Worship Essentials
Telling True Stories with Video
Practical guidance for any church that wants to create documentary, interview, and teaching videos or segments.
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Nonfiction videos impact us the most when "they show us the results of action or inaction, and then challenge us to emulate (or flee from) what we've seen onscreen" says Ryan Hamm in his introduction to this resource. "In church, these kinds of videos are incredibly useful."

The kinds of nonfiction videos covered in this resource include documentaries, person-on-the-street interviews, and teaching videos. You'll find great insights on how to craft these from people who have been making ministry-related videos for years.

NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this 23-page resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.

This Resource contains all of the following:

The Power of True Stories
Why use these nonfiction videos?

10 highly annoying habits of amateur videomakers.

Creating an Inspiring Documentary (free sample)
The right planning in each phase of production can make the perfect video.

Crafting a Documentary
Find and create the story.

Getting the Most out of Your Person-on-the-Street Videos
How to take the pulse of our culture.

How to Make Good Person-on-the-Street Videos
Improve one of the most useful kinds of videos with these tips.

Finding the Right Style
Stop teaching-video panic before it starts.

Cooking Up a Great Teaching Video
Use your ingredients and techniques carefully to prepare a powerful clip.

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Topics:Creativity, Media, Multimedia, Technology, Visual arts
Filters:Christian education, Technician, Technology, Volunteer, Worship
References:Proverbs 15:22, 1 Corinthians 14:40, Romans 12:2
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