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Pro Tip from Our Producer
You wouldn't hire a man with a weed-wacker to mow your front yard. The same goes for video production. Camera equipment is not one-size-fits-all, so make sure that the videographer you hire has the equipment to get the your project done (and not make a hack-job out of your landscaping).

A good videographer should ask dozens of questions to help them determine what they need to bring to your shoot. They might ask how far away the camera will be from the subject: If it is a conference or sporting event, for example, the videographer will need to bring a zoom lens to capture the action satisfactorily. They might ask if your shoot is indoors or outdoors, during the day or in the evening, whether you want sound recorded and how large the subject will be. Be sure to tell them about any special requests--like slow motion, a timelapse, a shot from above--and don't be afraid to ask directly if their equipment will capture what you need.

- Katie Rutter
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We have a new family member – the Sony a7iii camera! Step into the studio as we test the new camera and compare it to previous equipment. Our patio birds also make a guest appearance as our test subjects.
Video Hits 100,000 Views
Dave Breidenbach shared the incredible story of his near-death experience and what he believes was a trip to heaven. We posted his testimony online nearly two years ago and it has now been viewed over 100,000 times. 
New Video: Quality Time With Nuns
A school preserves a legacy by creative programs & shared meals. Students at the Oldenburg Academy in Oldenburg, IN spend quality time with the nuns who founded their school to keep their charism alive.
Things About Things
Odd facts about plants... just for fun.

If you were the King of France, chances are your royal swag would be covered in the Fleur-de-lis. This botanical symbol is the heraldic calling card of French monarchy. It literally means “flower of the lily.” As a Catholic nation, the lily was an important symbol to the French people. It represented purity and was often associated with the saints, particularly St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary.

The more scientifically-minded among you may be wondering, "If the lily was so important to the French people, why does the Fleur-de-lis look nothing like a lily?" There are two answers to that question: 1) it’s a stylized flower; stop being so pedantic and 2) it’s not supposed to be a lily; it’s based on a species of iris, Iris pseudacorus or I. florentina. There are two theories how the French iris became the "Fleur-de-lis." Some think the phrase was originally short for “Flowers of the River List;” the name given to yellow irises that grow plentifully along the French river Leie. Others think the French adopted the German name for Iris, which  was “Liescheblume,” “Liesblume” or “Leysblume.” At some point the French stopped caring or forgot, and now "Fleur-de-lis" = lily.

Isn’t it fitting that a country that spells words one way and pronounces them another would be represented by a symbol of a lily that is actually another species of flower altogether? Ah well, c'est la vie. Eat your crêpe and be happy.

Photo by Pierre Selim via Wikimedia Commons.

Scripture Inspiration
Stay grounded with verses that inspire. Here are the two Picture Scripture images that we will post on our Facebook page in the coming weeks.
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