Alex Schwindt

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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. more


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. 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. 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. 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. more


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. more


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


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. more


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. 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. more


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. more


Good cinematography tools won’t make you a better storyteller, but they can free up hours in pre-production and priceless minutes on set. They can also unleash creativity and experimentation. Check out these mind-bending options. more


Make giant leaps forward in hardware, software, streaming and social media technologies now enable churches of all sizes to incorporate live streaming into their offerings. We explore five trouble spots churches should avoid. more


Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., fuses classic architecture with 21st-century AVL technology and cutting-edge production. A strategic priority for purchasing decisions and programming elements: reaching people who haven’t yet experienced more

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Both attributes are ultimately granted to us by God. Perhaps the most important thing to recognize is where one’s unique talent lies and where hard work will need to make up the difference. more


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Very few volunteers find their way into ministry without a personal invitation. Most are there because of a film team leader who made a simple, easy and personal invitation. You can be that leader. more


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Building an effective filmmaking ministry from the ground up presents a distinct set of challenges for tech directors and video producers. Here's how to "cast vision" for church leadership so they understand the resources and the gear that you need. more


Accessible enough for volunteer operators to use, the switcher reportedly offers plenty of power under the hood for broadcast teams to grow into. more


Good stewardship requires navigating a maze of different options to find the camera that’s right for the church you serve. These tips can help simplify the process. more


  • 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

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