The Worship Media Handbook
101 page ebook, PDF format, $19.99, published 1-22-2014. Link to buy here.
Who Wrote It: by Jeff McIntosh, published by churchmotiongraphics.com
What it is: The Worship Media Handbook is a 101 page ebook on the fundamentals of worship projection that will help you and your church media team prepare, edit and project worship lyric slides with excellence.
- Designed for anyone who is involved in the worship lyric projection process and is looking to improve the quality of their worship slides.
- It covers all the major topics of the worship projection process from slide design, text editing and presenting live
- It describes in detail the best methods to compose, edit and present professionally crafted worship slides.
- After reading the handbook you will have a well-rounded knowledge of presentation design and be able to communicate your messages more clearly.
What’s In It
Every font tells a story. How its lines curve, the thickness of its strokes and how wide the typeface stands are only just a few of the characteristics that tell its tale.Jeff McIntosh
Jeff has created a new generation book for beginners in “visual worship,” also known as worship projection, that covers a variety of design essentials every artist / producer / creative who is given the task of managing screens in worship will need.
Jeff covers font usage, suggested fonts (avoid Comic Sans!), the case for consistency and design standards and layout for type such as song lyrics. He also covers image backgrounds with type; “motions,” or looping animations; “mini-movies,” or short films designed for the church market; and multi-screen and environmental projection, where the canvas for projection becomes the entire physical space of worship and not just the screens themselves.
Other sections include aesthetic considerations of visual worship, such as color theory, timing and transitions; copyright and other mumbo-jumbo; and best practices for asset management. Stephen Proctor, who wrote the The Guidebook for Visual Worship, penned the foreword.
The Final Word
Jeff McIntosh’s Worship Media Handbook is ideal for the nitty gritty of volunteer and staff training to help your team get comfortable with the world of visual arts in worship. Church volunteer teams could use this as the curriculum for a multi-week training session on worship arts.