Monday, April 8, 2013

Production Re-Cap - IBB

Families are living and learning together at IBB.

The last few months I've been on a production blitz shooting 8 different videos in 3 different countries. It's been awesome and looking at the images captured gets me excited to finish these videos and share these stories.

One of the pieces that I'm excited about is the video shot at IBB (Institute Biblique de Bethel) in Korhogo, Cote d'Ivoire. IBB is a Seminary for Pastors and church leaders. They focus on holistic education knowing that the entire life of the pastor and his family is used by God to minister in their communities. I've shared a few frame grabs from the raw video on Facebook so check 'em out.

Now the task is to take the 8+ hours of footage captured and turn that into a 5 minute story. If that sounds like a lot of work, it is. Not only that, but we are producing this video in 2 version, English and French, adding translation to the already heavy load.

That's why I'm glad to be working with Jeff Frazee, another WV missionary in Mali. Jeff is a trained photo Journalist and is working with an award winning drama team in Mali to help them learn how to take their 300 scripted radio dramas and turn them into video content. Jeff and this team are going to be editing these videos, giving them a real project to work and learn on. Its another unexpected and exciting outcome of the project. This story of how Pastors are being trained to impact and change their churches and communities in Cote d'Ivoire, is impacting the Drama team in Mali as they learn to produce their own videos.

That's what this project is all about. Telling stories of Change to create Change.


  1. Yeah God! We knew Lord that this was simply another project if completed by human effort, but you have inspired, challenged, and provided in every way to make it about true transformation. We praise You for Your infinite wisdom and might to accomplish Your purposes in Drew's life and all those that he touches.

  2. I cannot wait to see this finished product! You have done such a great job capturing the life and ministry of many there in your travels and it has been such a blessing as my wife and I finish off our partner development! We look forward to sharing your work with other so that they can enter into what God is up to in CI!!