Paying it forward - moving YouTube story demonstrates biblical principle
You may have seen the Kevin Spacey movie Pay it Forward, which illustrates the biblical principle (in both OT and NT) of the far-reaching effects of random acts of kindness performed with no expectation of return. Indeed, it is acts of mercy that often pave the way for people to even hear the good news, as the Gray Matrix concept graphically demonstrates. This moving short Thai film portrays the same thing...
Communicators who can't communicate: video humor skit
Lessons here – and laughs – for any communicator in any medium.
The value of a YouTube channel for nonprofits and churches
If you are a church or nonprofit, a YouTube channel may be an appropriate and valuable addition to your advocacy. Here's an infographic that may encourage you:
How to put an introductory video on your church homepage
People expect video shorts. If well-made, these can communicate a lot in two or three minutes. They are ideal for the homepage of a church site. Making a video short is not rocket science, and you'll find a lot of help at Trinity Digital Media and from the books Professional Web Video, and How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro. Read more...
Best practice for sharing video shorts on Facebook
Video shorts are are hugely powerful tool for evangelism or discipleship. Embedding a clip into Facebook is hugely strategic. The infographic below offers good advice on best practice. This applies whether you are sharing a third-party clip (for instance those on YesHEIs.com, God: New Evidence, or Global Short Film Network, or posting your own video short.
Start making short videos for your church or evangelism
One thing I love about Paul Clifford is that he gives stuff away. He writes in his newsletter, "The first question I ask myself every week is… what can I give away this week?" A keen advocate of video production, Paul writes: "I created my own product announcement video for Church Video Summer School..."
Cardboard testimonies - great way to share good news of Jesus
Cardboard testimonies are a highly visual, often moving, way of briefly sharing the story of God's hand in people's life stories. They are relatively easy to plan and film.
How to use video clips for social networking and mobile phone evangelism
Since its launch in 2005 (history), YouTube has grown to be the definitive place to find and share video shorts. By 2012, 60 minutes of new video content were being posted to YouTube every minute, with over 2 billion videos viewed worldwide each day. It's the default place to post short clips, with Vimeo as a distant second for longer videos. YouTube is now the world's second-largest search interface, after Google. Video shorts are a strategic opportunity for social networking and mobile phone evangelism.
How to share the Christian good news on Facebook and social media
One of the most significant digital evangelism initiatives of 2011 was the release of YesHEIs.com. The team recently released this Our Chance video to highlight social media opportunities that YesHEIs gives. You can easily download this video to show in church meetings or seminars.
North Korean youth play A-ha hit on, yes, accordions
We get so few glimpses of North Korean life. Here's a cover version of A-ha's hit Take on Me, shot in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Kum Song school. Pray for North Korea