The Case of the Church Technical Director

Episode 36 · November 6th, 2018 · 1 hr 6 mins

About this Episode

Should churches hire technical directors or is it just a waste of resource? We discuss about the need and also the feasibility to hire a personnel of that calibre.

5 Traits of a Church Tech Director

  1. Being called into the ministry.
  2. Having a well-rounded knowledge of audio, video and theatrical lighting production.
  3. The ability to be able to recruit and lead volunteers in the various positions of the AVL team.
  4. The ability to partner with the worship team to help create and lead in the worship experience.
  5. Good organizational skills.

Other Roles Available for a Modern Church to Hire
Audio Engineering:
Calibration and room equalization for each service, meeting and special activity
Frequency coordination for each microphone and any wireless equipment
Proper management of wire on the altar, control room, and any other area you need
Maintenance and proper care of all sound equipment in the church (consoles, speakers, subwoofers, monitors, microphones, amplifiers, cables, direct boxes, stands, musical instruments and everything related)
Basic repair of dysfunctional or damaged equipment
Assistance in the architectural acoustics process
Consistent recording of services and activities in high quality formats
Orientation and training for a team of volunteers who wish to serve in this area during the services and activities

Graphic Design:
Creation and development of the image of the church, working from the renewal of the logo (if requested), to the graphic arts of each activity, theme or series of preaching for the congregation

Photography and Videography:
Development of a plan to record each service and special activity with multiple cameras
Weekly professional edition of the videos compiled
Weekly upload of each recorded and edited video to social networks and web pages
Photography in each service and activity to use it in conjunction with graphic design and management of social networks (and any other necessary area)
Orientation and training for a team of volunteers who wish to serve in this area during the services and activities

Social Networks and Web Pages:
Monitoring and constant feeding of web pages, and social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and other related)
Constant updating of web pages, seeking to keep it in a new image in all seasons of the year

Visuals and Projection:
Optimize the use of projections in the services, taking full advantage of the ProPresenter software (actually used in the church), and thus adequately project the lyrics of the songs, videos and biblical texts for the benefit of the congregation.
Training for the team of volunteers who wish to serve in this area during the services and activities

Lighting and Illumination:
Properly locate the direct and environment lighting of the church
Orientation and training for a team of volunteers who wish to serve in this area during the services and activities

Worship Teams:
Facilitate their service area by following up their schedule in Planning Center, preparing chords sheets, and working closely with each leader to meet their needs before, during and after each service or activity.

SUGGESTION OF THE WEEK
TOP 5 Traits of aSsuccessful Church Tech Director
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