Everything Is Awesome Is Real [Video]

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You may think you being Will Ferrell's character in the LEGO Movie is just a dream and you may be envious of KC Proctor as he posts a new LEGO photo on social media nearly every single day. But the truth is, there is a real person out there with a basement full of organized LEGOS and I am excited about it! ... Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes of a Video Edit [Video]

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I must admit I'm a video editing nerd. I love seeing raw footage shot coming together into a finished polished project. In this video I share what tools I used to create a video for my Pastor and the process I use for editing. For this project I used Final Cut Pro X, but the editing  principles apply to any non-linear editing system. ... Continue Reading

Amazing Video without the Amazing Price Tag

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It’s not hard to spend millions of dollars on equipment. In fact, there’s a whole convention dedicated to video equipment and its usage. It’s called NAB and it happens every spring in Las Vegas. I’ve never been, but I think it’s just a matter of time. I’m afraid that I better only go once I have a permanent studio set up and tons of paying clients. I bet I could spend $100,000 in the first 5 minutes. What most people don’t know is that you don’t need millions, hundreds of thousands, or even ... Continue Reading

Video Announcement Missteps in Mockery

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I recently wrote what I thought was a silly, light-hearted post about a Tumblr that collects bad church announcement videos. It was meant to be a funny post, but the intent certainly wasn't to mock the individuals or churches involved. It seems that I made a misstep. Here's an expert from a comment ChurchMag received on a Facebook sharing of the post: ... Continue Reading

Stop Recording Church Video Announcements? [Videos]

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Video is one of the most unforgiving and unpredictable technologies. I can remember the first year or two after my church gained the ability to play clips of movies in service. Our pastor was forever trying to find a clip to punctuate his sermons...until he accidentally included that a clip that swore. Oops! Showing videos can be tricky enough in churches, but what happens when churches create those videos? ... Continue Reading

Amazing Solar Time Lapse from NASA [Video]

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We all love a good time lapse and this one is pretty special. The video has been released by NASA to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, a satellite which observes the earth facing side of the sun. The SDO takes a photo nearly once a second and since its launch has captured over 200 million photos and 2,600 terabytes of data! The results are truly spectacular and look like something from Doctor Who or a Jonathan Nolan film - but it's real! ... Continue Reading

4 Reasons to Rethink DSLRs for Live Production

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There are a plethora of options currently available in the DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) market to choose from that offer video recording capability.  These cameras are very attractive to video ministry teams because they can be quite affordable and offer interchangeable lens capability, which is meant to increase their versatility. However, when it comes to using DSLR cameras in a live production environment, I have to strongly urge caution.  The drawbacks to this camera platform begin to ... Continue Reading