One of the things I love about Christ Fellowship Media is that we are not afraid to mix it up. For the past couple weeks we have pushed the limits on our creative side, adding videos and synchronizing the three screens. In an effort to give our creative/graphic/video side a break (and because we love to mix things up) we decided to push more on the camera side.
We have a relatively new camera crew, especially on Saturday night where the "seasoned veteran" has only been doing it for 6 months or so. Our camera movements are similar to what people do with home camcorders (push, pull, pan) and we put the pressure on the director/tech director to make the cameras look "artistic". Occasionally we do "Imag to Follow" which means that the Side screens (I call the "wings") follow the output of the tech director's video switcher. We then use our character generator software to put the song lyrics on top of the cameras... comes out very nice.
All that to say our camera crew really stepped up and nailed this service. Except for me. I ran Camera 1 for the 9am service (the camera that stays "hot" for the entire message). Let's just say that I am not conditioned to be on camera for that long.... Rick's birthday is this week and I'm thinking about getting him running shoes for his birthday since he does so much running on stage!
John 7: Reproduce
Rick and Eric tag-teamed on this service. For months now Christ Fellowship has explored moving into the multi-campus model. This worship service focused on this theme... we are called to reproduce ourselves. Rick wanted a "rain" theme, thus the songs "He Reigns" (okay, a word play...), "Come Thou Fount" and of course "Rain Down". Our video loops were all water oriented, waterfalls, rivers, streams, water...
(Ironically it was a very rainy weekend in Miami as we had a cold front come through....nothing like God-like timing!)