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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Where to Find It

If you are needing images for your bulletin, website, or video screens, there are a number of places you find them on the internet. Please don’t use cheesy clipart!!! Clipart was really never in style, so please refrain from using what you will find in Microsoft Office or Publisher. Here are some of the sites I frequently use. Sometimes you

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If you’re looking for some great resources in church media, then check out only144.com. They have almost $1200 of church videos, images, and graphics available at a cost of less than $100. The only catch, it’s only good for 144 hours. Here’s what they have to say WHAT YOU GET You will receive a 5-disc data DVD set with all

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This is one of the coolest things I have seen in the technology world (no pun intended) How do you make a thermostat sexy? You let a former iPod designer work his magic on something that controls a huge amount of our energy usage. As an engineer, this thing really is genius. It’s a billion dollar idea that is going

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I needed to do a quick webinar last week for website training. I stumbled on join.me from the logmein team. It’s incredibly easy to setup a webinar and share your screen with others. If you ever need to share what you are working on with someone else, then check out this service. Here’s a video that shows how it works.

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I’m a serious gadget geek, so I’ve been reading about the speculation about the new Amazon tablet for the last several months. It’s finally here, and it definitely looks interesting. Here are the quick specs for the Kindle Fire: 7″ Display (smaller than the 9.7″ iPad screen, but much bigger than large 4″ cell phones) 8 Gig of internal memory,

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Final Cut Pro X just came out with the first update to the new version. They are also offering a free 30 day trial version. If you’re interested in seeing what all the fuss is about, now is the time to check it out. From what I have seen, it looks like a good solution for what we do at

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I had my first chance to test drive Final Cut Pro X yesterday at the Apple Store in Greensboro. It replaces Apple’s video editing software Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Express. I’ve read several reviews and they have been pretty harsh about the newest update. I’ve been using Final Cut Express, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere Elements for a

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Since our church is smaller and without full time graphic designers, I’m always looking for high-quality free resources that we can adapt and use. Here is a new one that I haven’t shared before. NLC Creative – The creative department of New Life Church has an awesome collection of motion backgrounds. Seriously, you want to check these out. They also

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I didn’t preach this past week at Cornerstone since one of our elders was sharing a message. So it gave me a little time to play around and experiment with our PreSonus StudioLive soundboard. I’m not sure how many pastors get excited about playing around with sound equipment, but I really like to learn what we can do with the

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I’ve been playing around with Google+ the last few days and I’m impressed. Since this was so new, and limited to only people with invites, I was expecting a service that was a little rough around the edges. What I found was a very polished service with a lot of potential. What I Like Circles seem to be a great

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Recently, we converted our church website to WordPress using a theme from ChurchThemer. I’m using WordPress more and more for website design because of the flexibility and power it provides. Starting with a high-quality theme really speeds up the design process. With a theme specifically focused and designed for churches, you can have an easy to use website in a fraction of

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