EPISODE 016: 6 Ways to Shoot Video Like a Pro with Josh Blankenship


Show Notes:

This week on the podcast, I welcome back my friend Josh Blankenship. Josh is the host of The Creative Church Show – a podcast with tips, tricks and shortcuts to make church media easy. He also offers great insights on leadership, technology, and social media on his blog at joshblankenship.me. This week, Josh and I talk about how to shoot video like a pro. We offer 6 ways to shoot video that doesn’t suck. Check out these tips and get free resources for your team below.

Here are the six ways that Josh and I discussed in this episode that will help you shoot video like a pro:

1. Use a Tripod.

2. Think like a Director.

3. Zoom with your feet.

4. Pay attention.

5. Don’t be boring.

6. Be unique.


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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Here is the Basic Gear List for Church Video we mentioned in the show:

  1. Canon T3i Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit
  2. 75-300mm Lens
  3. Go Pro HERO3
  4. 3 mm to XLR Adaptor for iPhone
  5. iPhone Tripod Mount 
  6. Manfrotto Tripod
  7. Amazon Basics Monopod 
  8. 3 Soft Box Lighting Kit
  9. Tascam Digital Recorder


For a complete list of pricing and where to find each item on this Gear List, download this Free PDF:

PDF IconFREE .PDF of our “Basic Church Video Gear List”

Tweetable Content from this Episode:
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Sharable Content:

I want you to have the resources you need to lead your volunteer team well. That’s why in nearly every episode of the podcast I like to provide you with downloadable, sharable content that you can take back and use as you lead your teams. This content is absolutely FREE of charge. You can take it, copy it, and distribute it to your team members. May God bless your ministry as you serve Him.

PDF IconFREE .PDF of Josh’s “6 Ways to Shoot Video Like a Pro”

This Episode of the Podcast is sponsored by:


The Church Media Podcast is the definitive podcast for helping you create dynamic experiences and build solid Media Production Teams at your church. Hosted by Church Media Coach and Author, Carl Barnhill and produced by legendary Producer and Composer, David Michael Hyde, The Church Media Podcast is designed to give you the tools and confidence you need to use media at your church or through your ministry, where people meet Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him. In each episode, we dive into the topics of Church Video, Audio, Lighting, Stage Design, Volunteer Culture and more.

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