THE STUDIO PAGE
Welcome! Ready to record a video for pursueGOD.org? Sign up to reserve your spot and then browse this page to learn about how to prepare.
HOW IT WORKS
Thanks for helping us build great content and empower discipleship conversations! Please read this carefully before you come to the studio so you’re clear on how it works.
When and where
We typically record on Monday nights from 5 until 8 pm. The studio is a 2564 Washington Blvd in Ogden. Park in the front and come on upstairs.
Prepping a testimony
If you’re sharing a personal testimony, simply outline or manuscript what you’d like to share. Writing it down ahead of time will help you to stay clear, concise, and compelling.
Prepping a topic
If you’re sharing a discussion topic for the library, try to be ready for two conversations. We recommend coming with some notes on your topics. Watch this video to learn more:
After you sign up
After you sign up, we’ll schedule you for a day and time. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your studio time so we can talk through your topics before we record. We’ll go through your notes and make sure you’re comfortable with the flow of the conversation.
Please be aware that we might have guests for our FLEXTALK studio in the prep area. This may include people from the community who are not Christians. If your prep conversation has sensitive material, consider moving to a downstairs room.
In the studio
We’ll get mic’d up and framed in. Then we’ll just try to have a conversation. It’s really simple! Act naturally and relax. Smile, have fun, and empower conversations. We’ll plan on recording two topics (5-8 minutes) in each 30-minute window. If we need to start over on a topic, it’s no big deal!
What to wear
Dress modestly but comfortably. Try to wear a shirt that can accommodate a lapel mic. No shorts, please.
The weeks ahead
After you record, you’re done! You can expect the video to show up on our site within 4-6 weeks. And when it does, be sure to share it on social media!
Joining the team
Remember that pursueGOD is a growing global resource. People are using it around the world! We’d love for you to join our team by registering as a mentor and becoming a monthly donor. Help us change the world!
If you’re the interviewer in the studio, you’ve got a big job! Here are a few important tips:
- Relax. Smile. Have fun.
- Do a quick intro and get your guest talking within the first 30 seconds.
- “Today’s topic is… and we’re talking with…”
- Keep the pace of conversation quick and engaging.
- Ask great questions. Don’t dominate the conversation.
- Read scripture when appropriate (there will be an overlay).
- Invite the viewers into the conversation.
- “This is a great topic for people who…”
- Close with a clear action step.
- “Talk about this with your family, group, or mentor…”
Remember the goal: empower conversations. Keep it simple!
Below are some examples of what we’re going for. The general standards are:
- 5-9 minute conversations
- Clear, concise, and compelling
- Keep the topic focused and actionable
- Remember that you’re sparking a conversation