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Protege internship

This year, my church started an internship program called Protege. We have 7 interns who have joined us in different areas such as junior high ministry, children’s ministry, pastoral care, and others. This past two months, I had the privilege of leading them in a class.

It was a great class — lots of discussion and interaction and doing different types of experiences. Glen helped lead and we thoroughly enjoyed our great group of interns!

Since we are recruiting for next year, I got to make a promotional video after capturing interviews of all the Proteges. Click on the image below to see it:

Because it was the first video where I had to do really intensive Apple Motion (animation) editing, I was learning as I went along. That also meant it took forever! Between learning motion, editing many video clips, editing sound (talking and music and sound effects), it took a verrrrrrrry long time to do the video. Here’s a screen shot of the video, each little section being one clip that was edited, color corrected, and the sound adjusted.

For video techies, see specs below.

I really enjoy doing video but I don’t think I could do it as a full-time job! However, I am very thankful for the opportunity to grow and learn in this area, particularly in doing video animation with Apple Motion.

I also enjoy seeing God work in the lives of the Proteges as they have gone through a year of many challenges and celebrations. They are so much further ahead than I was at their age!

If you know of anyone who might be interested in this internship program, check out the details here.

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For techies only:

  • The video project took 29.08 GB of space!
  • Video was captured in HD on Canon 70D DSLR camera.
  • Software: Final Cut 7, Apple Motion 4.
  • Apple Motion title template was from Digital Juice. I altered the color, text, animation, and deleted drop zones. I used the layered clips from the video to create lower third subtitles.
  • The smaller clips were .mov videos that had animation with them so I had to reverse-animate the clips so they didn’t fly off the screen!
  • I learned a lot about 3d camera views, key framing, and perspective in Motion. It was steep learning curve for someone who has taken 2 years to get to chapter 4 of 16 lessons in a Motion tutorial book! (Meaning I’ve forgotten most of what I learned!)
  • Hours editing: who knows? Maybe 20?
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