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Day One Streaming Schedule

Start your day with the Keynote session and then select from two breakout session options. You can jump between the two sessions. And don't worry about missing out...all streamed sessions will be available for VOD (video on demand) after the summit.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote Day 1 - The Crucial Carriers

9:00 AM

Nick Benoit

Stories are powerful. That’s why many of us have given our lives to telling them —and why we find ourselves gathering to keep learning how to tell them better. But is it possible that we may sometimes ... perhaps ... every now and then ... overestimate the power of stories?
Nope. No way.
In fact, if anything, our churches and their storytellers may be doing exactly the opposite, underutilizing and devaluing one of the best means we have of communicating the gospel.
Together, we’ll be inspired to continue to tell tales and advocate for the way stories are uniquely made to carry truth. Along the way we’ll explore some of who we’re meant to be as carriers of these stories, and we may even be challenged to rethink ourselves, seeing our creative ventures not as mere hobbies, skills, or talents but as deep, meaningful, and necessary acts of obedience to our life’s greatest calling.

Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, August 3rd

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

How Unreal Engine is Changing Content Creation

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Live Camera Shading for Next-Level Broadcast

Post-production work on color correcting and grading is important, especially when you can do post-work, but shading video feeds live and in the moment while streaming or recording is game changing. Utilizing software and hardware based options for real time shading to make your broadcast cameras look their absolute best, and your subjects too, is such a crucial last step for your broadcast. Ranging from correcting skin tones to helping create an atmosphere in worship, live shading lets your cameras show you what they're really made of. We'll talk about the tools needs, how to use them and what to look for when doing live broadcast shading. 

Presented By
Shannon Boyer - Creative Producer
Generation Church (Jupiter, FL)

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT

The Crucial Step of Pre-Production

Video success or failure is usually determined before the first frame of footage is even captured. Nothing is more frustrating that trying to create a good edit only to realize you don’t have the elements you need to tell your story, especially when working under social distancing restrictions. Join us as we discover what it takes to make sure your pre-production game is strong.

Presented By
Ryan Geesaman - Chair of Communications & Media Arts
Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA)

"Reaching People Where They Are” The Future of of Streaming, IMag and Filmmaking

Covid has had a tremendous effect on the amount of people attending services. Even before the pandemic, attendance had dropped to an average of 47% for all houses of religion. Today it is more important than ever to reach your congregation where they are, and this discussion will be about some of the tools and techniques that my team have found effective to approach your audience in the medium that they are accustomed to, with content and production value that will maintain their attention while creating an environment to deliver your message.

Presented By
Chuck Fishbein - Senior Director of Photography
Hope Community Church (Apex, NC)

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Creating Effective Sermon Bumpers for Worship

One of the most important functions a church film team can fulfill is to provide powerful bumper videos that complement and enhance teachings series and special events. Join us as we explore the best ways to develop and execute bumper videos that clearly and effectively communicate the heart and themes of your next series.

Presented By
Bill Wyramon - Video Production Director
The Summit Church (Kernersville, NC)

Creating A Solid Rig for Your Film Team

Church film teams today are expected to create many different types of media projects. Finding the right camera and gear for your individual film or video team can make all the difference. Join us as we discuss different types of digital cinema gear and technologies to learn which ones are right for you.

Presented By
Ryan Geesaman - Chair of Communications & Media Arts
Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Church Filmcraft Festival

Join us as we review and discuss selected submissions to the Filmcraft Festival. This session will wrap with the announcment of the Church Filmcraft Festival Award winners.

Day TWO Streaming Schedule

Start your day with the Keynote session and then select from two breakout session options. You can jump between the two sessions. And don't worry about missing out...all streamed sessions will be available for VOD (video on demand) after the summit.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Keynote Day 2 - A New Day for Creatives and Technical Artists

9:00 AM

Eric Bramlett

In this keynote, Eric Bramlett shares how important it is for creatives and technical artists in the church to not just be hired guns, but rather to be developing in their relationship with Jesus alongside their congregation. Especially in the post-pandemic world of the church where digital platforms were created from scratch, sustained with adrenaline, and expected to continue indefinitely. Artists in the church must fight for community, sabbath, and regular rhythms of rest in order to not just work for the church, but to serve and be a thriving part of the church.

Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, August 4th

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Camera and Switcher Set Up for Your Best Live Stream

Vision and preparation for your livestream is a no-brainer, right? Planning down to where your cameras will be set up and how, say stationary, on a dolly or on a gimbal, and the prepping for their angles...maybe? Setting up your switcher for the most efficient yet team friendly design and process..maybe not. Thinking about and planning ahead when setting up for your livestream has huge impacts on both your end product and your team. We'll discuss all of the options and layouts of your camera and switcher to set you and your team up for success with your live stream every time. 

Presented By
Shannon Boyer - Creative Producer
Generation Church (Jupiter, FL)

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT

Storytelling for Film & Content Creation

Creating great film and media content is about so much more than finishing the edit. When a great project comes together there’s nothing more powerful, but when it’s a swing and a miss there are few things more frustrating. During this session we’ll talk about what it takes to create great films that build real emotional connections and move people into action.

Presented By
Jesse Henning - 3D/VFX Artist
Henning 3D (Durham, NC)

Maximizing Your Reach - Filmmaking in the Online Digital World

2020 completely shifted the importance of church video production and propelled it to the primary way to share the gospel. This workshop will help you think though your video content to maximize the growth, impact and reach online. Who this is for: This workshop is best for content decision makers, lead filmmakers and producers.

Presented By
Sarah Fishbein - Video Director
Hope Community Church (Raleigh, NC)

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Creating Great Content for Video Wall Displays

LED video walls are rapidly becoming a go-to tool for creating powerful worship and ministry events. Creating content for these systems, however, often falls to the film team with little context or training. Join us as we learn the best ways to harness the unique power animations and video production for LED walls.

Presented By
Maurico Tinoco - Film Team Lead
Church by the Glades (Coral Springs, FL)

Does Your Livestream Need to Be Live? (Pre-Recording & VOD)

Through the course of 2020 many churches had to make hard shifts from live-experience paradigms to broadcast-centric strategies. During this session, we'll discuss emerging approaches to pre-recording, live streaming and video on demand.

Presented By
Bill Wyramon - Video Production Director
The Summit Church (Kernersville, NC)