Randy Murray
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Please find linked below a short film with some broad suggestions on live streaming particularly using Facebook. We realize that Facebook is not for everyone, nor is it appreciated by everyone, however it is a simple and easily accessible platform. More specifically, the purpose of the film is to provide some information on live streaming, some best practices about the process, hardware (cell phones, Ipad/tablet and laptop) and software options. Rev. Glover in conversation with Gerry Parrott and Becki Kozol of St. George's, Maple Ridge talk about how they live stream worship at St. George’s and how they produce video communications that are later posted to YouTube and linked on the parish website and the diocesan website.

BACKGROUND

A number of parishes in the Diocese of New Westminster made the decision to suspend in-person worship on March 15, 2020, two days before Archbishop Skelton’s communique containing the directive to suspend all in-person worship and parish and diocesan activities and events until May 3. One of those parishes was St. George, Maple Ridge, however, rector, the Reverend David Edgerton was at the church with tech team members, Gerry Parrott and Becki Kozol to welcome the filmmaking team from the diocese, Director for Mission and Ministry, the Reverend Tellison Glover (talent and executive producer) and diocesan communications’ videographer, photographer and overall contributor, Cliff Caprani of All Saints’, Ladner.

The Zoom software meeting platform is so far a great success in our diocese with many parishes utilizing Zoom to gather for for virtual worship.

  • The tech table front POV

. The diocesan film offers information on other options.

The film is attached here on this post.

Here is a link to the Virtual Church Resource Menu page on this website. Gerry Parrott's Facebook live streaming notes are attached below.

IMAGES

  • The tech table at St. George's front POV
  • The Reverend David Edgerton on right welcomes Rev. Glover (form a safe distance)
  • Setting up a shot for "Tripod Talk" with Becki Kozol (on the right with gooseneck mobile device holder)
  • The tech table screens