Jon Swearingen Interview (PT-2)

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 out if Jon has formal rehearsals, camera meetings, post-mortems, what the role of his Associate Director is, what his creative influences are, how he get’s…

Jon Swearingen Interview (PT-1)

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 how Jon got his start, how he came to Lakewood Church, the importance of “signature shots,” budgets and budget approvals, success, how many cameras they…

Ron de Moraes Interview

Ron de Moraes’ credits include broadcast video Director for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,”  the Miss Universe and Miss USA Pageants, the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda.” “In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul,” “The Celebrity Apprentice Live Finale,” “Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special” and others. A phone interview with Ron de Moraes during his lunch break on the set of “The Celebrity Apprentice Live Finale.”   The original version of this post was published August…