Grove Family, get ready because we are kicking off the last, First Sunday of the year with Throwback Sunday! Yes, all of your favorite things about old school church happening LIVE at the Grove on Sunday, December 6th! We are even going to have testimony service! If you have a testimony you want to share, click the link able to submit your video. Videos should be :30 in length or less. Any videos submitted that are longer than :30 may be cut short to fit the allotted time. The deadline to submit your video is Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm CST.

Here are some tips and reminders before you record and submit your video:

CHOOSING YOUR IDEAL SHOOTING LOCATION

  • Find a location that is well-lit with natural sunlight or plenty of indoor lighting

  • Choose a quiet location with little background noise (street sounds, music, other people)

  • Avoid spaces with lots of echo

  • Turn off air conditioners and heaters to avoid fan noise

  • Provide a seat for yourself that is stationary and quiet (avoid chairs with wheels/swivels, overstuffed cushions, or squeaky screws)

SETTING UP YOUR PHONE / CAMERA

  • Set your laptop, phone, or camera on a tripod or steady surface (please do not hold your camera while shooting to avoid shaky footage)

  • Shoot horizontally (use landscape mode and avoid portrait mode)

  • Position camera at eye level (if you can, avoid angles where the camera lens is looking up or down on you)

  • Choose a non-distracting background (avoid windows, showing other people, posters/signs that can be read etc)

LIGHTING

  • Shoot in daylight if possible

  • Position yourself so windows or your main light sources are facing you, not behind you.

  • Avoid overhead lights

  • When shooting indoors, consider using a ring light that clips to your computer/phone to help light your face

 

CAMERA PRESENCE

  • Look at the camera at all times

  • Keep your hand movements to a minimum

  • Stand/sit up straight

  • Keep your hands to your side or gently folded in front of you (no crossed arms)

  • Keep your shoulders relaxed

  • Smile!

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES TO AVOID

  • Clothing with colors that blend in with your background

  • Patterns (stripes, plaids, polka dots)

  • Shiny fabrics or jewelry

  • Visible labels, logos, text, images

  • Wrinkled clothes

  • Noisy accessories that could interfere with your audio (jewelry)

A FEW OTHER HELPFUL HINTS

  • If you can, ask a friend/family member to assist you while you record

  • Do a short recording test to make sure you can see and hear yourself clearly

  • Have water handy for clearing your throat

  • A bite from an apple can help take care of a dry mouth!

TECH SPECS

  • Check your video camera settings to make sure you are shooting one of three formats: 1080p at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, or 1080p at 24fps. 720p and 4k is fine too.

    • On Android phones, the settings are usually in the main camera app behind the gear settings wheel

    • On iPhones, the camera settings are in the main settings icon in the photos and camera section

  • If you are unsure, no worries, your camera’s default setting should generally be ok.

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1415 Horton Avenue | Nashville, TN 37212

615.298.4045

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Friday: Closed

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