Building volunteer teams is perhaps one of the toughest things we do as technical leaders. Our panel today talks about building unity, training and retaining tech teams that serve one another and the mission of the church.
It's InfoComm 2013 time! And we camp out in the palatial CTW Florida studios and talk about the cool stuff we saw in the first two days of the show. And it gets a bit goofy...
This week we start out talking about how to prepare for big events. Then the conversation morphs into how we can take care of ourselves and our team during those events, and pretty much all year long.
It's all about reverbs and delays this week! Our panel of experts talk about how they use reverb & delay, what settings they start with and how to get the most out of the gear you have.
This past week was Gurus 2013 and CTW was there! In this special episode, we interview 40 people who were there, and we did it live at the show! There's lots of gold to mine in this episode, trust me.
Guests:Van Metschke Duke Dejong Brad Duryea Jason Castellente Anthony Progar Bill Swaringim Lee Fields Jeff Sandstrom Chris Gille Micah Drushal Todd Elliott Wes Wakefield Jeff Vander Giessen Jared Wells Curtis Templeton
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It's all about monitors this week! We delve into the various monitor options that we can choose from; mixing from FOH, a monitor desk, personal mixers, iPad options and even hybrid solutions. Plus, In The News.
This week it's all about audio consoles! We help you come up with criteria for choosing a new console that will meet the needs of the church today and into the future. And we have a little fun while doing it...
No, you haven't tuned in to This Week in Livestock. Instead, it's a good discussion of current projects; a mobile video system, ancillary room audio updates, and making FOH more productive. Plus, In The News!
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LED houselights, a new lighting console from Martin, controlling a Blackmagic ATEM using Arduino, and Rassberry PI for dessert. That pretty much sums up the episode. Plus, an extended In The News segment!
This week we wrap up NAB, with color commentary. The new Blackmagic gear, field monitors, cameras, the SSL Live console and the Ross Carbonite eXtreme are all topics. But you have to listen to find out how we really feel...
We're back at NAB and we're live from the MGM Buffet! With a full cast of characters, we give you the scoop on what was cool on the show floor.
Designing a video system is a daunting task. But fear not! Our crack panel will help dispel myths and help you put together the makings of a plan for excellent video. And, being April 1, In The News is not to be missed!
Where to you go after you've been a TD for a while? For some, it's a new career; for others, it's into a creative director mode. We talk about that, along with some ideas on leading technical people and structuring the department.
This week we discuss The New Liturgy project. What is a liturgy? Why are some people so afraid of a liturgy? How does a project like this speak to a new generation of worshipers? We'll talk about this, and more!
A New Liturgy (video)
Chasing Francis: A Pilgrams Tale by Ian Morgan Cron
Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir. . . of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron
Discover the Mystery of Faith by Glenn Packiam
This week, we're at the Seeds Conference at Church on the Move in scenic Tulsa, OK. We couldn't visit COTM without hanging out with Andrew, so we all pilled into his office and talked about, what else, audio!
I promised I would post a link to the '90s worship music retrospective as soon as it was available. So here it is!. It's part of the entire Night 2 video, so skip forward to about 9 minutes if you want to see just the funny part. Though Craig Groeschel was pretty good, too.
This week we're all about lighting and atmosphere. From making sure your lighting and environmental projection are working together to choosing the right kind of fixture (tungsten, LED, discharge), we cover the gamut.
I've said it before, "Planning will set you free!" This week we talk about how to get ready for big events, be they conferences or big weekends. The key, is to front-load the work as much as possible.
Our guest this week is Jason Castlellente from National Community Church in DC. As a church that meets in coffee shops and movie theaters, they have some significant technical challenges each week. And we again are reminded it's all about relationships.
Getting audio for video mixed right seems to be a big challenge. It's not really that hard, though, and our all-star panel offers some suggestions on how to do it. And, before you EQ, try turning it up!