Sermon Bumper Breakdown

An all-acess, behind the scenes look at how this Sunday sermon bumper featuring hip hop artist Propaganda was made.

How do you make a rad sermon bumper video for your church that perfectly sets up the topic that your pastor is going to preach about?  I’m not sure that I know the answer to that, BUT I’ll tell you what we did for this one….

A few years back when I worked full time for Rock Church we would make sermon bumpers for every sermon series.  Sometimes they were super ambiguous montages of imagery (WE GOT THAT B-ROLL!), other times motion graphic pieces, occasionally short narratives, and this time – a music video featuring hip hop artist Propaganda.  In true church filmmaking fashion, we kind of just figured things out as we went and although the process of creating it was last minute and a little dicey it ended up turning out pretty good (or at least I think so).

Before we dive into how we did it, give the finished sermon bumper a watch:

Ok, now that you’ve seen the finished product, here’s a breakdown of how we made it:

And if that wasn’t enough, let me take you even further behind the scenes to watch some raw, fly-on-the-wall BTS footage from our shoot day:

If you have any questions that weren’t addressed in the videos, post them below in the comments section and I’d be happy to answer them.


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