Craig Harper | National Sale Manager – Sony Electronics
Craig Harper is national manager of faith for Sony, a position he has held since April 2014.
Harper’s chief responsibility is serving churches while establishing and building relationships in the faith market. He works with ministries, providing broadcast, production and content management solutions.
Before joining Sony, Harper was vice president and chief technology officer for Belo Corp., an owner/operator of 20 television stations and six cable news channels. Harper had responsibility for Belo’s broadcast and IT technology, operations and strategy. Belo was sold in 2013.
Harper began his broadcasting career while still in junior high school, working as a disc jockey at a 3,000-watt Christian radio station in his hometown of Waco, Texas.
He is a 30 year-plus member and deacon at Prestonwood Church in Plano, Texas, a founding board member, and he continues to serve on PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham, the international broadcast of Prestonwood.
Harper is the former chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters Television Technology Committee. He also served on the Technical Standards Group of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), which is the standards organization for North American digital television.
Harper and his wife, Paula, have two married children and five grandchildren.
Church: Living Word Family Church
Submitted by: Miach Caronna
Church Size: 501-1,000
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Promo for new bible study presented by the Christian Education Department for the Young Adult age group. A disconnected father and an overbearing mother are at odds with their teenage kids and with each other. In a selfish attempt to change the other, they pray for help only to find themselves trapped in the other’s body. Now the kids are king of the jungle running their parent’s restaurant, while the parents are thrown back into the wilderness of high school. They have to learn to cooperate and love each other if they’re going to make it out alive.
Film Gear Used:
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Digital
Various prime photo lenses
Behind The Scenes:
For director/producer Micah Caronna the idea behind “The Big Fix” began with very real ministry frustration. “I was a youth pastor for eight years, and I used to hear couples in the process of getting divorced saying things like ‘kids are resilient.’ So I wanted to ask what would happen if the kids decided to get divorced from their parents,” shares Caronna. “Of course, they would tell the kids that ‘you guys need to grow up and need to learn how to get along.’ So we wanted to make something that would explore that larger theme,” he says. One of the unique aspects of the project was the dual nature of the actors’ roles. “We have four lead roles who each have to play two different characters,” continues Caronna. “We actually had to cast the roles for the opposite part they were going to play. Keeping everybody straight onset was definitely a challenge.” Another challenge was creating an entire feature film utilizing mostly volunteer cast and crew. Caronna and assistant producer Laura Tapp have spent the past few years developing a deep bench of artists and technicians to make this possible. Scenes were filmed primarily on weekends in order to maximize the availability of as many people as possible that were interested in helping out. The primary goal of the movie trailer itself was to maximize interest in seeing the movie, with an ultimate goal of creating a movie-going experience that could prompt viewers to reevaluate how they view and value their own family relationships.