Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
This past week I was in Santiago, Chile helping with Jeff Raymond, James Dockery and Bill Bangham lead the Storytellers Abroad Multimedia Missions Workshop. We were working each day from getting up at 7:00 am until well after midnight each day.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
I believe we were training the storytellers to be the best witnesses to what they had seen and heard of each person they were assigned to capture.
The week started with each of the workshop participants [Storytellers] doing pre-interviews with their subjects to get the story that they would later capture on camera/video.
I was teaching the class that you shouldn’t record the video interview until you had a pretty good idea of the storyline. The reason is then you would have much longer interview from which you had to transcribe all that content to dig for a story.
Friendships with the subjects that we were telling their stories and the translators and missionaries were being created throughout the week.
The best part of the week in my opinion was the one-on-one or even two-on-one coaching that was happening.
We went on location with each of the workshop participants to give direction there as well.
The weather in Santiago, Chile was winter while we were there.
We spent a lot of time in the field and even more sitting in front of the computers organizing and editing of the projects.
When we were trying to output some of the projects to make the final movie we ran into problems with the software. I had not seen those particular errors before. This is when having one of the senior editors for ESPN James Dockery as part of the teaching team made a huge difference.
Please stay tuned for the final videos. I will share them here when we have finished putting the final edits on them.
We believe that packing all we could into one week on the field is worth the effort. We believe that “we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”