LEAD . . . For God’s Sake!

LEAD . . . For God’s Sake!

  • Sep 09, 2020

This installment of Things I Like: LEAD . . . For God’s Sake! A parable for finding the heart of leadership (Unabridged) by Todd G. Gongwer To be honest with you, I am not typically a fan of “leadership books” and as a result have not spent much time reading in this genre, however I […]

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Portable-Temporary Camera Platform

Portable-Temporary Camera Platform

  • Sep 08, 2020

Last week I posted step-by-step instructions on how to build a rock solid semi-permanent camera and/or operator platform out of wood. This week as promised, here are instructions on how to build a portable or temporary version of the same. In last week’s blog post I included a lot of information explaining why camera and […]

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Robert Orlando Interview

Robert Orlando Interview

  • Sep 04, 2020

I am pleased to welcome Robert Orlando to controlbooth.tv. Mr. Orlando is a filmmaker, producer and director. His projects range in scope from major biopic documentaries – with distribution under Sony Pictures – to shorts, commercials and other select projects for businesses and organizations including Princeton University, Harley Davidson and L’Oreal. He also is the President […]

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Semi-Permanent Camera Platform

Semi-Permanent Camera Platform

  • Sep 03, 2020

In this blog post, I (a person admittedly without carpentry skills) will offer step-by-step DIY instructions on how you can build a rock solid (semi-permanent) camera platform out of wood, even if you (like me) have only rudimentary skills and tools available to you.  In a future post I’ll cover how to build a temporary/portable […]

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Shot Composition

Shot Composition

  • Sep 02, 2020

An often discussed topic among church video tech people is the matter of shot composition.  How much headroom is appropriate? Do the Rule of Thirds apply for all shots in all situations? Is shot composition solely a matter of individually and aesthetically pleasing shots strung together sequentially … or should the production team be cognizant […]

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Defining Excellence

Defining Excellence

  • Sep 01, 2020

I would venture to say one of the most discussed yet misunderstood subjects in church production today is “excellence.” Week after week I see blog posts about excellence. Discussions with church technical artists often touch on the subject. Social media from peers address it.  Could it be that I am just the excellence conversation magnet? I […]

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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 superiors are happy, all while […]

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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 learned 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 (initially, see below) bought is the “ZST” and they are currently available on Amazon for the meager sum […]

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Jon Swearingen Interview (PT-2)

Jon Swearingen Interview (PT-2)

  • Aug 25, 2020

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. This telephone interview was recorded in 2012. What follows is part #2 of a two part interview. We continue in this interview finding […]

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Jon Swearingen Interview (PT-1)

Jon Swearingen Interview (PT-1)

  • Aug 24, 2020

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. This telephone interview was recorded in 2012. What follows is part #1 of a two part interview. In this episode we find out […]

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