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Music for a mission trip video?

Discussion in 'Missions, Evangelism & Witnessing' started by Black Mamba, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Black Mamba

    Black Mamba New Member

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    So I'm pretty much in charge of the mission trip video and I need some suggestions for songs. The video is going to be three songs long and I'm running out of ideas. I did it last year and the format is usually as follows.

    -1st song: Fairly easygoing. Shots of the youth and of the buses and such.
    -2nd song: Less light. Shots of youth working with kids in Mexico. Shots of the youth doing mission work.
    -3rd song: Tearjerker. Shots of the youth with the Mexican children. Shots of the mexican children. Shots of the youth crying. You get the picture.

    So here's some ideas for songs so far. And remember, they don't have to be Christian. Last year I used a song from Moulin Rouge (Your Song instrumental from Moulin Rouge 2 album) and one by Moby (My Weakness) and nobody cared. Here's some I've come up with so far.

    -Full of Grace by Sarah McLachlan (That one might be risky to use. It'd be the third song of course)
    -Angela Smiled by W.G. Snuffy Walden (That one would be the first one if used)
    -Hands and Feet by Audio Adrenaline. I used it last year yes but it's just the classic mission trip song. It would be the 2nd song.
    -Main Titles by Marc Shaiman from The American President. It might not fit though.

    Any other suggestions are absolutely welcome and pretty much the point of this thread so yes GIVE ME SUGGESTIONS...please.
     
  2. call-me-dan

    call-me-dan stumbling-toward-light

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    use music that is unique to the culture, and match that with shots the evoke curiosity in their different setting (iee, fast paced mexican stuff)

    and then fade in the hands and feet with pics from their worksite, them working only

    im sure you can find an appropriate emotional song, perhaps one that you guys listented to while on the trip.

    We have made 3 videos from trip to the Dominican Republic and all 3 turned out great, but the one that we qeued the music to the pictures
    (ie, fast paced music for fun pics, slow music for emotional ones, and marenge(dominican dance music) for cultural shots),
    put in poetry and reading from the journals of people who went on the trip, that was the best one. Have your students talking in the background, wiht the music, and you can make this video up to 20 min long while still keeping the audiences attention.

    good luck, feel it out and it will turn out great

    †
    pura vida
    dan
     
  3. smile

    smile Change? Good. This? Bad.

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    I agree with call-dan-dan, use music from the culture.


    But a really good missions song is "Shine for You" By Hillsong. It would be good for either the first or second song. It's on the More Then Life cd by Hillsong.


    Kemper
     
  4. happypeppie

    happypeppie Jalapeno

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    One good upbeat song is "Wonder Why" by Avalon. It talks about living your life as a Christian example. Here are the lyrics:

    Wonder Why
    Avalon

    Why, why tell me do you wonder why
    Some can look so hard and miss the truth, ya
    Some would stumble over it a hundred times
    And never ever see the living proof
    But there's a kind of love this world can never deny
    Let everybody see it in our lives

    The world will wonder why
    if you and I will shine His light
    And hearts discover life
    When we decide to let ours go
    We've got to give it up
    And live the love that opened our eyes
    Live your life the world will wonder why

    Why, why someone try and tell me why
    We would want it any other way
    A heart can change before our very eyes
    Well, I've seen the difference that love can make
    Well, there's a kind of love this world can never explain
    It's time to live the Gospel unashamed

    The world will wonder why
    if you and I will shine His light
    And hearts discover life
    When we decide to let ours go
    We've got to give it up
    And live the love that opened our eyes
    Live your life the world will wonder why

    If we were living with a passion
    What would be their reaction?
    I know a single heart can change the world
    If we were loving with a strong love
    Then their eyes would see
    And the world might believe

    The world will wonder why
    if you and I will shine His light
    And hearts discover life
    When we decide to let ours go
    We've got to give it up
    And live the love that opened our eyes
    Live your life the world will wonder why

    Will we shine his light
    Live free, live the life
    Open up our eyes

    Some day they'll wonder why
    And we can tell them, tell them
    That Jesus lives in my life, ya
    We've got to live the life
    Let it go and live
    Tell them that He is the only way
    The only truth and light
     
  5. ElElohe

    ElElohe A humble Resistentialist

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    If you can't find something you like from the culture (otherwise a great idea, but pick a native Christian song. Not an American song sung in the native language.) I think a very great and theologically grounded song is the Newsboys recent He Reigns.
     
  6. ian90

    ian90 \m/_(..)_\m/

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    I used "nothing compares" by third day for my video. Fits really well - it's kindof sad and happy and powerful so it had everything I was looking for.
     
  7. Ps28:7

    Ps28:7 I should probably put something cool here...

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    in our missions video we used(i'm not good at remembering names and stuff but i will try my best) if you say go, we will go, if you say wait, we will wait, if you say step out on the water and they say it can't be done, we'll fix our eyes on you and we will run...(don't know who it's by, really pretty could be used as maybe the 3rd song)
    another would be by hillsong?-we speak to nations
    if i could remember the names and stuff i could probably be of much more help but i hope this gave you a little bit of help at least
    God bless you and let us know which ones you choose
    ~hot4christ~
     
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