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Last week, Mark was away in Pittsburgh at a conference for Church Planters. He was brought in to produce the event and when he got home we decided to spend some time together getting creative. I love when we set aside time to make things and get outside and enjoy each other's company.

This weekend we decided to have a little picnic lunch after church of delicious sandwiches, fruit, and SToK™ cold brew coffee! We didn't have any Memorial Day plans so we decided to visit our families and then have lunch.

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While we were getting things ready, Mark and I decided to make a stop motion film of our little picnic. Mark is the Creative Lead for the PennDel Youth Ministry Network and almost every day he is faced with new and creative opportunities! He has so much creativity in the area of design and technology and film and I love art and photography and blogging so when we put our minds together its always fun!

SToK™ helps creative people do creative things by providing an endless stream of inspiration and lightning bolts. Especially when Mark and I are up early trying to catch the sunrise or we have a long drive ahead of us, we need our coffee. With temperatures rising and summer on the way, cold brew is the perfect kind! I really like SToK's "Not Too Sweet" blend but Mark prefers the "Un-Sweet." One thing that we both really love is that it's made up of simple ingredients, including an Arabica blend of coffee beans. As soon as two bottles made their way into our fridge, we seemed to have a lot more energy to get things done and get our creative juices flowing :)

Mark and I decided to try our hand at making a stop motion film and I am so excited to share it with you all! To be quite honest, stop motion is a little trickier than I thought it would be. 

How To Make Your Own Stop-Motion Video:

1.     You need to take a photo after each movement of the objects, and the movements need to be slight and consecutive.

2.     It also helps to have a contrasting background from all the items in your movie so they can be seen clearly. If you have dark items, like coffee, use a lighter color background. If you have light items, like a banana or the sandwich wrapper, use a darker background!

3.     Make sure your camera is in focus! No one needs to sit through a blurry video.

4.     Add a song during the editing process to keep it fun! Something upbeat and cheerful will be the finishing touches to your stop-motion film!

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

How do you like your cold brew coffee? Sweet with a little cream like me or bold and as-is like Mark? What gets your creative juices flowing?


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