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

Iron Can [Video]

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If you love Iron Man, you're going to love this parody by Moviedex. After two years of working on this 3-minute short in their spare time, I present to you the punniest Iron Man film in history... Iron Can: ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Movie

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This is the tenth day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. This year has been a great one for the movie industry and honestly, coming up with my favorite was more difficult than I thought. Whether you are sitting in the theatre with a box of popcorn or at home streaming off of Netflix and Amazon Videos, you had a great selection. I agree with every single one of these answers below: ... Continue Reading

The Avengers Sing Christmas Songs! [Video]

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This December, here at ChurchMag we've already brought you the wonders of Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew singing 'Let it Snow'. And now, to make your Christmas even more 'super', it's our pleasure to bring you The Avengers singing a selection of Christmas songs! Enjoy :) ... Continue Reading