Tech, No Babel: Directing a live video production

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When you’re directing a live video production there’s a lot to think about…and even more to say. So, how do you get good at it? I’ll let you know when I figure it out. (just kidding, but I am only average at directing).

I start by giving my camera ops a great deal of latitude in shot selection. In the heat of the moment, sometimes you just can’t call the shots you want, but you can choose which shots to take when.

With that in mind, you should know a good shot when you see it. When I direct, I have quite a few things in mind. First, I want shots to fit the material. I want them to be different enough that a cut doesn’t cause a jumpcut and a “morphing effect” with a cross-dissolve.

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Central Christian Upgrades With Martin Audio MLA

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The Central Christian Church Mesa Campus recently completed an overhaul of its main worship center built around a Martin Audio MLA Compact system.

According to lead audio engineer Milk Arnold, “the system consists of four hangs with six MLA Compact enclosures each above the thrust but all the way back against the proscenium––the pastor actually stands in front of the PA. We also have four Martin Audio DD6s as lip fills that give us amazing coverage for the front rows.”

The building that houses the 1900-seat worship center was built in the late seventies with a balcony built for future use that was never completed and is now unused, posing a legitimate challenge for any speaker system.

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ArKaos / High End Systems Collaboration Delivers Fast-access Video Control

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ArKaos MediaMaster software and serversArKaos PRO and High End Systems are very proud to announce an exciting new software collaboration which delivers simple, seamless, fast integration of video and lighting control. The two companies have worked in close cooperation to create a new Auto Patch feature which enables any Hog lighting console to take control of an Arkaos media server, quickly and easily, at the press of a single button.

The new Auto Patch feature allows any Hog lighting console to automatically detect and configure itself to any ArKaos media server and its MediaMaster software, so the lighting designer/programmer can patch the media server with just a simple button-press. This means lighting designers can skip the time-consuming configuration of DMX channels and universes, and focus instantly on the creative part of their job.

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Parkview Christian Church Easter Services Get Big Looks From CHAUVET Professional Rogues

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unnamedIn 1948 two women on a train bound for Chicago prayed and talked together about ways they could better serve God. By the time they reached their destination, the seeds for what would become Parkview Christian Church were born. To some it might seem unlikely that such an encounter would lead to the formation of a vibrant church that, even as it passed its 50th anniversary, would be ranked as one of the 100 fastest growing houses of worship in the US by Outreach Magazine.

Parkview Christian, though, has made a habit of achieving surprising things though its history. Starting out in a storefront, the church has grown steadily into a two-campus house of worship by working to meet the changing needs and expectations of worshippers. The latest example of this was the engaging Easter service production at its Orland Park campus, which achieved a beautiful balance between engendering a warm welcoming feeling and generating big exciting looks, thanks in large measure to the skillful deployment of CHAUVET Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid fixtures, supplied for the occasion from lighting and production company JR Lighting Design, Inc.

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Square Box Systems at the 2016 NAB Show

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As the industry’s leading developer of digital asset management and media asset management solutions, Square Box Systems will showcase an array of next-generation products during the 2016 NAB Show (booth …

Artel Video Systems Launches Integrated Website

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Artel Video Systems, a world class provider of innovative IP- and fiber-based media transport solutions supporting global telecommunications, broadcast, and related markets, today announced the launch of the company’s new …