Visual Arts

Storytelling: Show Off the Life-Changing Power of the Gospel
By Micah Ogle · June 13, 2017 • Nothing is worse than showing up to an interview for a testimony video, for example, with someone you’ve never met, and sitting down for two hours to try and find a decent story to share.

Role of a Lighting Director: Understand Needs, Goals of Production
By Chris Tall · June 6, 2017 • Knowing the roles of different members of the team allows you to separate and focus on them as you and the production team go through the steps of creating a production.

Movie Maker, iMovie Offer Free Video Editing Software Choices
By Jennifer Johnson · June 2, 2017 • There are, of course, many other video editing options, but most of the other choices on the market come with a price tag.

Lighting Design: It’s Not the Light, It’s Where You Put It
By Greg Saffles · May 29, 2017 • In general, you want your fixtures to be placed at a 45-degree angle from the subject. Higher than this, and you will end up with unflattering shadows.

Media Server Magic Using the Right Software Tools For Your Church
By Charlie Pike · May 19, 2017 • One of the largest things to consider outside of determining a budget is what will be the ultimate destination for the video content?

Lighting Design: The Basics Behind Which Fixtures Support the Best Visuals
By Steven Hall · May 16, 2017 • Among the different types of lights available to you, the most important aspect to nearly every design I complete is the back light.

Lighting Design: Experiment With Your Space, Don’t Simply Copy
By Adam Dye · May 11, 2017 • One of the most frustrating yet liberating foundations of design is that much of the best design comes from within the limitations of resources.

Video Editing Software: Premiere or Final Cut Pro X?
By Seth Piper · May 9, 2017 • In recent years, Adobe has really put some work into making Premiere one of the best editors around, while Apple moved ahead with Final Cut Pro X.

Want To Become A Video Savant? 3 Essential Codecs To Know
By Luke McElroy · May 8, 2017 • When wanting to unlock greater performance and increased efficiency on file size, becoming familiar with H.264, ProRes and DXV are integral.

Media Servers: Do You Want Fries With That?
By Tim Ottley · May 2, 2017 • With such pieces of equipment, it allows us to reach deep into our imagination and creativity, so that we can shape content in ways we could previously only dream of.

Video Cameras Guide: Don’t Miss Out On Upgrades
By TD Staff · April 26, 2017 • Advanced camera features are being packaged into user-friendly prosumer systems all the time — new HD and 4K cameras with auto-zoom and auto-focus capabilities.

The Ins, Outs of LED Tape
By Steven Hall · April 21, 2017 • Able to be bent, installed, and shaped to create truly stunning works of stage art, each respective LED light allows the tape to blend and disappear into a set, if desired.

Washes, Beams, and Spots … How to Know the Difference
By Greg Saffles · April 14, 2017 • Venturing into the world of fixture selection can be overly intimidating, but remember that the goal is to choose the best possible fixture for what we're trying to achieve.

Lighting Consoles: A 10-Point Checklist
By Chris Tall · April 11, 2017 • If you’re assessing a new console, you’ll want to learn about it enough to know if it “just makes sense.” If you are learning an existing console, take the time to understand its command structure so that you know how to best use it.

Moving Lights for Worship Technology — Stage Wash Thoughts
By Charlie Pike · April 5, 2017 • Adding moving lights over the stage is what the vast majority of churches — both large and small — are installing for their intelligent lighting.

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Portable Sound Systems: Flexibility, Options Key To Right Setup
If we choose our portable systems wisely, we can turn these quick setups, that can sometimes be distracting, into an atmosphere that will engage the audience.

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