5 Tips for Making YouTube Videos Go Viral

Are you looking to become the next YouTube superstar? As you’ve probably already figured out, getting a video to go viral is no easy task, and it rarely happens naturally. We’ve put together 5 tips that will help you get the most out of your YouTube videos. (Need some sweet graphics to spice up your YouTube sensation? Download a free lower third graphic by clicking here.) 1. Develop Excellent Content The video you want to go viral cannot just be good. It can’t even be just great. You need content that is extraordinary in some way. Videos … Read more about 5 Tips for Making YouTube Videos Go Viral

15 Tips for Shooting and Editing Interviews

Interviews are a basic and integral part of many video productions. However, because the concept seems so simple, often times less preparation and attention is put towards interviews compared to other aspects of the production. This can ultimately lower the value of your work, taking a project from professional to amateur quality. Here are 15 tips that will help you create professional quality interviews for your upcoming projects. Be Prepared Research Your Topic  Have you ever seen one of those embarrassing talk show interviews where an … Read more about 15 Tips for Shooting and Editing Interviews

10 Tips for Making Your First Short Movie

Thinking about making your first short movie? There’s no doubt you’ll have fun doing it, but if you want to do it right there are a few tips you should keep in mind as you start the movie making process. 1. Develop a good story. The plot of your movie is the most important part. Take the time to develop your characters and establish a whole story telling arc. Remember, your plot should start out easy with an introduction, then rise to a climax and finally end with resolution.   2. Make your dialogue natural. Sometimes dialogue can … Read more about 10 Tips for Making Your First Short Movie

How to Convert Home Movies from VHS to DVD

If your family is anything like mine, you have a dusty cabinet somewhere full of VHS tapes that are full of home videos from dance recitals, softball games, family vacations and graduations. These are such precious memories, and it is a horrible shame that they’re stuck on a practically unused and degenerating form of media. Luckily for all of us, converting home movies from VHS to DVD is really quite simple! You just need a little bit of hardware, a little bit of software and some basic computer knowledge to get started! Here’s how to do … Read more about How to Convert Home Movies from VHS to DVD

Top 5 Presentation Programs for Churches

Is your church looking to start incorporating looping backgrounds and videos into your services? Are you not quite sure where to start? Have no fear because we’ve put together the top 5 presentation tools for churches! These programs will make is super simple for you to add some life to your next presentation! PowerPoint  Practically everyone has a version of PowerPoint on their computer, so why not use it? It is the perfect tool for putting together simple slides and pictures. You can even incorporate looping worship backgrounds if you … Read more about Top 5 Presentation Programs for Churches

Free Video and Worship Background Resources for Churches

Video and multimedia tools will definitely capture your parishioner’s attention during your next service or meeting, but paying for that video can become a challenge on a small church budget. We’ve put together some great free stock footage for churches that are offering free looping backgrounds, sermon packages, music, movies and more to churches just like yours! Check them out and see if you can incorporate some of these great tools at your church!   www.worship-backgrounds.com This site is so easy to use and offers over 2,000 … Read more about Free Video and Worship Background Resources for Churches

5 Ways to Use Free Stock Footage at Your Church

Churches, synagogues and temples are all embracing multimedia as a worship tool. Here are some ideas on how you can start to incorporate free stock footage at your church. 1. Spice up your next sermon with free stock footage. Sometimes it can be hard for an audience to focus on a message without having some sort of visual to go along with it. Use free stock footage as that visual. Search for images and video that will accompany, but not distract, from your overall message. You may be surprised how much more your parishioners will retain by … Read more about 5 Ways to Use Free Stock Footage at Your Church

5 Ways to Use Free Stock Footage as an Educational Tool

Multimedia learning is one of many hot trends in education. Take a look at these five ways to incorporate free stock footage into your classroom! Teach students to edit video. Whether you do an in-class tutorial on using iMovie or you devote an entire lesson plan to teaching Final Cut, your students will be thrilled to start incorporating this multimedia skill into their classwork. Download some stock footage clips and import them into a folder that the class can share. That way everyone is working off of the same material during the … Read more about 5 Ways to Use Free Stock Footage as an Educational Tool