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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
New free video tells the Christmas story - embed or download
In the Celtic Christian tradition, 'thin spaces' are times and places where the spiritual and the natural world intersect – occasions when it is possible to reach out and be touched by God. Christmas, even in our post-christendom world, is such a thin space.
Best version of The First Tech Support Call humor video
Just think about to how clueless we may have felt when we started online. And how much help we perhaps needed, as illustrated by Norwegian TV's 'The First Tech Support Call'. This is the best version (downloadable from YouTube) which includes the final punchline. Plus a free e-book for newcomers to the Web.
YouTube turns 6. Why the video clip is essential for evangelism
YouTube is celebrating its sixth birthday this month, and the Google subsidiary is doing it partly by sharing some big numbers that underscore its overwhelming dominance in the online video streaming space.