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Shift Media Creator

Shift Media Creator

The Shift Media Creator

When the team at Shift Worship first told me about this idea they had for an App, I immediately saw what it could mean for the Church. I think I said "Woah - that's going to change everything."

A way to create your own high-quality HD, SD, and triple-wide visuals for worship, all using the camera you already have in your pocket.

Can you do that already? Well sure. But! The Shift Media Creator just makes it easier and way more fun, and actually cheaper. No software required. No computer needed. No resolution issues. And making motion backgrounds, especially, is way more simple than doing it yourself with other “do it yourself” methods.

And, of course, the Shift Media Creator app is the only method that is seamlessly integrated with your ShiftWorship account for quick and easy downloading.

On the surface level, it might just seem like a cool App. But dig deeper with me. This is a different way of thinking about your visuals in worship.

No more is visual worship simply "backgrounds" on a screen behind your worship lyrics.

No more is visual worship simply downloading what you find on the Top 10 list.

No more is visual worship simply clicking on whatever backgrounds you already have in your presentation software.

Instead:

Let your visual media be relevant to YOUR church community.

Let your visual worship ministry be a community of artists, photographers, painters, or even the student in your youth group who just got an iPhone.

Take your phone out of your pocket, and go takes pictures! The outside of your church, the pond behind your house, a long shot down you city's main street, a sunrise from your Sunday morning drive to worship.

The heart behind the App is that not just the media team, but the WHOLE church community would get involved in making media for THEIR own church.

Stop just downloading the same ol' blue particle background that we all have, and start creating story-driven media.

For those wondering: Is anything changing with Visual Worshiper? No, that's still staying the same for now, but my partnership with Shift now allows anyone I help with Environmental Projection to be free to make their own media EASIER and CHEAPER than ever before.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Chris wrote:
I love the idea of the app, and have purchased it for use in creating visual art for our worship services. It is very easy to use and I can't wait to try it out some more and see how the visuals look on the "big screen".

I am intrigued by your ideas on creating a community that can create visual art for worship - there are certainly some challenges as well to this idea, such as:
- cost of the app
- how to curate all of the new media that is coming in from multiple sources
- how to choose which media is used - even though you can have lots of people creating media you still have a smaller group (or one person) that "decides" what gets used on a Sunday morning.....

Would love to hear more of your thoughts on these issues....

Thu, April 3, 2014 @ 8:23 AM

2. Agaped soul wrote:
This is brilliant. Well done and keep up the good work. It's refreshing to see use of technology like this being used to the glory of God when everyone else is using it to the contrary. Praise the Lord.

Just wondering whether there is going to be an android version released anytime soon. Thanks. Have a blessed day.

Wed, June 11, 2014 @ 4:01 AM

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