Mormon Messages, the Internet, and Other Random Observations

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Recently, I contacted Chris Clark to inquire about potential employment opportunities at the Church in regards to media production. Chris has been one of the creative minds behind the recent up cropping of YouTube videos featuring brief segments from General Conference and a few other select videos being featured on the Church’s home page.

Recently, I contacted Chris Clark to inquire about potential employment opportunities at the Church in regards to media production. Chris has been one of the creative minds behind the recent up cropping of YouTube videos featuring brief segments from General Conference and a few other select videos being featured on the Church’s home page.

I took the opportunity to learn a little more about the current environment up in their branch of Church operations. (What I really should do is solicit a half-hour interview with Chris and his partner, Patrick Parker.) When asked whether they were being given carte-blanche to do whatever they pleased, Chris explained that they were still under the juristiction of the presiding authorities of the Church and any video featuring a general authority needed clearance before it could be released for broadcast. However, this new little division of social media production has seemed to have avoided much of the delays for review and other set backs that larger church-sponsored media production have to deal with (and understandable so).

This is about all I feel comfortable commenting on this at this point, seeing as we seem to be attracting more attention as of late thanks to a Mormon Times featurette last week.

If you missed Chris and Patrick’s latest addition, take a moment to watch this simple film. Gentlemen, will you be allowed to submit this to the film festival for the upcoming year’s short films competition? I wonder though if having already been featured on a video sharing site such as YouTube lessens a film’s impact at festivals. I’m just thinkiing out loud perhaps with the hopes of getting some other voices thought on the subject. 

 

 

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