I saw a heart made of words on the net today and thought I would see if I could make something similar. This is what I came up with. Just to talk about my process a bit, the cross at the bottom is there just because the word "iniquities" is so long that it doesn't fit down into the point and the heart looked really rounded off.
This week we are kicking off a study on dating. I worked up this little card as a letter and as a student handout. Very rarely does the picture in my head actually come out on the screen, but this one is very close. (The little people are from istock and the doodles are from a Go Media Vector pack)
Check out Kinetic Faith for some free graphics and video for worship. From their website: KineticFaith.com is a clearinghouse for the graphic and video design work used at our church.We are making all this content available for download at no charge. Our prayer is that this can be a resource for those churches that lack the money or personnel to purchase or develop content for their church and worship services. Included in this site are worship backgrounds and covers in themed series for specific messages and generic content for any worship setting.
I was looking for moving videos to display behind the lyrics of our Christmas songs and couldn't find much that I liked. So I pulled a Juice Drop from Digital Juice and took it apart a bit and then animated it in After Effects. You can check it out below and then download the mpeg file if you want it for your own church. Sorry, it is only in SD format cause that is all that we need at our church. Ornaments Back.mpg
While some of my students are really into our story series there are others who are getting a little tired of it. You can just see it in their eyes. So I tried to come up with a way to spice up the story this week. I thought it would be funny to add a bunch of pictures as I told the story, but I couldn't figure out how to cue my tech person on when to fire them. So instead I just recorded a video of me telling the story and stuck the pictures in. It isn't perfect, in fact it is pretty rough, but it worked. The spirit of the lesson improved greatly and more students seemed to be involved in the story and the discussion. Anyway, I…