Church Live Streaming

7 Types of Camera Shots To Consider When Filming Church Services

This post talks about video production tips for framing individuals in your church live stream. It's part of our series on church live streaming. 

This post is based on the "Video Framing & Composition Guide: What You Need to Know to Frame a Killer Shot." To learn simple framing and composition techniques to improve your live streams, download the free guide

As a camera operator for your church, you can make your message even more powerful by taking some time to consider the goal of each sequence of a service.

Are you trying to evoke emotion? Do you need to emphasize the scenery behind the pastor? What’s the theme of the pastor's sermon?

The way you frame your shot is often just as important as the subject of what you're shooting.

In the image below, we show you various types of camera shots, using the human body as a representation of your field view.

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As you'll see, just like in reality, the closer you get to your subject, the more personal it feels. Your distance to your subject is just one element that can entirely alter the impact of each frame.

Final Thoughts + Further Reading

For more techniques, including a break down of The Rule of Thirds, headroom, and lead room, download our free Video Framing & Composition Guide below.

Download the free framing and composition guide

Here are a few other resources you might find helpful:

 

The Best Live Video Streaming Equipment for Your Church

The Best Ways to Buy Used Video Equipment for Your Church

Why Churches Want Lower Thirds In Their Video

4 Ways to Make Your Church Video Announcements Great

5 Easy Ways to Improve the Audio of Your Church's Live Streams

How to Fix Your Church's Lighting Problems

How to Choose the Right Microphone for Your Pastor

Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

Top 5 Reasons Your Church Should Be Live Streaming

Why You Need To Improve Your Church Lighting

How to Better Connect With Your Live Stream Audience

How to Get the Most Out of Your Worship Service on Your Live Stream

Why You Should Add Lower Thirds to Your Church Live Stream

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