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Is your church's production rigging in line with current standards? Is your rigging hardware rated for its current application? If in doubt, check out the newly revised ANSI standard for mounting luminaires and other lighting devices. more

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You should never set out to make your IMAG look like church X, especially when you don’t know what church X’s circumstances are. Instead you should look at what church X does and try and figure out why they do it that way. The “why” is far more u... more

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Achieving quality audio for worship is a complex job. To help designers, and ultimately the churches they serve, there are professional acoustic simulation software tools that help alleviate the guesswork. more

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A media server can let you tie what's on your screens with what your lighting is doing. And while that can add another layer of complexity to your efforts, the visible step up in professionalism may well be worth the effort. more

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How to develop and cultivate a technical standard of excellence for all your church's services. 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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Director of Production Jake Brantley works with the Nashville-based production provider to create five audio, lighting and video touring packages for student technicians more

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What kind of video content is most appropriate and most effective for your church, and when? Here's a run down of the six main types and their pro's and con's. more

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Insights on audio design from church-experienced experts in the field. more

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"You want me to do what?" Church technical leaders learn fast that what's needed on the job is usually much more than what was on the job description. Here, seasoned techs share their sometimes surprising experiences. more

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Reporters disclose what three time-tested fall tradeshows have to offer church tech attendees—tradeshows that Church Production Magazine and its staff regularly attend for very good reason more

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No piece of sound equipment is closer to the presenter than the mic, so the sound tech's job starts there. Here CPM takes a look at the three main mic types—handheld, lavalier and headset—and their distinct advantages and disadvantages in the church more

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As it turns out, all three options have pluses and minuses. So you really need to start with what you want and then pick the platform that best suits your needs--whether free or a paid live-streaming host. more

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New building designed to advance the organization's commitment to educating a next generation of filmmakers 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

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Most of our church technical teams are made up of Millennials with GenZ just entering the volunteer base. Yet church leadership is largely Boomer and GenX. Here’s what church technical professionals on both sides of the gap need to know. more

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The Core by DPA technology results in up to a 14 dB increase in dynamic range before noticeable distortion, and an overall increase in the perceived transparency of the audio signal, CPM's reviewer finds. more

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What elements play into staging success from both an aesthetic and functional standpoint? And what processes should be in place for a design, regardless of size or scope? 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. more

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You’ve already put in 40+ hours and it’s only Wednesday. Yet the requests just keep coming. As a church tech, you definitely know the feeling. When you're on the brink of burn out with no relief in sight, consider these professional ways to say "no." more

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