Several years ago, my five siblings and I made a music video! It was a submission to a contest put on by Nashville singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson for one of his songs, "Rest Easy." Here's the story:
Upon seeing the contest announcement, we decided to enter, though we barely knew a thing about filmmaking. After some brainstorming, research, planning and storyboarding, we began to film our video. We shot, edited and produced for a solid month. When we were done, we were completely spent.
We were not impressed with the final product; we had no high hopes for our video. What a shock it was, then, when we found that our video had made it through eliminations to the qualifying round! Several days later, we were shocked again when the three finalists were announced, and we had come in 2nd place! It was an amazing and exciting time, and it felt good seeing our hard work pay off. Yes, itwas hard work, but it was also a lot of fun! These were some of the highlights of the filmmaking process: