Are that many of us REALLY burned out or on the verge? The simple answer is YES! I am on the edge myself - well, I WAS until this weekend. Even if you are already burned out, you can still find a way out. These are a few steps that anyone can take to stop the burnout madness. It's the process I'm following. The first step, for me, in dealing with the burnout issue was determining how I got myself into that position. I volunteer too much. If someone needs help moving, I'm [keep reading]
A random list of 101-level articles doesn't seem helpful if this is your first time here. Therefore, I've put together a SPECIAL page just for you. Consider it your road map. The page includes links to articles I think would be the best place to start, especially if you are new to audio production.
Francis Chan said "if I did not have time with God, I'd be so self-centered, so arrogant, so in my own world because I can fool people." His point is he can't be arrogant if he's constantly learning from God and communing with Him and submitting himself to Him. Applying that to the craft of live audio production, "I can't be arrogant if I'm constantly learning my craft and in communication with others who are more knowledgeable than myself." My [keep reading]
I nearly rear-ended another car this morning. I was driving on the interstate and cruising along in the left lane of a three-lane section of road. The sun hadn't come up and therefore, I could easily see the dash-mounted GPS on the car in front of me. In about 100 yards, the interstate would split. Suddenly, the driver (the one with the GPS) slammed on his breaks as he tried to find room to move into the middle lane for the split. From my limited observation, I [keep reading]
The Scout Motto is: "BE PREPARED" which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your DUTY. A sound tech that doesn't adhere to the same mentality is going to find themselves in a world of hurt. An event in which I worked last night demonstrates this perfectly. Last night, I provided audio visual support for a ministry banquet at a local restaurant. The set up was simple; a laptop for PowerPoint, a dvd player for a short video, and [keep reading]
Sunday's are filled with enough stress, right? Now add in all the requests, comments, and "suggestions" from well-meaning parishioners and it's a wonder we don't put up bullet-proof glass around the booth. This is where I'm talking about sound booth spam (sbs). SBS is anything thrown at us which detracts from our ability to do our job. For example, 1. You are setting up the stage when you are asked if you are available to work audio at a wedding [keep reading]