You may have noticed a theme developing these past few weeks on Whiteboard Wednesday with Church Video, and that is simply because of how extremely important Church Video can be for your church.

Continuing on with that theme, this week Allen has put together a list of 5 quick, but extremely important tips for you to keep in mind when working on your next Church Video.

5 Tips for Your Next Church Video

Audio is extremely important!

I know we may have mentioned this a lot, but it is absolutely essential that your church has a mic to use when filming your church videos. The onboard microphones on most cameras are not built to be used as the main source of sound for videos, so it is extremely important that you have an external mic!

Light your subject!

If you missed last week’s post regarding the perfect lighting formula for your videos and would like some help with lighting, that would be a perfect place to start! Click here to re-watch last week’s video and learn how to perfectly light your subjects.

Check your framing!

Watch our video above for some quick tips when working with framing of your subject.

Have everything planned ahead!

If you aren’t working with volunteers, you’re still not working with professional talent, so it is absolutely essential that you plan ahead and have scripts, prompts, talking points, visuals, all planned ahead before beginning to film. This will save you a TON of time in the filming process and will make the burden a lot easier on your volunteers/church staff.

KEEP IT SHORT!!

This is most important here! Remember that although your congregation may be forced to sit through your video announcements, if you make your videos 10 minutes long, they will lose interest after the first couple minutes.

Make sure to keep your videos short and concise!

We hope these tips were helpful to you. If there are any we missed, please make sure to let us know in the comments below!