This is #EPIC.
As an audio/video production geek, I found this to BE SO FLIPPIN’ AWESOME!!!
The tech, production and teamwork behind every NFL game that airs on FOX Sports puts the game of football to shame. It’s far more complicated and involves so many more team players than the game that’s actually being aired!
I would love to sit in some of these…
Take a look:
As a sound designer myself, I’ve always found the “behind the scenes” look at sound effects to be particularly fascinating—especially when it comes to Sci-Fi.
From Jurassic Park’s dinosaur sounds or the sounds behind the last Tron movie, I’m a sucker for this stuff. So you can imagine how excited I was for the opportunity to learn how they came about creating the Star Wars Lightsaber sounds.
Check. This. Out:
A great church technology team member needs to know how to use the equipment that they are using in and out. When something goes wrong, what do we do? We blame the tools, right? Not my fault, it’s your equipment or software.
The reality is that you need to not only know how to use the equipment, you need to be masters of it. How do you fix it when it breaks, what caused it to break in the first place, and how can you prevent it from failing next time?
When it comes to church audio, there’s hardly a better man for the job.
Tommy Scully has over a decade of experience in the church audio and video industry. He has partnered with churches, ministries and organizations of all different shapes and sizes all over the United States. He’s been aiding the Church and helping churches get more from their current sound systems, as well as design and setup better solutions.
If that wasn’t awesome enough, he’s put together a stellar DVD church audio training series that churches have been using to train and help develop fully trained sound guys.
Enough bragging. I recently had fun talking with Tommy via video chat, check it:
This experiment is way cool.
By placing a black metal plant over a frequency generator and sprinkling grains of sand on it, you can see the patterns created by different audio frequencies.
Watch, as the geometric shapes become more and more complex as the frequency increases:
The dedication and drive that Church tech volunteers have deserves to be applauded. Week after week these men and women willingly sacrifice their time and energy so that the entire Church body can grow. Unfortunately for most churches, these are people with little training, no experience, and limited knowledge. Because of this, the Scully Media Group has developed a brand new Church tech support service that is now available to churches of all sizes!
The most challenging position any leader can find themselves in is the one where their followers are volunteers. There is no leverage with a volunteer. Volunteers by nature don’t get paid.
The biggest reason why people volunteer in church is because they desire to. But, how do you create that desire in a person without them feeling used or manipulated?
Here are five best practices that I try to establish every time I build a team.
I never thought about this much, but a recent article by Justin Taylor on The Gospel Coalition caught my attention as he pointed out that no video clips of exist and only a few fragments of C.S. Lewis audio can be found.
It’s amazing to compare this to today’s world, as Lewis only died 50 years ago! Only 50 years! And it wasn’t as if he wasn’t known or anything, he was, after all, on the cover of Time Magazine. Contrast that with leading Christian voices of today.
Here is one of those audio pieces that can be found. If you’ve never heard his voice, it’s kinda of fun to hear and the topic he speaks on is pretty interesting, too:
With so many churches looking to live stream their services, one important question always comes up.
What software do we need to live stream?
In the live streaming world there are two applications that dominate this corner of the market: Adobe’s Flash Media Live Encoder and Telestream’s Wirecast.
Lets compare these applications across four factors:
On its own, this video is really interesting, as you see how a Steinway piano is made.
But what gives it that little extra edge, is how they’ve used vintage audio–complete with crackles and pops—with new video footage, creating a masterful video that reflects the brilliance that Steinway is.