Triple Wide Media was nice enough to throw a few credits my way for me to check out their site and download some content. So here’s a bit of what I found and my experience getting some media from www.triplewidemedia.com.
In case you’ve never heard about Triple Wide Media. Here’s a bit about them from their website.
“We are fueling the multi-screen movement The goal of TripleWide Media is to provide creative, quality and effective content for triple wide video walls, double wide videos walls, wide format edge blended screens, environmental projection, video stages and many other unique multi-screen applications. We hope to be your favorite resource for multi-screen by providing you the best stock footage available and inspiring you with behind the scenes details of some of the best multi-screen setups in today’s culture.”
Even if you aren’t using multi-screen projection at your church, Triple Wide offers three different sizes (single, double, and triple wide) which means you can still use it for single screen situations.
Creative Worship Ideas With Projection
Triple wide not only provides content but they also collect videos and ideas from companies and churches who are using projection mapping or environmental projection. Their blog has lots of creative ideas for how you can use projection in your worship services on a Sunday.
In terms of content on their website, there’s plenty of variety to choose from. Here are some of my favourites from each category of media that they offer:
I like this Names of God motion – we used this last week during the bridge of How Great is Our God. We also continued into Blessed be the Name of the Lord while the names continued up the screen. My only hesitation with this clip was the multiple fonts, since I’d prefer something simpler like this Easter one.
There’s a lot of nature/creation footage which would work great for a service based on creation. Here’s a bundle with backgrounds that would fit really well for songs about creation.
We don’t use countdowns in our church – but you’ll find a wide variety of options here. I like the clean design of this one.
Still Image: (view)
The still images on this site are perfect for environmental projection settings where you are trying to create a different atmosphere through images. For example this image of a cathedral can transform your walls with a simple click.
There are several collections that as you can imagine – include several images or video clips. I like the Stations of the Cross bundle. Check out how Stephen Proctor of worshipvj.com – used these clips for a Good Friday service.
My Only Complaint…
The only part of their site that I don’t especially like is the use of the ‘Purchased Credits’ system. I completely understand that as a business model it probably makes the consumer purchase more product in the end, and that’s understandable, but I’d prefer a simple, pay-money-for-the-product-system. For example – credits come in packs of 16, 32, 50 and 100. However a movie costs 15 credits – so if you by a package of 16 credits – you either just waste a credit and leave it unclaimed or buy more credits so that you can use up the extra one you had. The media is also priced at varying numbers like 19 credits, or 39 credits, 12 credits, etc… which means it’s always a math game to figure out how many credits you need to buy so that you don’t have too many left over but you have enough to buy the media you want. I’m sure some churches don’t mind having a bank of credits and using them up as needed, but for me, when I’m making individual purchases, this kind of system is less then ideal.
Triple Wide Media offers a lot of media options and is especially valuable for anyone doing multi-screen or environmental projection. Any media you buy comes in single, dual, and triple wide, and is available to download at any time from your account on their site. Overall, their site is easy to navigate, search, and offers some great content for visual worship leading. If you’re looking for creative ways to take the visual aspect of your worship service to another level, make sure to check out their website – www.triplewidemedia.com.
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