You don't have to aim for perfection as we do want to hold on to the human element. So don't worry about minor mistakes. If your record your clip on your own, you will also be less stressed.
You can either use your cellphone camera or your laptop camera to record your video. Cellphones take great quality videos and the sound quality is often quite a lot better than laptops. So play around to see which one works best for you. Things to take into account when recording your video:
Lighting. Make sure that you eliminate as much light as possible, especially light coming from behind. Make sure that you place a light source in front of you, shining on your face, otherwise you may show up as a silhouette.
Keep it steady If you are using a laptop, you won't have a problem with keeping it steady. Make sure that you tilt the screen forward, so that it does not record all your many double chins from the bottom!
A good idea is to put it on a box (e.g. a shoe box). With your cellphone you can invest in a cellphone stand or use prestik to stick it against something (e.g. your coffee cup).
Record using your cellphone: Open your camera app (taking the previous points into consideration). Make sure that you are in selfie mode, you can see yourself on the screen with no light spots, and you look great! Select the video setting. Press record. Make sure that you do short video clips (preferably not longer than 3-5 minutes).
This will make it easier to send to others and upload. Size does matter!! It does not matter if it is a few clips ,as it will be easy to "stitch" the clips together when you/the compiler are doing the editing.
Ensure that your whole face is visible and in the middle of the picture.
Make sure that you do a few seconds of silence before you switching off or pausing your video. This will eliminate hand movements on the final video where you can cut the extra movements seamlessly from the final video. It is also much easier to find segments if there are silent pieces to skip to.
You will be able to find your videos in your Gallery folder. ( Or if you look under Files->Videos)
Record using your laptop Open your camera app on your laptop (search for camera, bottom left on screen), and start recording. Make sure that you know where the video is saved. You can click on the 3 dots, top right, and open the video folder, noting where the video is saved. (e.g.Windows PC--> Pictures--> Camera roll.
Always check your video for quality. Is the picture clear? Can you hear yourself clearly? It is not necessary to strive for perfection, as the goal of creating a church video is to keep it real in spreading the word of God!!