Easy Video Mixing with Your Smartphone Camera


Here’s a great ministry idea to easily mix a video with just your iPhone (or comparable device).

What you’ll need

A mobile device with a front and back camera.  A mirror and your holder.  The oak “mixer” stand is a bit pricey, especially if you think you could make your own holder for the camera and mirror.  (It looks like the mirror is at a 45 degree angle behind the camera.)

Why would you want to do this?

People enjoy searching for and sharing videos. No surprise, then, that YouTube is the internet’s second-largest search engine. These homemade, three-minute, no-frills videos are popular and your digital camera gives you an easy and affordable way to produce these kinds of videos.  You may already be using videos  effectively to communicate on Facebook, blogs, and more. Using a homemade “mixer” like this also means you don’t have to learn how to use software to mix your video.  That might be a big plus for you.

What if you used this “mixer” to:

  1.  have a conversation with a disciple to share with your ministry partners?
  2. share your heart for your city (or campus) with your face in one half and the cityscape or campus in the background?
  3. show students at Big Break or another outreach on one half with you narrating on the other half?
  4. capture a reaction of someone you’re surprising (your child’s face when they see their birthday cake, for example, to post on your family blog)
  5. interview Grandma to save a digital record of her childhood and memories to cherish and share with your children as they grow older.
Comment here with links so we can see what you put together!

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