Here is the latest video I’ve been working on (the one I mentioned a few days ago). I was asked by one of my seminary professors to create something that she could use when she preaches in chapel next week and the only real guidelines she gave me were that she was using Luke 24:36-48 and the word that popped out at her in that passage was “witness.” So the video is basically a response to the question “what does it mean to be a witness?” (from a Christian perspective). It’s probably worth noting that the intended audience of this video is an academic/theological community (seminary professors and students) in a chapel service. I’ll write more of my thoughts on the video below, just watch it for now and then read the rest.
Witness is really two separate videos; together they speak on behalf of a community that has witnessed a changing world filled with problems and pain, but still holds on to the hope that comes from knowing the Jesus story. I consider myself a participant in this ongoing story, and given the original audience/setting of the video, I tried to use images and thoughts that would resonate with others (many who are older than me) so that the video told “our” story.
It has come a long way since I started working on it a few days ago (the first and second versions are still on youtube), but I’m still not completely happy with it. I think it has too much text, the transitions aren’t smooth enough, it’s a bit too long and it lacks focus (plus it’s still a bit too “Christian” or “churchy” in my opinion). What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts about “Witness.” Please leave a comment.