For this series we wanted to do something really special for the video bumper. The video bumper is what set’s up the main talk for the day. The artwork for this series was so fun and playful, that we thought it would be fantastic to to create a stop motion bumper.
First, we brainstormed what we wanted it to look like, and then we wrote out what our little stick figure would encounter on his journey:
From there, our amazing creative team animated our scene and cast, then took over 100 pictures to moving the scenes inch-by-inch.
We then decided on the speed/pace that we wanted our video to run at (180 beats per minute or 3 frames per second). Added our music and the series graphic at the end, and here’s what we ended up with:
Potential Me from Friendship Creative on Vimeo.
original artwork by Friendship Creative
A HUGE morning at Friendship Church and for Friendship Creative. We kicked off our series, “Potential Me”, with switching permanently to two service times. We also released a few new videos created by Friendship Creative. More on the videos later this week on the blog. Until then, here’s what we sang (twice!) this morning to celebrate Easter 2012:
Kingdom (Kristian Stanfill)
The Glory of Our King (Matt Redman)
Where Would We Be (Matt Redman)
Kindness (Chris Tomlin)
Free To Be Me (Francesca Battistelli)
We made it to the last week and value of Friendship Church: Practical Teaching.
This is one of the reasons I love Friendship so much. When we first started at Friendship, we were so refreshed by how we could take what was being taught on Sunday and put it into practice on Monday. When I think about practical teaching at Friendship Church, I’m always reminded of this verse:
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4:11-12)
I’m thankful that we are being equipped at Friendship. Not filled with over-opinionated religious jargon, but filled with what to day when Monday morning arrives.
Week 9 of blogging through the values of Friendship Church brings us to: Individual and Corporate Prayer.
When I think about prayer, I’m always reminded of the two books that changed my prayer life:
Praise Habit by David Crowder
Too Busy Not To Pray by Bill Hybels
Prayer is not something that has to be so liturgical. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
This is great for individual pray, but what about corporate prayer? Not prayer at your company’s weekly staff meeting, prayer with the body of Christ, together, to keep the body strong and unified in the Lord:
“A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecc. 4:12b)
Never underestimate the power of prayer. Make it a regular part of your day, alone and with the body of Christ.