The Glob & Maul
We Go Live!!
It’s D-day next Saturday! The first StoryFEST in Kamloops. All the troops will gather on Friday at 5:00 to check all the settings. The video people will agonize over the angles, and the presenters will purse their lips and try to look as if they know what they are doing.
However! Murphy’s law always applies. Something will go wrong. The big question is what, and will we be able to cope?
The technical team is all geared up and ready. The video crew is headed by Curtis Allen who is the owner and operator of Solid Rock Video, a production company based in Kel-owna, dedicated to producing high quality videos for clients across Canada. He is assisted by Keegan Friesen and Gary Moore.
The audio is being handled by Nathaniel Rieu of NJR Sound in Vernon.
A competent and enthusiastic crew. I am delighted.
Their skills represent the first steps in producing the series of nine half-hour videos, which will be placed on YouTube and Vimeo next fall. And viewed coast to coast. We hope.
It’s going to be hard to thank Florence Ballard enough for the work she’s been doing getting things set up for StoryFEST in Kamloops.
Among lots of other things, she set up a TV interview with the station in Kamloops, and a arranged piece in the newspaper.
Rev. Bruce Comrie meanwhile has been beating the drum for StoryFEST in the Sunday services at Kamloops United. He not only plugged it enthusiastically every Sunday for several weeks – “you have to come to this event to hear the stories in depth” he told the congregation — but with the help of Pat McColl and Ron Routledge they downloaded the promotion video from YouTube and played it during a service.
That, plus a whole lot of things I don’t even know about.
Will all that result in thousands of people flocking to KUC on Saturday? Well, let’s hope it’s not thousands. A hundred maybe?
StoryFEST is a whole new thing. It’s really hard to know what kind of response it’ll get.
I’m struggling with an embarrassment of riches.
The plan is to develop a book on story-telling out of the Story-FESTS. But there’s so much great material developing. Three volumes might be too much!
Working largely in the background is Don McNair of Vernon. Artist, illustrator, editor – and a man of faith and action.
Eve, hero of the Eden story.
Ancient Sarah – pregnant at 90.
The Ethiopian Eunuch
These are the three powerful drawings he has done for the Kamloops StoryFEST.
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