Hot dog! Just wrote the last line of the video script for the 2012 Worship Rally video! Do you ever have those assignments where you have to write something, and sometimes your day is spent just staring at the screen? I’ve had several of those days with this particular project! Honestly, last week, I said to God so many times: “Please just give me an ounce of your creativity. I don’t know where to take this story.”
I do not write this script alone. Actually, I don’t even write the bulk of it. That comes from the super-creative mind of Bill Cox, the man who serves as director of the VBS videos.
Bill and I have worked together on several video projects for more than 25 years. He writes the majority of the script, then hands it off to me. I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I received the first draft, I had to just sit and ponder for a few days, not sure what God wanted me to do with the story. But, as always, the ideas began to flood my mind, and I was off to typing almost non-stop for the past five or six days!
Would it interest you to know that I had to contact a submarine operation, in hopes we could shoot on their sub? I said to their marketing person, “I don’t even know if you allow such things.” The lady responded, “Oh, certainly. We work with film companies all the time.” I was so excited that this was going to work out! Soon, I received a follow-up email which stated that it would cost us $2,500 an hour. That doesn’t quite fit into our small budget! But, I should tell you that the VBS 2012 theme is NOT an ocean theme! Hmm. . . .