‘Lights! Camera! Action!’ Courier videos now rolling

“Lights! Camera! Action! We’re recording!” may not exactly be director calls one would expect from The Courier, but Courier readers may soon become Courier viewers, too.

With a soft launch of Courier Videos this fall, the South Carolina Baptist magazine has ventured into video production to further enhance telling the stories of those who are telling THE Story of Jesus Christ and His redeeming love. Courier Videos will be directed by Managing Editor Todd Deaton.

Generous gifts from Courier supporters have enabled The Baptist Courier to acquire two video cameras, microphones, lighting, and other essential equipment for a studio, field reporting, and live-streaming.

The Bill and Shirley Adams Internship Program will help communications students at the three South Carolina Baptist universities to further their educations through practical media experience at The Courier.

Editor Rudy Gray announced to members of the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Executive Board during their October meeting that plans are unfolding quickly for producing a regular video podcast in 2021.

“We will be doing news and expanded features about people in South Carolina who are doing different works, ministries, service, and missions through the South Carolina Baptist Convention,” Gray told board members.

“While we have in place everything we need to do video podcasts, we want to continue to develop our quality. As funds become available, we will add needed editing equipment and other helpful tools,” Gray said. “I want to encourage our faithful readers to prayerfully consider a year-end gift designated for our studio development or for the internship fund.”

Video clips also may soon begin appearing more frequently on The Courier’s Facebook page, accompanying feature stories in The Courier’s monthly print magazine and e-editions. The Courier also has launched both YouTube and Vimeo channels to distribute videos.