Creating Visual Motion With Stills
Back when I first started doing Environmental Projection at my home church (before ProPresenter) we were using SundayPlus. One of my favorite things about SundayPlus was that it let me change the color of my images right within the software! It was awesome. No need to go to Photoshop. But...it didn't fade motion backgrounds. At all. So, being that I was just starting Environmental Projection and didn't think the congregation would like me cutting to motion background after motion background, I decided that we needed to create some "motion" with our still imagery environments.
I would slowly fade the Environmental Projection, the main screens, AND the lighting...very slowly WITH the music. Remember, you are in control of visual instruments; so play with the band! Try these ideas:
Blur the first image; then fade into the in-focus image during the chorus, for example...Fade from black and white into the color version of the same image.
Fade from color to color! Use appropriately! Color communicates so strongly. If doing Environmental Projection, use only a portion of your walls to fade in the imagery, then fade in the rest of the image as the song or element progresses. Again, use appropriately! This is dependent on your room and EP setup.
These are all things I've done during services that enhance the moments so much, but only using still imagery. Hope it helps!
(I think these were from different Sundays' but you get the idea...)
Posted on Thu, May 5, 2011
by Camron Ware filed under