Call for Footage: Time Out Christmas Video

I waited until after thanksgiving to not confuse the holidays, so the first sentence of Dan’s posting is no longer relevant. Dan would like to add that they are releasing a chunk of the hymn audio the week after Thanksgiving. Please check out Time Out’s Google+ Page and their Facebook page. Thanks!

From Dan at Necessary Roughness:


Christmas? Before Thanksgiving? You sell-out! Bear with me, here.

The last two years Time Out has had an extra Advent Bonus Edition and a Christmas Bonus Edition. We’re not going to do those this year in lieu of a new project.

We’re making another hymn video, to be released Christmas Day, featuring my favorite Christmas hymn, LSB 370, “What Child Is This.” Rather than focus the video on the performers this time, we need footage from you.

We are looking for stills and video (that you have permission to submit ) that match well with the lyrics of the hymn. The literal sense is good, but there is plenty of opportunity to be creative. Think of what you can do for, “Joy, joy, for Christ is born,” for example.

This is a great opportunity to show off your church, your community, and your own creativity. We will give you full credit in the credits and in the YouTube notes for what you send us. Free advertising is good, right?

We would like your submissions by December 18, but we would greatly appreciate it if you could send it in earlier. If you want to submit stills of your sanctuary decorated for Christmas, we can be a little more flexible with that. If you have Christmas footage from last year’s services, that would be good, too.

Let us know if you are interested and if you have any questions.

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at

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