Video Reel

Here is a small sampling of some videos I’ve created over the past few years. Unless otherwise indicated, I am responsible for all shooting and editing. I also created any animations or titles.

This fun animation was used to advertise (internally) our church’s automatic deduction plan for giving. It was created in After Effects and used online and in services. We were very pleased with the increase in giving that resulted.

This video, and a number of others, was created to accompany the launch of a capital campaign at Epiphany United Methodist Church. The videos were a big hit and the capital campaign was ultimately very successful!

Here is an example of an “event” video. This church engaged in a weekend of service instead of services in the church building. The entire video was shot during the service days on a Saturday and Sunday, then edited and presented at a celebration for a Sunday evening service. This meant I spent two days driving all over town and all Sunday afternoon editing and pulling it together for the final event. The song had been specially written for this event, and was, in fact, heard for the first time during this video, which had a great emotional impact since no one knew it was coming. The congregation learned and sang the new song together in the same service for added effect.

A fun little music video that I made for a local band (of which I was a member) in the late 1990s. Since I had access to lighting and camera equipment at work, we were able to shoot and edit this one with zero budget! Music videos are paced so fast that this one probably took far longer to edit (per second of finished video) than anything I’ve done since. The band footage was not shot under my direction but not by me (since I was in the band), but the accompanying story video was, and the video was also edited by me.

This is a good example of the “sermon illustration” videos I’ve made time and time again in the churches I’ve worked with. As was typical, we went from concept to shooting to editing and finalizing in a half-day with no budget, and the video worked perfectly with the sermon and drove the point home very well.

A very simple welcome video, shot in a single take, with library music and very basic but clear graphics to communicate at the head and tail. Designed to be used on the church’s web site and Facebook page.

©2017 Peter J. Hamm