The Media Moment comes back this week, with some helpful information on the VHS-C format, as well as ways to do green screen matte shots on the cheap. We also discuss the podcast's move to an as-needed format. So if you need us, email us!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
For your listening pleasure this week, The Media Moment recaps the recent activities of Josh and Richard. Listen and you may find some similarities to your own sound system, and ways you can improve it. Also, a shout-out to the Mesa, AZ Media Club, and good news for those interested in purchasing MediaShout.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Get ready for some complaining this week, as we whine and moan about how busy we've been lately. But also included are some helpful tips on projector lenses, and common projector problems.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Don't listen to this podcast! At least if you don't want to be implicated in a potential felony. For this week, The Media Moment provides you with information on how to rip video clips from a DVD for use as sermon illustrations, etc. Richard also reviews his new Apple TV. Link:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The Media Moment dries out this week, as we recover from and recap our media experiences at Boot Camp. Sprinkled in are tips for running media in adverse weather (and power) conditions, and for some new devices on the market that make recording for podcasts much cheaper and easier.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Media Moment turns 100! Well, not exactly. But we do celebrate the 100th episode of this humble podcast by driving around the beautiful streets of Hawaii. That's right, The Media Moment goes mobile this week, as we podcast about lessons learned the hard way in Hawaii, and what brings us to this special place to begin with. Aloha, and mahalo for listening!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Aloha from The Media Moment! This week Josh podcasts from the white sandy beach of Kailua, Oahu, making Richard insanely jealous. We also discuss our current media teaching gigs (including the one that brings us both to the Aloha State next week), and how to properly tape down wires and cables for your next event. Mahalo...
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The wily Richard Brown turns up at the Media Moment studios this week with his bag of tricks to share! Listen as he reveals how to set up a high-speed wireless hotspot anywhere you happen to need one (including the Rose Parade route), and how we're going to manage to record 10 different workshop sessions at BootCamp all at once.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
In our post-Christmas episode this week, find out how best to get the multimedia gifts you want from Santa next year, why testing your workflow is important, and yet another reason why Microsoft is Scrooge.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Merry Christmas from The Media Moment! This week we discuss a terrific Christmas present that's been offered from THQ to any Western Territory unit in need of a good, simple, portable PA system, Richard rants (again) about DRM, and we compare notes on children's programming. Link:
Anchor Beacon System
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
We're back! Did you miss us? Well, enough did that let us know, so here's another heaping helping of media courtesy of The Media Moment. This week, we give various excuses for our absence, as well as provide handy tips for using video with text in MediaShout, where you can go to get actual clips of actual Hollywood movies (legally!), and an easy way to make "backup" video clips from DVD's. Enjoy! Links:
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
On a very spooky episode of The Media Moment this week, we discuss our current business in the Northwest Division, the benefits of the Anchor Beacon system, and why Halloween is a multimedia friendly holiday. Link:
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This week our travels take us to the great Northwest, as we complete a couple of site visits, and talk with IT guru and brother of Richard Brown, David Brown.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Saludos amigos! This week on The Media Moment, Richard and Josh recap their adventures in media over the last four days at the congress held in Mexico City, celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Salvation Army in Mexico. Listen as we describe how to transport an entire multicamera shoot and projection system via checked baggage, audio difficulties that can be easily overcome, and how to successfully navigate Mexico City traffic.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Richard's hosting chair is usurped this week, as frequent Media Moment guest Jim Sparks joins Josh to discuss how we can do a better job in marketing our church and organizations. Lots o' links this week:
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
This week on The Media Moment, Richard retires from multimedia! Or at least tires of multimedia. Listen as fatigue sets in, and we discuss the future of flannelgraph, Frank's big idea, and single-parent woes.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Our guest on The Media Moment this week is Territorial Design Consultant Deborah Razo, or, as she's commonly known, Raz. Listen as she describes her qualifications for her position, projects she's worked on over the last few months, and how she goes about gearing up for a new project. Link:
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
So you say your hard drive has crashed, and everything you hold dear has been lost? Don't panic! The Media Moment is here to help this week, as we go super-deep into Nerdland to discuss why drives fail, and what you can do to protect yourself and recover your data when they do. Links include:
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
This week on The Media Moment, Richard and Josh discuss DVD playback in MediaShout v3, a new, cheaper version of MediaShout, how to make a 3-D button graphic the old school way, and a little DRM complaining to top it all off.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
True to Richard's word, The Media Moment comes to you semi-live from the Western Youth Institute at Redwood Glen camp this week. Listen in for a hodge-podge of media topics, including media challenges faced at WYI this year, and the origins of Richard's Animal Productions.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The Media Moment tackles the age-old dilemma of rectangular pixels vs. square pixels this week, with mind-numbing results. Listen in, and as an added bonus, you'll hear Richard sing a selection from his vast knowledge of "Wiggles" music.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
The Media Moment really takes off this week, as we travel to the desert of Las Vegas, Nevada to offer our consulting services to the Las Vegas Citadel, who is interested in installing a new projection system. Find out how we can be of service to your corps as well, at absolutely no cost to you!
