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Drama Class 2010

Week 3 of Drama Class at HFT


Drama Class 2010Charlotte Lynn and I have been teaching a 8 part, weekly class at the Historic Fayette Theatre in Fayetteville, WV, on Wednesdays at 3:30pm-5:00pm.  The class has been going well.  I have been recording a lot of the class on video, and so with no further ado, here is a snapshot of week three.


Easter Production 2010


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!

Having a wonderful time on the hike!

Speaking More Slowly


Did you ever realize that speaking more slowly is an art?  When you try to communicate across the language barrier you stop and go “Whoa… maybe what I’m saying really is hard to understand!”  It’s the gift of finding simple, new ways to tell people the most important things.  It’s tough, but it’s good.

Today I went on a walk with my sister and two Chinese ESL-student friends.  It was a great time!

Having a wonderful time on the hike!

Having a wonderful time on the hike!

After that, my sister and I headed over to our church to help film a church short film for this Easter’s production.  We were shooting a short scene where a teen girl is on her first day at school at a cafeteria, where she tries to find someone to relate to.  Expect to see a version online sometime before Easter!

And yesterday evening Becky, Tim, and I went out on a nice trip around downtown Fayettevile, asking people if they wanted to be interviewed.  We ended up in the park and got the majority of our whopping 5 interviews, and I got to play basketball with a bunch of teen dudes who I’ve never met before – it was awesome.  I plan on going out to film some more interviews in Beckley soon.

And tonight I finished a new version of my little character.  Hope you like Mr. Ugly!


My name does not reflect my kind heart - so stop staring at me, bub!

And that about concludes everything for tonight.  I wish you all the best and look forward to my future of bright opportunities, friendships, and discoveries.

God bless!

Mary and Joseph traveling

Christmas Production Is Over!


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.


Eric's angel groupshot


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

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