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Attitude of Gratitude, a Tech Leader’s Most Important Resource

What would you say if I told you that there was a totally free, always available way you could multiply your own productivity as well as increase the efficacy of your volunteer’s time and efforts, grow and retain team rosters, better everyone’s mood by improving your work environment, insure your…

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Things I Like: KZ ZST & ZS10 In-ear headphones

This “Things I Like” are an inexpensive set of in-ear buds I found out about from Scott Devine’s “Scott’s Bass Lessons” YouTube Channel. The in-ear buds are manufactured in China by a company called KZ. The model I bought is called the ZST and they are available via Amazon for…

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Jon Small Interview

Jon Small’s credits include broadcast TV Director and/or Executive Producer for Garth: Live at Notre Dame (CBS), “Garth Brooks: Yankee Stadium Live,” “Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert,”  “Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight,” and various other shows starring Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Morrison and others. Originally recorded…

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Event Multi-camera Production Challenges & Solutions with NDI

Providing multi-camera video production services supporting weekly church services from a recurring location with an integrated AVL system can be challenging. If the AVL system is not permanently installed – as in portable-church applications – the challenges to maintain high production value content and execution increase exponentially. If then the…

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Jon Swearingen Interview

Jon Swearingen is the Director of Broadcast Media at Lakewood Church / Joel Osteen Ministries. His program is the most watched religious telecast on television with over ten million viewers per episode. Originally recorded for a 2012 break-out session at the GURUS OF TECH conference, entitled “Live Director’s: an Inside…

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Video Competence

Advice received from tech conferences, magazines, websites, discussion boards and even from fellow technical-artist friends can be wonderful; but have you ever wished you could get your hands on scientific research regarding competencies using video communication technology? I have. Recently a DeGroote School of Business research study regarding the effectiveness of conducting…

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Gregg Gelfand Interview

Gregg Gelfand’s credits include live broadcast video Director for “American Idol,” the “American Music Awards,” “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood,” “Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular,” and others. Originally recorded for a 2012 break-out session at the GURUS OF TECH conference, entitled “Live Director’s: an Inside Look,” prominent TV…

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You want to serve there …

This meme has been making the rounds on social media.  As you can imagine, it has generated many comments. One person responded, “No thanks, rather be at the bottom one.”  Another commented,  “We started years ago, I think we may have had no more than two dozen parishioners at that…

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Foam the Runway

Have you ever had a church service or a production “crash and burn?”  I don’t mean a small technical hiccup, I mean a major failure! The type where EVERYONE in the audience knows something’s definitely wrong. The type that gets you called into someone’s office for a meeting afterward? If…

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Medium and Message

A while back Phil Cooke wrote an article which appeared on his website entitled, “The Medium is Really the Message.” I have to admit even now many months later I am uncomfortable with the brashness of his title. Upon first reading it I wanted to scream out, “Jesus’ work on…

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