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Men training to be Catholic priests learn a different kind of doctrine: kitchen skills. Seminarians at the St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology take part in a cooking class alongside their lessons on theology and ministry.
Pro Tip from Our Producer
Talking to a machine is hard. When a project requires the teleprompter, it takes some work to get an authentic delivery. The client has to look directly at the camera for that style of video (check out Dr. Gordon's project below) and typically, it is very hard to sound natural. I want the audience to feel as though the client is speaking to them, but unfortunately, the client is looking at a machine, not a person, so their delivery is robotic. The first, and simplest, trick that I use is to have them mentally picture a member of their audience.

 #ProTip: If you're speaking into the camera, picture a person.

This is actually a method used by professional actors: If you need to behave as though someone is there, pretend that they are there. Suddenly, instead of a cold robotic delivery, the client has life in their eyes and animation to their movements. They are responding to that imagined person. Humans were never meant to talk to machines, we were designed to talk to people. So if my client can use his or her mind to bridge that gap, we are well on our way to a great, authentic video.

- Katie Rutter
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Behind-the-Scenes
How does a teleprompter actually work? It makes the script both visible and invisible... at the same time. Have a look behind-the-scenes at our teleprompter in action!
Welcome to Michael's House

"You don't have to settle." That's the message that Help Build a Better Life Foundation wants families to know. The group offers long-term care to adults with special needs and disabilities in a caregiver home. And they asked us to help them showcase their unique services.

Watch the video.

Meet Dr. Gordon

The newest doctor at the Dermatology Center of Indiana wanted to personally introduce herself to new clients. So she asked us to create a short video for her. (By the way... she's using the teleprompter...)

Watch the video.

Things About Things
Odd facts about plants... just for fun.

Ready. Set. GROW! It may still be snowy outside, but that’s no excuse for not starting your garden. Plants grown from seeds can be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. By the time spring officially begins, your garden will be well on its way to producing fruits and vegetables.

Find the seeds you like, get some good gardening soil and go at it. If you don’t have pots for planting, try using egg cartons or toilet paper rolls. Be creative! If you don’t know when your last frost date is or when to start specific plants, we refer you to the Old Farmer’s Almanac planting calendar (https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar). This time of year can be a little dreary and it helps to have the hope of spring planted in your house and heart. Happy growing!

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.
Join Our Mission
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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