Video Talk

Diocesan Communicators Monthly Collaboration January & February 2018 Meetings

January Video Meeting Part 1:

Video & Chat of our conference call

Discussion:

  • In our discussion, we explored what we are all doing with video. We learned from one another what we are currently doing and what metrics of success are, we discussed our audiences, and what is on the horizon for us. We also talked a bit about other mediums of communication for a bit. We plan to have a more nuts and bolts discussion for our February meeting where Stephen Richards, Communication Specialist at the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, will be guiding the conversation and sharing how he tells stories through video. 

February Video Meeting Part 2:

Video & Chat of our conference call

Discussion:

  • What types of videos are you doing? How are you telling your story through utilizing video as a communications vehicle? What equipment have your purchased? What software do you use to put together your videos? Do you outsource? Stephen Richards, Communication Specialist at the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, guided the conversation and shared how he tells stories through video. He's had 30 years of TV news experience, 16 as the Chief Photographer at an NBC affiliate.
  • Tools
    • Camcorder
    • Tripod
    • LED light
    • Lavalier microphone
    • (natural sound microphone)
    • Edit program
  • Approach
    • In their own words
    • Compiling clips of interviews that tell a story
    • Supporting video / natural sound that helps tell that story
    • Music, video loops, electronic text, sound effects
    • Length of piece
  • Tactics
    • Determine what you're looking for them to say, and forming questions that draw those answers
    • Reach their heads through their hearts
    • Facts vs emotion

Resources

Josh Hornbeck, Communications Director for the Diocese of Olympia, shared the following resources:

Music:
www.Audiojungle.net
www.bensound.com
www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
http://freemusicarchive.org
 
Stock Footage:
www.lightstock.com
www.videos.pexels.com
www.pixabay.com/videos
 
Images:
www.Lightstock.com
www.freepik.com
www.dreamstime.com
 
Sound Recorder:
Zoom H6
https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/h6-handy-recorder
https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-H6-Six-Track-Portable-Recorder/dp/B00DFU9BRK