A dream of mine for years was to go to Bible College in Texas. After things didn’t work out because of finances I went to design school and studied video editing and graphic design. Even in the midst of my new-found passion as an artist, I still never forgot my desire to go to Bible College.
After much exposure to some of Hillsong United DVD’s that documented a youth movement in Sydney, Australia, I began to do research. Turns out it was not only an amazing church but a Bible College that offered a course in TV and Media. It was the perfect place for me.
There I met some amazing people and had some great opportunities. I volunteered for their large conferences as a camera person and assistant. The moment they found out I had some background in video editing and design I was asked to be apart of the youth video team. There I became a faithful volunteer and later was asked to do some paid jobs for albums and weekly church services. This is my demo reel of the work I did. Things were making sense as to why God had me wait things out and go to school first. My passion + my faith and love for Him was going to come together for my = destiny.
Almost 3 years later since I called New South Whales home, my life has changed and I have grown dramatically as a person. I recently went back for a visit. Here is a video I edited together of some of the fun moments I had with my Australian and New Zealand Friends.
In New Zealand, it felt like time stopped. I no longer could hear the clock ticking. We came across the most amazing greenhouse at one of the museum.
When we were out getting lunch I found a little book store which had the most unique books I ever came across. If I was alone I would have spent a few hours in this used book store. Looking through all the rows of books I found a book of poems that caught my attention, I knew this would be perfect for my collection.
The best part of going back and visiting friends was seeing how much they changed and grew. I was also able to see how far I came along, and how much this place was no longer home for me.
On the last day I went to the Harbor and said good bye to the beautiful city, I knew I wouldn’t see it again for a very long time.
I decided to make baby sitting my nephew in to a memory. I wanted to display the freedom a child has, the carefree life and the magic of it. My sister loved the video and I know this will be one that is seen over and over in my life.
For years I dreamt of attending Hillsong College in Australia. I wanted to devote myself to learning leadership skills, biblical principles, and to give my talent to encourage the church. While I was there I was able to create projects that thousands around the world have seen. I enjoy work that has a great purpose and that influences people to go after their dreams, potential and get connected to God.
The Encoutnerfest youth conference was the first time I not only edit projects for a conference, but looked over a team of editors as a producer.
The honesty that a film carries reflects on the filmmaker. I believe the filmmaker must stay true to the characters they create, even if it means disagreeing with the characters reactions. People value honesty, its something that isn’t seen much. Everything in front of our eyes is edited to appear a curtain way. I often say its my job as an editor to lie. But creating “The Search for Her” short film was my chances to finally be honest.
This was my first film that I wrote, directed and edited. It was fun to gather friends and recreate what I wrote alone in a room. Behind the scenes photos: