I shot all of the clips in Jerusalem in January 2013 on a Canon 5D mark ii. The footage is from our B-roll bucket for a documentary (Covenant and Controversy) we began shooting at the beginning of the year. I pulled some clips from the bucket for experimentation of color schemes.

I used it to test some golden highlights/teal shadow color grading ideas that I hoped would bring out the feel of Jerusalem. Everything on the Temple Mount is already white, gold and teal which provides an awesome color palate for grading. I'd love to learn how to accentuate it so it looks like how it 'feels' in person.

The music is by Cindy Ruakere, "Can These Bones Live." Cindy is a friend of mine from New Zealand. I think the song in Maori sung from the ends of the earth is a powerful statement of the Lord's faithfulness to His promises concerning "forgotten Zion" (Isaiah 49). The prophetic Scriptures tell us emphatically that before the end of the age, the islands of the sea will be singing in intercession for the salvation of Israel.

I LOVE Cindy's music, her heart and her ministry. Get the album here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/karakia/id416958233 or all of her albums here: itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cindy-ruakere/id257835575

Cut with FCPX.
Graded with Osiris and a Kodak color grade.
Cropped to a 2.55:1 aspect ratio.

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