


I also put together a few small projects displaying the events of the last month or so:

Covenant Thanksgiving 2008


The Baptism of Mohagany Conyers


Covenant Christmas Party 2008


The other videos I uploaded are related to the Cornerstone Chronicles 2008 DvD which is available for donation.

The first set are videos of a trip I took to Pennsylvania the week before I left for Cornerstone.  These are put together in a 30 minute special feature on the Cornerstone Chronicles 2008 DvD:

Travelling to Warren, Pennsylvania


Visiting with Rebecca, Erik & Jake/Going to a Show


My Grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary


Returning to Cincinnati/Jesus For President


Preparation & Leaving For Cornerstone 2008 w/ The Weather Report


This last set is a 10 video series of Shenanigans from Cornerstone 2008.  This is the Cornerstone Chronicles 2008 film without the bands because they are already uploaded separately.  These 10 videos are on the following playlist right after the Cornerstone 2008 trailer:


Sunday, December 14, 2008

My First Film Premiere

Cornerstone Chronicles 2008 was viewed for the first time by people (besides just me) this evening.  This is my third viewing of the project.  First time was a week ago after all editing had been completed so that I could be sure I got everything in it.  I realized there was one scene out of order and another was skipped somehow so I made the necessary adjustments and went about the process of compressing the video into one full file complete with chapter marks for easy navigation to specific days of Cornerstone.

By my recollection, it took me nearly four months of editing to complete the entire project.  The project consists of a total of six DvDs (five bootleg performance DvDs and one documentary of the week with a few special things as well for good measure).

Certain parts took a lot more work than others.  For instance:

The opening countdown I added took several hours to put together.  I wanted a classic movie style countdown I could not find any such files in either editing program I have...maybe I didn't look hard enough.

The frisbee scene took a good four hours to complete when I got the bright idea to add synthesized sound effects from the Joy Electric Tick Tock Companion.

Was it worth it?  In the end I believe so...well at least the frisbee scene.  The countdown probably could have been done away with...maybe a disclaimer would have been appropriate?  The audience of this film project likely would get it thus no disclaimer was necessary as far as I'm concerned and tonight I feel Chris stated what needed to be said for any nonCornerstoner watching.

This Cornerstone was subtitled "From a New Perspective" because in previous years I camped with Gregor Reynolds (and others once too) and though I knew the group I camped with this time from previous Cornerstone experiences, it was the first time that they were part of the focus of the film.

The first Cornerstone DvD (06) was completely unedited and was over three hours long.  Last year (07) the project was edited down to 2:40 hours with about 30-40 minutes of extra footage I took out that I wanted to leave in so I made a deleted scenes feature.  Cornerstone 2008 was about 2:30 (though the credits push it a few minutes over) and I felt very good that was was included should be included and whatever was cut out was unnecessary.  There are memories not captured that I wish had been but I either did not have any tape left for that day to film to or had no battery life left after a full days filming.  Indeed, I feel this project is the best it could be for what it s.

My work so far is done from one camera and therefore more or less one point of view.  It is a handheld camera in a concert setting so it is hard to avoid heads and kept a steady hand but I feel these areas were improved from years past.

It would be interesting to see what could come if others were to also film and we would compile it all together.

During the viewing this evening it seemed most who attended enjoyed the spectacle.  Those who did not attend I am not sure they fully understood but maybe it sparked a desire to attend this coming year.

One particular part seemed to possibly cause some mixed feelings in a few were the parts that I recorded of Jesus for President & Aaron Weiss.  In my personal faith, I search to find what seems to be the true interpretation of the words of Christ.  I do not believe that Shane Claiborne, Chris Haw, or Aaron Weiss are the authority on such truth...only One has that authority but I do believe they raise interesting questions on what Jesus Christ actually meant by the things He said and did.  I included pieces in the Cornerstone documentary project that I felt weren't necessarily too radical but may at least make one think about what it means to truly be Christ-like today and in America.  By no means do I say that what was presented is an absolute truth or if one disagrees then they are wrong but I do believe those whose words I included in the film were valid enough to consider within our own system of beliefs.

Again, I am quite satisfied with the end result of the Cornerstone 2008 film.  Thanks for those whose interest made this film premiere night possible.  That was a first for me.  Most of my film work is either enjoyed by me and maybe one or two other people or just through youtube (which the footage this year has earned much more positive feedback on the quality than previously...though people complain about the artists or crowds not being up to whatever standard they expect or something petty).


Thank you as well for your donations and for those who still wish to donate I have a paypal system set up at:


There you will find a list of all video projects as the first blog with a paypal donation button assigned to each.  This is where blogs regarding the video work end up as well such as this blog (making it redundant if you are on the page and reading it and not reading it at facebook or myspace).

For those who could not attend (and I know you had good reasons like a wedding or being out of town) please let me know if we can set up another Cornerstone film viewing party or something like that.  I will be in Pennsylvania from Dec 23-27 and I work 2nd shifts (4p-12a) on Sunday and Monday evenings.  Pretty much anything else can be worked out in my schedule for you if you want to.  A few copies are in the hands of our friends so that might just be how you end up seeing it and that's cool too if that's how it ends up.  Just get in touch if you wish to...and I can get the DvD(s) to you at some point as well.

Thanks you all!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

FINISHED! 3 Covenant videos and the Cornerstone 2008 Movie Trailer

I have recently uploaded 4 videos:

1. Covenant Barbeque & 2nd Quarter School Supplies Give a Way:

This is probably the video that I put the least amount of effort into in part due to not having a lot of footage to work with.  the song used is Sweet Tea from the Gotee Brothers ERACE album.  The Barbeque was held with Alpha Church of the Nazarene and school supplies were given to the children.  This happens to also be the day we announced that Covenant would move to a new location.


