The Year of Video Marketing [Infographic]

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Video is here to stay and let me just say, it is not easy to do. It would seem anyone with a smartphone, iMovie, and a willing person could do video, but it truly is not that easy. Video production, lighting, and sound are just the foundation needed to support a great idea, script, and communication in front of the camera. So, if you are wanting to do video (and below are stats why you should be thinking about doing it), then you need to be experimenting and practicing now, because the medium ... Continue Reading

Hobby, Not Hobby: What the Church Can Learn from Apple TV

The Church and Apple TV - Iage

The Apple TV and I go back quite a ways. I've been a proud owner for about four years and have previously written about their use in a church environment. Today, however, we'll be looking not at how to use the Apple TV but what we can learn from Apple's attitude to the Apple TV and how we can apply that to what we do in the Church. ... Continue Reading

Pixio: The Robot Camera Man


Television, no longer the dominate medium of Western culture, is still an impressive cultural force, one that many churches were never able to take advantage of. The Internet, however, that new dominate medium, has lowered the bar for churches to get as close to that old medium after all. Live-streaming or uploads to YouTube or Vimeo have allowed more churches than ever to use video as a method of spreading the Gospel. It’s like we’ve entered into the Second Age of Video, via the Internet. Even ... Continue Reading

5 Easy Tips for Using Periscope in Ministry

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Last time we did a quick little review of Periscope, the newer live video social media app. Well, that was a mouthful. Anyway, I wanted to go beyond a simple app review and give you some recommendations and suggestions as to how to utilize this new tool in your church or ministry. ... Continue Reading

What About Periscope? [Review]

Periscope Review pt 1-01

Have you ever been experiencing something and you wished, "Wow, I wish my friends, family, and random strangers could experience this too!" Well now they can with Periscope. Periscope is a newer social media app focused on live streaming your experience and content to your followers via mobile camera. Since it's newer, it's worth taking a look at. This article will break down the app itself: What it does, what it does well, and what it does not so well. Let's dive in! ... Continue Reading

Youth Ministry Video Idea [Video]

If SIRI Was Your Mom Screener

The Daily Dot has a great article on YouTube that they posted for Mother's Day noting how Siri is a great tool but definitely comes off as a machine. While watching this video, I think that their is a great youth ministry video idea that the church technology ministry could parody off of this. Think about it, create a Siri recap video of a bunch of great moments from the year, a hilarious camp rules video that Siri miscommunicates, or simply a fun skit that leads into having a better ... Continue Reading

The Dangers of Selfie Sticks [Video]

The Dangers of Selfie Sticks PSA - SCREEN

Pizza Hut decided to put on a great little promotional about how selfie-sticks are getting in the way of us being able to focus solely on you in the selfie. The video is below and is a fun little jab at the whole concept of a selfie stick. But then this happened. I continued cruising through YouTube videos and found a group of 4 people reenacting a car singalong utilizing previously said selfie-stick which ends badly. The selfie-stick may not have directly caused the accident, but the humor ... Continue Reading

Van Gogh in 3D [Video]


Being Dutch, I'm partial to famous painter Vincent van Gogh. His use of brush strokes and color is amazing and I could study his paintings for hours. But now, I can do even more than that. Animator Mackenzie Cauley has created a 3D video of Van Gogh's painting 'The Night Café' and it is stunning. ... Continue Reading