Facebook Live

2016 Look Back: Facebook Series

Last year, Facebook turned 12 and it seems to me that 2016 has been their most exciting year so far when it comes to development. With Facebook Live and Messenger Group Video Chat, more tools for Nonprofits including native donations, a platform for work (Workplace) and Marketplace--these are only some of the updates that got us talking this year.

Here’s a look back on the series I dedicated to Facebook, from the basics to recent updates and how churches and ministries can leverage this massive and ever-changing platform:

Facebook has continued to stay on top throughout 2016 and into 2017. I’m eager to see what develops as 2017 unfolds! Any predictions?

Your iPhone Video Studio for less than $100

While speaking at conferences around the country this past year, there has been one element of my talks that has connected with every audience, everywhere: my iPhone Video Studio. I'm not a video guy, but I've seen the significant need that ministry leaders have to efficiently create high quality videos for social media. Thanks to Amazon, here is an iPhone Video Studio that will help you create great videos for social media and utilize for Facebook Live:

  1. Tripod ($19.97): AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag
  2. iPhone tripod clip (3.95): Adjustable Cell Phone Tripod Adapter, BLISS
  3. Lavalier Microphone ($8.95): Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone High Sensitivity Mini Professional Deluxe Lavalier Mic Lapel Clip-on for Apple Iphone
  4. LED Lights ($59.99): Julius Studio 160LED Camera Light Kit
  5. Camera Lens ($6.99): VicTsing Clip 3-in-1 180 Degree Fish-Eye Lens Plus 0.67X Wide Angle Lens Plus Macro Lens Camera Lens Kits for iPhone

All of the above added together totals $99.85. I have purchased and used all 5 of these tools and have recommended them to thousands of others (I am not an Amazon affiliate or make any kind of commission on these products). As 2017 approaches video will become more and more important on social media and I hope you will maximize this incredible ministry opportunity.

P.S. if you're looking for a good iPhone video editor, I can't recommend the Splice App enough!