Watch the Throne Series

Both Lisa and I get to be a part of some pretty incredible projects working at NewSpring. Sometimes we get to work together on projects. That is awesome.

Our student ministry Fuse is in a series called “Watch the Throne”.

It focuses on Biblical kings throughout history and how their kingdoms fell…and how a true king is coming, Jesus, to rule and reign forever.

For this series, Lisa designed the branding and a magazine, while I was a part of the team producing the promo video.

Here’s a little picture of how our team created the content for the series.

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Pre-Production

We wanted to portray a king: one that had it all and eventually fell, losing everything.

The location needed to be ornate but messy. A throne, a king, statues, leaves scattered, moonlight, and candelabras (which I cannot pronounce). Our dream scene as first envisioned on the whiteboard:

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From there, we developed the idea that some of the king’s items dropping to the ground could represent his kingdom falling.

The length for a Promo is generally around 30 seconds, so I built a map off of shots we had thought up to help others visualize the direction in the video pitch.

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When imagining the scene, blue moonlight and some firelight—that’s what we wanted, but we needed some inspiration. We found some frames from Hugo that were a good reference to the lighting and color grading we wanted to aim for.

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After pitching the concept to Fuse, we got the green light for Allen Baker, a filmmaker on our team who also happens to be a genius at all things woodworking, to begin building our throne. He’s ridiculous.

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We had our direction, shotlist, actor…now we needed a location. So we found a castle. A legit castle.

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Production

With everything lined up a few days later, we drove back up the sketchy-rocky-roads and got to work.

Thanks to Dave and Laura Coleman for some of the BTS photos below.

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Post Production

Editing was fun and fairly easy thanks to the starting point that the drawn out map provided.

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When it came to music, we wanted two different feels—one for the Promo and one for the Roll-in.

For the Promo, we went with a somber and cinematic track by A. Taylor from The Music Bed.

For the Roll-in, the video that plays before the preacher comes out on stage, we went with a hip-hop beat to pump kids up about the message. It was a track from “thecratez.com”, which is a good place for amateur rappers to buy beats, I assume.

With the guiding help of John Carrington, a filmmaker on our team, we built the look.

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Press Check

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A few spreads:

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Special thanks to all who were involved, it couldn’t have happened without all the hard work put in by the crew.

EQUIPMENT

Moonlight: Joker 800 through 4×4 double scrim
Inside ambience: Joker 400 bounced off ceiling
Firelight: Arri 650 with CTO on a squeezer through 4×4 silk
Hairlight: 4-Bank 4ft Kino
Haze: Ultratec Radiance

Camera: Red Epic
Lenses: Rokinon 24, 35, 50, 85
Support: Dana Dolly

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Producer: Ellie Keller
1st AC: Daniel Crowe
Gaffer: Allen Baker
Set Hands: Brad Wagster
Makeup: Jessica Bagwell
Actor: Andrew Higgins
Director of Photography: Evan Oliver

Edit: Evan Oliver
Audio Mix: Christian Sawyer
Color: Collaboration between John Carrington, Allen Baker and Evan Oliver
Voice Over: Jon Noles

Design: Lisa Oliver
Photography: Lisa Oliver
Lettering: The Australian Graphic Supply Co.
Illustration: Joshua Clements
Printing: The Olive Press

Michael & Hayden | Engaged

THESE TWO!

These two made Carolina winter look like California summer.

Hayden’s dress. And fur. I can’t even. Also—Michael’s hair. And suit. Well done, sir.

Style aside, we love their generous hearts and zest for life. Michael and Hayden are all around a class act.

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Scooter & Bethany | Engaged

A few weeks ago we piled in the car and took off for Rainbow Falls with Scooter & Bethany! Unfortunately, we never did make it to the waterfall—it was a longer trek than we thought! (There will be a redemption hike after the wedding).

Scooter & Bethany are the adventurous, fun-loving, roll with the punches kind of people. The appreciate-the-little-things, have traditions, make memories kind of people. Easy to love and refreshing to be around.

Can’t wait for them to marry in March!

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Jacob & Sydney | Engaged

I’ve spent 45 minutes trying to put to words how wonderful Jacob & Sydney are so I give up.

They’re just freaking wonderful. If you know them, you get it.

We spent an entire Saturday with Team Boyles and it was a party.

These North Carolina natives are generous, FULL of life, really tall, (we bought a stool) and totally right for each other.

Can’t wait for #BoylesBalooza

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Chicago & Oregon

This last Fall I took a trip assisting Chris Isham with a portrait shoot on the Oregon Coast.

He’s a fantastic photographer and a great friend.

We had some crazy flights over a whirlwind weekend but we were still able to see Chicago on a 12-hour layover, sip on some Stumptown Coffee in Portland, stand beneath Multnomah Falls and end with an incredible beach portrait shoot.

Let’s do it again, Chris!

 

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Jacob & Hannah | Engaged

Dear Jacob,

You’re marrying one of my favorite girls in the world. You have my permission to move her to another country, but pretty please let’s all live in the same place someday so we can work together again.

Hannah interned with me at Woods for the better half of my time there. She moved to California the same summer Evan and I moved to South Carolina. This was the first time we’ve seen each other since! Makes my heart joyful to see how awesome of a designer she’s becoming, and now marry the man of her dreams.

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