When Our Tech World Is Turned Upside Down

Sometimes things can be going so well and then when something goes wrong. well…

Most of us who have been involved in church production have had at least one mistake or failure during a service (I have many), where you just want to disappear in the booth.

One of my most egregious mistakes took place a number of years ago. It was so significant that I still wear the scars from it.

Back in “the day”—when video projection was almost nonexistent because of the huge cost of projectors—I was serving on staff at a large church that used 35 millimeter slides for the visual presentation elements of the service. All of our worship songs, hymns and even the sermon notes were made into slides and projected on a large rear projection screen centered on the wall behind the worship platform (we didn’t dare call it a stage in those days).

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Missing The Action

This past Sunday I was out of town, and I missed the action. Did I enjoy the time away with my family? Yes. Am I glad that I took the time away? Yes. But still I missed it and I think that is not only okay its good. Now I would not trade the time away, but the feeling of missing out was present.

On Monday, I attended our weekly worship planning meeting. During that meeting I learned that the team performed their tasks flawlessly. It is awesome to be away and to not have to worry about whether or not things will go well. There is a huge difference between being fearful of something going wrong and feeling like you missed the action. Continue reading “Missing The Action”

Technical Upgrades: How and When

How and when to upgrade….

Over the past year the church I serve at has gone through a number of upgrades and expansion of the technical systems. Some of them were necessitated because of the growing ministry, some because of the age of the equipment. All of the upgrades were necessary and there are still more that are needed.

So how and in what order did we choose to upgrade what we did? Perhaps you find yourself in a similar situation? Continue reading “Technical Upgrades: How and When”

Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

Loving the led wall….. After a little scare on the satellite feed for the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

Great speakers, great content, and spectacular looking video!    I am seriously considering replacing my main screen (9’x16′) with an led wall.  The technology is there and price is dropping.

Midas M32 Demo Recap

Recently I had the opportunity to get a hands on sneak peek with the Midas M32. In my circles I have never seen so much anticipation or “hype” about a new piece of gear. In this case the “hype” doesn’t necessarily come from Midas (other than they announced it WAY before they were able to ship and have moved the ship date back numerous times). The “hype” is from the people that either own an X32, have had experience on an X32 or the ones who can’t believe you can buy a Midas Desk for $5,000.00. Continue reading “Midas M32 Demo Recap”