In a Nutshell.
The plan is to spend at least 3 months traveling around in a van that I'll be converting (with my wonderful father's help) into a camper van. I've lined up some video work on the road but I'm hoping to pick up much more along the way. I want to stop and spend some time with churches and mission organizations around the country and do film work for them to help communicate what God is doing in their area.
If you know of a church or mission organization that might benefit from this type of ministry, please contact me and I'll see if I can add them to my route!
So far, my stops include Rockport, Texas, Ruidoso, New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Utah, Reno, Nevada, Los Angeles and Imperial Beach, California.
If you are a church or ministry around the United States, read below and find out how you might benefit from my trip.
I have worked the past 2 years as Director of Video Communications at First Baptist Church in Euless, Texas. I've made everything from promo videos for ministries and events, to interviews and testimonies, sermon bumpers and animations. After two wonderful years, I feel the Lord calling me to the open road, and to use the gifts he's given me to help out churches who don't necessarily have a videographer on staff.
Here are some examples of work I've done for First Euless.
The Lakey's Story: Testimony from a couple in the church
Jordan Dunnington I Am Not Ashamed: Testimony of staff member's baptism
The Belong Membership Class: A short message from Pastor John Meador on the Membership Class
Traditional Service Promo
In short, I want to serve your church by making one or two similar videos to help communicate what God has done in your local body of believers. I know that every church has stories that need to be told, and I want to help do that, for free. Whether it be a church-wide promo video, a testimony of one of your members, or anything else you can dream up, I would love to spend some time with you dreaming up some possibilities and getting them done within a week or two's time while I'm in town.
I'd also love to pass along any knowledge I can to a person at your church who may be interested in learning how to setup video shoots and edit testimonies.