Here’s another quick explanation behind the sermon intro video from Sunday. We’re starting a new series at Cornerstone titled Breaking Free: What’s holding you back from following Christ. We are going to be spending 6 weeks tackling some pretty intense topics. For a series video intro, I used some stock video and still footage from Midnight Oil Productions. I then used Adobe Premiere Elements to overlay the text on the video. I used cross-dissolves between each text title and then used an additive dissolve to blend in the still title slide at the end. All together, about 25 minutes of work. I don’t want to spend too much time on graphics and videos, but I do enjoy the creative process. That is one thing that I do miss a little from my engineering background. Taking an idea and seeing it turn into something concrete.
The music is the introduction to the song Set Me Free by Casting Crowns. I think the graphics give each series an identity, a branding that helps people to focus on the theme. This whole series is based on the imagery of shackles. Shackles that bind us and hold us hostage and keep us from following Christ. Shackles that take away our freedom. So take a look at this 20 second video and let me know what you think.