Ingenuity & Pandemonium

Ok…I’m jumping on board with Neil on the ingenuity & pandemonium idea. Each and every Monday. I’ll post something that happened with our creative side of service(s). Something that went horribly wrong, or not so horribly wrong, but just wrong. Or something went off smooth like silk.

I like the idea of learning and growing from each other.

So here’s the first one.

This past Wednesday at our youth service we started a new video series called “Will It Hurt?” The premise: We film something painful happening to somebody and they rate it on our WILL IT HURT scale. The video was a great success and the students loved it. We filmed a student getting duct tape pulled off of his hairy leg. It was disturbing…and wonderful.

Until the end, we added a tag of me, the host, just for fun…goofing off for the camera. Well, the person running the video during service thought the video was on a loop and just started over, so he paused it.

At the worst possible moment, he paused it. I was making the craziest face and he refused to hit play again. So, for what seemed like forever, there I am on the screen with a very odd facial expression. It ended up really loosening the crowd and giving everybody just another reason to have a good time, but lesson learned.

-Don’t put so much black between the end of the video and tag at the end.
-Test run the video with the person running it (very important to test run with the person that will actually be running it that night).

Here’s the video:

About andy

I like to talk, I like to write. I like to share. This blog lets me do those things. It's just my thoughts, things that happen to me. I'm a pastor and the director of a non-profit organization called Refuge Ministries. (By the way, the thoughts shared on this blog are in no way associated with Refuge, they are just mine...so, don't get upset).
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6 Responses to Ingenuity & Pandemonium

  1. neil says:

    Oh, how we love video…but sometimes, video doesn’t give love back.

    At least it wasn’t during the altar call. Trust me…not the time for video to freeze you with a sick expression on your face.

  2. createdtopraise says:

    Ouch! Innovative, crazy idea. lol

  3. mattjhuber says:

    Hahah…Am I to assume you’ve seen that happen before, Neil?

    Hehe…this was a good one. I’m loving this whole Ingenuity & Pandemonium thing…

  4. Pingback: Neil Greathouse » Blog Archive » get you some pandemonium

  5. inWorship says:

    Haha!!! That is awesome!

    After watching that video, I can imagine what your facial expression was when the video was paused…Haha!!!

  6. amanda says:

    Love the video.
    stopping by via Neil’s blog.
    Question for you…and this would make the world seem a little smaller, but are you Bobby’s son? (watching this video..if you’re not you look a lot like him…) Without revealing my true age…I use to work in his Jr. camp back in the day. Way back in the day. If not… please disregard.
    Love the Chipotle video too. great stuff!

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