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David Brown
02-21-2007, 06:58 PM
I know some of you are familiar with the Texas Church Project. There are 5 of us: (me), Lee, Jeremy, photomc, and scootermm. We have been collaborating on shooting old, (mostly) country churches in Texas for the past year and a half. See www.texaschurchproj.com (http://www.texaschurchproj.com)

When we started the project, we really didn’t know exactly what the end result would be, or how long we would spend at this. But, besides starting to build up a body of work, things have begun to gel for us and actually, we’re a bit busy.

Yesterday, we spent the day with a film crew from the “Texas Country Reporter”. www.texascountryreporter.com (http://www.texascountryreporter.com) The feature should air sometime in April in all 19 Texas markets. We’ll let you know more specifically when we know. They (the TV people) took quite an interest in the large format cameras – especially scooter’s 7x17 – and the fact that we all use film. We were fascinated by their high tech video gear, and they were fascinated with 20 minute exposures and wooden tripods. :D

We were all interviewed on camera by the host. ("Does film have a soul?") It will be interesting to see what sound bites actually make it to the air. :o

Completely coincidentally, we have an exhibit scheduled for May (thanks to Jeremy). We’ll post more details about this as the time approaches. And (first, but not least) last summer, scooter wrote an article about the project for the online “Large Format Journal”.

Busy, busy, busy!!! :)

02-21-2007, 07:15 PM
anyway some one can video tape this at home and get it out to someone us to have an interest?

02-21-2007, 07:32 PM
anyway some one can video tape this at home and get it out to someone us to have an interest?

Boy, I hope so. That would be interesting!!! Congrats!

Robert Brummitt
02-21-2007, 07:33 PM
I also want a copy for me to share with PPF.

David Brown
02-21-2007, 07:57 PM
anyway some one can video tape this at home and get it out to someone us to have an interest?

We'll all be running the VCRs and DVRs! (I have two VCRs myself ;) ) But, we probably shouldn't get too excited until we actually see the show. :D

And, we'll be able to get a DVD of the segment. (DVD copies will also be for sale) As for distribution, we asked about putting the segment on YouTube or the like (the show has some old segments there) and were told that they cannot post any for one year from broadcast due to contractual arrangements with the stations that syndicate the show. (Please - let's not go off on a tangent about whether or not this it true. In the interest of a continued relationship, we'll respect their wishes.)

But, we'll see what we can do. Sure, we want the world to see it!

And, we can't help what someone might do themselves ...:rolleyes:

02-21-2007, 08:24 PM
Guys, I'm not particularly religious; but you are doing the Lord's work with this project, I think. You are giving of yourselves--time, skill, craftsmanship--to a greater good.

The photographs are just lovely.

Please accept my applause, and know my appreciation.

02-21-2007, 08:26 PM
texas stations don't broadcast in my area.

however, if you can let us know what station and time, i might be able to find someone to make me a copy.

thanks david

02-21-2007, 08:38 PM
Congrats guys! Judging from the project website gallery this is well deserved. I'd really like to see it when it's available so maybe a few people can mail off some dvd's and we can forward them on etc..

02-21-2007, 08:54 PM
This is wonderful! And so very deserved. You can be sure I'll record it! In these parts, when you make "Texas Country Reporter", you have made it big time!

02-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Congratulations Guys.


bill schwab
02-21-2007, 09:13 PM
Congratulations. Great site, wonderful project and such a talented group. Add me to the list who would like to see a copy of the feature when available.


Sanjay Sen
02-21-2007, 10:47 PM
Congratulations to you all! I'll be looking forward to watching the feature - let us know when it's broadcast or available on DVD.

Good luck, and best wishes!

Bruce Osgood
02-21-2007, 11:21 PM
Congrats to all..............

PLEASE let me know when you learn broadcast day/date/times. I can have my son in Austin record it for me. I would really like to see it.

02-22-2007, 03:48 AM
That's wonderful!! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing the show.

02-22-2007, 07:28 AM
Excellent! Let us know when the DVD is available!

02-22-2007, 07:28 AM
I too would be interested in seeing it.

02-22-2007, 08:46 AM
Congratulations! You guys have worked hard on this & deserve some recognition.

02-22-2007, 09:47 AM

I am not a great fan of Texas (an understatement), but I have to agree that the work you guys are doing is really outstanding - both in terms of the service that you are performing for the community, and in the quality of the work you are producing. Hopefully, the video will get exposure outside Texas to help spread the idea to other areas - like the one where I live.

02-22-2007, 10:17 AM
Very, very cool indeed! Congratulations to all of you :)

Daniel Grenier
02-22-2007, 10:18 AM
What a thrill for you guys. Congrats.

I had the pleasure of having the same "honor" several years ago when I appeared on a morning TV show to discuss a show I had at the time. It is very rewarding to have recognition after so many hours under the dark cloth and in the darkroom... Good for you.

BTW, are you guys self-funding this project or are you working under a grant of some sort ?