Today Was Bittersweet at PC3

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Today was bittersweet as we attended Port City Community Church  (PC3) as locals for the last time (for the foreseeable future). And I still can’t believe this day actually arrived. I stepped into the doors of Roland Grise Middle School 14 years ago as I attended PC3 for the very first time and fell in […]

Lighting for Video vs. the Room

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Before I get into the “why,” I’ll first lead off with my personal belief about how to balance lighting for video vs. lighting for the room. If you are using IMAG, then that should take priority over lighting for the room. OK, if you made it this far, then you are either a video director […]

The Difference Between Rehearsals & Run Throughs

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One major thing I have learned over the past 13 years in live production is the more time I spend preparing for an event/service, the greater chance I have to respond well to issues that arise during the event/service. That may sound a little odd, but let me explain. There have been four different elements […]

HD Video Upgrade: FOR-A

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Port City Community Church (PC3) moved into their very first permanent facility during the summer of 2008 with a full SD-SDI system in the main auditorium. This was a major upgrade from our existing mobile solution which consisted of all composite video lines that found their way to an old Panasonic MX50 video switcher. The […]

Listen, Evaluate, and Then Decide

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Lately I’ve caught myself in conversations telling others to listen, evaluate, and decide a lot. It may be coming across as advice to others because I have been trying to engage in feedback lately with those three words in mind. Here is what I mean in short form: Listen Stop talking and just listen. If you are married you know […]