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MyWedding LogoHello everyone!

I hope this post finds you well! I know that I’ve said it before, but it deserves to be repeated: Thank you so much for supporting me and Moser Visuals! It has truly been a privilege to create wonderful visual products and art for you all and do the same for Chadasha because of your support.

MyWedding Badge - Find us on MyWedding

The great announcements keep coming in, and this isn’t breaking news, but Knox Wedding Photo + Video is a Featured Vendor on MyWedding, your all-in-one wedding planning resource.  You can use MyWedding.com to get inspired with photo galleries (but you could look at ours too!), get informed with their planning tips, and get organized using their planning tools. Jump start your planning and find the best vendors for your special day on MyWedding!

Thanks to you all, Knox Wedding Photo + Video already has more “loves” (think Facebook likes, but more valuable) than any other wedding photographers in Knoxville and Gatlinburg on MyWedding! Read more

Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament

I’m thrilled to share that Knoxville Portraits is the Official Photographer for the 3rd Annual Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament October 4th at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville!

Ice Bears Charity Classic Golf Tournament

This is the second event Knoxville Portraits has been featured at in the past two months (with more in the works!) and the first time the philanthropic portrait design studio has the Official Photographer designation. We’ve been in conversation with the Ice Bears for the past few weeks and can’t wait to be out on the fairways and greens this Thursday taking photos and meeting many new folks.

Knoxville Portraits will also have some major prizes for attendees, with nearly $250 worth of items we’ve donated to the silent auction and one lucky winner will get over $1000 worth of items in the door prize drawing! Read more

Knoxville Portraits - Fine Art Portrait

Knoxville Portraits LogoI’m extremely excited to make an announcement that should surprise no one who has been keeping up with the blog in the past two weeks. It’s in the soft-launch phase, but Knoxville Fashion Week was the unveiling event for Moser Visuals‘ newest feature brand for portraits and photography.

Everyone, meet Knoxville Portraits. Knoxville Portraits, meet everyone!

Knoxville Portraits (KP) is the premier choice for portrait photography in Knoxville and East Tennessee Area (Middle Tennessee, you’re included as well!). KP offers family, children’s, couples, and high school seniors portraiture, and professional headshots, fashion, and event photography as well.

What makes Knoxville Portraits unique? Through the complimentary consultation, we tailor your portrait experience to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. This isn’t a cookie cutter portrait studio with a “Say cheese and click” approach. KP works with you to create your own photographic art and design your family heirlooms. Read more

 More great news for you from Moser Visuals!

Earlier this week, I announced the first referral reward for our Moser Visuals VIP Rewards program: A night out on the town including dinner at Knoxville’s own Naples Italian Restaurant and your option of drinks at Naples or a movie at Knoxville-based Regal Cinemas!

Today, I have another option from which you can choose: A custom fine wine basket from Knoxville’s own Blue Slip Winery, located in the heart of the historic Old City! Read more

Moser Visuals LogoTypically, when you help someone out, you don’t expect anything in return—as you shouldn’t if you’re simply trying to do good. You’ll often receive a kind bit of “Thanks” from the person you helped, however.

I’m offering my thanks for your help ahead of time, and the best part is you CAN expect something in return—to the tune of a night out on the town!

As I’m growing my business, I understand the value of word-of-mouth endorsements from friends and customers. I would love to have a HUGE base of friends and customers to tell other folks about how much they’ve loved the work I’ve done for them, but as a relatively new business, my base of friends and customers is quite small.

Moser Visuals is developing a Rewards Program (for now, dubbed “Moser Visuals VIP Rewards”) and the first reward we’ve added is a referral bonus for ANYONE who sends someone our way. If you’ve read this far, you probably want to know two things: 1) What product/service would you refer people for? and 2) What is the reward? Read more

The Story

Calvary Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee has a primary goal of ministering to college students on the University of Tennessee’s campus, which is roughly a mile away from the church.

To express the church’s college ministry effectively to new students and essentially explain “Who we are,” they wanted to create a promotional video that seamlessly integrated it’s core values and definition of church with testimony of what the ministry has done for current members.

