Spent a while this AM meeting with the Media Volunteers from CFStudents venue @ the WK campus. Solid group of kids. They've had a lot of technical issues in recent months, and I felt like I needed to be more hands on with them to work through some of the issues. They have responded very well... they've learned a lot over the past couple months.
I was reminded of something today... When producing church services, the services usually don't "technically" fail because of something that happens on Sunday. They fail because of something missed or rushed long before that Sunday service happens.
For example, at the CFStudents (WK) venue today we spent hours cleaning out the excess... tie wrapping cables... labeling the board and snake... breaking excess gear into smaller, more manageable boxes... little things that will make setup easier every week.
Sounds crazy, but if these kids do a crappy job tearing down Sunday after service, it will make the next week Sunday service more difficult to produce because there are so many hurdles... setup needs to be easy...
And by making the setup easier... the media volunteers will be able to focus on the smaller details of the service on Sunday. Instead of trying to find a mic cable because nothing is where it's supposed to be, they can spend that time fine-tuning the mix, or giving the band a longer sound check...
CFStudents (WK), thanks for the reminder!
Remember, if you can do it before Sunday, DO IT BEFORE SUNDAY!