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When it comes to drone cinematography, less is almost always more. And yet, a few strategically captured drone shots can oftentimes lend a God's-eye perspective in a powerful way that no other single shot can.
A one-of-a-kind church filmmaking experience, the Capture Content Creation and Filmmaking Summit will host the Church Filmcraft Festival. Capture, Aug. 6-7, 2019, is open to all filmmakers, producers and church film teams creating ministry content.
There has never been a better time than now to find professional, affordable film gear capable of capturing cinema-quality imagery. You just have to know what to look for. Here, a little guidance from a church film pro.
Technical directors deal with so much more than gear and technical issues. To be a successful TD with a successful team, we must become excellent communicators ... with people. Here's how to build that vital connection.
In the quest for higher quality church video production, it pays to give audio serious consideration on the front end. Some key attributes to consider: audio quality, low internal noise, and potentially--mic invisibility.
The U.S.'s second-largest Bible college put Teradek's VidiU Go to the test for live outdoor worship streaming, as well as for a staff meeting. Here, the college's digital media specialist shares his findings and feedback.
Video content on its own can miss the mark unless it’s catered to a specific purpose. Here are three critical purposes that can keep your church's video and filmmaking efforts on track
-- speaking to and saving souls.
Consider what our eyes and brains do when we’re seeing. They pick something of interest, then examine that something more closely. If you mimic this human trait with your shots, your viewers will be effectively “pulled in” to the experience.
Like buying a new computer, it's best to get the most flexible keying method you can. But with inevitable budget constraints, compromises will have to be made. Here are options to help you produce the highest quality live stream graphics possible.
Ultimately, successful church filmmaking is about the willingness to put in the hours to tell a good story. Here are three important components of powerful content creation that can make those long hours worthwhile.
Living a creative life is tough. No matter how good you are, or how hard you work, you can be fired simply because the boss has bad taste and doesn’t like your work. I know. I was fired at 36 years old, only to find out the same ideas my old boss hated, were ideas
Corporate and nonprofit organizations tend to fill their boards with members who are influential or have helpful areas of expertise. It’s not unusual to see CEO’s, CFO’s, and other corporate leaders on another company or nonprofit’s board. We’re also seeing a growing number of women populating boards as well as representatives from minority communities. However,
Something leaders, speakers, and communicators often fail to understand is that in today’s digital world, everything communicates. That means it’s not just the message you share, but it’s the clothes you’re wearing, your attitude, the way you stand, the lighting in the room, and many more things impact how people receive that message. In a
The New York Times has reported that scientists are confirming the power of narrative stories to give meaning to our lives. Our “life stories” tell us who we are and why we’re here, and as the Times reports, “Every American may be working on a screenplay, but we are also continually updating a treatment of our
As a leader, at some point in your career you’ll have the influence, budget, and resources to build a team of high achievers. High achievers come in all packages and personality types, and can revolutionize organizations. However, what I find more often is that bosses discover pretty quickly they are way out of their depth
Everyone is lamenting how Amazon and other online retailers are destroying traditional retailing in America – specifically when it comes to brick and mortar stores like Barnes & Noble, Sears, Kmart, JCPenny, and others. But the truth is the shift from retail stores to online could be a huge plus for churches and ministry organizations.
I spoke with a pastor the other day who is dropping the livestream broadcast of his Sunday worship. He was frustrated (and probably a little embarrassed) that only 10-15 people were watching, so he felt like it wasn’t worth the trouble. Let me tell you why that completely misses the point of livestreaming: What if
I’ve been reading the New Testament Book of Acts, and been particularly fascinated with the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul. There’s an enormous number of insights to glean from those chapters, however, one thing that glaringly stands out is just how often he found opportunities for sharing Christ. Walking about in the city? He
When it comes to new visitors, most church employees are warm and welcoming. They have a strategic plan to make visitors feel at home, are followed up, and get plugged into the local church community. However, when it comes to outside vendors, contractors, freelancers, or consultants, church employees are often skeptical, uninterested, and sometimes outright
Let’s face it – the people in your church office are hilarious and do some crazy things. The question is, how can we share that with church members or people on the outside? I know – let’s produce a “mockumentary” or reality show on the antics that happen during staff meetings, brainstorming, and counseling sessions!