Congratulations, Larry Brannin!

Larry Brannin, Media Associate for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, is the videographer and producer of the Kentucky WMU state missions videos.  For the third year in a row, Larry has been recognized by the Baptist Communicators Association for his work.

In April Larry won three awards for videos produced this past year, including our 2010 “Why?” state missions video. The videos were award winners in the BCA Wilmer C. Fields Competition. The competition is named in honor of BCA lifetime member and retired vice president of public relations for the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Wilmer C. Fields. The competition is designed to encourage professional excellence among association members and to recognize those members who have done exemplary work. Each year the awards are presented at the annual BCA workshop.

Larry won a second place award in the category “Video – Magazine Format” for the “Why?” video.  He won another second place award in the “Video-News Story, more than 5 minutes” category for his “Find It Here” video.  And Larry won a first place award in the “Video-News story, less than 5 minutes” category for his “Haiti Disaster Response” video.

We are very proud of Larry for these accomplishments. Kentucky WMU is so blessed to have Larry produce our state missions video each year.  To be recognized at this level is quite an accomplishment, especially considering that Larry is a one-man shop.  He plans each video, shoots the footage, edits, and creates the finished product.  I have been blessed to collaborate with him on our state missions projects.  He listens, catches the dream, and then makes it happen.  His heart is in each video as he tells our missions stories from behind the camera.

The 2011 Chain Reaction video is nearly complete.  I’ve seen it and believe it is the best one yet!  (And I thought last year’s was really good!)  As Larry and I reviewed it together, tweaking a few details, I got excited about the elements of the video, the stories that he captured, and the way it all fits together.  The Chain Reaction article by Shirley Cox complements the video, providing additional details in each story.  You’ll want to see the video and read the article this fall.

Congratulations, Larry!  A big thank you from Kentucky WMU for what you do to help us tell missions stories and challenge Kentucky Baptists to learn, pray, give, and go!

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