2020 Year in Review
2020 was a challenging year for all of us. We were excited for so many projects early in the year, and then spent a lot of time postponing or rearranging those projects. Thankfully, we were still able to serve many clients, sharing their stories, and seeing changed lives. John-Clay also worked as an editor and colorist on a variety of projects, including a feature film. Here’s a look back at some highlights from 2020!
SINGING CHURCHMEN MINI-DOCUMENTARy
The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma have a powerful history spanning six decades! In celebration of those 60 years, we created a film series, documenting the stories of God’s faithfulness in the lives of the men themselves to be intertwined with music in their upcoming concert season (2021-2022).
We worked with Leslie Ludy to create an online course about “Marriage and Motherhood” sharing truth on how to have a thriving marriage while mothering, to the glory of God. It was a special experience to film this course. (Watch)
Eric Ludy also spent time in the interview chair, sharing answers to questions spanning the Christian life, his personal life story, and the programs at Ellerslie. (Watch)
THSC: Let her staY
Chris was at risk of losing custody of his daughter due to a faulty law in Texas. The film highlights how Chris is fit to retain custody of his daughter and was used by Texas Homeschool Coalition in their advocacy case on his behalf. A unique challenge was to protect the young daughter’s privacy in the video while still allowing the viewer to glimpse her life. It was exciting to be part of a project that helped this family and other families across Texas! [54,000 views] – (Watch)
THSC: SMALL MOMENTS
This project for Texas Homeschool Coalition titled “Small Moments” honors a mom’s role in the home education of her children. This project included casting, locations, art department, cinematography, and more, but it all came together in an emotionally moving piece that shares a powerful message. (read full case study)
ELLERSLIE: Studio Build
Ellerslie was looking to revamp the studio set for their weekly training content. In just under two weeks, we created the look and feel based on their needs, designed everything from the tech to the props, and worked with their on-site construction staff to create a studio that brings viewers into the Ellerslie experience! (Watch)
WE THREE KINGS
The opportunity to edit and color grade the feature film “We Three Kings” was an exciting adventure! This is an inspiring true story about how this hymn “We Three Kings” came to life, through the eyes of children, and it was a special blessing to get to work with so many friends on this project.
In addition to the promotional film work this year, John-Clay spent a lot of time editing and color grading for a variety of other clients, helping bring their projects to a satisfying completion. (Watch)
teaching & events
This year, John-Clay taught about Commercial Work at CWVFF. We missed seeing friends due to other film events being cancelled, and we took the opportunities to meet fellow filmmakers over zoom and by phone, to continue finding inspiration, growth, and new opportunities!
We were honored to win Best Promotional Film for “THSC: What is Truth?” and Runner-up for “Discover Majesty” at CWVFF!
Every award inspires us to continue serving others through excellence and powerful storytelling!
Looking back on 2020, we’re grateful for a year of amazing clients, incredible projects, and the opportunity to tell the stories of organizations who are changing lives across the nation.
Texas Homeschool Coalition defends the rights of thousands of families across Texas and also provides support to families on their homeschooling journey.
2019 was a full year with multiple promotional film projects. We love organizations who are making a difference and are honored that they let us tell their story. In addition to these projects, John-Clay worked as an editor and colorist on a variety of projects, including a TV show episode. Here’s a look back at some highlights from 2019!