Directing a live video production | Tech, No Babel

Directing a live video production

Listen to the audio:

Join the conversation; leave a comment below the video, or hit me up on Twitter (@PaulAlanClif)

On today’s Tech, No Babel: Directing a live video production

In this episode, I’m going to show you video from one of the times I directed last year. Normally, directors give camera ops lots of direction for the shots they want. When I’m directing live video, I don’t do it this way.

Instead, I give a few general cues, but mostly let my camera people have free reign. There are a couple of reasons why I do this. First, they’re in a different room than I am, so they see what I don’t.

Secondly, my brain runs much faster than my mouth does (I’m a slow talker anyway), so by the time I could get my thoughts out, my brain has moved on.

For more details about how I direct, watch the video above.

If you’d like to chip in a few bucks, anything you do is appreciated. Just click this link to donate.

About this show:

If you do video or graphic design to advance your church’s mission, this show is for you.

How to Subscribe to the show (for free):

Subscribe to

Tech, No Babel: Church video and graphic design tips

Or subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below

Subscribe to

TNoB video

Or subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below

Subscribe on YouTube

For more questions, comments, or snide remarks, comment below or contact me at:
Facebook or Twitter
More video can be found on
Also check out my Google+ page

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.