Thursday, March 27, 2008

Memories in the Making - DVD Slideshow

One of the projects I've been working on lately is for our assistant Pastor. He is being ordained in about a week....and to honor this accomplishment I was asked to produce a memory DVD of his journey. His story is interesting because he went from being Vice President of a successful company to a new job in church leadership. He gave up everything to follow his calling. Admirable and inspiring, to say the least.

I love making these "videos." I've produced several already. One for a 50th Wedding Anniversary (as shown in the photo above,) a graduation, a theater cast party, a wedding, etc. These projects combine several of my loves... vintage pictures and my TV producing skills so this is really a great match for me. I'm not sure what it is about old photos and cool music, but it just works. We connect on so many ways with the visuals of the past and when put to a familiar tune, sometimes it can bring us to tears. Not that this is my goal, but to create something that evokes any emotion is part of the "pay off" for the producer. To see that something I created touched someone else, whether it be through laughter or tears of joy, is really, the satisfaction of a job well done!


Oliver Rain said...

Sounds like a fabulous project. This is sort of what I was trying to accomplish with Lizzie's birthday post- minus the music of course. I just love montages & the like.

That wedding picture is so beautiful.

MJ said...

What a great hobby! It's a fun way to incorporate your interests and skills and bring joy to others! What a win-win situation!

Sassafras & LuLu said...

Hi Jill,
you are very talented to be able to produce those treasures for people, and the story about your assistant pastor sounds awesome. I heard of another story similar in the last year where someone, maybe v.p. or C.E.O. of a big company decided that was not what life was all about and made a big change into ministry of some sort!
Sounds like you had a nice quiet Easter and that you are busy lately. Gotta post again this weekend