The following notes and links are designed to be used with the four training films from ExploreChurches.
These notes will help you explore the recommendations and examples given in the films.
Gadgets & tech to enhance your videos
When searching for products to, it’s often good to start with a top ten list or reviews of the leading products. Search using your exact phone or camera (device) name to get the best results.
'Top ten Android Pixel 3 microphones for video' or 'Beginners tripod reviews for iPhone 10'.
Try Google for review articles, YouTube for review videos. Adding 'beginners' or 'budget' to your search can help steer results to the entry level equipment. Don’t forget to filter the results to only include the past 12 months, so your research is up to date.
You can then move on to the shopping websites (or go the high street) to compare prices for the equipment that your research highlighted.
Keeps your device steady in a fixed position. Search Google for your make and model of device + ‘tripod’.
Gorilla Tripods are a relatively new addition to the tripod range, these have very flexible legs that can even be wrapped around things! Again, search for your make and model of device + 'gorilla tripod'.
A variety of microphones are available to enhance your video’s sound recording. Search for your specific make and model of device + 'microphone for video'.
This helps keeps your device steady when taking moving footage and is often used when people film as they walk along. Search Google for your specific make and model of device + 'gimbal'.
If you want to record narration for your video to be edited over the top of the footage, we recommend you download a voice recording app for your phone. Search Google for your specific make and model of phone + 'voice recording app'. If your computer has a microphone, you can also record a voice that way. Search Google for 'how to record audio using' + your model of computer.
Online services mentioned
Transferring footage and photos from phones to laptops for editing.
Google Photos : https://www.google.com/photos/about/
Dropbox : https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/basic
QR Code Generator : https://www.qr-code-generator.com/
Free video editing software mentioned
VSDC Free Video Editor (PC) : http://www.videosoftdev.com/
Shotcut (PC) : https://shotcut.org/
iMovie (Apple products) : https://www.apple.com/uk/imovie/
iMovie Tutorial: https://youtu.be/LnSkOJFtPEg
Splice (Apple products) : http://spliceapp.com/
Cameo (Apple products) : https://vimeo.com/cameo
Filmora Go (Android) : https://filmora.wondershare.com/filmorago-video-editing-app/
Adobe Premier Clip (Android) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.premiereclip&hl=en_GB
Video Show (Android) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xvideostudio.videoeditor&hl=en_GB
Search for 'Royalty Free Music' to find websites with free music or music at a very low cost. You may need to credit the artist even if the music is free.
Check the Christian Copyright Licensing International for a wealth of advice and access to licensed Christian music and media: https://uk.ccli.com/
Add your own subtitles and closed captions to YouTube Videos : https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796?hl=en-GB
How do I add captions to my Facebook Page's video : https://www.facebook.com/help/www/509746615868430?helpref=faq_content
Facebook guide to creating live videos : https://live.fb.com/golive/
Third party videos referenced in the training
(click title to follow the link)
National Trust : Skinny Dip
Leeds Museum and Galleries : Facebook live video
Stow Minster St Mary : YouTube video
National Trust : YouTube channel
English Heritage : YouTube channel
V&A Museum : YouTube channel
British Museum : YouTube channel
Lincoln Cathedral : SmartHistory
The Bald Explorer : Exploring Greatham church
The VagaBrothers : Leeds pub crawl
YorkMuseumsTrust : York art gallery re-opening
British Museum : How to tell the time in the dark
Victoria and Albert Museum : My V&A
English Heritage : How to make roly poly pudding the Victorian way
National Trust : What wildlife can you discover on a winter walk?
Jeracraft : Minecraft medieval church
Market Rasen Heritage Tour : The Storr murder