FAQ: Production Headsets

We often get asked what comm headsets our production team uses for our events and services. Ask no more!  Sensaphonics makes an earpiece called the TC1000. It runs about $600 (not including cost for in-ear molds[…]

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FAQ: How did you make the on-stage LED Grid?

The on-stage LED grid (lovingly dubbed “Homebrew” around Willow Production) was an idea turned into reality for a specific event, which then evolved into a ministry staple. Below, Jordan Monson, our LED guru, explains more[…]

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Hitachi HD Cameras Enhance Worship Experiences for Willow Creek – The Broadcast Bridge – Connecting IT to Broadcast

As one of the largest churches in the United States, Willow Creek Community Church places a very high value on the power of video to connect with its congregation within the church and beyond its[…]

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Willow Creek Managing Media Workflows With Telestream Vantage

Mega Church migrates from flip factory to vantage to automate transcoding workflow for weekly multimedia services across regional campuses click HERE to go the the article on Church Production Magazine

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Willow Creek Community Church and Key Code Media – Video Case Study

We recently completed a full upgrade to our Digital Asset Management System (DAM). Our previous system was old and no longer supported, so we needed a new robust system that could manage our entire library[…]

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FAQ: How do you record your services & distribute the video feeds to your campuses?

We record (capture) our services to several digital video recording devices. We use a networked digital recorder called Telestream Pipeline and also several AJA KiPro┬áRack recorders, which basically look and feel like a VTR replacement.[…]

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FAQ: What is the bracket you guys use that mounts your viewfinders to the side of your broadcast cameras?

Update Summer 2016 – This post was originally written when we were still using Sony DXC-D35 cameras in our old SD system. Since our upgrade to HD in 2015, we now are using Hitachi SK-HD1200[…]

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Campus Care Audio Racks

We have have a unique setup at Willow where we have a team called Campus Care and they do more than just clean the facility and take out the trash. One of their major roles[…]

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Let’s do something amazing, together.

These are my notes from a talk I gave at our annual production volunteer celebration. We have an amazing team and I am honored to get to be the one to encourage them. A couple[…]

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FAQ: What CAD software do you use for creating and maintaining system schematic diagrams?

We’ve tried VidCAD and Visio, but Visio lacked the features that we wanted & VidCAD was very complicated. So, several years ago we tried out WireCAD as is was a true CAD wiring software with[…]

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