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
This week, Richard explains why he just HAD to have one of the first iPhones, and we discuss how to apply a template to your entire lyric library in MediaShout.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Despair no more! The Media Moment has returned from its brief hiatus. We explain why we were gone for so many weeks, and also recap our roles and experiences at Commissioning this year.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Continuing our MediaShout v3 tutorial this week, Richard teaches Josh how to make use of Script Control Cues in order to ensure the smooth operation of lobby screens at the upcoming Commissioning Weekend.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
We continue this week with more of our MediaShout v3 tutorial, as we cover text cues. And, as an added bonus, how NOT to shoot a Mother's Day video.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
At long last, we return to our MediaShout v3 tutorial this week, as we cover things relating to graphics cues. Also, we discuss image resolution, and how to better understand and control it.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
This week on The Media Moment, lots of useless blather on a wide variety of unhelpful topics! Well, no, not really. There's a few useful kernels of multimedia goodness in there. Listen as Richard and Josh follow up on past topics such as the worship services at Pasadena Tabernacle, Northwest Divisional Youth Councils, invitations to other territories, and prove that even Richard doesn't know everything.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
We're joined on The Media Moment this week by Captain Edward "Dusty" Hill, the corps officer of the Pasadena Tabernacle, who shares his thoughts on the importance of including multimedia in a worship service. He also defends himself against some spurious accusations that may or may not have been in reference to him on this show in the past. Link:
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
It's an extra-large Media Moment this week, as you find out why there wasn't an episode last week, we reveal the mystery guest we've been promising, and we review everything we saw of interest at NAB. Enjoy, won't you?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Taking yet another break from our MediaShout v3 tutorial this week, The Media Moment focuses in on solving a video feed sync issue. Listen in as Richard sets Josh and special guest (and newest member of the THQ Multimedia Ministries Team) Jason Leighton straight on what's going on, how to fix it, and what the heck a black burst generator is.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
We pick up where we last left off of our MediaShout v3 tutorial this week, as we cover all things relating to Bible cues. Plus, as an added bonus, a (un)healthy dose of MediaShout trivia.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Quite unexpectedly this week, The Media Moment focuses on email and internet security. Listen to find out how Richard almost got taken for a ride, and Josh almost certainly would have. Link:
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We take a break from our MediaShout v3 series to converse with Matt Woods, youth worker at the Pasadena Tabernacle Corps. Matt shares his passion for youth work, and how he uses multimedia to communicate with the younger generation. Links:
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sleep deprivation sets in this week, as Richard and Josh continue with their discussion of MediaShout version 3. Together they cover more on lyric cues, including the ShoutSinger application, how to import and add songs into your database, and setting templates for display. Link:
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
We continue with our MediaShout v3 tutorial this week, talking about Lyra. Also, find out why Josh is even less coherent than usual.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The Media Moment returns from its one-week hiatus this week, with some big news, as Josh finally decides to upgrade to MediaShout version 3.0. This is the first of what will be a series of episodes devoted to explaining the in's and out's of version 3.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
We open up the Media Moment's mailbag this week, to answer questions we've received recently from our faithful listeners on a variety of topics, including how to transfer video to DVD's, more on how to capture video from your computer, and a response from a certain Corps Officer...who will remain nameless.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Ever wondered how to download those clever and useful YouTube videos so you can play them back in MediaShout or Powerpoint? Well, we'll tell you how on this week's Media Moment, as well as Richard's Golden Rule #1 for multimedia. Links:
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
This week on The Media Moment, we answer an often asked question; namely, where to find and how to appropriately use clips from movies as part of a presentation. Issues such as fair use and CVLI are discussed, as are resources for where to find suggestions for clips that will enhance your theme, as well as where to buy and download the clips online. Links:
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
This week on The Media Moment, we explore a couple of items that Richard is very moderately excited about. Namely, the resources available from Digital Juice (see link below) and something called the Lightsnake (see other link below).