2. Covenant Moves To A New Location

Over the month of October, we moved stuff and did work to make the new location functional for us to begin having services.  This video highlights that month with a soundtrack by All The Day Holiday - Mountains.


3.  A Thank You To The District Advisory Board

Not only is this a thank you to those who supported us in purchasing this building for our use, Abe Brandyberry (who is the pastor of the church) gives a tour of the building.  The thank you section features a few of those who attend Covenant.  Mountains by All The Day Holiday can be heard in the background.


4. Cornerstone 2008 The Movie Trailer

This is a trailer again featuring All The Day Holiday this time with Atmosphere.  It highlights the entire Cornerstone experience of 2008 as I filmed it along the lakeside.  It also features clips of all the bands I filmed that are available for a donation on DvD.  The Cornerstone movie will also be available on DvD for a donation and the movie "premiere" screening will be Saturday, December 13th, 2008 @ 7pm @ the Human house.  You should come...it will be fun!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Finished! All Cornerstone Performance Videos

Since I last updated, I finished all the Cornerstone 2008 Performance footage & it is all posted at my Youtube page.

Here are the playlists of all 2008 Cornerstone Performances:

The Winner's Circle

All The Day Holiday

Tooth & Nail Day

Cornerstone Punk 2008

FlatFoot 56

The Chariot




As I Lay Dying

Here is the entire Cornerstone 2008 playlist that will have any footage that did not fall into the categories listed above:

I should be done with a project in the next day or so that features the move of Covenant into its new building.

After that, the shenanigans of the Lakeside Cornerstoners 2008 will be edited and arranged.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Working On...Cornerstone Friday

I just finished up the editing and whatnot for the Chariot set at Cornerstone 2008 which more or less finished up the Thursday music related videos.  As I type this I am uploading a clip from Bradley Hathaway (which is the last Thursday clip).

The Chariot performance is my favorite so far.  It seems their style of performance and my style of filming work well together.  I felt in 2007 their performance was the best I shot as well.

The Chariot @ Cornerstone 2008  

The Chariot @ Cornerstone 2007

All of Cornerstone 2008 (so far uploaded)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Working On...Unified Underground

There is so much I could say about the Unified Underground experience.  I still haven't wrapped my head around it all but I know I love the punk culture and hope to find a way to minister to them.  To get to the reason I write this all in this particular blog, I created a very short video (with little effort put into it) that shows a little bit of Unified Underground.  In this video is a live performance by Our Corpse Destroyed with some footage of the trip to the event.  There is also a clip with Shawn Jonas speaking.  I actually intended to film quite a bit of this event but did not for a few reasons.

Here's the video:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Working On...Cornerstone 2008 - Tooth & Nail Day

I finished uploading the last of the footage from Tooth & Nail Day (the All The Day Holiday footage from Tooth & Nail Day is on a separate playlist from the rest).

Apparently Destroy The Runner found the video shortly after I posted it and spread the word giving me quite the number of hits (over 800 now and over 700 the first day!).  Thanks guys!

Here's the playlist for Tooth & Nail Day:

Here's the playlist for All The Day Holiday: 

Here's the playlist for all of Cornerstone 2008 so far:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Working On: A Covenant Announcement/Sunday Afternoon Barbeque

Though I have been working through the Cornerstone 2008 footage, I took a short break to make a film project surrounding an important announcement regarding Covenant and a Barbeque held in the afternoon with help from the Alpha Church of the Nazarene.  Backpacks with school supplies were given to neighborhood children with help from donations from churches on the SWO District.

This project is admittedly one I put little effort into as far as the editing process.  I did not film much and had little footage to work with.  Usually when it comes to the music I try to editing cuts with the beats of the songs.  I did not do much of that with this project but I am posting it so that people might see what we are doing at Covenant.

Apparently, though he has passed, Johnny Cash doesn't want people using his songs or at least Ring of Fire in their video projects. I had a notice to that regard today from youtube. I muted the audio from Cornerstone 2007 Shenanigans part I so that the video could still be viewed at least but you won't hear what's going on sadly.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Currently Working On Cornerstone 2008

This is another large project that will take some time.  I guess this will be the first time I track the progress using a blog with more substance than myspace or facebook.

So tonight I have compiled the footage for a Cornerstone 2008 LIVE Bootleg Performance DvD.  This particular DvD is "The Cincinnati Area Bands Play Cornerstone."

Last year I made several that are available in the post labelled "DvDs Available Here" where one can go to check out trailers and donate if they choose to for any of the listed projects by clicking the "Donate" button which will direct you to my paypal where you can be as generous as you feel led and consequently I will send you a DvD.

So anyway about this project:

I have footage from:

The Winner's Circle performance on the Anchor Stage from Monday, June 30th, 2008 at Cornerstone.

All The Day Holiday performance @ Tooth & Nail Day (Tuesday July 1st, 2008) as well as "Atmosphere" on the Indoor Stage (Thursday, July 3rd, 2008).

Seabird performance on the Gallery Stage on Saturday July 5th, 2008.

The DvD also will have a trailer which covers the entirety of my Cornerstone 2008 projects and experience.  I personally think this trailer was one of my better ones.  The idea came to me last week and did not take long to take shape.

There will also be a slide show of some stills I liked.

Currently I posted the footage of The Winner's Circle performance and the Tooth & Nail Day performance of All The Day Holiday.

The next thing I will begin working on as far as Cornerstone is concerned will be the Tooth & Nail Day performance footage then compile it for a DvD.

Here is the current Cornerstone 2008 playlist: