Attribute of a Multi-Media Resource (Person): Brew PLATE
- be a Believer
- be a Researcher
- be a Worshiper
- be highly Pro-active
- be Lenient and Loving at heart
- be extremely Adaptive and Attentive
- be highly Tolerant
- be very Energetic
The head of the Multi-Media unit must obviously be a believer (one that is born-again).
The fruit of the Spirit is made manifest in Gal 5:22-23.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
And in I Samuel 16:
21 So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer.
22 Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, “Please let David remain in my service, for I am very pleased with him.”
23 And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.
The head of the multi-media unit along with members must show forth the fruit of the Spirit if they are to truly enhance worship experience otherwise they would only be operating the equipment.
This is so, as the following duties (amongst many others) shows that the multi-media team interface with a number of other units:
Choir/Praise Team: Produce quality sound, partition sound for instrumentalist, project lyrics and dynamically adjust sound and visual for right tempo and flow
It has been noted many at times that the choir don’t relay their requirement to the technical team on time. Likewise, list of (possible) songs are not make available. More so, in Praise and Worship, the Praise Leader might move with the Spirit and not necessarily followed list of order as scheduled.
Hence, multi-media leader (and personnel) must not get unnecessarily annoyed, rather they should adapt to the changes.
It becomes imperative that where the song being sang is not even in the database, the “new” song must be dynamically added on the fly (or approach the choir after the ministration to get the wordings and add it to the database)
It must also be noted that for non-English songs, the interpretation must be researched and validated. Lyrics of non-English songs should not be projected without an interpretation (or at least an implied meaning).
A critical interface between multi-media and Choir is “sound check”. It is imperative that sound check be carried out before the service commence and not during. Having a member of the choir (typically out of the instrumentalist) “acting” as “pseudo” multi-media member is a positive step in the right direction. This could be vice-versa.
Protocol and Security through or along with Ushers might have information to pass across. They would then have need for such “alerts” to be projected. Examples of this as have mostly been noted is when people parks their clear in an illegal or obstructive way.
Multi-media should assist as intuitively as possible. They could even help capture the picture of the car (or any other as the case might be) and project accordingly.
Many at time the ministering Pastor’s message title is not announced and a list of bible passages are not made known beforehand. It is also possible for bible references to be quoted from other translation apart from KJV or multiple bible versions (typically we have seen simultaneous quote from NKJV, NLT and AMP).
The multi-media unit must then be pro-active enough, and adapt to the ministering Pastor’s style, flow, needs, and requirement. Ensuring that the projection software supports and loaded with multiple Bible versions is essential.
The multi-media must be attentive and energetic enough to highlight key points from the sermon and project accordingly in non-obstructive way. This is of utmost importance for prayer points.
Multi-media should try and get a copy of the announcement before hand or type it on-the-fly during announcement. The head of multi-media as a Minister himself should try and get a copy or hint of the announcement et al during Minister’s prayer session for the service.
The multi-media team should be in close touch with the Pastorate and Publicity/Design team. This assist in ensuring that the media background aligns with the theme for the service as well as backdrop and interior decor.