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The Two Ways

Church: Georgetown Presbyterian Church
Submitted by: Mark Willey
Church Size: 1-500
Location: Washington, DC 
Category:  Best Concept
Gear:  Camera: Sony A6600

The project started as a way to show the congregation how the head minister writes her sermons. It morphed into the actual sermon for our annual “kickoff” Sunday, traditionally a high day for our church when we begin the new church year. In 2020 of course, there was no in-person service so we wanted to do something special and unexpected for the sermon. As the church’s organist/choir director, and now one-man band video guy, there were many fun challenges to producing this video. The head pastor is a dedicated runner and athlete and I wanted to show her strength as she ran and exercised and processed thoughts for the sermon. I used a Sony A6600 for the entirety of this video. The running shots were done by riding my bicycle with one hand and operating the camera on a gimbal with the other. This was shot and edited in a single week, alongside production for rest of the service. It came together and many in the congregation expressed that they were blessed.


  • BILL MCFARLANE, June 14, 2021 @ 8:14 Reply

    This is brilliant. What a great little film. The camera work and editing are exquisite. The film does exactly what you set out to do…and more. Well done.

    • Mark, June 20, 2021 @ 12:01 Reply

      Bill, thank you so much for your comment. I’m really touched that you viewed this film and found it meaningful. It’s been such a strange year for all of us, and something about our pastor’s search for what to tell the congregation was moving. I’m glad you connected with that. Blessings to you.

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