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Directing a live video production

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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.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, 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 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.