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
This week on the Media Moment, we discuss how to encode multiple video files for playback in Windows Media Player, using a tool called Batch Encode. Bewarned: if you've not already listened to Show 41 of this podcast, you might get a little lost. We also take a hard left into tangent-land in discussing digital rights management. Link:
Windows Media Encoder Series 9 SDK
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
On The Media Moment this week, we try very hard (with limited success) to NOT discuss Apple's new iPhone, choosing instead to focus on the need for and means by which you can calibrate your laptop or desktop computer screen for things such as graphic creation and printing. The Spyder2 Express is a device that can help with this, and can be found at:
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The Media Moment wishes everyone a very Happy New Year this week, as we start 2007 off with a podcast full of fluff! Topics covered range from Christmas gifts of technology, to self-publishing your own book, to SPAM. Enjoy! Link:
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
A media hitch at the Pasadena Tab is the fodder for The Media Moment this week, as we talk about how to transfer a MediaShout presentation from one computer to another. And, as an added bonus, Richard and Josh reveal the Christmas gifts they exchanged this year.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
This week's Media Moment covers different ways to backup your information, how to burn data CD's and DVD's, and TiVo hacks.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Media Moment returns this week after a Turkey-induced hiatus, to discuss camcorders and what to look for when you're thinking of purchasing one for either home or church use. Link:
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Richard and Josh are joined this week by frequent Media Moment guest Frank Brown, otherwise known as Richard's dad, to report on multimedia happenings in Branson, Missouri, as well as ask questions about burning audio CD's, the difference between USB 1.0 and 2.0, and how to know when a hard drive is dead.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
This week on The Media Moment, we discuss what criteria you should use when trying to decide on a video projector for your corps.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
On this week's show, Richard and Josh discuss some of our favorite media-related websites. Links include:
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Our guest on The Media Moment this week is Paul Hebblethwaite, Business Administrator at the Glendale Corps. Paul is responsible for the social service programs run at that corps, including an after-school program called The Zone, which recently added a film element. Listen as we talk to Paul about the program, and how it can be modeled similarly at other locations. Link:
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The Browns take over The Media Moment this week, as we welcome special guest, Major Frank Brown (Retired), otherwise known as Richard's dad. Frank brings to our attention a particular need in the small corps in our territory, and lets us in on his plan to fix it. We also continue to follow Richard's quest to send a VGA signal over CAT5 cable. Link:
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
This week on The Media Moment, we present to you, the faithful Media Moment listener, yet another mixed bag of media goodies. Topics covered include how to send VGA over a CAT5 cable, the new three camera video setup at Pasadena Tabernacle, and why Richard's feet hurt.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Frequent Media Moment listener Nathan Newcomb is our guest this week, as we discuss the difficulties he's facing as he attempts to upgrade the audio/video capabilities in the chapel at his corps in Hobbs, NM. Listen as we talk about the different options available to him, and how others might be facing similiar problems in their buildings.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
The Media Moment turns one year old this week, as we celebrate our 50th episode, recorded one year after our first! Listen to find out how Richard is celebrating (without Josh), and as we interview Fulton Hawk and Karl Larsson about SayTunes.com, a new Salvation Army music site where you and your band can get heard. Link:
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Frequent Media Moment guest Sarah Lamkin returns to the illustrious Media Moment studios this week to review with us the music and creative arts day camp she organized this summer. Listen as we discuss why a program like this can be so effective at bringing kids to the church, and keepint them there.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
This week on The Media Moment, we review the multimedia and webcast setup from the weekend, talk about lessons Josh has learned the hard way over the last couple years, and lay down the gauntlet for our listeners.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
This week on The Media Moment, we discuss alternative ways to select specific areas of an image, using the magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop Elements. We also discuss what's keeping us busy this week, as we prepare various multimedia for the Welcome to the Cadets this weekend.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
It is with great apologies for missing last week that we post this episode of The Media Moment. Due to the fact that I was out at a camp all last week (as you will hear), we were unable to record as planned. But listen in as we discuss everything media that happened at the Western Youth Institute last week, including how to pull off a "live" news broadcast. Link below is for a video streamed example of what we did last week.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
At long last, we conclude our MediaShout tutorial this week by covering what's left. Namely, audio, loop, and comment cues. Links include:
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
We're back with more instruction on using MediaShout effectively, this time about how you can use MediaShout to run PowerPoint presentations. Also, as an added bonus, listen as Richard sets Josh straight on how to best incorporate graphic overlays with live video. Link:
PowerPoint 97 Viewer Download
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
This week Richard and I discuss the difficulties (and blessings!) of trying to teach multimedia to kids. We offer tips on how to best plan for a multimedia class, either as an organizer or a teacher, and what to do when you encounter the ubiquitous "chuckleheads."
