Advanced Tips for Stationary Camera Operators
When leading volunteers, I’ve learned the importance of consistent training, both for new members of our team and for veteran volunteers.
I’ve provided my Training Guide for Stationary and Stage Camera positions on the blog last year. You can check out that post and download the free Training Guides here:
When leading teams, occasionally I would offer some “Advanced Training” sessions on a Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon or another specified time, to give people the opportunity to learn more about the positions they were serving in.
For Camera Operators, I would offer an Advanced classes on Stationary Camera and Roaming/Stage Camera positions.
For Stationary Camera Operators, here are the topics I would cover in the workshop:
For Roaming/Stage Camera Operators, here are the topics I would cover in the workshop:
I hope these workshop topics will give you some ideas as you train camera operators on your production teams.
Carl Barnhill has served on staff at some of the largest churches and organizations in the country. He served as Media Director at Precept Ministries International, directing the television and radio program Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur, broadcasted to over 98 million homes around the world. He served as Video Production Director at Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS, where he produced media content for four campuses, as well as led volunteer teams.
He most recently served as Video Coordinator for Newspring Church in South Carolina. Newspring has 10 campuses across the state with a weekly attendance of over 35,000. At one campus alone, the number of consistent volunteers serving in media production tripled, under his leadership.
He currently serves as Creative Director and Owner of [twelve:thirty]media, a company that serves churches and ministries all over the world through motion graphics content and church media coaching.