I don’t know why, but this one took me a long time to finish. I am very happy with the results, however, so totally worth it.
I used more bird sounds than normal on this video, but there were so many good ones, and all of them recorded just a couple miles from the site. There is a clip of a bunch of green parakeets being very chatty, and those were recorded about a block from the temple site.
Released just last week, I have completed my video for the Taylorsville Utah Temple today. There are still some parts of it that I am still uncertain on though, so there will likely be another draft in the future.
I learned a thing or two about the Feather River Temple, so I made some changes. The temple sits facing north on the site, as does the Statue atop the spire, according to the render. This model reflects that, as well as the redwood trees on the north east corner of the lot that are being preserved.
Today’s video depicts the St. George Temple as it would have looked when the annex was first added. Few pictures exist of the temple in this state, but those that do clearly show the water tower of the temple sticking up right through the roof of the annex!
Being caught up with the Temple render releases for now, I am back to my Historic Video series. Today takes us forward to the year 1888, and for the first time, the Manti Utah Temple. the video here shows the temple as it would have looked when completed, as well as other buildings representing the support structures built to help the workers in the construction effort. Historic photos show that these buildings remained on site for many years after the dedication.
I created this just one week after the Church released the official render. That render was rather low resolution, so I had to make guesses about the small details. I am not confident about ANY of those at all. So there will be another video later. In the meantime, enjoy this one!
I have a new video for you today. Shortly after the Logan Temple was dedicated it was decided to expand the annex to add more area for the administrative side of things. Additionally, a new entrance was added on the east side of the annex. This addition was to help shelter the original entrance from the bitter winds in the area, especially in the winter. This two door setup is similar to the double sets of doors seen on many temples and other buildings today.
The longest, and possibly most complex video I have ever released. This temple model represents the Logan Temple as it probably looked in 1884 when it was dedicated.
This model features the interior rooms of the original temple. These rooms have since been removed during a renovation in the 1970s. I had a good time making very inaccurate reproductions of the original murals, based on partial black and white photos from before the demolition.