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Drama Camp 2010 Promo

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Here is a collection of shots set to music from the Drama Camp 2010 for children ages 5-15 at the Historic Fayette Theatre, where Joy Lynn, Charlotte Lynn, Andrea Bowmen, I, and others taught.  Enjoy!

I am now teaching an 8-part weekly drama classes with Charlotte Lynn at the Historic Fayette Theatre.  More news on that soon!

Drama Camp!!!

Drama, Wedding, Website

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Drama, Wedding, WebsiteA strange title, indeed. But I am going to update you on a number of special events that have passed by over this and the week before.

First off, the Historic Fayette Theatre Children’s Drama Camp 2010 went very well! Here are some photos highlighting the week: (more…)

Easter Production 2010

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Our  church put together a pleasant Easter production, created mostly by the youth and which involved a number of short skits, monologues, and short videos, two of which I filmed.

Here are the three pieces I put together for this special Sunday performance.

Defining Love from Benjamin Bailey on Vimeo.

Love Never Fails from Benjamin Bailey on Vimeo.

Cafeteria Short Film from Benjamin Bailey on Vimeo.

Enjoy and have a blessed Easter! Thanks to all who participated and helped.

And oh, I just got back about an hour ago from a wonderful day of filming at the Davis farm for Katherine Davis‘ documentary piece for the Do Hard Things documentary. More on this in a future post!

Mary and Joseph traveling

Christmas Production Is Over!

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Well, it’s finally over. The youth of Fayetteville Christ Fellowship’s Christmas Production was performed yesterday evening at 6pm EST. This Biblical retelling of the Birth of Jesus was presented from the point of Mary of Nazareth, showing the roller-coaster ride she went through from before the point of receiving the message from Gabriel to the conception of Jesus, and His death and resurrection, this play shows you what she felt during these years of rejection and hope.

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Eric's angel groupshot

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Simeon's seems a bit busy with his iPhone

This play mixes live-action stage performance with pre-filmed video projected on the screen. In one scene, Mary actually has a conversation with the video (with the voice of Gabriel being dubbed live.)

We had a great cast, especially Erika Dailey (Erica Snuffer,) who portrayed Mary. A big thanks goes out to the entire youth group, our youth group leader who directed us, to those who provided the lands to film the shepherd scene and Buster the donkey for the traveling video, and the baby for the temple footage. We had actors, narrators, musicians, and those who ran the sound and video display during the performance – it was a huge undertaking, but the theme that permeated the entire production was “Trust, trust, trust”. Yes, trust God, and with that trusting, the whole project pulled through to become a beautiful performance.

Temple scene mini-groupshot

Temple scene mini-groupshot

Mary and Joseph traveling

Mary and Joseph traveling

I was privileged to portray a magi, sing the song “God With Us”, and direct, film, and edit the footage sequences, as well as narrate the voice of Joseph.

Me giving a thumbs-up for the temple scene :)

Me giving a thumbs-up for the temple scene :)

Praise God for His help and leading with this project, because without Him it would not have pulled through nearly as well. There was a lot of fighting against this production, but God prevailed.

You can see all the videos from this production on this Vimeo playlist!

Enjoy and God bless

2010 New Year’s Resolutions

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It’s almost 2010, so that means we should keep with tradition and make two thousand and ten resolutions for this coming year, right? Eh, maybe not.

I’ve been adament against making New Year’s resolutions all my life, but this year I feel strangely comeplelled to make a change – big change.

Sure, I’ve been compelled before, and on previous New Year’s, but this time I have a big list and an even bigger responsibility than before.

Instead of being free to just make huge wishes and hoping they’d come true, that I’d be a hero and succeed in everything I had set out to do, this coming year I have to consider something else, bigger, large, and definitely more scary.

I used to like to think I was ahead of the game – I still do, in a small, weird way, but in so many ways I’m behind. I’m fat (some would say “overweight”,) I have a lot to study, and most of all, college to consider. Afterall, next month I will be 19 years old.

Sometimes people are put on a fast track, garnaring a PhD at age 21. Other times they go slower, maybe getting into college at age 18. Still others are a bit slower, waiting and wondering. I guess you could put me in the latter faction.

Should I go to Full Sail to pursue multimedia and film, or to the DAVE School for animation and visual effects instruction, or to the ALERT Academy to get a firm gripping in Christian principles along with a full set of applicible trades – and a nice figure to boot.

The way I’m headed isn’t nearly as substantial as I’d like it to be, but my current focus is online software training, independent filmmaking, and contributing to open source projects.

I’ve always loved music, drawing, singing – but maybe film is the way I should go? Or maybe not.

Anyhow, this near year is looming upon us – only about 3 hours until the big 10 – our tenth year of the 21st century.

I could make a documentary about my health and coming fitness journey, or make a short video every single day for a year, or write a musical, or fly to South Africa and go backpacking across the wild continent.

So what should I do? Hey, why am I asking you? I have to figure this out.

But if there is one thing I know, it’s this:

You will never conquer the world until you first conquer yourself. This is the inner Beast – once you have control of this, you have control of everything.
- Benjamin Bailey (me)

So, enjoy this coming year, and God bless you!

Be the man you want to be – the man you are destined to be.

P.S. Having a great time with relatives up here in Iowa with relatives, watching football, shows, a movie; eating sweets, playing Super Mario Bros: Wii, and contemplating life. God bless!

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