This is my first foray into animation. I would love to receive feedback on ways I can improve. "Contemplation Through Centering Prayer" was created as a part of a course requirement for "Ministry Through Modern Media" taken at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. It will also be used by Crosspoint Fellowship, a Baptist church in Abilene. The inspiration for this piece has long been developing within my consciousness. Rev. Erin James-Brown first introduced me to Centering Prayer, a form of Contemplative Prayer. Dr. Kelly Pigott of Hardin-Simmons University and the Logsdon School of Theology peaked my interest even further by introducing me to the writings of Thomas Keeting, St. John of the Cross, and the unknown writer of "The Cloud of Unknowing." The "Advent Conspiracy" videos were a great source of ideas for attempting this style of piece. Dr. Ronnie Prevost, professor at Logsdon Seminary, assigned a "devotional video" as a part of the course requirement for "Ministry Through Modern Media," giving me the perfect excuse to put into action years of mental and spiritual prodding. For a more detailed explanation of Contemplation through Centering Prayer, check out Thomas Keeting's "Open Mind Open Heart."

Created in Apple Motion

Audio Recorded in QuickTime

Images:
“Crosspoint Fellowship Logo”
©Crosspoint Fellowship
Created By: Drew Rogers
Livingstone Designs

“iPod Touch”
Used to Represent a ringing cellphone
Created By: Matt Stevens
digitalartempire.com
Accessed at: brusheezy.com
Royalty Free

Music:
“Satelites”
Created By: Apple Jingles
Royalty Free

“Small Bell Ring 01”
Accessed at: SoundJay.com
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Video:
Film of the floating TV
“Lady and the Tramp”
Created By: Millie Mitchell
vimeo.com/milliemitchell
Creative Commons: Attribution

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