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Once equipped with these five basic categories of gear that filmmakers need to create solid media, your church's film ministry will be ready for lift-off. Read more

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The Mac mini is a staple for many church production ministries. The new version, released in late 2018, offers improved power, storage and connectivity options. Read more

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Tennessee’s Redemption to the Nations upgraded its technology to work with an extremely wide performance space. Media Director Chad Madden shares the details, the church’s vision, and his personal quest to save the lost. Read more

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As church streaming becomes easier, production quality can suffer by way of low-cost, consumer-quality equipment and inexperienced operators. Don't fall into the trap. Production quality matters. Read more

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Simply put, the better you understand different camera lenses, the better your church photography, videography and filmmaking will be. Read more

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The tiny GT-V is a complete wireless lavalier mic solution that transmits on the 2.4GHz frequency range. Its ability to run directly into a powered speaker makes it a solid solution for youth ministries or out in the field. Read more

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Church Production goes behind the scenes with live production directors at several of the country's most influential churches to learn how video is changing the live production landscape. Read more

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Production Director Danny Dagher helps Christ Fellowship Church's productions transcend the ordinary and engage attendees at its new worship space in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Read more

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CPM caught up with Adrian Lopez, lead director of live production at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, for a compelling Q&A any church tech can learn from. Read more

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Buying a new video camera is exciting, but don't rush into it. Your choice of camera can help make or break your media ministry’s creative capacities. So it’s important to take the time to consider all the variables--and get it right. Read more

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A tech director at Weldon Spring, Mo.’s Messiah Lutheran Church helps overcome a modern-day church conundrum—how to employ worship AVL in an environment designed for something else entirely. Read more

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Church filmmaking requires investment. There's no getting around it. But it's difficult to get leadership to green light that investment if you can't fully explain why a larger team and adequate gear is vital to your church's mission. Read more

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An explosion of innovation is hitting the 2018 tech arts arena in the form of video switchers. Switchers continue to pack on new features and promise more value than ever before. Here are some of the key features tech directors should hone in on. Read more

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The Texas multisite, one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., standardizes with Fujinon, citing high quality and equally high value. Read more

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A Tennessee visual director puts his heart into the mission of Knoxville's Park West Church. Read more

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When it comes to drone cinematography, less is almost always more. And yet, a few strategically captured drone shots can oftentimes lend a God's-eye perspective in a powerful way that no other single shot can. Read more

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Aperture, ISO, vectorscope and more. A knowledge of essential filmmaking terms and the concepts behind them can help church filmmakers take their craft to the next level. Read more

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Designed to make the process of streaming simple and accessible, the Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI is a stand-alone unit that utilizes the power of hardware-based streaming without the need for a laptop or desktop computer. Read more

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Large-sensor cameras are boss when it comes to capturing digital video. Yet despite the beautiful images they produce, there are times when they’re simply not the best choice for a church tech team. A CPM video expert weighs in. Read more

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Next generation 4K camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards or external USB C drives. Read more

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Camera movement can create undeniable impact--helping capture unforgettable moments from new perspectives. For church filmmakers, innovative tools from sliders to drones to gimbal systems mean they're limited only by their imaginations. Read more

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  • Alex Schwindt, Film Team Director - Hope Community Church

    Alex Schwindt is the film team director at Hope Community Church in Raleigh, NC. He’s also the creative director of Alex Schwindt Media at alexschwindt.com.

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