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Scene 1, Take 2!

From Idea to Video

Making a video is a fairly complex process, and while it can be fairly stressful and take a lot of effort, it is also incredibly rewarding.  First, there has to be a reason or thought that sparks the creators interest, something they want to explore or discover and then turn into a video.  They take this idea and work with it, think about it, experiment with it, to decide how exactly they want to produce their idea.  This can and should require a good bit of effort and thought, as in my experience, it is likely the most important aspect of making a video.  Thorough preparation of a video is what makes it look best, as editing can only do so much for a video.  Of course the actual recording of video is what makes up the actual content, but if you don’t properly prepare for this, then the video won’t look as good.  The best way to improve this, then, will be to plan out more shots, or new ones entirely, then go back and record them.  Once this is done, along with all the editing and post production, you have your own final video, and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it.

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Women in the Ministry

Interview with a Minister

I interviewed Dr. Tiffany Hamilton, an Associate Pastor at Clemson First Baptist Church, who has been in the ministry for over 20 years.  I talked with her for a little less than an hour about how being a woman can affect being in the ministry, and the different views and experiences being a woman may lead to while becoming ordained or serving in the church.  This is what I thought was some of the most interesting topics and questions we discussed.

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Building a Business (Card)

Designing: The Basics

When it comes to graphic design, you can create just about anything.  From a business card to pamphlet, to designing illustrations for a website, there are a variety of tools that allow you make what you want, how you want.  Programs like Photoshop allow anyone to design artwork for their own personal use, the limitations basically being your imagination.  But, when it comes to designing some form of visual, there are some key basic aspects to any creation.

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A Denomination for Everyone

Setting the Scene

Going back through history to discover why certain things today are the way they are is always an intriguing journey.  With religion, there are many different views to look at and places to start from.  This allows for a huge array of topics to research into, which can easily lead to an information overload.  This post will give a thorough but quick description of a few of the biggest Christian Denominations in the United States.

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The Art of Photogrpahy

1, 2, 3, Smile!

The introduction of the phone camera into today’s society has given almost everyone the ability to take photos that look professional.  Specifically with the powerful cameras that are featured on the newest iPhones, anyone can pull out there phones, snap a quick pic, and it looks high quality.  Not only that, the excess of photography apps allow anyone to use their phone to add polished after effects to their photo, ranging from intriguing filters to selective focus.

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Engineering a Minister

A Different Approach

Youth ministry has always been an intriguing career.  There seem to be so many different parts to it, but then is the main focus on the youth.  So, aside from the normal office and minister work in the church, there is the planning of all the different trips, volunteer work, and even regular bible studies.  But, the most important aspect is simply spending time with the youth: teaching the bible studies, going on the retreats, helping with the community service, even just getting coffee with them-in short, making a connection with them.  And this connection seems rather  inexplicable.  Something between the minister and the youth just seems to “click.”  The most intriguing thing is that the youth minister is not necessarily trained or taught this, they just seem to have a natural ability to bond with the kids.

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