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creative chaos – recreating a great video August 28, 2008

Posted by lastpicasso in Creative Chaos, Eagle Brook Church, video.

Post for “Creative Chaos” over at Ragamuffin Soul. Check out more creative stuff there…

Let’s be honest. Sometimes you stumble upon an idea that is so good and so perfect that you can’t think of anyway to make it better. And with sites like youtube and vimeo, there are more and more opportunities for this to happen. Millions of great ideas being freely shared with the world.

Well this happened to me last spring as we were developing ideas for our “There’s An Elephant in the Room” series. A youtube video crossed our paths that we thought would be a PERFECT fit for the message on Parent/Teen relationships. Here’s that video:

We couldn’t just capture this and show it, however. The resolution would be terrible AND we didn’t think people would catch some of the Aussie vernacular. And so, the process of recreating the video from scratch began. Here’s how it went down:

– contacted Peter Denahy to get permission. Very important.
– charted and arranged the song, and did some tweaks to the lyrics.
– recorded the audio of our version
– dissected the original video shot-by-shot and planned our shooting accordingly
– found an angsty looking teen
– had the actors memorize the song so they could lip-synch exactly
– locked down the camera and shot it in about 4 hours

And voila! We had a nice, clean, widescreen version of the same video. And the best part about it…it was one of our church’s favorite videos of the year. Here’s our completed version:

P.S. that sultry teen voice…yeah, that’s me.



1. Dorothy Holland - August 29, 2008

Great job!

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