Friday, May 7, 2010

What You Need To Know Before Watching "Swiss Peace"

Swiss Peace is an experiment of sorts for me in my new-found identity as a filmmaker-in-training.  Future films will be actual films, not simply videos of stage productions as this is.  I thought that producing this for Talk Your Legg Off (TYLO) might be a good way to cut my teeth with the new camera, software and all the computer technology that is so foreign to my little brain.
I am NOT an actress.  Let's make that perfectly clear from the beginning.  What I've always heard about people hating to see themselves on film holds true for me...eeeewwww!  At least now I know that when I do this again I need to be "bigger" and work on my timing.  Side note to all my theatrical friends:  tips and tibits that would improve my acting would be greatly appreciated.  Critiques on the writing, directing, filming etc are ALWAYS welcome as well.   :)

Since filming this I have upgraded the mic, so future sound quality should be better.  I'm also learning the editing software, YouTube and Vimeo, etc. 

The skit was written in two parts, for the morning and afternoon sessions of Ladies' Day at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in Flora Illinois.  I tried to download it as a whole to Vimeo but couldn't get that to work.  YouTube has a 10 minute time limit and this comes in at 11.5, so my best option for now was to present it in two parts as two separate videos.  

Writing is beginning on my first "official" TYLO film, and I will try to keep you updated as I hit milestones.  Of course, I still have all of the other responsibilities in my life PLUS co-writing our church's Christmas show, so don't expect anything, you know, next week.  Or next month.  But hopefully soon. 

My hope for all of this is that God is glorified and you enjoy what you see. 
Thank you both for reading, and watching!


Susan said...

That was so great!! I'm excited for you and your new adventure in film. I've found that when we are inspired to do something that somehow God provides us with the time to do it. Can't wait to see what the future holds for you:)

MommySpoon said...

I love it! It was amazing! What a wonderfully exciting prospect! I'm dying to have the opportunity do something this creative and inspiring. Way to go!

I don't know if this will help or if you've already seen it, but I think this skit is fabulous. Maybe they will inspire you to keep on keeping on!