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Coordinating your lighting design with the use of your video can add a new dimension of aesthetics to your worship environment. more


Our culture seems to spur us on toward individual achievement. And yet, real innovation, creativity and growth multiply with a collaborative approach. more


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From console interfaces, calculators, stand-alone apps, to reference guides, these apps shine. more


Look around you. Church technical arts and pro AVL tend to be dominated by men. But CPM's contributor proposes that this needs to change, and that there is a biblical imperative for women serving in church tech. 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 creatives tend to be quick thinkers. But there are times when slowing down before taking action can help create a richer idea palette, and a better production in the long-run. more


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Live directing isn't for the faint of heart. It requires the ability to deliver clear direction, quick feedback, and maintain a steady emotional equilibrium when dealing with others. Following are simple tips that can help. more


A CPM audio selection guide, this piece includes invaluable insights about planning your investment in a digital mixer. For starters, be sure to leave room for growth: "Multiplying your current inputs by 1.25 or even 1.5 is a good rule of thumb." more

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A directing mistake sparked Grace Church to develop a video philosophy. The result is a common language to communicate what success looks like to the staff and volunteer video team. more

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Church filmmakers and video production team members are invited to submit entries free of charge at Categories include promos, event recaps (mission trips, baptisms, etc.), testimonial/life-change videos and more. more


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Live streaming excellence is not beyond your reach. What small churches lack in resources, they often make up for in determination. And even little improvements, over time, will make for a live-streaming ministry that starts to match your big vision. more


Would you know how to trouble shoot a 70 V loudspeaker system? They were originally designed when most amplifiers and loudspeakers were in the 5- to 35-watt range. But they still have many applications today. more

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The matte black version has found its way into just about every production application because of its remarkable variety of uses. We’ve compiled just a few you may have never thought of. more

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These three simple caveats can keep your equipment planning and purchasing on task and relatively trouble-free. more


Even if you have a staff member with rigging experience, you should think twice. One of the greatest benefits to using a certified rigger is that they are licensed, insured and bonded. more

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Creating a detailed information packet about your church and your concert preparations can help insure everyone is on the same page. Here's what to include. more


There are a number of variables to consider. Experts suggest doing your homework before you decide on which technology is best for your church—and reaching out to professional, reliable sources for guidance. more


Two-day church tech conference presented by CSMT, host of the world's largest church-tech Facebook group. more


Think back to the actions you may have taken around the 700 MHz clearing just a few years back. Well, you have to do it again. New broadband services are already being put in place that will require replacement systems. more



When we discover our own identity as a church and the plan God has for us, we lose the need to mimic other congregations. We learn to brand ourselves authentically. more


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