This week, Mike is in the car talking about the bro deal. Sometimes, the bro deal is a good thing. Other times, it goes very, very badly.
This week, Van interviews Todd Elliott. They talk about FILO So Cal and the glamorous life of a Christian Band Touring engineer.
This week, Van interviews Luke McElroy. The conversation centers around community and collaboration, two themes that regularly inhabit the SALT conference. To learn more about the SALT conference, visit their website.
This week we present Mike and Van Live from the YouTubes. We talk about a bunch of stuff, but mainly about how we don’t really like Blackmagic. At all.
And yes, I know the audio is bad. We couldn’t hear it on our end, but apparently, YouTube decided i should be in Witness Protection this week. We’ll try again next time.
We lost a great friend this week. Andrew Stone left us for heaven. With a heavy heart, I’m going to replay the first episode he joined us on. This was from back in March, 2012. Andrew went on to be one of our most frequent guests. I encourage you to go back and listen to those shows. They were gold.
This wee we talk personal mixing. Specifically, how to address the concerns of musicians who are resistant to moving to a personal mixing solution. We also discuss some best practices to make the transition smooth.
Van is back again this week with Joe Way. Joe has been a TD, has written a book and is now director of media at a university. Van and Joe talk about how church and higher ed are similar and different, and upcoming educational opportunities for techs.
This week Van interviews Lee Fields from Bayside Church and MXu. They discuss all things volunteers, MXu and of course, Christmas movies.
Inspired by a true story, Mike tackles the subject of tech booth backup. Now that everything we do is done on a computer, it’s imperitive we have backups of all show and config files. Don’t skip this step!
Mike’s back in the car talking priorities. As a TD, you have many things competing for your attention and time. How do you properly prioritize all those things? Which things are important, and which are merely urgent? Listen in and find out.
Van’s back in the truck and he’s talking about how to spark passion in your volunteer team. Some team members seem content to do average work every week. Van has some thoughts on how to help move them to the next level.
For the big 300, Mike is back in the car. Alone. Talking about effects. It’s a near-perfect day. Effects, compression, delay and gating are all on the table today as Mike shares his advice for appropriate use.
Mike and Van are live on YouTube! We talk about brand loyalty and when one can be brand loyal to a fault. We also get into speakers, amps and DSPs for good measure.
This week Mike shares some tips on how to prepare for big services—Christmas, Easter, VBS—without going crazy. The key is in thinking ahead—way ahead. Plan early and your life is better.
This week we talk about contracts! Many don’t fully understand the types of contracts they will be entering into when they embark on a AVL project (or building project). This week, we’ll delve into the main types you’ll encounter and how to make sure you get what you want.
There are some people who don’t really know much, but are very aggressive in sharing their ill-formed opinions. Don’t be like them. Also, be careful who you listen to on the internets.
Mike and Van are back live on the YouTubes with a great group of listeners talking volunteers. After a brief talk about doing things the hard way, we get into a great discussion about how to recruit, train, care for and retain volunteers.
Mike’s back in the car this week talking leadership. We tackle topics such as how to lead your team, how to manage your budget, leading up and down and what to do if you find yourself in a negative leadership situation. It’s all this and more!
Mike’s back in the car tackling a controversial topic; why you shouldn’t let your architect design your house lights. Architects may be great at many things—designing theatrically controlled house lights aren’t one of them. This should be a fun ride.
This week, Van tackles a listener question about how to ensure even haze distribution throughout a venue. Also, another question about how to hire a technical director.