Looking to spread their message via online streaming, the Bethesda Christian Church of Sterling Heights, Michigan asked Vintage King's Live Sound expert Paul Johnson to help bring in new gear for their video rig. Designed by Johnson with input from Jason Bellinger, the Director of Media and Communications at BCC, the new video rig system features an impressive array of equipment to help improve the church's streaming capabilities. The package installed at BCC includes a Mackie Big Knob Desktop Studio Monitor System, Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones,  Panasonic AW-HE40SK PTZ Camera and more. "Paul Johnson is a true professional, his knowledge and expertise in the audio field is unmatched," says Bellinger. "He listens to my needs and concerns and always make great recommendations to help me finish my projects." We sat down with Jason for a brief chat to talk about what he wanted to get out of his video upgrade, the installation process and the positive impact it has had on BCC in the time since. Continue reading below for our interview and to see photos of the new equipment installed in this beautiful House of Worship.
What did you want to achieve with this project when you reached out to Paul and Vintage King? I was tasked with upgrading our churches video system so that we could stream our Sunday morning services on the Internet. We needed to get the highest quality gear that would remain in our budget and be simple enough for volunteers to use with minimal training. What was the process like for you? How involved were you with Paul and the decisions being made? This project was a breeze! Paul came out to visit us onsite and talk about our needs and wants. Then he built a package that was within our budget and addressed all of our needs. We stayed in constant communications throughout the entire project, sometimes talking multiple times a day. For every problem that arose, Paul offered a great solution and kept us on track.
What was the installation process like? Were you able to seamlessly return to your services in a fair amount of time? We were able to shut down our old video system and get the new one up within a couple weeks, which was within our project installation timeframe. How did the project turn out and what kind of impact has had it on your congregation's services? Our new video system is perfect! It is everything we wanted and much more. Our Sunday live service streams are looking great and getting a great response. If you're interested in learning more about how Paul Johnson and the Vintage King Live Sound team can help upgrade your House of Worship's facilities, please contact us here or by calling 888.653.1184. Want to see more of our work in action? Check out a few of our other installations by heading to our Live Sound blog page.