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
This week on The Media Moment, we discuss encoding video clips for playback in MediaShout. Specifically, we recommend settings using a program called Windows Media Encoder, that will make your video clips smaller and more managable, while still of decent quality. Links include:
Windows Media Encoder 9
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
This week on The Media Moment, we talk about inserting video cues into a MediaShout script, and just barely scratch the surface of video compression. Stay tuned for more on this subject in the future, but in the meantime, check out www.free-codecs.com.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
We're back on track this week with our MediaShout tutorial, discussing animation cues. Specifically, we talk about how to create basic animations using a program called Swish Max to do things such as a three-point build with cues that appear one at a time. Good stuff.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
We take a much-deserved (for us and for you, the Media Moment listener) from our MediaShout instructional to talk again to Sarah Lamkin, youth worker in Tustin Ranch, California, as she prepares for her upcoming music and media ministry summer camp. Sarah shares with us how she managed to pull together a staff, specifics of the program and how it will operate day by day, and particular hurdles she had to face.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
More instruction this week as we cover all things graphics in MediaShout, including inserting, formating and even editing graphics and images using Photoshop. Please enjoy!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
We continue this week with our MediaShout instruction, learning about text cues, cloning (although not of the Star Wars variety), and hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Our MediaShout tutorial continues this week with an explanation of how to insert and adjust Bible cues, including setting a motion background to continue over several scripture verses, when to include the full verse or just the reference, and why you shouldn't just pick a scripture at random from the bible.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The Media Moment gets back to its roots this week, bringing you (virtual) hands-on training on using multimedia effectively. Namely, we discuss how to insert, adjust and display lyric cues using MediaShout for use in your worship services.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
We continue this week with the second half of the panel "What's Hot, What's Not" as it was recorded during the Western Territorial Business Conference two weeks ago. Panelists include: Nick Nicholaou, President of Ministry Business Services Inc.; Mark Calleran, IT Manager for IHQ (International Headquarters of the Salvation Army); our very own Richard Brown of Animal Productions; Clarence White, IT Secretary and Chief Information Officer for THQ US Western Territory; Ken Farmer, Microsoft Practice Manager, Collins Computing, and Ron Shoults, IT Secretary for THQ US Central Territory.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
This week on The Media Moment, we bring you the first of two podcasts which contain audio from a panel entitled "What's Hot, What's Not", which was a live event held on May 4th as part of the Territorial Business Conference here in Long Beach, CA. The panelists discuss, debate, and mock what they feel is hot and not hot in the world of media, technology, and computing, and topics are as wide-ranging as you can imagine. The panel was comprised of Nick Nicholaou, President of Ministry Business Services Inc.; Mark Calleran, IT Manager for IHQ (International Headquarters of the Salvation Army); our very own Richard Brown of Animal Productions; Clarence White, IT Secretary and Chief Information Officer for THQ US Western Territory; Ken Farmer, Microsoft Practice Manager, Collins Computing, and Ron Shoults, IT Secretary for THQ US Central Territory.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
On this week's show, we discuss the in's and out's of MediaShout. What it is, and what it can do for you, specifically. Given that there are currently two versions available, we compare and contrast versions 2.5 and 3, for your benefit. Enjoy! Links include:
and, the URL for the IHQ IT Podcast is:
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Normalcy (or some seblance thereof) returns to this week's show, as we talk with Jeff Stoltzfus and Jon Carlson from Club Worship. Jeff and Jon have helped to pioneer the DJ-led worship movement, which is worship through dance in a club-like environment. Together, our conversation explores the "why's" and "how's" of this cutting-edge trend in ministry. To find out more, check out their website and podcast at: www.clubworship.org.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
On this week's first-ever international version of The Media Moment, we do a post-mortem on the Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters' Tour of the United Kingdom, discussing the do's and don't's of hosting a visiting group at your venue. Rest assured, we've got nothing bad to say about any of the Salvation Army halls that hosted us -- just a few of the rented venues that gave us some trouble. Thanks to everyone who made the trip possible! We'll be back with more normal fare next week -- at least as normal as we get.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
The second of our podcasts recorded semi-live from The Media Moment tour bus (aka the Pasadena Tab Songster tour bus) as it is tooling through the lovely English countryside, this week we discuss things you need to know if you're planning on adapting multimedia from the States to the UK way of doing things. We cover several areas, including PAL vs. NTSC, 110 vs. 220, and the quickest way to fry your hair straigtener.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
The Media Moment goes international this week, as we podcast semi-live from the tour bus of the Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters, who are on a two-week tour of England and Scotland. Listen in as we describe our roles in the concerts, how we set up each night, and the different kinds of multimedia we're using to support this music ministry. And, as an added bonus, Kevin Cook takes over the show temporarily with the overwhelming smell of his beef jerky. (Special thanks to the Bowmer family, for putting us up for a night, and going to great lengths to get us internet access to get this uploaded!)
