I’ve recently grown a real appreciation for the role motion graphics play in our Sunday services. There is something about well-designed motion graphics that just help the experience in a way I can’t explain.
Having studied what makes them work well and what doesn’t work during worship, I think it’s worth considering the following principles to get the best from them in worship.
1) Ensure text is readable for worship lyrics.
2) Animated, but not distracting.
3) Smooth looping.
4) Design that suits your worship environment.
5) Use more than one motion background to suit the speed and feel of the worship song.
Before I show you them, just a reminder. To download some of the motion graphics you will have to subscribe. But it is worth it.
At my last count there are 520 motion graphics on the sites below. But there may be more!
The motions aren’t just for worship. There are welcome slides and countdowns too!
CMG Motion Graphics
My friends at CMG give away beautiful free motion graphics.
Hillsong Motion Graphics (72 motion graphics)
The crew from Hillsong UK have created some lovely modern looking motion loops for all seasons.
Centreline New Media
There are a mixture of freebies on this page, so you will need to hunt down the motions, but they are all freebies right!?
Church Media Drop (80 motion graphics)
GraceWay Media (4 motion graphics)
Seeds Resources (14 motion graphics)
Creation Swap (33 motion graphics)
Sharefaith (310 motion graphics)
Sharefaith has a HUGE library. You’ll need to sign up for a free trial period, but in that time you can download heaps of content (If you want to proceed or cancel you can do so at any time).
I hope you enjoy all these free motion graphics for your church. There are so many high-quality artists that have created these. If you can afford to support them, then please do!
If you know of any great free motion graphics please leave a comment below with a link. I’d love to add it to the list.