Smart TV Yardstick

A few months ago I “cut the cord” at home. The day I cancelled my cable TV service I ordered Hulu to be able to get live TV programming streamed to me. While content to watch TV on a computer or mobile device, I was recently walking through a big-box store and saw a large LG 4K flat-panel “Smart TV” for a little over $300! A deal too good to pass up (especially since Superbowl Sunday was coming) I bought…

It’s All About Transitions

Three proverbs for Tech Artists considering career changes Tech people often talk about the importance of transitions. Usually this is within the context of cues, as in one song to the next, one lighting look to the next, a pattern of camera shots, etc. But what about career transitions? One of my favorite verses in the Bible is, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men” –…

Camera Locations

“Location, location, location!” the old real estate adage goes. The three most essential factors in determining the desirability of a property is indeed its location. This tricolon does not solely apply to real estate though.  It equally applies to camera positions in a live church-service production environment. One of the most basic questions a video director must answer is, “where do I put my cameras?” Are there best practices regarding camera placement? Would the answer change if shooting for Imag,…

First Post

I never thought I would have a personal website or a blog. There are many others who have such sites and do what they do very well. I always feared that if I were to have a blog it wind up being, or appearing self-serving. There is really no upside to me personally having a blog. I am not interested in selling advertising or promoting any brand of equipment or services. I am not attempting to prove myself as a…