When you work with Setter Studios, you can trust us to spend time understanding your church’s calling, vision, language and culture, and to reflect all these things in our work so that the finished products feel like you. We’ve worked with church and parachurch organizations for over a decade and know how critical it is to communicate in alignment with your values and voice. Our goal is to become a partner with you as you fulfill your specific role in God’s mission. We believe the single most effective way to inspire lasting change in the life of your church is through stories.
Hiring a full-time videographer at a church is a huge investment. Finding a qualified applicant is a challenge. Investing tens of thousands of dollars in video equipment is expensive. Continually training your videographer, providing benefits, vacation time, and filling gaps between projects with busy work is a lot for you to manage. And that's just one person! What do you do when a project requires a larger productions? We're the solution for all of that. Setter Studios has the expertise, the equipment, the crew... and there's no need to pay us vacation time.
We know you're working on a budget. We've worked all sizes of organizations and budgets! If you're interested but unsure about the cost, let’s connect anyway to see if there’s a way to make it work.
Story Identification - We help you uncover the key storylines and places of momentum within your organization.
Story Ideation - We work with you to conceptualize powerful narratives and technically sound project proposals.
Story Coordination - We support you with scheduling, planning, and details required for filming your project.
Story Direction - We provide a dedicated story director on every project and every set. The story director is solely focused on drawing out the most dynamic content and is never distracted by being behind a camera or running equipment.
Story Team - We bring in some of the best videographers and crew that are all Christ followers.
Story Equipment - We provide all the camera, audio, lighting, and rigging gear necessary to capture stunning audio and visuals.
Story-Boarding - We send you a complete storyboard that includes concept and approach, story flow with all sound bites and titles, b-roll plan, and any animation ideas. You approve your project storyboard before we start editing.
Story Editing -Our video editors have years of experience executing all aspects of file capturing, data management, and timeline editing.
Story Satisfaction - We’ll get it right for you, that’s our promise.
4 Times per year Rockharbor Church does a specialized weekend focused around creativity and story. This weekend we were in John 11 hearing the story of Lazarus. This spoken word film, written by Jeff Gideon and performed by Arielle Estoria gives an inspirational look paralleling what Jesus did for Lazarus to our modern lives today.
We had an incredible opprotunity to partner with Rockharbor Church to create a film that reminds us about the importance of coming to tables to connect and inspire each other in a way that few places in our life ever do.
ROCKHARBOR Church's Senior Pastor recounts a spiritual experience he had spelunking in Wisconsin. We filmed the retelling in the original Bat Cave in Hollywood, CA, to illustrate the wonder of light in darkness.
For Rockharbor's Easter services we created a trailer that breaks the mold of a typical "church film" with a modern double exposure look. Used to promo the Easter services.
For Easter this year we want to surprise the audience with what they saw... inspired by high fashion style edits and with some edgy visuals we created a promo that points people towards Jesus who is Risen.
In 2008, a multilingual church in Orlando loses 50% of their income. By 2018, they recovered and planted 15 new ministries. CEP was there to help and this is the story.
We partnered with Rockharbor Church to tell the story of a man who had been impacted by their organization. For this project we had more creative freedom and decided to take a different approach than usual and we are extremely pleased with how we told this story!
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
After helping Commonwealth with their original church plant video we circled back with them a year later to celebrate all of the amazing things God has done in their first year.
We have been a long term partner with Rockharbor church and we directed this sermon series brand video series. Additionally we developed a stage look and branding design for the 16 week speaking series.
Inland Hills Church approached us with a vision to create a series for four modern day Psalms covering four major topics of Lament, Worship, Thanksgiving, and Prayer. In this film we captured Dre as she writes and performs her modern day Psalm of worship.
Inland Hills Church approached us with a vision to create a series for four Modern day Psalms covering four major topics of Lament, Worship, Thanksgiving, and Prayer. In this film we followed Jim writing his own modern day Psalm of lament, as he is undergoing treatment for cancer.
A short films illustrating the Power of the Holy Spirit. We partnered with Rockharbor Church's teaching pastor to explore the topic of unseen power all around us .
Citizens on Earth as in Heaven Sermon Series Intro. This edgy sermon series brand video was for Rockharbor Church designed to inspire the church before the sermon each week.
Where is your Treasure? We partnered with the teaching pastor at Rockharbor church to illustrate an idea for the sermon series.
After Inland Hills lost their lead pastor through a tragic death, that mission now calls Inland Hills to follow God into a transition process to name a new Lead Pastor. We partnered with Inland Hills to help the create a film to search for who God might bring next.
Thirst Church invited us to D.C. to help tell the story of their church plant in the heart of the city.
We partnered with Nick and Keri as they followed God's call to church plan in San Diego, CA. We helped them tell their story with this video resource that allowed them to begin the launch process.
Serving in the local church is a great way of serving Jesus in each of our lives. Inland Hills wanted to create one video for each of their five ministries where anyone can find a place to get involved.
Promo/Trailer Video for Alpha at Rockharbor Church. This promo is paired with a series of storytelling films released over the weeks following the release of the trailer.
We have the best clients! We've worked with amazing Christian influencers like Bethany Hamilton and Kirk Cameron; impactful ministries like Alpha USA, David C Cook, Billy Graham Association, World Help and Hume Lake Christian Camps; dynamic churches like Rockharbor Church, Vintage Church and Inland Hills Church; corporate giants like iBaseT and Stickermule; and leading educational institutions like Biola University, Cal Poly Pomona and beyond.
We are passionate about everyone out there doing good!