If you want to know more about Calvary, visit their website​.

Director’s Commentary

Calvary’s approach to reaching college students has never waivered since they began 100 years ago, but they needed to really update their methods–especially online. Trying to convey all the aspects of a church ministry in an unscripted three-minute video is difficult, but I’m happy with the results and so is Calvary.

All of the testimony from the students interviewed was written by the students themselves. None of the work was scripted by myself. I felt that added a lot of authenticity and originality to what otherwise would be a crowded segment of church “about us” videos online.

Calvary is using this video to introduce new members to the church on their Facebook page.

Credits

Crew

  • Producer: BEN MOSER
  • Associate Producer: BILLY CRAWFORD
  • Director: BEN MOSER
  • Editor: BEN MOSER
  • Director of Photography: BEN MOSER

Special Thanks

  • Music: “SMS [Shine]” by David Crowder*Band

Equipment/Location

Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with 24-70mm f/2.8L lens in Knoxville, Tenn.

The final heat of the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. began with more drama than any men’s heat in the last 31 years. Denison had to finish within two spots of Kenyon to retain its lead and unseat the only overall champion the sport had seen in 31 years.

The full slideshow of photos from the event is located at the end of the story.

I remember showing up at my first UT football game as a photographer. Not a fan, student or band member, but with my mind focused on my goals for the next few hours and working to learn and accomplish those goals.  I was impressed with how nice the facilities were, but it didn’t come as a surprise to me–this is Tennessee, an FBS (Division I) SEC program with a top-10 all-time winning percentage.

Neyland Stadium is known for being one of the largest stadiums in America–over 100,000 in capacity, but after the multimillion dollar renovations to its interior and exterior, it is one of the nation’s most beautiful as well.

Money goes to what people care about most, and Volunteer football is a big-revenue operation. Neyland Stadium is one of the oldest, finest and largest stadiums in the country for a reason–people are fanatical about the cleated brethren that don the orange and white jerseys and hit the wooden sign that says “I will give my all for Tennessee today,” as they leave the locker room.

The Tennessee football locker room has been compared to the quality of NFL locker rooms.

That locker room, by the way, was recently renovated and named for Peyton Manning after he made a $1 million contribution to the Neyland Stadium renovation project. According to UT’s website, Phase II of this plan alone was an estimated $27.4 million.

The media rooms that I’ve worked in on field level and in the press box are beautiful and spacious areas. They serve a pre-game meal, halftime meal, and snacks and pizza after the game to working members of the press. A similar routine occurs at men’s and women’s basketball games in Thompson Boling Arena. In addition, all media get parking passes near the venue, a storage area for gear, work space for writing/editing/uploading and dedicated athletic department personnel to help them solve problems and accomplish (most of ) their needs.

None of that exists at the Division III (DIII) level. Read more

Pastor J
Pastor J

The pastor of the church in Port Au Prince follows along in his Bible and makes notes to translate the message to the visiting Americans.

Imagine being immersed in a culture you don’t understand, that speaks a language you can’t translate, in a place you couldn’t navigate with a map. There’s hardly anything in common between you and these people who look, act and sound nothing like you or what you are familiar with. Even the most basic of ideas must be painstakingly demonstrated to communicate–and even then you aren’t sure if you got the message across successfully.

Now imagine that those people began singing a song in which you know the lyrics by memory; praising the same Savior you’ve traveled across the ocean to share with a passion unmatched by your fellow believers at home.

In English. Read more

Today I finally got some good film in the can at a clinic we ran in a town up the north coast in Haiti.

We setup a full clinic with two general doctors, an optometrist and some nurses to go along with a semi-full service pharmacy. Read more

Open your eyes to the world. Obey God’s word. Occasion not to miss.

These were the three points at Pastor Jude’s Haitian church service this morning. The associate Pastor Jeanim delivered the message in Creole and Jude translated the main points in English at the end.

Worshiping in another language was very unique, and though I’d done it in spanish before, this particular morning was very different. We weren’t leading a group of people in praises like my previous experiences. I was amazed at how the congregation, band and church leaders wer so passionate about each word they sang and each note they played. Read more