Archive for March, 2008

Great Camera Work

Posted: March 30, 2008 in Church Production, Service Production
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This is an example of some great camera work. Also, they used Black and White for the beginning of the song, then bring it into full Color for the latter half of the song, I have never thought of doing this before for IMAG, but an awesome concept! Some things to look out for if you’re a camera op… look at the positioning of the cameras. Notice that when she is on the left of the screen the next camera puts her on the right of the screen. Also look at the rack focuses (going out of focus when you are going off screen), I really love that concept.

 http://www.buckheadproduction.org/?p=176

Hey Everyone,
Brandi (Our Video Director at The Torch), posted the Power of the Cross song from Easter Sunday. I was the lighting director for the service and really enjoyed it! I hope to learn more about lighting soon, as it can be a real enhancer to live Worship.

Power of the Cross

Missed It :(

Posted: March 26, 2008 in Misc.

So, tonight was the first Wednesday I was unable to make it back to be Tech Director for service. Due to my job with Georgia Tech Football I’ll be out for the next three weeks. I am really missing it :(. Next week we are having a concert as well! I really wanted to be back for it to direct and run three or four cameras!! We could have done some awesome stuff! I got some reports that everything went off well tonight! Awesome job everyone who worked tonight! Thank you for making ONEWAY’s Technical Ministry possible!

This is Awesome!

Posted: March 24, 2008 in Misc.

True Worship (Look at the Whole Post)

http://www.ragamuffinsoul.com/?p=4757

Spring Break–Easter–Football

So I realize it has been a week since my last post. Sorry guys :). I had Spring Break off of school this past week and spent about 90% of it at the church working on Easter Service. I was the lighting director for the service, and it (the service) was amazing! I had some hesitations at first, however after seeing it all come together I really enjoyed it. I heard several great comments about it as well. I got a few pictures of it, however for some reason my camera is being stupid and won’t let me get them on my computer!?! So here is a brief synopsis of the service.
Countdown into a Video. 5 Second Countdown at end of video. At the end of the countdown, the lights go black and spots hit the audience where Choir members are scattered around the whole audience. They begin singing “My Saviour Lives” they sing it three times through in the auidence, then the whole band comes in and the choir goes to the stage. Really Cool!. After that we had Jesus Paid It All with a background video timed to the words. We also did a live painting of the cross on stage during “The Power of The Cross”. It was really great, the lighting looked awesome as well ;). I’ll try to get some video up later in the week. All in all, it was a great service, very enjoyable, and I really look forward to working more with services later!!

On to Football…..
Yeah, it started today :)…:( lol. I can’t decide which emotion I am having about it. I enjoy having something to do, but I’m really going to miss helping out at the church as much as I have been. Also… it was FREEZING! (Cue Picture) The wind was blowing like crazy, in addition to my camera back focus being messed up and the battery dieing near the end of practice and you get one of the most miserable practices I’ve ever had! I think its suppose to be back up to 70 degrees by our next practice Wednesday… I’m praying so!!!

Me Freezing

Freezing!

Also, we finally got our new offices done at the stadium! They look amazing, and very professional. We have three offices, a kitchen, three editing stations, a taping room, audio room and storage! Every office has a plasma tv with surround sound!!! So here are a few pics..

Editing Office
Editing Office

Todd’s Football Editing Office
Todd’s Office

Well, that is all for now! Keep checking back for more!!

Winterfest

Posted: March 16, 2008 in Misc.
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I just got back from Winterfest up in Knoxville Tennessee. It was awesome! We went up Thursday afternoon and went to the arena all day Friday and Saturday and watched the set-ups and sound checks. It was a blast. We got to hang out backstage with all the musicians and I got to watch the audio video crew at work. They had an amazing light set-up with a great Hog system (we need one of these!). They also had an awesome LED screen behind the stage running Pro-Presenter. I want Pro-Presenter! It was a whole lot of fun and we got to see another level of production up close and personal. I didn’t get any pictures because I forgot to carry my camera. I regretted that.

This is a reply to Carols’ blog, he is the Service Production Director over at Buckhead Church in Atlanta. He and his amazing team do some awesome stuff, so check it out at www.ragamuffinsoul.com. He has started a blog post on Thursday were everyone posts creative stuff they have done over the past week, some great stuff presented so far.

So here is our Creative Chaos for this week:
Communion old style.
This week to get ready for our Easter Service next week, Pastor Scott preached about The Passover and Communion. As everyone came into the sanctuary (This is A Youth Group, about 160 attenders), there were tables set up, but set up on the floor like they would have been at The Last Supper. Everyone sat around these tables (we tried to have twelve per table), and at their table there were loaves of bread and a cup of grape juice. We opened with a video showing Christ’s Communion and giving a brief overview of what it was. Then the lights came up on stage and Pastor Scott was on stage with a table like the Youth and he began to tell everyone what exactly a communion was.This was a really great way to illustrate the Last Supper and exactly what we are partaking of when they pass around those plates of bread and cups of juice every first Sunday. I believe it also helped everyone connect to it better with them being seated around a table than if we would have just passed out the elements.

This is a HUGE change from our normal, upbeat services. We usually do fast songs, live video, lighting, audio etc. But this was a welcome change, though I think everyone’s rear ends were hurting a tad after sitting on the floor LOL.

Check some of our videos at www.youtube.com/onewaystudents

-Blake Adams

Just Imagine the Rehersal for This!

Posted: March 11, 2008 in Misc.