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the creative connection
When was the last time you had a great idea, acted upon it, and stood back just to admire your work? Was it creative? Was in unique? Would you consider it art? Has this ever occurred during a service while you were working on the media team?
Most of the time we are so wrapped up in doing our job that we often miss moments of artistic genius. Maybe it is a subtle change in lighting, a different edit or a creative camera transition. Maybe a slight change in the mix or a little different point of view would help express our worship in a new and creative way.
What makes it easier to focus on the art instead of fighting just to preform? Knowing your job and equipment well, lots of practice, rehearsal and the willingness to try new ideas all contribute to the art. Above all those elements, having a heart of worship, being in touch with the service and praising and worshiping the Lord with your skills will allow you to creatively express yourself in a way that works with the whole service or project.
Our ministry here requires art as much as it requires tech knowledge. The knowledge is gained thru study, instruction and understanding. The art is much harder to define, it is something that has to grow out from inside of us. Art feeds on art, creativity on creativity.
For me, when I need to get into a creative mood, I put on new music, watch a new movie, stretching my brain with styles I am not familiar with. Then I exercise with brain storming, doodling and typing up random thoughts. I feed on material that helps focus on the direction or topic I am targeting. Sometimes I hit the mark and it all comes together; other times it doesn’t.

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