This is the video I wanted to make even before I started Orange Beard Films. Little did I know that God would give me this opportunity only a few years later…
Around three years ago in 2011, I was attending the morning church service at Whitesburg Baptist Church's North campus on Pulaski Pike. At the time, I was leading a high school boys class which takes place after the service, but I had never been to the worship service beforehand because I would attend service at our South campus. Thankfully, I was able to attend that morning and I even brought my two oldest kids along as well.
At this particular worship service, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Jon and Trisha. I was immediately blown away by their talent. Jon with his gifted ability of leading worship, even barefoot I might add, and Trisha with her…well…VOICE! It was truly an amazing moment that took me by surprise!
If you have ever attended our church service at The PLACE (Pulaski Pike campus), you will know that it's not a real "showy" worship service, which is what I love most about it. No flashing lights, no grand entrances, just authentic worship. It's what makes our church welcoming to everyone, no matter what place you are in life.
I can still remember standing on the 3rd row, in a room full of mostly people that I didn't know, with my two oldest kids, singing my heart out. At that moment, I got so caught up with worshiping the Lord, that I started crying…like ugly crying, and I couldn't stop, but for once I didn't care…and it was so refreshing to lay all of that down.
Somewhere in the midst of all kinds of emotions, I can remember thinking that I would love to record Trisha and Jon one day. Maybe some kind of live music video or just an audio recording of some sort. The problem was, I had no idea how to do any of that. First, I had no audio/video equipment or even knew what I needed, and second, it felt like such an unattainable goal to even get to a place where something like that could even happen.
All I can say is that isn't God good! Fast forward only a few years later and here is the video I always wanted to record when I first met Jon and Trisha. The audio you hear is straight from the microphones and interface. No mixes, no pick ups, no punch-ins, "just" an authentic, live, single take, multi-cam recording.
I hope everyone enjoys this video as much as I do! I am so thankful that I will always have this as a reminder of when I first met them and the worship experience they provided to me that day. To them, I will always be forever grateful.
PS - I was also able to bring my 10 year old daughter, Aspen, along on this shoot. She assisted me and even operated Camera A for me. I think she did an amazing job! Plus, she got to hang out and listen to Ms. Trisha which she loved.