DAY ONE KEYNOTE
Nick Benoit is the co-founder and creative director of Bravingbird, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing messages that matter. Bravingbird tells powerful stories with truths attached, stories rooted in the themes of the gospel and that carry messages with the power to reshape personal lives, relationships, and whole communities.
Nick's Keynote: The Crucial Carriers
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.
DAY TWO KEYNOTE
Eric Bramlett has been the creative arts director for Community Christian Church since 1996. He is responsible for overseeing large-group experiences from initial artistic vision through production at all 10 COMMUNITY locations. He also promotes creative collaboration and creates fun moments for the Exponential Conference in Orlando. Eric continues to be involved in the Chicago theatre scene, as an Artistic Advisor for Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago. He co-authored “The Big Idea” with Dave and Jon Ferguson. Eric lives in Naperville Illinois with his wife, Kristi, and they love their three children; Sadie, Dillon and Anna.
Eric's keynote: A New Day for Creatives and Technical Artists
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.
Does Your Livestream Need to be Live? (Pre-recording and VOD)
The Crucial Step of Pre-Production
Assembling an Amazing Volunteer Film Crew
Unleashing Your Lighting Game
Storytelling for Film & Content Creation
Mixing for Immersive Audio
Creating Great Content for Video Wall Displays
Audio: The Other Half of the Equation
Best Idea Wins: Harnessing Creative Collaboration
Unlocking the Power of Color Grading
Editing Your Projects for Story and Impact
Creating A Solid Rig for Your Film Team
Next Steps as a Film Director
"Reaching People Where They Are” The Future of of Streaming, IMag and Filmmaking
Building Out a Great Studio Space for Your Film Ministry
Church Filmcraft Festival
Live Camera Shading for Next-Level Broadcast
Crafting Effective Sermon Bumpers for Worship
Maximizing Your Reach - Filmmaking in the Online Digital World
Camera and Switcher Setup for Your Best Live Stream
Table Top Discussions
Quick Start Guide to Unreal Engine
Hands-on Virtual Production Demo with Unreal Engine
General Daily Schdule
Badge pickup/Technology Showcase
Keynote/Time of Worship
Product Demos/Technology Showcase
Church Filmcraft Festival (day 1) / Wrap Up & Door Prizes (day 2)
* Session topics and schdule subject to change.