3 Tips for Editing with No B-Roll | The Story Guide

One of the beautiful aspects of editing a story is just that: you get to edit the story. Capitalizing on the ability to cut out your interviewees’ pauses and stumbles and ultimately structure the story in the appropriate way can transform a long and sometimes boring interview into a piece of art. To edit your story accordingly, though, you need…
Free Series Art & Videos | The Story Guide

Free Series Art & Videos | The Story Guide

One of the key elements that makes The Story Guide unique is how it’s driven by church workers for church workers. Daily we’re in the trenches, making it happen within our own local churches. That’s why we started The Story Guide, to help those of you who are leading people closer to Jesus by doing the work you’re called to…
Get Your Story UNSTUCK | The Story Guide

Get Your Story UNSTUCK | The Story Guide

We’ve all hit that wall. You know what I’m talking about – you’ve been working on your edit and it’s not coming together. The anxiety is starting to move in as your deadline is eerily creeping closer and closer. You keep getting stuck. The story has some nice parts but you can’t get it to flow together and you’re not…
Thinking Outside of the Box | The Story Guide

Thinking Outside of the Box | The Story Guide

We’ve all been there. Your pastor or supervisor asks for a new or specific story to be told on such and such date for the weekend experience and you think, ‘That’s great. We can just tell that story the way we always do!" Well, there’s good and bad in that response. First, kudos to you for jumping in, being a…

3 Tips for Writing #Kidmin Scripts | The Ambush Group

Recently I wrote a series of scripts for videos to coincide with Kids on the Move's latest series, Heart to Heart, all about aligning your actions with God's heart. The job: write, shoot and edit three character driven videos to communicate each week's Bible story and identify the practical application associated. I thought I'd post the videos here as inspiration for…
The Kidmin Podcast (Season 1) | The Ambush Group

The Kidmin Podcast (Season 1) | The Ambush Group

My background is in kids ministry. My dad was a #kidmin guy, worked for a #kidmin guy, and I am a #kidmin guy. For about a decade I worked on staff with Kids on the Move, the children's ministry of Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. Still, to this day I freelance for KOTM and kids ministries all over…
Let’s Start at the Beginning | The Ambush Group

Let’s Start at the Beginning | The Ambush Group

So, a few weeks ago I noticed that every time I visited TheAmbushGroup.com, I got an odd pop-up that promoted DAD JOKES (or whatever holiday was right around the corner, depending on when I visited the site). So, you guessed it, upon digger deeper I learned the site got a bit of malware in it. So, we could either spend…