Every year, Christmas is crazy for our team. We’re all over the country doing live events, creating specific Christmas content and media for other artists, companies and churches all the while focusing on TripleWide Media’s Transform Christmas Campaign (this is actually the most fun for our team). It always ends with us exhausted seeing all these great ideas from clients, friends and online… never being able to do something for fun!
However… doing something for the sole purpose of “fun” during the holiday season just seems selfish. You’re supposed to do something for others, create joy or give to a charity. So how do we get to do all of that: have fun, do something for others, create joy and give back to a local charity that is doing good in the world?
We projected onto my parent’s house!
No… seriously, here’s the video:
We projected onto our parent’s house this past year as a part of a fundraising event for a local non-profit focused on human trafficing prevention in India called Rahab’s Rope. We’ve come to know the directors of this organization and have come to love what they do. More importantly, our entire team believes that human trafficing is the single worst issue facing our global human race right now. We wanted to do something about that.
So we took two Sanyo 5,500 Lumen projectors and aligned them together (double-stacked them). Once we had the two projectors aligned, we built a layout using solid shapes to identify all the key areas of the house. This eventually became our template and alignment grid to make sure we were in place every time we setup and tore down the projector.
Here’s the mask:
Here’s a video of us going between the two alignment grids to make sure that we got it all “just right”:
Next, we had to create content…. Of course we used a lot of content from TripleWide Media, full list below, but anything “custom” or unique we were able to edit indoors using that template. Here’s a screen shot of what it looked like in the editor…
We walked people through the journey of Christmas. It was a blast! We had about 75 people show up (one night only and delayed to the next night due to inclement weather). However, those small numbers didn’t hurt our goal of raising $1000 for Rahabs…. In total we raised $1500 that night! Unbelievable what can be done when some videos go viral!
We’re doing it again this year… in fact if you’re going to be in Atlanta next thursday, hit up @lukemcelroy on twitter and we’ll try to get you directions so you can see if yourself. If not, we’ll be sure to tweet out a link to the video through our TripleWide Media Twitter account, so make sure to follow us there as well.
We need your help!
We want to raise even more money than we did last year. 100% of what we raise goes to Rahab’s Rope. We, Triplewide, Orange Thread Media or anyone for that matter won’t get a single dime of what you give. This is our way to spread hope and help spread the news about the issue of Sex Trafficking in today’s modern era.
Please help us! If you can send us an email or tweet us and we’ll figure out how to receive your donation. If you would prefer to give directly to the organization you can do so here. Choose “General Fund” and then in your Comments section just say it’s a part of the Mcelroy’s House Fundraiser or the House Projection Fundraiser! They’ll know what you’re talking about 🙂
Below is the finale we made last year custom built to Carol of the Bells and below is the list of media we used throughout the entire piece. Merry Christmas and thanks for being a part of TripleWide Media this year! There’s more to come so stick around.