Two years ago the British Heart Foundation released one of the funniest how to’s ever: How to do hands only CPR with famous British soccer player-turned-actor Vinnie Jones (who is known for playing tough bad guys by the way). Set to the music of Staying Alive, it showed how to do CPR in an hilarious, but easy to remember way.
The leadership has asked you to tell them how much it will cost to get a live stream of the service out to the Internet…now what?!?!?
Ok, first off, you’ll need to figure out your signal flow. Let’s assume that you’ve got a couple video cameras, some kind of recorder (hard drive-based, flash- or solid-state-based, or DVD), and a switcher. These are the basics of any video ministry system.
Giant retro robots you say?
Only giant with the power of some cool video editing and effects.
Churchstreaming.tv introduced a new feature that enables you to have your very own Roku channel in the Religion and Spirituality category on the Roku channel store. Viewers can watch your live and archived services right from their television! There is absolutely no setup fee to have your own custom Roku channel. Simply submit your artwork and within 2 weeks your channel is live (this is the time it’s taking Roku to approve new public channels).
For more information on the custom Roku channel take a look at this short video:
Media Fusion Broadcast is revolutionary.
Media Fusion Broadcast will change live streaming for churches and ministries of all sizes by offering the most affordable live streaming services that has ever been offered without sacrificing quality. Taking advantage of Akamai Technologies CDN of over 187,000 worldwide servers and partnering with Teradek server based encoders, Media Fusion’s broadcast live streaming is a game-changer.
Wayne Unten is an animator for a few films you may have heard of — like Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph.
While spending some time with his kids at the park, he recorded this short 10-second clip of a grasshopper hopping with his iPhone.
After some animation magic, he turned this ordinary grasshopper video into some really awesome:
There’s nothing more annoying to me than an iPhone video that’s been shot vertically. Playing them back on an iPhone isn’t that big of a deal, but by the time you upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, it’s more than obvious by the natural horizontal dimension of onscreen video.
How would you like an app that always insures you’re shooting your video horizontally? So much so, you can even get a little crazy creative with it?
Well now you can!
Take a look at Horizon — it’s the perfect solution and we’re giving one copy away!!!
If you have not been on Facebook recently, they are celebrating their 10th year anniversary as an organization from launching to today. One of the big promotions of this milestone is a video compilation of the best parts (or what Facebook’s algorithms believes is your best) of what is going on in your life. The site already has grabbed photos and status updates from the beginning of your engagement on the network until now, in a nice little cookie cutter video for you to watch and share.
Tripp and Tyler, famous Christian comedians that have found success on YouTube, have made a parody of this Facebook anniversary compilation video with a little more honesty than Facebook might want:
Have you heard of The Gap by Ira Glass?
It’s an inspiring talk on creativity that’s sure to be an encouragement to all creatives, no matter how you may “rate” your creative talent. If you compare your work to top notch creatives, like you should be doing, it can leave you feeling a bit discouraged.
Take a listen/watch:
The old adage with print is that a photo is worth a thousand words. You can look at a captivating image and make an entire story just from that one photo. A great marketer could turn that image into a moving advertisement that would get people to join the cause or buy a product. With Internet speeds moving an average of 7 Mbps, YouTube seeing over 2 billion views a month, and being able to tell a carefully crafted message, why shouldn’t your church or blog delve into the world of videography and get your message in front of many people?
Seriously, if your church has not done its own video, start now. Introduce your staff, show off your facilities, and invite the community to come to your next worship service. Make it a couple minutes long, get it professionally produced, and post it on social media so others can see you rocking your content.
Here are several stats from the infographic below to help you sell this idea to your boss using your own video in your next online marketing campaign: