Implementing Media Have a defined vision, purpose and plan for using Media. That's it.
If the church leadership has a desire to use Media, then there must be a clear vision, attainable goals and operating budget established.
Upgrading Your Video Projector I receive numerous emails from churches asking about Video Projection. Listed below is one such church that is looking to upgrade their projector. What follows are a few of their questions. My responses are directed....more
How Much Media Budget? The concept of Media budgets is relatively new (aside from broadcast oriented churches), and the amounts jump dramatically from church to church. So how much should you set aside for your Annual church Media budget? The ....more
TripleWide Media We are fueling the multi-screen movement The goal of TripleWide Media is to provide creative, quality and effective content for triple wide video walls, double wide videos walls, wide format edge blended screens, environ....more
Shift Worship If you haven't been to Shiftworship.com, you may want to set some time aside today to visit it. Shift Worship is one of the best sites on the web for visual worship images, Creative, versatile, easy to use, and it has ....more
Projector Connections Simple, yet legitimate questions about projectors are often the ones that are assumed. A subscriber of mine once asked me what sorts of connectors should be on a projector.
First, the projector should be DATA and VID....more
The Powder Keg So much of what we do as church techs revolves around communication between those we work with and us. Clarity and alignment of the overall vision is key. Unfortunately, techs, pastors, musicians, and even attendees are ....more
The Fourth Element Part Four At most churches each musician brings their instrument of choice and the sound person is expected to mix and equalize all and any instruments into a glorious blend of celestial music. It is a true fact that you can’t mak....more
Tech: Mind Your Transitions Train wreck.
These are just some of the phrases many a technical professional has uttered under their breath during an event that is going, shall we say, not so smoot....more
Bluefishtv.com Have you ever wanted to incorporate high quality video in your church but couldn't because of the cost of cameras, editing equipment and software (not to mention the many man-hours required to shoot and produce it)? Hav....more
Video Projection Formulas I’m frequently asked to explain how much ‘horsepower’ (brightness) a projector needs to have in order to make the image on a screen look good. In a moment, I will give some formulas that are very necessary in determinin....more
Why Your Church Should Be Producing Videos It never fails.... The final session of my seminar is on video production. Every time I start this session, half of my audience glazes over and looks at me in disbelief. "You want us to what? Make videos?". Yes! Yes! Yes....more
Scan Converter vs. Scaler There are two versions of this reply - Basic and Advanced. I offer both so that no matter where you are on the 'Techie-O-Meter', you can get direction on this often misunderstood subject:
First, the comments and ques....more
Creativity To fully appreciate the statement made in the title of this article, you'd have to know that I'm a "techie" at heart. I love toys...um, I mean tools. I only call them tools when I'm talking to the Pastor. Every other tim....more
The Christmas Scale A great video for use on Christmas Eve or during the Christmas season. We will use this video on Christmas Eve to kick off our service. Powerful yet communicates the meaning of Christmas is a real and relevant way. A ....more
Utilizing Cameras The vast majority of churches in America are using slide projectors and overhead transparencies and haven’t made the jump to video projection. But that is changing...and rapidly.
And in the ranks of those churches th....more
Elation LED Tri-PAR Product Review Wow. Perhaps that is the best word that I can use to summarize my recent experience with this fixture.
I was searching for an inexpensive LED lighting solution for a medium size church. I was actually looking at anot....more
Lamps (not bulbs) Lamp technology has gone through significant leaps in technology over the last several years, and the new technologies have created much longer lamp life, and a host of other caveats and pitfalls.
I feel a mini-artic....more
Planning Weekend Experiences Does your Pastor use a Creative Team to help craft the weekend experience at your church? Does your team plan out sermon series, music, videos and events well in advance?
Chances are, your Pastor is overloaded wit....more
Video Licensing Frequently Asked Question: What license permits churches to use film clips and pre-printed information during worship and other events? How do you obtain the license?
Churches are permitted to use film clips ....more
Experiencing Worship, The Study
Used by churches all over the world to help teach worship, the Experiencing Worship study can help your worship team too.
Your team will learn why we worship and gain a better understanding of how to worship.
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