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by Iliana Snow
I think this is a really good one for church leadership to read. All of this really applies to your creative arts team.
So I guess I am going to be making this an annual thing. Things that have changed since last year; the multiplexed feed last year was done on a miranda kieldo alto attached to our FSR Eagle 300. We don’t use either of those pieces of gear anymore.
On a totally unrelated note I have some surplus video equipment for sale.
We are using a Ross Carbonite, to handle our video switching, the cameras 1&2 are Panasonic AG HPX-500, camera 3,4,&6 are Panasonic AG HPX 370. BGBC and BGBL background center and left off a mac pro running propresenter with the multi-screen module (awesome FYI) on a triple head to go. This generates center and lower lyrics at the same time. BGA is… you guessed it background A. Also the real geeks out there will notice that camera 3&4 are frame synced, that was because their genlock cables both broke over the course of the weekend and rather then try and get that fixed during service I just headed that problem off at the pass. Lesson learned from Reason #372 I love my Ross Carbonite.
My latest article for Church Production Magazine- about how to mentally prepare for big weekends like Easter.
This weekend someone fed the gremlins after midnight and they pretty much ravaged our technology all weekend long.
Got my hands on the smallHD AC7 this week for a review. My initial thought is it is an awesome piece of gear. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s so awesome that I am having a hard time getting it away from the rest of the video team so I can really test it.
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This is a great concept that our Marketplace Matters team has trying to get across for a while; work is worship. This concept really stands out to me personally though, and I wanted to take a few minutes to explain why.
Easter this year was awesome, we had 11,000+ people come through the doors of our campuses. Our band was fantastic and my team did a great job. So I am going to geek out a little and show you how Easter looked to me.
Our set for Easter was a little different this year. Our TD wanted to reuse some lighting design elements that we haven’t used in 3 or 4 years. This got me excited because we never used them as projection surfaces so I was really looking forward to this project. One of the challenges we knew up front was the mask for this one was going to be a pain. It may not have been the worst one have ever done, but it was one of the more difficult, but I am getting ahead of myself. Lets start with the stage.
A few months back I had the privilege of doing FOH, projection design, and sound design for a local theater group. The performance of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” surprisingly had lots of sound effects, many of which ran concurrently. One of the set guys mentioned that in the past they had used Qlab for the sound effects. So just a few days before dress rehearsal I down load the software HERE had it loaded in up in less then an hour and had enough understanding to program and run the show in about 3 hours.