The theme for Exodus Cry’s annual conference was reaching the summit together in the fight against human trafficking, so when I worked with EC’s marketing director, Daniel Garcia, to come up with the script, we wanted to craft a story that shows that journey. Stock footage made the most sense for the budget, so I scoured Film Supply and Pond5 to find the right clips. A favorite part of the editing was finding matching cuts between the shots, like the mountain timelapse speeding up into the racing train at 0:23, or the aerial shot looking down at the skyscrapers match-cutting to looking down at the hikers at 0:39.
Parallaxing the photos at the end was a new thing for me, but I’m really happy with how they turned out. It’s a great way to bring life to still photos.
- Editing/Graphics: Jesse Koepke
- Written by: Daniel Garcia and Jesse Koepke
- Music: The Music Bed
- Stock Footage: filmsupply.com and Pond5.com