I can't believe it's here: graduation! This video is a labor of love from a weeks-long journey. I am the whole crew: the producer, camera man, editor, and everything else. Infinite love and thanks to the Holy Apostles community and to my classmates for always believing in my vision. I'll be landing in Bulgaria on the day you all get your degrees, but I'll be cheering you on from Eastern Europe!
Journey to Pascha: Cultivating a Love for Christ
by Abby Potter
At Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, three community members make their way through the seasons of Great Lent and Holy Week, pursuing their goal of cultivating love for Christ in their hearts and their homes. Jackson struggles to create a new framework of belief for his family. Jeanette faces her inability to control the faith of her children. Father Jason seeks to balance his spiritual fatherhood with the demands of being a husband and a dad. This short documentary explores what it means to lose and gain faith and family.
Great Lent is the 40 days leading up to the annual ritual reenactment of Jesus's last days called Holy Week.
Pascha is the Eastern Orthodox name for the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead, called Easter in western Christianity.
I created an audio/visual experience of “A Poem Made of Water” by Ibtisam Barakat, a female Palestinian-American poet. I was inspired by the importance of water in the Quran, the role of nature poetry in Sufism, and the experiences of Muslim female voices, especially in Palestine.
Mark Estepp, 50, of Lexington, Ky, found escape in gaming as a child. Now raising his own children, he uses gaming to parent.
A look into how one man's pinball collection led to an unexpected friendship.
The assignment: create a short video with no interview that takes the viewer on a journey.
I followed two local dumpster divers to see how they turn one man's trash into another man's dinner.
The setting: freshman year spring break. Me and 4 friends pile some tents and a lot of trail mix into an SUV and drive 26 hours to the Grand Canyon. I borrow a new Nikon from gear checkout and made this. It was my first ever video project on Premiere Pro, and it makes me smile like an idiot every time I watch it.
Abby Potter is a photojournalism student based in Bowling Green, Ky.
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