TNB130912 — Director Tips for Camera Ops

On today’s Tech, No Babel: Director Tips for Camera Ops

Having been spent time in both the director’s chair and in the camera operator seat, I thought I’d share some of the tips I’ve picked up so that camera ops can be as helpful as possible to their directors:

1. Allow extra time in the shot.
2. Keep an eye on the screen.
3. Plan shots and always have an alternate plan.
4. Listen hard.
5. Lead up; don’t resist leadership.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.