Should we use IMAG during our upcoming Christmas Eve production?
Here are a few reasons why I think IMAG could be problematic and unhelpful:
- When done poorly, IMAG can be a real distraction. Every missed shot will make it harder for people to understand what is happening.
- The show itself has a lot of back-and-forth, with characters and singers all over the stage interlacing short lines into one big idea.
- The theatrical purist would never use IMAG. The director is a theatrical purist and is inclined not to use IMAG.
- IMAG doesn't show up well on tape. If we don't do IMAG, we could actually shoot the show more for future viewing than for the immediate needs of the congregation.