I am proud to have worked on this project. The Rock Films team is passionate about projects that deliver hope or challenge for any person/community willing to be a vessel of change in this world.
Christopher Francis: DP
Nicole Franco: Producer
David Schulz: Editor
Chris Hylton: Cinema 4D artist
I wrote, directed, color graded, and did the after effects production for the project.
The Freedom Project / Red Tape /
This is a glimpse into the near future if every charity, social justice, church, and aid organization stepped out or gave up on caring for the world or community. Worse, this video is a depiction of humanity loosing it’s care for one another.
The freedom project is a small movement of commoners deciding to unite and engage the population with love and hope. Red tape represents; oppression, abuse, addiction, indifference, and loneliness. There is freedom from these things and we must choose it and then give it to others.
“An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.”
We shot this video using only the Canon 5D mkii with various prime lenses.
The end was a lot of work for Chris Hylton (Cinema 4D) and myself (After Effects). Hylton made various sets and red tape animations in a sky atmosphere. Tape was certainly a difficult texture/shape to deal with.
I colored this project using Looks in After Effects. The trick was using the Lift/Gamma tool and fixing the levels using Curves. Looks is a pretty gimmicky and entry level coloring tool, but if you have a good eye and have a look that you want to achieve, I think it’s the quickest tool out there.
The vision to love the world and be a vessel of hope is what attracts me to the Rock Church. No organization is better equipped to care for the ‘broken’ than the local church. We have a body of people that love their neighbors and their city, we have a leader who communicates the gospel well, a staff that loves God and wants to inspire anyone that experiences the Rock, and a vision that unites us all.
Watch this video, share your vision for the future, tell us how are you going to impact the world and create a better future for the broken.
The more I look around and get frustrated with the injustices of the world the more I search for hope and answers for those in need. I am finding that from very young, caring, and energetic people to established organizations there are answers. I’m trying to figure out where I fit in all of this.
I’m starting to wonder if the next project I work on is the act of introducing these all stars to the megaphone of what artists can do to deliver their message. Artists have a unique ability to engage the heart. I want to establish a new generation of artist that link arms and; create awareness, strike fear into suppressors, hope and opportunity for victims, and take ground by partnering with all these amazing organizations and individuals out there that have huge hope for change.