“How-to” searches are up 70% year-over-year on Youtube. -Think with Google, 2015 70% of all global consumer internet traffic will come from video by 2018. - Cisco, 2015 Facebook sees 8 billion video views per day. -Tech Church 2016 Internet video is here to stay. Thanks to Youtube and Facebook it has become the most … Continue reading The Ultimate Video Camera Set Up For Under $100
Feedback. That annoying screeching noise that is one of every sound guy's worst nightmares. How do you stop it from happening? First let’s look at what audio feedback is, then we can see how to stop it from happening in the first place. What is audio feedback? Audio feedback or sometimes referred to as acoustic … Continue reading Steps to Stopping Feedback in its Tracks
Before I came on staff at the church I am working for, the video director always uploaded our message videos to Vimeo instead of YouTube and I never understood why. What were the benefits of Vimeo over YouTube? I mean YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, second to Google who owns … Continue reading YouTube vs Vimeo. Which Should We Use?
There are certain people in your church and on your team that are a little difficult to deal with and sometimes drive you crazy. We have many people with different and unique personalities on our team but there are some of those people who are more difficult than others. So, how do you deal with … Continue reading Dealing with Difficult People on Your Tech or Worship Team
The other day my wife received a text message from a former member of our worship team. This individual had moved on to another church and is trying to be a music producer. He told my wife that she should start recording her own worship music. She read the text message to me and I … Continue reading 6 Essentials for Recording Worship Music at Home
Last night I had the privilege of attending the Outcry Tour at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids Michigan. The event had praise and worship artists, Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture and Martin Smith, Kari Jobe and Hillsong Worship with speaker Brian Houston pastor of Hillsong Church. We sat on the floor level about midway … Continue reading Decibels in Church – How Loud is too Loud?
There are two things that work very well in the social media world. Mobile and videos. Put these two things together and you have one of the most powerful ways to connect and communicate with your audience. Recently, I have been noticing a lot of celebrities, athletes, and news stations using Facebook Live to reach … Continue reading Going Live on Facebook!
One of the most misunderstood and tension-filled relationships inside the church environment is that of the sound guy and worship leader. This relationship takes heart in my life even more because I am the sound guy, and my wife…she’s the worship leader. Our relationship in the church world can be a whole separate topic and … Continue reading Battle of the Band. Sound Guy vs. Worship Leader
The job of projecting the slides on the screens and running the computer during the weekend was the first place I ever served inside my church. We have come a long way in the past decade with tons of improvements as far as the way the lyrics look, the fonts we use, number of lines … Continue reading Changes You Can Make Today to Improve Your Lyric Slides
Microphones are almost always necessary in many types of situations. From rock concerts to classical orchestras and even in worship environments knowing the types of microphones, what they do and how to properly use them is key for any worship leader or sound engineer. So, what exactly is a microphone? A microphone is a transducer … Continue reading Mic Check 1…2…3…