Andres Caamano

Andres Caamano

Andres Caamano is a writer and editor with nearly 20 years’ experience, including over four years bringing attention to the latest news in audio, video and lighting technology for houses of worship.

Has Live Mixing Changed in the Midst of the New Normal?

June 29, 2021

As the world returns to some version of “normal,” change has been significant for churches — particularly with streaming. Even with millions recently returning to worship services, the streaming gains achieved in the last few months shouldn’t be discarded. According to Tim Dougherty, senior solutions engineer for Wowza Media Systems, streaming went from a “nice-to-have” […]

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How to Best Train Volunteers for New Church Tech

May 11, 2021

Here’s a scenario: Your church has just installed a new audio mixing console. The church’s demands of working audio, video and lighting gear are often heavily placed on volunteers. Training is, therefore, crucial to their success. Are you thinking about having your volunteers fully trained on the new console after one training, just one day […]

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As Churches Return To Live Events and Services, What Next?

March 23, 2021

A year ago, churches nationwide unexpectedly were thrust into exclusively doing virtual events and services, over many months. With churches recently returning to live services, and the worst relating to the pandemic seemingly behind us … what now? Over these past 12 months, churches have adapted on the fly. Many have begun hosting live services […]

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Don’t Ignore the Importance of Audio When Focused on Upgrades for Video

March 9, 2021

Over the last year, churches nationwide have seen how vital quality video and streaming are in spreading the message. For churches that weren’t streaming before last March, the sudden rush to begin left behind various technical issues. Following weeks of lockdowns and reduced capacity for in-person services, many churches now look to further improve their […]

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Thinking Ahead: As Churches Pivot Back To Live Services, How to Maintain Streaming

February 12, 2021

As a country, we’re approaching a full year with an increased need of socially distanced livestreams for thousands of congregations. The main question derived over that time is: What have we learned? More importantly, from what’s been learned, what can be done to improve a church’s overall offerings, without additional major investments? Among the more […]

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Helping Houses of Worship Decide When to Upgrade Video Gear

January 27, 2021

For too many churches, the question of when to upgrade video gear, hangs around like a frozen video frame. That reality has only grown with an increased focus toward streaming and broadcasting of worship services since March. As with any piece of equipment, each will eventually reach a point at which it must be replaced. […]

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LED Walls or Projection for Churches: Growth in Technology Makes Decisions Tougher

January 12, 2021

As 2020 has turned into 2021, many recently arisen challenges are continuing to confront churches. Among the challenges thrust to the forefront are those associated with recognizing the increasing value of broadcasting and streaming worship services. Even with churches having been largely open in recent months, most have been so on a limited capacity basis. […]

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Contemporary Versus Traditional Lighting for Churches

December 17, 2020

If your church already offers different weekly services — one traditional and the other contemporary — how one approaches each is crucial to the continued growth of the church. Congregation members benefit by choosing which suits them best. When differentiating between each type of service, lighting is an extremely key place to start. In determining […]

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