A video tour of St. Tikhon’s.
My Heart Began to Soften (testimonial profile). See the rest of the series here.
Holding My Heart at St. Tikhon’s (follow-up to above profile):
Till Morn Eternal Breaks (short animated concert promotional)
St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (general promotional video)
Elijah’s Mantle: A Ministry of St. Tikhon’s
Aerial Work for St. Tikhon’s
The productions above were filmed, edited, designed, and animated by Ben Cabe. I worked closely with Seraphim Danckaert to make it happen.
I arrived at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on a Saturday afternoon and started filming right away. I filmed a few testimonial profiles and then footage of vigil. Sunday morning I filmed Divine Liturgy followed by a few in
terviews with the faculty and seminarians. Then, after filming all day on Monday, I headed home on Tuesday to assemble the footage.
After looking around to get a sense of the St. Tikhon’s brand, I built the intro logo background based off their website colors and background texture. I then added in the logo, stylized it, added a few other style preferences and animated it. Building off the logo animation, I designed and animated the lower thirds (in general promo video above) and the thumbnails for the youtube videos (seen as thumbnails above).
In addition to this, I worked to build their brand into their youtube presence. I designed the header and organized their channel by adding their videos to playlists. Below you can see the youtube before and after pictures.
Topping it off, I designed a St. Tikhon’s promotional page, which incorporates the brand I established for them in video, that will be printed in a pamphlet (seen below). I took the background texture and colors I created for their logo animation, added them under two photos I took from the air—one of the cupola and the other of the sunrise. (The aerial photos / video were taken during the shoot). Finally, I topped it off using the two-font combination I used for their brand throughout the videos (St. Tikhon’s / Orthodox Theological Seminary as font pairing).
Finally, taking all of these brand assets, I developed the animated portion of St. Tikhon’s brand a little further by creating a short (purposefully simple) video to ornately display the Monastery Chamber Choir’s new CD entitled, “Till Morn Eternal Breaks” (music by Benedict Sheehan).