I’ve just finished work on a short video I have made, using selected footage from some scenes I shot on our camcorder in our neighbourhood. It is intended as an accompaniment to a meditation on water, as part of our church service next Sunday (22 Sept); one of a series of services on the subject of Creation. The idea with these meditations is to experience God through nature, even though we are inside a building. The following service will, maybe more sensibly, be held in the park by the church! If you’re in Adelaide you might want to pop along to Brougham Place Uniting Church at 10am.
Some sections that are static, allowing words to be spoken without too much distraction. You could be forgiven for thinking it has “frozen” at these times. Overall, however, it still makes a reasonably interesting little video if you have a spare 4 minutes, and shows you a little bit of our garden (particularly the weeds), the nearby Torrens river (including bullfrogs), and Henley Beach. It opens with a shot of a Southern Right whale we watched playing just beyond the breakers at Middleton Beach (south of Adelaide) recently.
The music is from Te Wao Nui a Tane, a song collection set to music by Hirini Melbourne.
I’ve uploaded both a high-resolution file (top one) and a low-resolution one (bottom one) in case your internet speed can’t cope. You can also download the video using the “Share” menu at the top left of the screen, then run it without having to worry about internet speed.