Saturday, April 2, 2011

My final Mormon Message

As I alluded to in my last post, my job description is changing a bit in the Mormon Messages world. I'll still be working on them, but rather then coming up with ideas and being a producer, I'll be the post-production supervisor, making sure that the technical standards are followed correctly and then aiding in finalizing the pieces and prepping them for delivery to the web. Additionally, I'll be working with some outside companies to do turnkey outsourcing of Mormon Messages or just portions. I'll be responsible for much more in the workflow and touching each and ever message that come through the shop.

Additionally, I will also be coordinating Language production and making sure that the messages get translated into Spanish in a timely manner, something that has been lacking in the last little while.

As I reflect on these changes, I thought I would post the first Mormon Message that I ever produced back in 2008. This was a talk from Elder Holland and was produced in record time, about 3 days from start to finish, including approvals.



Today's latest release, my FINAL Mormon Message is the 2011 Easter message. "His Sacred Name - An Easter Declaration"



I was privileged to work on this message and touched by the spirit that I felt as I worked with my co-producer Christina Torriente-Robey. All of the images are brand new still images produced by the still photographers and they did some amazing work and once again I was deeply touched by their work and the portrayal of the Christ story.

I am thrilled to be able to work on these messages everyday and although I won't be producing them directly, I'm lucky to be working with incredible producers and helping them make top quality products each month and helping where I can.

I feel a bit like a father who has created a piece of media and then moved on and let other producers now come into their own and start producing stuff. I'm so proud of them and the work that they do and they are pretty amazing and I'm just the proud dad that sits back and watches with a smile (and happiness knowing that I don't have to deal with the approvals anymore.) My time has come and I'm ready to move onto the next challenge.

4 comments:

Reed said...

Tucker: If you have to make a change, I can't imagine a better one. You have been so diligent in your work, and this new role recognizes your care and expertise in making sure these messages are prepared for posting.

Best to you always, dear friend!

-Reed Wagstaff

Tucker Dansie said...

Thanks Reed. That means a lot.

Bexrex said...

Good luck in the quasi-new gig Tucker. You've made some very nice videos over the past years. Really glad you're staying connected to it in this way.

Tucker Dansie said...

Thanks John. They can't rid of me that easily, but I'm the first to admit that I'm not hte strongest at making the MM's. After 3 years it is my time to step aside and let other (more skilled) producers step up to the plate.