Tag Archives: Video

Ten Tips for Recording Video on Your Phone

Videos are a great way to connect with visitors to your website and nearly everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket–their smartphone. With a little practice and these few tips you can create great footage for your website. In addition to livening up your website, videos are also a great way to connect to […]

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How Social Media Isolates Us [Video]

How Social Media Isolates Us [Video]

This video came out last year, so I’m a bit late in sharing this. But it illustrates how social networks affect our interactions and expectations of others—and why they might make us lonelier. Granted, there are a lot of generalizations made, but it’s worth watching. We’re expecting more from technology, and less from each other. After watching […]

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Instagram Video for Church Ministry

Instagram Video for Church Ministry

This past week, Instagram launched their video-sharing tool that rivals Vine, the Twitter-promoted video app. My first reaction to this was hesitation, thinking that companies will start video-gramming their ads and my news feed will turn into commercials. But then I realized how fantastic this tool could be for churches. Here are three main reasons churches need to […]

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Video Ideas for Your Church Homepage

Video Ideas for Your Church Homepage

When a parish is ready to start incorporating video footage into their homepage, it seems like their first instinct is to record the Sunday homily, post it to YouTube, and embed the video on their site. Personally I’m not a huge fan of this, I’d rather see videos that urge viewers to come to Mass—to […]

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5 Things To Do To Plan Your Parish Social Media Strategy Effectively

You’ve probably heard about the potential benefits for your parish.  You’ve read about it here.  You’ve heard me say it.  Even some Bishops are tweeting.  The Facebook thing looks great.  Google+ looks interesting.  So you and the Pastor decide to give it a go.  You set up all the accounts, do your customization, you tweet, you […]

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Sacraments 101

Sacraments 101

We often say that Church needs to utilize Social Media to better connect with the youth of today as well as reach out to anyone interested in learning more.  Well, I couldn’t of found a better example of leveraging Social Media this week than Busted Halo’s Sacraments 101 series on YouTube.  This series does two […]

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Recent Mac Tech Headlines – Broken iPad. Box offers 50GB for free. Split keys.

The biggest story this week was probably the release of IOS5 and the iPhone4S. So, here are a few more delicious Mac morsels to munch on.

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You Gotta: Understanding Why Tech Makes Sense In Catholic Parishes

I’m sure there are Pastors out there getting the constant barrage of “we gotta be on Facebook”, “we gotta be on Twitter”, “we gotta get a better website”, so forth and so on.  I’m also sure that many Pastors are also similarly asking “Why?” which is where the conversation is often taking a “nose-dive”.  I […]

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Why eBooks Matter For Schools

Why eBooks Matter For Schools

There is a lot of talk among legislators, educators, and parents about ebooks in schools (both public and private such as our Catholic Schools)at the k-12 level.  I agree that there are potentially great benefits for improving education as well as huge long-term cost savings.  This is not an easy move either, and in many […]

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How I Use Twitter

As I talk with Catholics working in parishes, Catholic schools, and diocesan offices about social media, people often tell me that they don’t “get” Twitter and how it can be used. This is a short video explaining how I personally use Twitter in my work on behalf of the Church.

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CTT Podcast 002 – Crafter TG-200H Headstock Tuner

CTT Podcast 002 – Crafter TG-200H Headstock Tuner

Short video review of the Crafter TG-200H Chromatic Headstock Tuner

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Mounting options for the iPhone4 – The Glif and Grippit!

Mounting options for the iPhone4 – The Glif and Grippit!

Ever since the iPhone 3Gs came along, the Apple iPhone has been producing usable video and taking decent photos. The iPhone4 definitely improves upon it’s predecessor and the rumours surrounding the iPhone5 certainly sound intriguing.

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First stab at Camtasia for Mac

At my day gig, we’re celebrating our 100th anniversary on January 7th, 2011. In honor of that, we’re holding a little shindig and I was asked to put together a video displaying some of the features of our websites.

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Watch CatholicTV on the iPhone

CatholicTV, one of the leading providers of online Catholic video, recently released their iPhone app – and it’s pretty slick.

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