quarta-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2008


This is a cross post from our ministry blog. We are finally filming again at the Cidade Feliz.

First, we went to the First Baptist Church, where filming was in progress for "Reason to Live", which is the "parent" program that hosts our Cidade Feliz segments. There we did a little promo spot, announcing the return of the Cidade Feliz program.

Promo Spot
Nice readies Júnior, and Pastor Francisco readies himself for the camera.

Pr. Francisco and Junior
Júnior and Pastor Francisco

Pastor Francisco Fabiano (pictured above) is the host of the "Reason to Live" TV program, which is a ministry of the First Baptist Church. We are very grateful to them for giving us space on their program.

After filming that little spot, it was on to the seminary, where we set up our green screen and filmed one episode of a segment called "Cidade Feliz News".

Camera Man
Setting up the camera

Sound Man
Sound table

Manu and Junior
Manú and Júnior clowning around

After resolving a few glitches with equipment, we were able to film the episode. Currently the film is in post, scheduled to air a week from Saturday. This first segment tackles the evolutionary concept of a "missing link". Tomorrow we will be filming another couple episodes.

Cicero, our production assistant, took some footage on his digital camera against the green screen. I used it to practice my chroma key technique. Below is my very first attempt.

quarta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2008

Green Screen

A few weeks ago we made the decision to do any future taping of our program with a green screen. One problem: we did not have a green screen. Cicero and Nice to the rescue. These two dedicated members of our team took an idea that I drew (scribbled) for them and ran with it.

This was the result:

Green Screen

Our first camera-call in over a year will be tomorrow, with our brand-new green screen. Here is Nice with her character, Junior, testing out the screen.

Green Screen and Puppet

Hopefully after tomorrow I will have pictures of the filming process, as well as some helpful links that show how to film with a green screen. I have the links right now...I just don't know which ones will be helpful.

quinta-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2008

Henson's Place, Part Two

At long last I am posting part two of the Henson's Place documentary--along with my own astute comments on aspects which relate to puppet ministry.

The difference between the first concept of a puppet and the final result is good to note.

I was fascinated by Henson's comments on what it is about puppets that fascinates children.

Note the effort that goes into developing the various personalities of the puppets in Sesame Street.

Think running an effective puppet program is easy? Check out the "job description" given by Mrs. Henson in describing her husband.