Psalm Project

Hello Church! I need your help with a project I'd like to put together that can be used as a Sunday morning worship element as well as a sharable online resource.


Here's the nutshell version:

  1. Tell me your favorite psalm

  2. Record either audio or video of you reading that psalm out loud

  3. I will add some cool visuals in video form

  4. We will share these videos during Sunday morning worship during our psalm spot as well as make them sharable online

  5. Nonessential Bonus: Briefly share why that particular psalm has special meaning to you.

An example video I created during the pandemic is below



Extra details and information are below:


Tell me your favorite psalm | You can email me at bensmusicdeskt65@gmail.com or comment here or on either our Facebook or Instagram post.


Record either audio or video of you reading that psalm out loud | Most smartphones within the last 5 years can record excellent quality video and audio. For audio you can use a free app from your app store. For video, just use your phone's stock camera. If you aren't comfortable doing either of those you can contact me and we can setup a time for me to record you either at the church or a location of your choosing (provided it's quiet for audio and well-lit for video)


Audio recording tips:

  • If you are a quiet reader, find an indoor location that is as quiet as possible.

  • If you are a loud reader, keep the phone at least a foot away from your mouth

  • Speak conversationally and clearly

  • Don't go too fast

  • Do a brief audio test and review it before you do your full reading.

Video recording tips:

  • Don't try to hold your phone. Either set it on something stationary or have someone hold it as still as possible.

  • Make sure your light source is in front of you and to one side

  • Windows are excellent soft light sources.

  • Record in landscape (phone sideways).

  • Do a brief test video and review it before you do your full reading.


I will add some cool visuals in video form | Or, if you'd like to be part of the visual creation process I'd be happy to do it with you. You can provide artwork, photography, video b-roll or we can come up with some ideas together.