I remember the day that I was invited to church by a cousin and little did I know it would change my life. Everyone has a story about how they got into church tech and mine was easy. I wanted to help out. I heard the vision of the senior pastor and I was tired of going to church and not being involved and then I took a stand.
I was fortunate to be selected for the 2014 Creative Missions team and we had a good time in my home city of Baltimore serving churches.
At the end of the Creative Missions 2014 there was a showcase and a team showed a video that I thought was awesome.
It didn’t have to do with a church or ministry, but just their creative process.
I am one of the beneficiaries of the democratization of video. I remember talking to my Uncle who has been in the video production business for over 40 years and he was telling me about how expensive it was to start.
Now video is in everyone hands as long as you have a smartphone and a great story.
So what does the future hold for video?
Here’s a snapshot:
As a video professional I often get this question: What software should I use to create photo slideshows? I am a Mac user so I often give Apple-based solutions. There are 3 basic pieces of software I recommend and in the video below I share them with you.
I am a big fan of podcasts and I recently relaunched my podcast. I used to think creating a podcast was a complicated process, but after helping a pastor friend create a podcast in less than a week I decided to break the process down into 7 actionable steps:
This year I’ve had a crash course in fonts. Instead of teaching video, I am teaching Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. I find that most people are like me and don’t know much about fonts, but they do know what fonts they like and that fonts can make or break a creative project.
In my search of gaining a greater understanding the art and science of fonts, I’ve found a good cheat sheet and by Charlotte Katelyn.
I also added my spin because I feel it’s part science: