Summer 

We've had one heck of a summer of events, A LOT of work, and A LOT of fun.  Thanks to all those who served for every event.  We don't have too many shots of EVERYTHING that happened, but here are some.


Business

These business items are points that need to be addressed ASAP, please make sure you read the following and adopt into your life of serving.

 

EB 2 SERVICES
It's hard to believe that the East Bay campus is 2 years old this November.  It's awesome to be a part of a church that's healthy, because healthy things grow.  Our EB campus is growing and starting the 20th we'll be at 2 services.  Props to all of our EB crew for making it happen.  (Dave Johnson, Josh Brooks, Wilbur Urrutia, Roland Engle, Kelly Beardall, David Mallory, Daniel DaSilva)

RALLY'S
At every service block and every campus there is a rally before service.  These rally’s are intended to help us be in unity with one another as we do weekend services.  As production, the Saturday PM is the toughest to get to as soundcheck is still going on, but if soundcheck is finished then we will make sure to be at the rally's

VV: Sat PM 515, Sun AM 800, Sun PM 530
EB: 930 (until the 20th)
NA:  800
 

CAMERAS (VV)
1.)  Please make sure to check all camera’s prior to service (including the marshall cams).  We want to make sure they are all functioning, white balance, and static cam angles are good.

2.)  Mobile Cams should focus on shots that no other shot can get.  With the install of the marshall cams se should not use MC as a low center shot on stage or a keys shot.  See the two shots below.  They are very similar and does not give the TD a variety of shots.

5M COUNTDOWN
Make sure that at every service the audio and video is launched in unison.  Audio should not be faded in 5-10 seconds after the countdown has started.  I’ve noticed that the best practice seems to be those who already have the fader up at playback volume, and then fade walk-in music down instead of a cross fade.

830 SERVICE LIGHTING
From now on, haze should not be used at the 830 service.

DRESS CODE
We haven't pushed a dress code too hard.  But let's start tightening up our dress while we're serving.  Please remember that as long as we're serving, we are representatives of the church.  See the link below for our dress code.

www.tfhproduction.com/dress-code

SERVING ASSIGNMENTS
Thank you for those of you who get your shifts covered in a timely manner.  Please remember that there are certain positions that SHOULD NOT have multiple volunteers in one Sunday morning without prior authorization from Production Managers.  These positions are the following:

Tech Director
Graphic Operator
Lyric Operator
Lighting Designer
Audio Engineer


New Building

The new building is just months away.  Hope you guys are excited.  We'll be doing a tour sometime in October, and start training in November.   Dates TBD on that.

Service and Call Times

Call Times:   Sat 330 | Sun 800
Service Times:  Sat 600 | Sun 900 | Sun 1100

How Services Will Work

Once in the new building, we'll be partnering with worship and organizing our services in such a way that the SAME set list, SAME arrangement of songs, SAME flow of service, and SAME teams run services.  Being in unity with worship teams will help take our production and weekend experience to a new level.

Full rehearsals will take place Saturday, call time being 330.  

SUN
800 Gear Check
815 Rally
830 Greet in lobby
852 At Positions
900 Service Begins

SAT
330 Soundcheck, rehearsal, and run through will occur.
500 Dinner break (green room)
515 Rally
530 Greet in lobby
552 At positions
600 Service Begins

New Positions

There will be 3 new positions launched that will be less technical but very much needed.

Communications
This position will monitor incoming communication from pastors via chat, manage planning center live during services, record on devices, etc.

Stage Hands
Will be used to move things on and off stage during the duration of the night.

Shader
The shader will check and match iris on all cams on the fly (except mobile cams).

WHAT'S CHANGING

LO/GO
Positions will not continue to exist in the same fashion.  The new building will only have 2 screens immediately.  With that in mind we will not be continuing to do CG motion graphics during worship services.  LO/GO positions will be combined into a new 'CG' position.  This position will utilize two Macs; 1) to throw text over video, 2) to playback announcement videos.

TD
TD's will now be responsible to switch ALL content on screen, including CG, and not just camera shots.

LD
New lighting console will be the Martin M6.  Napa and EB will still utilize Hog4PC

Audio
Audio will be broken up into 2 positions 1) FOH Engineer 2) monitor Engineer.

Locations of Positions
Once in the new building, locations of certain positions will change.

FOH (Front of House):  FOH Audio Engineer, Lighting Designer
Production Control: TD, Shader, CG, Communication
BOH (Back of House):  Monitor Engineer, Stage Hands

Production control illustrated below

Team Night is the MANDATORY monthly team meeting of The Father's House Production Crews.  We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm