Archive for the Recent Video Shoots Category

New Wedding Highlight Video

Posted in Recent Video Shoots on June 7, 2011 by Andrew Garcia

This is a wedding from a couple weekends ago, held at North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, CA. We tried a slightly different style with voice over from the bride and groom. Tell us what you think.

Congratulations, Jo and Nate!


Seattle Trip – Everett Baptist Church

Posted in Recent Video Shoots, Tutorials on March 9, 2011 by Andrew Garcia
I spent several days in Seattle, WA recently shooting a video for Everett Bible Baptist Church. I worked closely with Pastor Erik Sanders and his assistant, Sam Green. They have a thriving work there in Everett and it was a neat experience to spend time with them.

This project was quite different than most of the projects that I work on as it was not a church promotion but a church planting video. We wanted to showcase Seattle. It was such a beautiful city with a lot of character. This made it relatively easy to capture some great footage. My favorite shots of the trip were taken from the top of the Space Needle.

I used a Pixel intervalometer hooked up to my GH2 and took a couple different timelapse shots from the top of the Needle. I put together a quick demonstration of how to create a timelapse using Quicktime Pro. You can view this at the end of the article as well as watch the entire Church Plant video.

This was my first true video project with the GH2 and I have to say I’m very happy with how it handled. Everything about this camera is better than its predecessor (GH1) – unhacked or hacked. I don’t care how high the mbps are, if there is ugly vertical banding, the shot is tainted. The GH2 doesn’t have issue with that at all until you push into the extreme ISOs.

The message of this video speaks to the great dearth of evangelical Christian churches in the Pacific Northwest – specifically Seattle. Everett Bible Baptist Church is setting out to start several churches in the Seattle area over the next few years. This video is intended to help cast the vision for potential pastors to come and be a part of this effort.

Recent Project for Golden State Baptist College

Posted in Recent Video Shoots on February 25, 2011 by Andrew Garcia

Shooting some of the local scenics for the section in the video called ‘Friday’

I had the privilege of spending ten days down in San Jose, CA last month shooting video for North Valley Baptist Church and Golden State Baptist College. I worked closely with their in-house media department. They were a great group of guys and a blessing to collaborate with. What I appreciated about the ministry there in San Jose was that they are a forward-thinking ministry. A lot of the times the Baptists seem to be playing “catch up” with our culture.

Please keep in mind that I am not talking about compromise here, I’m talking about staying relevant and current in your presentation. If you haven’t realized it by now, packaging is important; especially in this media-saturated world we live in. One of the biggest challenges you’re going to face in your outreach is getting your message through. That’s a tall order considering that people just aren’t readers any more. The third most trafficked site on the net is youtube with nearly 500 million hits a month! People would rather sit back and watch than read.

This is the reason I am doing video full time. I believe in it. I don’t believe it to be a replacement for preaching, but it is truly a legitimate ministry. Video is a language that our culture speaks.

More shooting for ‘Friday’

Video Work in Toledo, OH

Posted in Recent Video Shoots on February 25, 2011 by Andrew Garcia

I had the privilege of spending the last 5 days in Toledo holding workshops on video production as well as producing a promotional video for Hope Baptist.

Here we are shooting a short film using some of the techniques we discussed in the workshop

I also had the opportunity to shoot an interview for my missions documentary with Gene Sharp – a Christian radio planter.

Here is the video we produced for the church:

Hope Baptist Promo