- Bob Kauflin led us in singing, including the video of Faith Hartman singing Amazing Grace.
- Mark Mitchell shared some announcements, including introducing Drew Garfield as the church's new Director of Community Outreach and Missions.
- Isaac Hydoski preached from Ephesians 4:14-16 on Growing Up Into Christ.
First, our little camera 5 is still missing. If you have any idea where it might be, please let me know today. We will be moving forward with an insurance claim soon if we don't find it.
Second, I believe we had the largest non-drama, single-weekend death-toll of E6 microphones in our history. We broke four E6 microphones on Saturday and Sunday. These mics are $325 new, and the repair costs add up quickly. Please make every effort to take care of these mics. When a person dons that mic pack, they are carrying around a $1000 tithe check.
Dave, thanks for all the work you've been putting in to using your tube compressors to get better subwoofer control and impact. I think you're making some really good strides. Can you explain your thought process behind it for the rest of the team to know and learn from?
After listening through both services, I think there may have been too much sub energy relative to the "higher" frequencies in the instruments in the subs. For example, the bass guitar was powerful, but the tone was missing. I don't necessarily think they need less low frequencies, but instead more high frequencies, or at most 30% less sub and 70% more high.
Three quick staging notes:
- If we are going to sing after the sermon, the sound crew should be rearranging the stage during the closing prayer, not after it. We want to have the ability to go right into the song immediately after the amen, even if the closing pastor comes up to talk before we sing.
- New! | Whenever possible, come from backstage to do the stage changes instead of coming up from the seating area. This will probably mean heading back to the green room during the last point of the sermon. When the prayer starts, head out there. If you need to bring the pulpit up from the floor, obviously you'll need to start in the front row.
- The pulpit should come up first and come down last. When the pulpit is coming up, please bring it up, then do any other stage changes required, then head backstage. When the pulpit is coming down, come from backstage, do any other stage changes first and then bring the pulpit down. This minimizes the trips up and down the stairs.
I really feel like we're locking in well on lighting. Thanks, guys. We're hitting the mark really well each week. Just stay sharp. The stage backdrop will be changing this week and again in January, so you'll need to be thinking harder these next couple months.
The video team performed as close to a flawlessly as I've seen. Why? Communication. This team excels in its communication, especially the house and camera directors. Eddie, who is now the camera director, used to be a house director, so he knows what Tyler needs to know as house director. They are talking through every transition as it happens, and it makes a huge difference. Add to that some excellent camera work, great shading by the AD, and accurate slide playback, and it was a great morning. Thanks, all!
We've added an item to the SundayPlus operator checklist: run the countdown clock. If you don't know how to do it, please let Ben or me know. In short, you press play on the DVD player, choose input three on the local switcher, and you've got a countdown. Don't forget to switch back to input 1 or 2 immediately when the countdown hits 00:00. You can see the timer on the small television by the sound board intercom light.
What would you like to say about this last Sunday?