The Worship Media Handbook
I wear many hats, one of which is serving as a part-time Worship Director at my church. One of my responsibilities each week is putting together the presentation slides for Sunday. This consists of making sure all the songs are in the presentation (in the right order), putting together the sermon slides, and finding the background still/moving graphics for it all...and making sure the text is not too small and not too big for our screens.
Sometimes it feels like a daunting task, especially because I’ve never taken a course on graphic design or anything. That’s why I was very intrigued by a new ebook that Jeff McIntosh released, called The Worship Media Handbook.
Jeff is the Director of Church Motion Graphics, a top-selling church media producer that specializes in motion backgrounds, announcement bumpers and countdown timer videos. He has been a motion graphic designer for the past ten years and has a passion to see churches embrace visual media to enhance their worship experiences.
As I opened up the ebook and started looking through it, I quickly realized I have never seen a resource like this before! Very exciting! A handbook specifically made for me to help my job of putting together the worship presentation more effective and easier? Wow! Thank you, Jeff!
This 101-page ebook pretty much covers it all! It describes in detail the best methods to compose, edit and present professionally crafted worship slides, without a degree in graphic design! If you’re involved in the worship lyric projection process, I think you’ll find this book very helpful.
After reading the handbook you will have a well-rounded knowledge of presentation design and be able to communicate your messages more clearly. Topics covered in this ebook include:
- Purpose of lyric projection
- Font size and type
- Font styles and effects
- Making text pop
- Leading and tracking
- Using all caps
- White space and slide margins
- Horizontal and vertical alignment
- Lines of text
- Visual silence
- Song titles
- Line breaks
- Capitalization, spelling and grammar
- Types of media
- Using worship backgrounds
- Using color
- Visual energy
- Timing and transitions
- Copyright laws
- Managing your media
- Voices from the industry
I encourage you to head over to WorshipMediaHandbook.com and check it out for yourself! Jeff even has a free sample you can download on the site. If you’re like me, it will be well worth the $19.99 investment!
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