Long time no post…

I am sorry that I haven’t posted in a couple of days… I have been very busy with the new job and church…

I do have some good posts but I just need to sit down and write them out…

I recently got a new cell phone (1st – Mogul 6800; 2nd (Final) – Palm 755p)…

I recently had 2 friends get the iPhone and they have mixed reviews…

I also started using some new technology like Brightcove.com and YouTube Developer…

I will post more later…

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A very very very long week…

WOW!!! This last week was very long… My teams and me have accomplished so much this week…

Here’s what we accomplished this week:

Total Stage Changeover (Photos coming soon…) (Thanks Stage Team!!!)

Transformers Promo (Thanks Video Producers!!!)

Men’s Fraternity Promo (Thanks Video Producers!!!)

Officially launched the new HighImpact Living Website (www.highimpactliving.net)

Implemented a new Tech. Leader for our South Side Campus (Trevor D. – Thanks for helping out)

ONE GREAT VISION DAY (Thanks everyone for your help)

I know that it is the services like this morning that make it totally worth it… I think this morning’s service was great… I really love what I get to do in the local church…

“The local church is the hope of the world” – Bill Hybels

That quote is a great quote to remember on weeks like this one… It has been totally crazy but I know that we impacted peoples’ lives this morning and I know that this church will continue to impact peoples’ lives…

I look forward to a more normal week this week but I still have one more service (which we are currently doing right now)…

Junioritis

Well sorry this is late but here’s the GACC Drama Video from September 2.

Great job to everyone on this project (Drama, Field Production, and Post-Production Teams) and a special thank-you to Rebecca Phillips for being our “Comedy/Acting Director” for the evening…

hulu

What is hulu? Well visit Hulu.com and see for yourself…

Here’s a letter from them:

A Hulu hello

August 29th, 2007

Welcome to Hulu! Our passionate and growing team here has been very hard at work on a service that we’re quite excited about. We’ll keep you updated with news as we go along.

The first bit of news we’d like to share is that we have a name: Hulu.

Why Hulu? Objectively, Hulu is short, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and rhymes with itself. Subjectively, Hulu strikes us as an inherently fun name, one that captures the spirit of the service we’re building. Our hope is that Hulu will embody our (admittedly ambitious) never-ending mission, which is to help you find and enjoy the world’s premier content when, where and how you want it.

The second bit of news is that we are now accepting sign-ups at hulu.com for invitations to our web site’s private beta. The Hulu private beta will be available in October. In the interest of delivering a great customer experience and making sure that we can address any feedback that comes along the way, we’re going to start small and grow iteratively in terms of the volumes of people that we invite to participate in the beta. Within that same timeframe, we will also be offering great programming through our distribution partner sites: AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace, and Yahoo.

Ok, now it’s time for all of us at Team Hulu to get back to work! Don’t forget to register your email address for the upcoming private beta.

Jason Kilar
CEO, Hulu
jason.kilar@hulu.com

It basically sounds like a new online source for TV shows. Video programs from NBC and Fox will appear on the site.

I have signed up to be a private beta partner and look forward to seeing what they got… I will let you all know more soon…

Here’s the rest of the story: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/29/the-wait-is-over-news-corpnbcs-newsite-has-a-name/

Bring Your Brand to Life – My thoughts

I found this article on ChangeThis.com… I frequently check this website for anything of interest to me…

Here’s the entire article: http://www.changethis.com/37.05.BringBrand#

Thomas R. CliffordEvery company must tell their story. Thomas Clifford is a filmmaker, an expert on telling these stories through corporate videos. Say hello to emotionally engaging pieces of film that will spark conversation and energy through the ranks. In fact, he believes a good corporate video can change the world. Not in the market to make a corporate video? Really, Clifford’s advice applies for any medium you choose through which to tell your company’s story.

Here’s my thoughts on the article:

Myth #1: My corporate video has to look boring like everybody else’s.

My thought: First who likes boring videos… Not me… I believe that videos should inspire people to take action, teach people something they don’t know, motivate those who need motivation and much more… Boring videos are just a waste of time…

Myth #2: We don’t need a scriptwriter.

My thought: Well then what would all those scriptwriter do for money??? I know that in the past we have tried to film stuff with out a script (“Lets just go shoot it, we can write the script on scene”)… Everyone of those videos never came out well… Find yourself a good scriptwriter, one that understands the demands of production

Myth #3: Our CEO needs to be in the video.

My thought: Why??? I think that most CEOs are not great communicators… Find someone that can tell a compelling story… As a matter of fact look in places you haven’t before like your secretaries or administrative staff…

Myth #4: All interviews look 20 years old.

My thought: Get your interviews to look interesting… You spend a lot of time on the boring look so turn around and spend that time on an engaging interview… Also be sure and spend time on getting great cinematography…

Myth #5: Corporate videos cost $1,000 a minute.

My thought: WOW!!! Who is paying that much for corporate videos on a per minute basis… All corporate videos are hand-crafted from scratch and all cost a different amount but $1000 a minute sounds expensive…

I think that corporate videos need to motivate, inspire, and call people to action… Of course there are some corporate videos that are for information purposes only too… But videos in general should not be BORING!!! Spend time thinking about what you want and capture great cinematograhpy…

Be sure and check out his website: http://www.directortom.com/ (I think you can apply his ideas to any video taping)

Stupid Boy – Performed by Pastor Joey

Pastor Joey did this song last weekend…

We worked on getting it uploaded quicker but Google Video has been very weird this week…

So here it is:

I thought this by far one of our best special musics… We did a lot of practice with the Band, Live Video, Lighting, and Media Shout Teams… And it shows!!! Thanks to everyone who helped pull off a great worship service last weekend…

Video Camera Shots

Pastor Joey found this and posted it on his blog… I just wanted to pass it along…

Looks pretty cool… Let me know what you think…

There are some other videos on YouTube about video camera shots and movie-making… I will try and post more over time…