Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Totally Friggin' Awesome: Trinity Cathedral Media

I have posted a few videos from Trinity Cathedral Media. The most recent issue of Arizona Life gives some background on this great project:

Bryan Matuskey is just 22 and has already made a name for himself making music videos for regional bands and vocalists. He recently finished a gig as mastermind of a cutting-edge music TV show. And now, he is directing his talent and energy and insight into producing videos for the newly organized Trinity Cathedral Media.


"Hi! I'm Bryan with a ‘y'!"

"Um... Hi, Bryan with a 'y'. I'm Craig with a ‘c'. What's up?"

"My friends and I were shooting a video and we were walking by and tried the door and it was open and we thought we'd take a look around. Do you mind?"

"No prob. We're just setting up for our Ancient/Future, eChurch@5 worship service. Feel free to wander. Take your time. Let me know if you have any questions."

We continued the set-up; the little group wandered around. The sun was blazing through faceted glass. Glittering light cascaded across floors and pews splashing across the opposite wall.

Suddenly, ‘Bryan with a y' was blocking my path. "What is this place!?"

"It's an Episcopal Church. Trinity Cathedral, to be exact."

"Wow. It's phenomenally beautiful! And it has this amazing energy! It's like God shines in every piece of wood, steel, stone and paint!"

His posture changed - sort of like he was somehow standing lighter on his feet. He took a deep breath and closed his eyes. And this silence descended upon him. A moment later, his eyes opened and he was all exuberant energy.

"I want to use this place in a video. It'll be Totally Friggin' Awesome!!"

And so it was.

And so it continues to be.

. . .

In order to understand what Bryan and Trinity Cathedral Media are trying to do, how about a little factoid? Since the TCM page on YouTube went up two weeks ago, the videos have been viewed over 2,000 times. So far, the videos have received stellar reviews and a number of requests for HD versions which would be used with small groups or within the context of the liturgy.

Read it all here.. The author of the piece is the Rev. Craig Bustrin, who serves as Assistant to the Dean at the Cathedral.

You can look at all of the videos here. My son's Sunday School class had a sneak preview of the latest video. Teddy said it was "about God." I am envious.

1 comment:

Dan Porter said...

I agree with the headline. Thanks for the link to the videos. Your post is linked from http://episcopalian.wordpress.com/