A Quick, Inexpensive Way to Shoot a Great Video Greeting for Your Church

For first-time visitors to your church, show them things like how to get to your church, while showing them the perspective of what they would see first, whether it is your church building, or the church's sign.

A Quick, Inexpensive Way to Shoot a Great Video Greeting for Your Church
An initial screen grab of the intro video for Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Fountain Valley, California, showing what first-time visitors would see upon visiting the church, from the church sign, to walking through the front entrance to the church.
A Quick, Inexpensive Way to Shoot a Great Video Greeting for Your Church
An initial screen grab of the intro video for Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Fountain Valley, California, showing what first-time visitors would see upon visiting the church, from the church sign, to walking through the front entrance to the church.

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A Quick, Inexpensive Way to Shoot a Great Video Greeting for Your Church

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If it’s OK for them to dress casual, you need to dress casual

People take their cues from what we do, not what we say. If you tell people it’s OK to dress casual, but the person in the video is wearing a suit and tie, viewers will get the message that they need to similarly be dressed up.

Suits are fine, if that’s what the people in your church wear. Just be sure what you’re saying and what you’re wearing are consistent with each other.

Keep it short

The video we produced is 2 minutes, 45 seconds long. That’s hitting the upper limit of length, in my view. If your video hits the three-minute mark, I would anticipate that you will lose some viewers. Far more people will click an intro video under three minutes, than over it.

Keeping with the topic of length, read the second part of how to shoot such a video, on April 11, which can be found by clicking this link.




More About Karl Vaters
Karl Vaters is the teaching pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, located in Fountain Valley, California, where he has ministered for 25 years. In addition, he has written two books about small churches; for his blog, Pivot, to go with being the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a ministry that encourages, connects and equips innovative small church pastors.
Get in Touch: karlvaters@gmail.com    More by Karl Vaters

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