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Suzanne suffered a spinal injury from a severe car accident at age 17. But today, she operates the Kessing Haus Café in Oldenburg, Indiana, where she serves up all-natural foods and herbal remedies. We got to spend a day with this incredible lady to share her inspiring story.
Ready, Set . . . Video!
A short video takes a lot of time and people, and movement. We were able to collaborate with video rockstars Gabriel Lantz and Justin Crossley to make our recent shoot happen. Have a look at the time-lapse to see our video setup... and we dare you to try to track how many steps each crew member took. Watch the video on our Facebook page. 
Pro Tip From Our Producer
Within about two weeks, I had two clients come to me after getting burned by another video provider. In both cases, the product offered by the other videographer was of a much lower quality than the client expected. Unfortunately, the discrepancy in expectations was not apparent until the project was completed, so the client lost both time and money in the transaction. There are a lot of ways to make sure you and the videographer are on the same page, but one thing should happen first and foremost:

 #ProTip: Ask your videographer for work samples.

Seeing what a videographer has done in the past is the best way to predict what they will do in the future. They will likely use the same technique and equipment, which will determine the quality of the new video. Beyond the technical, each videographer has an artistic style, and their past work can help you see if that style matches your vision. You can even use those previous videos to help you convey your expectations for your own project, like, "I really liked all of the quick cuts," or "We would want there to be more color in our backgrounds." Work samples can serve as a guiding light to help you pick your videographer, because you'll be investing far too much money and time to take a shot in the dark.

- Katie Rutter
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STOP, Backdrop and Camera Roll
Service Team of Professionals, or STOP, prides itself on being personal and dedicated to customer service. They serve those in need of attentive care – home and business owners who have suffered property damage due to fire, smoke, water, mold, or biohazard decontamination. The team wanted to give each business owner a chance to introduce him or herself to their community. Watch one business owner's introduction: Watch the video.
Things About Things
Odd facts about plants... just for fun.

It is Fall and the baking season is upon us! Ready your sugar and spices and prepare for an onslaught of cakes, bread and warm, gooey cookies. If you’re anything like me, you may also want to keep an aloe plant nearby. Inevitably, my finger or  arm will stray too close to a searing hot cookie tray and I’ll receive a painful burn. A little bit of aloe goo helps mitigate the damage . . . or does it?

 

Aloe vera is a fleshy evergreen plant that originates from the Arabian peninsula and thrives in tropical and arid climates. It is also a successful houseplant and likely has been since Ancient Egypt 6,000 years ago. The Ancient Egyptians, who used aloe as a medicine, beauty lotion and embalming agent, called it the “Plant of Immortality.” Over the centuries, this spiky plant has been used to treat burns, wounds, gastrointestinal problems, hemorrhoids, frostbite, hair loss, muscle pain . . . the list goes on. These days, most people will not hesitate to rub aloe all over a burn or cut, but does it do any good?

 

Well, when applied on the skin it certainly doesn’t hurt, but there is no good evidence to suggest that aloe has any effect on healing skin conditions. It won’t grow your hair back or sooth your muscle pain. Aloe vera juice does have anti-microbial properties, which is probably why it has been used effectively in the past to treat wounds. Taking aloe orally is ill-advised. Unprocessed aloe extracts are toxic, functions as a natural laxative and have been linked to certain cancers. For minor burns, run the affected area under cool water and cover with a wet compress until the pain eases. And don’t take medical advice from Ancient Egyptians! We’re talking about a people who drilled holes in skulls to relieve headaches, packed wounds with honey and dung and believed ingesting mercury was the key to a long life.

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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At Thing in a Pot Productions, we believe that everyone has immense value. We are committed to helping others--large and small groups alike--communicate through the language of video. By doing so, we are helping even the "least of these" share their value with the world.

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