How to Apply to DTS


While working with Dallas Theological Media Pro team, I was given a simple video covering the application process. (The project had been sitting on the shelf, already started by a previous team member, and just needed to be done.) The content, which was very informative, afforded some broll. Most of the video, however, would be screen recordings of a mock person named “Gala Greens” clicking through the online application.

If you’re imagining a very dull and painful video to watch, you would be experiencing my own anticipation before beginning this project. Even with broll and upbeat music, the potential for a painful three minutes was high. Thankfully, my experience as a graphic designer came into play. Where film faced its limits, graphic design brought life.

Three simple decisions made a huge impact. One, manage viewers’ focus. Two, add visual interest. Three, increase readability. I hope you enjoy these next few minutes.

Video Editing

Video Editor

Dallas Theological Seminary

Three Simple Decisions Changed Everything

Manage Viewers’ Focus

We took screen recordings of the online application. These recordings often contained a lot of visual noise.

The voice-over refered to a specific portion of the screen, but the entire screen was shown.

So, when appropriate, to manage viewers’ focus, I added a soft blur to everything except the content being referenced. In one situation, I even highlighted the words.

Add Visual Interest


Increase Readability


Final Video

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