How to Plan a Production (Free for Non-Members)
Planning is vital to the success of any production. Without a plan, your video likely won’t succeed in conveying your message to your congregation — if it gets produced at all.

Shooting Technique
In the right hands, a camera is an incredibly effective storytelling tool — so it’s important that you learn the ins and outs of its operation.

Lighting Technique (Free for Non-Members)
The primary function of video lighting is to make sure the scene is bright enough for your camera to accurately capture. However, a well thought out lighting scheme can add drama and intensity to your scene, conveying emotion even more effectively than the composition of your frame or the action taking place within it. Each lighting situation is a little bit different, but with an understanding of the fundamentals, you’ll be able to approach each situation with confidence.

Audio Technique
Good audio quality is just as important as good image quality — maybe even more so. If viewers can’t hear your video properly, they’ll won’t get the full impact of the message you’re trying to convey.

Editing Technique
Editing is a crucial step in video production, and though it can be utilized to correct the mistakes made in the filming process and remove distractions, that is not its primary application. The most basic usage of editing is to assemble the production material — whether it be graphics, camera shots or animations — into a coherent sequence. After the story is constructed, you can optimize the images to more accurately portray the vision you have in your head.

Live Production
Live production and streaming is becoming more accessible than ever with a slew of new tools and streaming support on a variety of social networks. Live streaming is a great way to expand the reach of your message beyond the church walls.

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