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Production Virtual Tour - GCC Creative Blog Archive » GCC Creative | Creative Arts at Granger Community Church
07 Jul 2014

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One thing that’s been incredibly helpful to us over the years has been “seeing how other people do it.”  We realize that in our bubble there are many things we don’t see, don’t think about, or don’t have the right answer for yet.  Experiencing the same thing, done a bit differently, exposes us to innovative thinking and gets me outside of our box.

With that in mind the intention of this post is to give you a current, as of July 7th, 2014, behind the scenes peek at how Granger Community Church is doing Production.  This isn’t all inclusive.  That wouldn’t fit in one post.  This is a virtual, visual tour of our production environments and how we “do things.”

If you’re interested in our Granger Campus Gear List you can see our previous post.



We have 3 identical Studer Vista 8 consoles.  One at FOH, one for Ear Monitors, and one for our Broadcast mix.  Each console has a set of outboard gear and we currently use volunteers to operate all audio positions on the weekend.  Our main PA is made up of Meyer MSL-4, DS-4, and DF-4 enclosures along with Meyer 650-P subs.  We use Smaart as well as Audia for our system control.






Our lighting position sits at FOH along with our audio console.  We use a High End Road Hog 3 along with a couple of additional touch screen monitors.  For fixtures we have 16 Mac Viper Profiles, 24 Mac 101’s, and a good mix of conventionals.  We use an MDG Atmosphere for haze.








Our video system consists of 3 main parts.  Vista Spyder (our processor and mixer), Live Video (including cameras and director), and our visual displays in the room.

Spyder controls everything that goes on screen or is broadcast.  We route Pro Video Player, IMAG, Keynote, etc… all through Spyder.  Each weekend we have a volunteer who programs and operates our Spyder system.


Live Video

Our Live Video or IMAG team is made up of a Director (volunteer) and up to 5 camera positions (volunteers).  Currently we use a Ross Carbonite C1M Switcher for live video and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras as our live video camera.  The Blackmagic Cinemas have a mix of Fujinon TV Lenses and Tokina MFT Lenses.






Visual Displays

We have 2 19′ x 11′ side screens in our room for video content and IMAG.  Both run on 2 Christie 6K projects that are stacked for brightness and redundancy.  We also use 24 Martin LC Series LED panels for low rez visuals.  We use these mostly during music.



That’s our current and definitely not all inclusive Production Virtual Tour.   If you’d like an in person tour of our Production environments, come to Innovate Conference.  We have multiple opportunities to tour the space and have conversations about production as we learn together.  Get more info at innovateconference.com.


5 comments on “Production Virtual Tour
  1. Nick Torontali

    How do ya’ll hook up the black magic cameras? Really interested in this. Thanks!

    • Sean Bublitz

      the output is HD-SDI with a simple BNC connector. it’s pretty simple. hope that helps!

  2. Mark Malburg

    Hey Sean,

    Great article. Really appreciate you sharing this stuff. We are about to embark into IMAG – what kind of latency (frames) are you getting with that configuration? I’ve heard that the BMD cameras don’t have gunlock thus latency may be an issue. Thoughts?


  3. Mark Malburg

    Genlock – not “gunlock”. (Thank you spell-checker.)

  4. Ryan Bartlomain

    I am curious – Do you use the BMCC exclusively or just during worship for roaming/stage cameras?

    If the BMCC is in fact all you use for every part of the service, I’d like to know:

    Where are your main cameras (for preaching shots) located, especially in terms of distance from the stage? Also, what lenses do you have them equipped with?

    Additionally, how are you handling shading, intercom, and tally?

    One last thing – now with the Blackmagic Studio Camera having been released, would you use those over the Cinema Camera?

    Thanks for sharing.

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