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
On this week's Media Moment, Richard and Josh discuss the different types of cabling you can use to send a video signal from one place to another, which are, namely, composite, S-Video and component. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, and we discuss the why's, how's and we-don't-know's of them all.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
DO NOT BE ALARMED!! The Media Moment bumper music has been enhanced this week by our special guest, Kevin Cook, a.k.a. MonkeyPunk. A lifelong musician of varying sorts, Kevin has recently completed a remix of the last Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters recording, "New Day", and compiled it into a new dance/techno CD entitled "re:new". Listen as we discuss how he accomplished this single-handedly, why we think this is great for ministry, and do a little accoustic remixing ourselves. Links include:
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
With apologies for the poor audio quality this week (we were trying something new, as you will hear), this week we discuss the pros and cons of upgrading to an HD system. Been wondering if it's time to make the jump? Listen in and find out what we think.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
On The Media Moment this week, we cross some things off our to-do list, as we catch up on a miscellaneous array of tidbits we've been meaning to talk about and just haven't yet. Things like Richard's spiffy new piece of audio recording hardware (which we put to use to record this episode), how much work we both have to do for the Songster tour, and a nifty new application that will, as Richard put it, "coolify" your tired old PowerPoint presentations. Links include:
This is the recorder we discussed.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
LIVE, FROM NEW YORK, IT'S THE MEDIA MOMENT!! Sorry--couldn't resist. For the first time ever, The Media Moment gets recorded in front of a live studio audience; namely, the Project 1:17 crew, which is a youth ministry training program located at the Salvation Army's training school in Suffern, NY. Richard and Josh were invited to speak to the students there about new technologies, and how they can be effectively put to use in a youth ministry setting. Listen as we talk to the students about multimedia in ministry, get the students' take on our instruction, and the opportunities they see for incorporating some of what we discussed into their ministry.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
For The Media Moment this week, we discuss copyright issues, how to protect your program (and the Salvation Army) using CCLI and CVLI when displaying song lyrics or video, and what all of that has to do with ice dancing.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Happy Valentine's Day, from The Media Moment! This week, we have a special chocolate-covered gift for one of our listeners, whose question about multiple-screen images we attempt to answer. Plus, Richard annoys all with cheap Gizmo Project sound effects.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
On The Media Moment this week, we discuss what makes a good PowerPoint presentation background. SPOILER ALERT: Primarily, it involves not using the same old PowerPoint template from 1998...
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
For this week's media moment, we interview Jim Sparks and frequent guest Fulton Hawk from the Territorial Youth Department. Fulton and Jim share their thoughts on understanding youth culture, and particularly how media plays a prominent role in gaining that understanding. Links include:
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
This week we pick up where we left off two weeks ago, with further instruction and explaination on recording audio and preparing it for distribution via podcasting. Specifically, we talk about how to capture, edit, sweeten and compress your audio files.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
We take a break this week from our ongoing series on sound engineering to finish off the interviews Richard conducted at last year's National Youth Workers Convention. Richard talks to two producers of video content, Michael Corwin from Highway Video, and Rob Thomas of Igniter, who talk about why they do what they do, and how to find their video content. Also keep an ear open for a surprise visit from a former guest of the show, Fred Lynch! Links include: www.highwayvideo.com, www.ignitermedia.com, and www.worshiphousemedia.com.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
We continue our discussion this week about how to run a sound board effectively, including how to set up a submix for live recording, different types of audio recording, and how to get the most out of your current sound system using a spectrum analyzer. Also, Josh gets talked down from the ledge.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
This week we wish everyone a happy new year, explain the basics of running a sound board for a live event, and look forward to USC's record-setting third straight national championship! Put this one on your iPod and get in front of the board at your church or corps for basic training on your sound board. Also, don't forget to put your pin in our Frappr map at http://mediamoment.blogspot.com!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
On this week's Media Moment, we're joined--again--by Sarah Lamkin, a youth worker at a Salvation Army church in Tustin, CA. Sarah is in the process of planning for a summer day camp at her church for Jr. and Sr. Highers that will include multimedia training. She talks to us about difficulties she's faced so far, how she's overcome them, and what lies ahead as she prepares for what we feel is an important program for the youth of her church. (Also, a little behind-the-scenes here at The Media Moment, as we uncover the mystery behind a "technical glitch" that happened two weeks ago.)
