Friday, June 27, 2008


Badges... we don't need no stinkin' badges.

Well... actually we do need badges. Magnetic locks are fun.

Friday, June 20, 2008


This week is VBS at Lake Pointe. Since this is my first year to experience VBS here, I was told numerous times that it can be a wild ride. I thought I was prepared, but words and even video can't convey the feel of over 2000 kids going crazy. VBS is also a great time for our media team to give kids a chance to jump in and be involved. Most of our camera ops, graphics, TD, and producers for the week are teenagers or younger. We have found they love doing it in "the big room" and we sometimes end up with long term volunteers for our weekend services.

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Lake Pointe VBS from JasonCole on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Twitter Takeover

In case you have not noticed, Twitter is taking over the world. There are ups and downs with Twitter but I really like using it. It provides so much more immediacy to what is happening in my life. The downside is that it has made me not blog as much. I am trying to create some balance in these worlds. I hope you will follow me on Twitter in the mean time. You can always check the side bar here as well.

Lake Pointe Live 08

We recently recorded a live worship project at our new Firewheel campus. It was two nights of fantastic worship from which we will create a CD. I was extremely pleased with the way the system sounded at the event. We had a lot of time to dial in every little part and were using a few microphones from the recording engineer Randy Adams collection that made a real difference. It sounded like what you would expect from a Meyer line array and a Venue console. I remember thinking, "THIS is what live audio should sound like!"

Since we do not have the ProTools option on our Venue, Randy brought in his portable recording system and setup in a room behind the stage. He has a mighty fine collection of mic pres and EQs. (drool... Avalon, API, Focusrite)

With all that gear, no console is needed. Just a Mac and a ProTools HD system running 24/96 to capture all those channels.

I have listened to some of the tracks with no processing of any kind on them, just a basic mix from ProTools and they sound very good. Looks like we will have a finished product in August.