Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. (Psalm 96:3 NLT)
Please share your “God Sightings” videos (something spectacular that God has done with your ministry)! We want to know what’s happening in Maryland/Delaware…so tell us about your County, City, Church, or Small Group! Selected videos might be used for Connect 2012, BCM/D's Annual Meeting, and/or other Baptist Convention purposes.
1) Please only submit videos with music you have rights to use. We want to remain above reproach and not infringe on copyrights. (See below for inexpensive sources of great royalty free music.)
2) Make and upload video (less than 2 minutes long) that shares a “God Sighting.”
3) Upload to YouTube or Vimeo with the following specifications:
- Title the video “BCM/D God Sightings (Your church Name), (Your Church City). Ex: BCM/D God Sighting FBC, Laurel
- Give a brief description to include church name and church city
- Add tags BCM/D, God Sightings, Connect 2012
- Make sure your video is designated as “public”
4) Once your video is uploaded go to www.bcmd.org/god-sightings-stories and fill out the registration form.
5) If your video is selected you will be contacted for a high resolution format of your video.
6) Deadline for video to be submitted is August 15, 2012.
Video Tips from Darren Heater of Creative Paradox:
- Make sure there is some light on the person's face, and he or she is not standing in front of a window or lamp that will make the background much brighter than the subject.
- Avoid wearing clothing that has stripes or crazy patterns and avoid all white color shirts.
- DON’T FORGET GOOD AUDIO (audio is the forgotten 50% of video)! Make sure you are in an area that is quiet and get the camera/mic as close to the subject as possible.
- Use a tripod or put the camera on a table so that it’s not too shaky.
- Be natural. When you're telling a personal story, try to let your personality come out and not make it too rehearsed or read off of cue cards because then the emotion will be lost.
- Have fun with it and don’t take yourself too seriously.
For more information or questions please contact Misty Pearson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to find (mostly) inexpensive royalty-free music:
- Audio Jungle (Music tracks and sound effects from all genres and traditions)
- Digital Juice (Layered digital music and sound effects)
- Jewel Beat (99 cent music for your projects)
- Pond5 (Music tracks and sound effects from all genres and traditions)
- Royalty Free Music Library (online broadcast-quality royalty free music)
- Sound Bible (free sound clips, sound bytes and sound effects)
- Sound Ideas (professional sound effects, royalty free music, & production element libraries)
Still want to use a copyrighted song in your project?
Consider GreenLight Music, which helps negotiate rights for use of that song, or negotiate directly with these performing rights organizations: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), or SESAC (formerly known as Society of European Stage Authors & Composers).