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Leveraging Live Event Technologies.

I’ve never been one to be afraid of engaging people where they are, using paradigms and allusions to elements within popular culture. Let’s face it, people live where they live, see what they see, and experience what they experience. At Thrive, we’ve used popular films as a connection and engagement point to bring the Message of Christ to light. I was lucky enough to discover a resource for making this easier. Continue Reading…

Virtual Sets?

March 1, 2011 — 1 Comment

Imagine being able to dynamically create sets, and change them with a mouse click.  I came across a pretty cool video showing how some folks using two projectors to completely transform a white room’s look and style. At my church, an ongoing, periodically revived discussion has centered around virtual sets using projectors. So stuff like this intrigues me. What’s these folks have  done is pretty slick. Check out the video after the break. Continue Reading…

I’ve noticed a few search queries here at GeekRev about using the Bible Feature in ProPresenter 4. To be honest, we really never use that feature. In our work-flow, I create sermon slides while I am writing the sermon (PowerPoint) and drop them in our Dropbox for the tech team to import into ProPresenter 4. But, it’s really not that hard to use the built-in Bible solution, and in fact it’s pretty cool. I’ll cover the feature after the break. Continue Reading…

This Post is Part of a Series: Affordable Digital Music Stands»

I hope you enjoyed the previous article. Our custom digital music stand software is built on Microsoft Office Professional, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).  Microsoft Office can add significantly to the cost of the software package but if you already have a multiple license bundle it may be cost effective.  Making a digital music stand out of these components is not a trivial task.  It requires some programming skill and knowledge about VBA and Microsoft Access forms.  One major advantage to this is that applications can be developed very quickly if you have the aptitude.  There is simply too much to cover here but I do want to cover some items you might want to consider if you decide to build or purchase your own Digital Music Stand. Continue Reading…

I’ve been watching for the release of Proclaim for a while now. It’s a cloud-based church presentation software. They hope to make the process of creating service visuals a lot easier by allowing pastors, worship leaders, and worship team members access and work on the same presentation “file” without needing to carry USB drives or manage sync repositories. It sounds like an intriguing idea. The only thing I worry about is what happens when the web is inaccessible due to some technical problem out of your control? I’ve been hoping for an invite to their beta so I can see how they address those things – we’ll see. In anticipation of the release, they having a contest to give away $25,000 in worship resources. Details after the break. Continue Reading…