Monday, November 19, 2007

robbie seay in concert







Robbie Seay was in concert here last night. Robbie and his band are very cool... a pleasure to work with! We had a great time...lots of people...good show. Our production team did an excellent job. Tech intern SteveO led the team allowing me to go home and take a nap and come back and play with one of our new HD cameras to record the show.

All in all Robbie had a really good show - except for the lighitng they brought in. They had 10 Martin Mac 250 units programmed for a standard show...low hanging truss and not enought consistant key light on Robbie made it real hard to shoot good footage and hold tight focus on that HD camera. I wish we could had tweaked a bit- but it was good for the live audience

Here are some pics for your viewing please....via Randall






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Friday, November 16, 2007

pics from Vegas

Here are a few pics from our Vegas trip. Ofcourse, these are the ones that I am allowed to show as the others have been confiscated.....I'm kidding!

The Hoover Dam
...it's not getting anymore exciting that that folks.








Welcome to Vegas!









We had lunch at the Carnegie Deli. Yup, that is a corned beef sandwich. I split mine with our Dir or Ops and it still got me sick.



Here are some pics of the room for the show Love...











Here is a short clip from the show Le Reve that we saw the same night.

video

I promise, there was a very good reason why we flew t Las Vegas to see these shows!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

thanks for the memories....

Well I didn't like the new look. The layout is o.k. but wasn't happy with the white background...so I am back to black.

WOW...sitting here watching the 41st annual county music awards. I am having so many memories run through my head. Twelve years ago, this year, I was punking around in Nashville getting coffee, running errands and recording artist's 'name drops' for radio in the A&R offices of MCA Records Nashville. Then label president Tony Brown is an amazing producer and has crafted some amazing tunes by some great artists. I have memories of sitting in the office, in meetings and the studio with him and his A&R staff. Memories of Reba, Trisha Yearwood, the Mavericks (remember them?) and Rodney Crowell standing behind a microphone in our make shift office studio recording lines like 'this is Reba McEntire and we're in tune to US Country 99' are still so vivid. I can't believe that was 12 years ago.

I'm worth something! I'm really worth something!


My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?



cool....some cash for Christmas! Anyone looking to buy a blog?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

they are catching up to me...

Well I knew it would happen sooner or later. I have been blogging since back in May when the interview process started heating up with Windsor Crossing. It was just a way to keep a few of my close friends that were praying and advising me up to date on the process. Then I got the job and took all those posts off and invited a few more peeps along as I started blogging about the move and the house search and all that fun transitional schtuff. And then I invited a few more to read as I started the job here at Windsor. But I never let the cat out of the bag for the folks at church...even after a couple of guys heard that I did have a blog. Not because I was saying anything inappropriate or things they shouldn't know....I just didnt.

And so today, I logged on and saw a comment from a co-worker. A bit surprised, but for anyone who would google my name...and it was spelt correctly...you would find plenty of entries that would lead directly back to the blog. So I guess it would happen sooner or later. To all the "WCrossing'ers" - welcome!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Let me catch you up on what’s going on for the last month or so….

We got back from Vegas (I will post some pics from the shows soon) and processed our trip and thoughts on the idea of ‘church in the round’ with Craig Janssen of Acoustic Dimensions. We came up with some very cool designs for this idea. Because there are not to many churches doing things how we do it and none of them doing it in the round we are really doing our best to think of all scenarios, talking through all of our thoughts, processing and processing again, and praying for God’s direction. There will be many more posts on the progress of the direction of Phase 3.

We purchased the Barco ScreenPro II graphics system for our video/graphics switching in our main auditorium. On top of being an amazing processor that will allow us to do multi layer /mulit screen control we picked up the automated calendar software that will allow us to program images and video to play at certain times. Since this will be feed into our campus MATV system it will give us a huge leap in creativity in digital signage throughout our week. I am sure I will post more about this system...it's delivery date is this coming week!

I now have a production intern. Steveo is one of a kind...

I finished up the design of our new High Definition Video system. The system will start us out with 3 JVC GY HD250 cameras with connections for total remote control of Pan/Title/Focus/Zoom and Iris with options of making them a manned camera on tripod and local Pan/Tilt/Focus/Zoom control. This will give us a great deal of flexibility of when we need a live operator behind the cam or if we can control by remote. The Panasonic AVHS300 will be our HD video switcher with an Evertz multi-image monitoring system with a 50” plasma screen.

I spent last Thursday and Friday in Atlanta at WFX. Got to see some good buddies and got to ‘rekindle’ some old relationships with vendors and such. It is good to be back in the swing of things in that realm. This past year or so I felt secluded with everything else going on in my life. It was great to refresh those relationships.

I meet with the team at ROSCOR who will be doing our engineering and integration of the HD Video upgrade this past week. We are pushing hard and on track to have the system up and running for our services starting December 1st and 2nd. This will put a huge amount of pressure both on ROSCOR and my team but I am sure that this goal is obtainable –less any snags.

This coming weekend we will be hosting C. Andrew Dunning from Landru Design in Nashville. Andy is a lighting designer – and a pretty good one at that. I love his work for live and the camera. It’s awesome to be able to bring someone of his caliber to Windsor. Andy will be helping us with our lighting for HD video as well as consulting us on our purchase of Martin automated lights. We are planning on adding eight or nine moving lights in our main auditorium in the next 2-3 weeks and have them ready for the advent season.

All that on top of my regular job!

the poll up there

Many have acknowledged the fact that they read this blog. In fact, most of you complain I don’t update it enough. I think it’s funny that people are actually interested in what I post…but that’s the kind of person I am…and I appreciate your dedication to my little blog. But how often do you visit the blog? Do you swing by on a daily or weekly basis or have you taken our relationship to a whole new level of the RSS Feed? I would love to know! Take a second and click on the poll up above. And however often you visit…thanks.

new look

O.k....so I have been a little wrapped up in some things and not had any time to update the blog. But I am taking time to read some other blogs...like Tony's and Scott's, which both have changed the look on thier blog. I was inspired and changed the template of mine.

I guess now I need to start posting to this pretty new page.