Helping Friends and Family… Mike Jensen’s Christmas Music Video for Family Shines

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I love seeing what y'all are working on and creating and Mike Jensen shared this with me the other day and I wanted to share with all of you.

Thanks so much for your wonderful blog . It has been a great source of inspiration and information over the last several years.

May I share with you a Christmas Music Video I just finished editing for a dear family member.

…no budget, and just a few hours of shooting with a few filmmaker friends, and some gentle editing and movement to let the beautiful music carry the piece….

Merry Christmas!

Mike Jensen – Jensen Films
Sacramento, CA

‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ – A Christmas Carol

My sister Sarah's musically talented children are coming of age. In the next few years they will be splitting up to go to college, church missions, and raising families of their own, so she decided to make a music video with her children. Sarah recorded each child separately and sent the files to a friend in Utah to mix the parts into a beautiful rendition of “In the Bleak Midwinter,” a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti. Children are Rebecca, Eliza, Dallin, Jake & Tyler

With some help of some of my talented filmmaker friends, we trekked with the family up Freeway 80 to the HWY 20 exit near Lake Spaulding in the snow covered Sierras to film this piece just in time for Christmas.

Main Camera: Ryan Logan (Sony FS7)
Camera: Mike Jensen (Cannon C100, 80D, DJI Phantom Standard)
Camera: Guy Kowarsh (DJI Osmo)

Directed and Edited by Mike Jensen
Audio Production: Catherine Williams

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. Beautiful Family, Beautiful Film and Most Beautiful Music. (So nice I had to use all capitals!!)

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