View This Video – Amelia Cox – CCC

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This week I have attempted to learn how to make a short 1-2 video clip for a class featuring Micah’s Promise. One of the Staff Members here at Christ Community Church (CCC), Robert Williams, is allowing me to borrow his camera and tripod and has told me a few tricks about recording and editing video. I have been playing around with recording different objects and I have learned a few things thus far. 1) It is super hard to keep your hand still when you do not have a tripod and are trying to focus on one object. 2) The littlest bit of sound travels. For example, the air condition or people talking one room over can cause your “quiet scene” to become very loud. 3) Plan out what you want to film before you film it. If you do not do this, you will probably waste a lot of time and memory on your SD card.

Tonight I am filming parts of the Micah’s Promise Board Meeting in order to capture what it is they do. I am excited about this opportunity, but extremely nervous because I do not know much about filming at all. I am scheduled to record two interviews this week for the video and am hoping to have complete silence in order for the sound to be good. On the bright side, I have registered to take Video Production 1 next semester and am hoping that will increase my recording abilities.

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Amelia Cox – CCC – Style Guides and Grammar

APStyleThis week at Christ Community Church (CCC) I have been creating a simple Style Guide for the staff to use. Before this past week, I had never really heard of a style guide and did not realize all that goes into creating them. Style guides contain a lot rules on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and more all custom made toward each organization/company that has one. Every style guide is different from another. Chances are, no two style guides for two separate companies are alike. These style guides tell each person at a organization what is and is not ok to put into their writing or communications. The way one would write a phone number is defined. You either have, 706.555.5555, with periods or dashes, 706-555-5555. It is all up to preference of the organization and everyone has to follow that guide. It is really neat, but when creating one, you have to be careful to adjust it correctly for your organization. Before I put anything into the style guide, I have to run it by Al to make sure it is what the church wants because their writing is a reflection of them.

 

Amelia Cox – CCC – That’s A Wrap!

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This week at Christ Community Church (CCC) I have been editing all of the  footage I was able to capture for the Micah’s Promise promotional video. This has taken hours of work, and as I stated in my previous blog, I am very new to recording and editing video. I did not realize how time consuming editing this video would truly be. Every time the speaker says um or pauses for longer than normal, you have to edit that out. On top of that, you have to make sure that you do not cut out any words that you need for the next scene. After that, you have to add in a voice over, and transitions from one scene to the next, and finally, you need some background music. Also, the background music cannot be copy written music if you want to use the video for public relations.

This video has truly been so much work, but I have wonderful news to go along with the hours I have spent recording and editing this video. The Micah’s Promise Board wants to put the video I created on the website!!! I cannot tell you how excited this makes me because I was doubting my skills and ability, but my hard work has paid off and I am so joyful about this!

Amelia Cox – CCC – Mission Conference October 19

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     This week at Christ Community Church (CCC), I have been working on a response card for a Mission Conference coming up this Sunday, October 19. This mission conference is for anyone who either attends CCC or in the Columbus community who is interested in supporting, donating, being a part of or praying for mission work. This response card will be given to every person who attends the conference to help them take action with what they feel God is calling them to do. This response card has several different options for people to choose from near the end of the conference so they will be somewhat familiar with each option.

I have truly enjoyed creating this response card for a few reasons. One reason is that it allowed me to put my creativity into a project and I was able to create something from start to finish myself. Another reason is that Al, my adviser at CCC, trusted me to make this response card without having to edit it himself. It feels great to have Al’s trust on a project because I am not always so trusting of myself and many times I am fearful that my work is not good enough.

If you are interested in attending this conference on Sunday, please feel free to email me at chandler_amelia@columbusstate.edu.

Amelia Cox – CCC – Micah’s Promise

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Today I met with Allen Allnoch and Sara Broughton about the content that I am to change and insert into the Micah’s Promise website. It was exciting to hear that what I have done on the website so far is good and I loved getting more direction on what order the menu needs to be in and what picture’s they would like to see on the website. I am being given much more content to include in the website which is allowing the website to take form and become functional. I was also able to offer Sara and Al more projects, to promote Micah’s Promise, for my other classes that I am involved in. As mentioned in a previous blog, I am in Interactive Media Production and will be producing a brochure, flier, powerpoint, and video for Micah’s Promise. In addition to those projects, I am in Community Communication and I am part of a group in that course which will also be promoting Micah’s Promise. In this group, we will be creating several power points aimed to speak to different groups of people in order to tell each group what Micah’s Promise is and why the organization needs their help. I am excited to be able to do all of these things this semester for this wonderful organization.

In addition to meetings and working on specific projects for Micah’s Promise, I have also been researching what channels of social media Christ Community Church (CCC) needs to be a part of. Al and I talked and have decided that CCC should be a part of Facebook and Twitter because those are the two most common channels of social media currently. Also, we have noticed that Facebook tends to reach out to the adults in the congregation and Twitter is reaching the preteens and teenagers. This way, CCC can reach the entire congregation through these two channels of social media. Next, I will be creating a weekly posting schedule with examples so that each week CCC can reach more and more people in the area.

Amelia – Christ Community Church – Starting A New Adventure

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This semester I am interning at Christ Community Church (CCC). If you have ever wondered what communication work you can do in a church, then I am about to tell you. I cannot tell you all aspects of communication in the church because I do not know them, but I can tell you what parts I am now responsible for.

This semester I will be helping create a website for Christ Community that is for a project they are involved in called, “Micah’s Promise.” Micah’s Promise is going to be an organization that helps women who have found themselves a part of human trafficking. I am really excited about this because ultimately people are going to be helped and are going to hear about the love of Christ, and I think that is absolutely amazing.
This semester I will also be helping create a style guide for CCC to be used throughout all of their social media channels. This guide will formalize the text which is used and create a central use of language. I am using an AP Stylebook as the basis for this style guide.
I will also be researching social media platforms and recommending which platforms CCC needs to be a part to reach the largest amount of people. I will be creating a weekly posting schedule for each platform CCC decides to be a part of.

I am very excited about this semester and will be taking on each of these tasks one at a time. I have begun with the Micah’s Promise website and am currently reading up on every bit of information I can learn about WordPress because this will be where the site is located. Allow me to be the first to tell you that there is a lot of information to read about WordPress if you want to be successful and complete everything to the best of your ability.

I am excited about this adventure of interning and I cannot wait to look back at the end of the semester and see how far I’ve come.