The Big Picture on BIG PICTURES

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A guy called the other day and said, “Hey, we’ve just switched from overhead transparencies to PowerPoint. We’re using black text on the white background.” “Stop!” I yelled over the …

Church Media Q & A

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IN A NUTSHELL: Question: What is a scan converter, and what things should I look for when buying one? Answer: A scan converter is a device that takes a computer …

Visual Communication Systems-Part I

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Visual Communication is becoming the norm for many of today’s churches. My advice to anyone considering implementing a multimedia system in a church facility is, “Plan ahead!” The importance of …

What Is A Lumen?

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If you’ve ever perused the back of a video projector brochure, you have undoubtedly come across the myriad of numbers meant to impress you. Unless you have the benefit of …

Visual Communication Systems- Part II

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Last issue, (March, 2000) we discussed the importance of planning for the implementation of a proper projection system for your church. Now let’s talk about some of the components that …

Multimedia for Ministry

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There is more and more competition for people’s attention these days, on top of that, everyone has less time. (or at least shorter attention spans) When you get an opportunity …

Selecting A Projection Screeen

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“YOU CAN’T PUT THAT THERE!” The meeting with your church planning committee ends and this was the emphatic response to the result of hours spent developing projection plans. Jesus doesn’t …

DYS- Video Stage Monitors

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If you have ever watched a broadcast of a church service, you may have noticed something rather entertaining. Take a close look at choir member’s mouths when singing. There is …

Visual Aids

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Transition From the Overhead Projector to the Video Projection System Remember the first time you saw an overhead projector being used to project lyrics in the church instead of a …

Powerpoint 2000- Dual Screen Tips

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The first thing to keep in mind about dual screens with PowerPoint is that it is not a solve-all for church presentation applications, but it is a giant leap forward. …