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
This week we're joined by Steve Bussey, a self-described "media anthropologist", about why media is so important to today's generation, and how the church needs to constantly seek new ways to communicate the message of Christ with them using new media. Together we discuss what the role of media should be in Christianity, and that of Christians in media creation. Of particular interest (in my humble opinion) is the role video games can play in teaching life lessons to kids. Links include:
atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu (This is the link Steve incorrectly refers to as questatlantis.org)
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
This week we have more of Richard's interviews at the National Youth Worker's Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Richard talks to Mike Pittman of Interlinc about the importance of using multimedia in ministry, and in particular they discuss a new program called Rock'n'U, aimed at young people interested in developing their musical skills. Interlinc's website is: www.interlinc-online.com.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Richard takes over the show this week, with a slew of interviews conducted at the National Youth Worker's Convention in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend. Richard talks to various creators, collectors and implementers of multimedia on a broad range of topics, all of which pertain to different ways in which multimedia is being used in a ministry setting. It's a Thanksgiving cornucopia of media talk!
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Joining us this week on The Media Moment is Fulton Hawk, the world-renowned graphic designer and video editor employed by The Salvation Army's Territorial Youth Department. Fulton discusses with us how he got started doing graphic design, what he uses for inspiration before starting a project, what online resources are available, and how to effectively employ the Bat Signal as a communication device. Links include:
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Fred Lynch joins us on this week's Media Moment. Having worked in urban youth ministry for many years, Fred offers his perspective on how multimedia technology can be effectively used to attract and disciple urban and urbanized youth. He also continues to work on The Epic -- his version of the book of John in rap form. Information on Fred and his projects can be found at the following sites:
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
In this week's episode, we talk with special guest Bee Bryant, who is the territorial representative for a program called eQuip for Success, by which Salvation Army churches and other units can receive computers and other electronic equipment for use in their social service programs. As we discuss, this can be a very valuable resource for anyone who has interest in developing a multimedia ministry team at their corps.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
This week we discuss the need to create Multimedia Ministry Teams at the corps level, including what we mean, why this is important, what the benefits are, and how to go about getting a team started.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
In our third episode, we talk to special guest Todd Temple, President of Media Complete Corp., about his basic rules for displaying text properly on a projected screen.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
In this episode, we discuss podcasting--what it is, potential uses, and how to go about starting a podcast of your own.
Monday, October 03, 2005
It seems I made a mistake when I originally listed the XML address for subscribing to the podcast in the post below. The actual address to subscribe to the feed is:
I've corrected this in the post below as well, so as to avoid any further confusion.
Just in case there was anyone who actually believed that we know it all...
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Our first episode, which contains info on who we are, what we're about, and why we're bothering with this at all...
This is the blog archive and podcast for The Media Moment, as produced and published by the Multimedia Team of the Western Territory of the Salvation Army. As you will see in the days and weeks ahead, this site will serve to warehouse all of our podcasts.
In case you were wondering, The Media Moment is a podcast designed to serve as a resource to anyone and everyone interested in the effective creation and implementation of multimedia in a ministry setting, with a special focus on churches within the Salvation Army. Every week we'll post a new episode, which will include information on new technologies, tips on how to make good use of them, interviews with those in the field who share our interest in multimedia, and more.
To listen to the podcasts on the internet, simply click on the subject line of each post above and they should start playing immediately. If you have the lastest version of iTunes, you can also subscribe to these files as a podcast, and the files will be automatically downloaded into your iTunes. To do so, simply open iTunes, and under the Advanced menu, select Subscribe to Podcast. Then enter:
If you don't have iTunes, but would still like to subscribe to the podcast, you can do so with a piece of free software called iPodder. To download it, point your web browser to ipodder.sourceforge.net then download and install the version for your operating system of choice.
If you have any questions, concerns, feedback, or whatever, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you enjoy the show!