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Jeremy Smith
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So this trailer is amazing! (Click through to watch it)

Is it sad that I am seriously excited about this? So many childhood memories here! Here is the trailer for the series sequel to Boy Meets World with the original cast on board! 

http://78p.tv/girl-meets-world-video/
Is it sad that I am seriously excited about this? So many childhood memories here! Here is the trailer for the series sequel to Boy Meets World with the original cast on board!
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+Tim Adams has a wonderful insight in what it means to work with different size images and videos for your sunday morning service and how the Blackmagic equipment may help.
 
Blackmagic Design Television Studio & Scalers

In a recent installation project for a church, I learned a very valuable lesson about the Blackmagic Design Television Studio video switcher (BMD TVS) and how it interacts with scalers and other equipment.

The TVS expects either 720p or 1080i/p video content and it’s extremely specific about what it accepts or doesn’t accept.  For example, if you are trying to feed a 1366×720 signal from a scaler to the TVS, it will not be able to compensate for the difference (720p HD is 1280×720).  It will simply display a black screen.  Likewise, if you are feeding a 1920x108060p signal, it won’t be able to compensate because it’s expecting 1920×1080/59.94p.

http://78p.tv/blackmagic-design-television-studio-scalers/
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There is a theory going around that instead of completely overhauling a project or process, say a ministry, church, or blog, so that it can be newer and more modern to be more effective, that you instead make small changes to all of the individual processes that feed into the big project. Check out my thoughts on how church techies can do this for ministry.
 
Making Big Changes In Church Tech With Little Steps

We all want to see church technology ministries improve, but unlike other ministries in the church, it would seem that everything we want to do to improve what we can offer to support the whole congregation will cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. We want to challenge this idea with the 1% margin improvement process.

http://78p.tv/making-big-changes-church-tech-little-steps/
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Agreed... in web dev I call it the google approach. over the years they have slowly and subtly evolved their design as opposed to a complete overhaul all at once.

Most people don't respond well to that - just look at facebook's past method of UI updating...
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I want to challenge you, if you serve in a church tech ministry, watch this and see if you can implement something in your own ministry.
 
How Church Techies Can Minister To Leadership About Porn

Filtering Internet at church is more than just setting up software for the church technology ministry. If we are owning the cause to fight against pornography, then we need to have a loving follow up conversation with people when they do look at porn. But how do you confront someone if they are church leadership? We have a couple of ideas for you to make the conversation go a little smoother.

http://78p.tv/church-techies-can-minister-leadership-porn/
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+Tim Adams has a wonderful series starting up on a case study he wants to present for you with updating a sanctuary's technology area. It has all of the classic stuff: go to fix something and 10 more problems come up, stuff is back ordered, and you are replacing tech from 30 years ago. We would love hear your thoughts on this case study and how you would have handled the situation.
 
Case Study: Updating The Sanctuary Tech [part 1]

When I visited the church earlier this year, I was dumbfounded at what I saw; a small niche had been built into the wall of the sanctuary and this is what constituted the tech area (see image below). It was made clear that this system was out of date when they acquired it and it’s been limping along ever since.  It was painfully clear that a new integrated system would be needed.  The church as a body was motivated and eager to upgrade and while it did take several weeks to design the exact system they would need, once it was proposed, the church board approved it immediately and the equipment was ordered.

http://78p.tv/case-study-updating-sanctuary-tech-part-1/
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+Chip Dizárd took advantage of our Level Up Newsletter's free Starbucks. Love that you could take a break on +seventy8 Productions
 
Big shout to +Jeremy Smith and +seventy8 Productions for the Starbucks. I would be a newsletter subscriber even without a free cup of coffee once in a while.

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Someone want to buy this for my son?
 
HTML for Babies. http://youtu.be/-jWRYs4A2LU
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Hahaha....great baby ever
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I and everyone else on this blog is so blessed because of you guys continuing to return to this blog over and over again. For those that comment, we so greatly value your feedback, pushback, and questions. To those that share and like our content on social media, you guys are amazing. Without you guys, our content would be lost in the void that is the Internet.
 
God Is Blessing This Blog

This month, we at seventy8 Productions decided that with new expenses because of increased traffic to our blog that we would need to increase our advertisement costs. First time I have done this in years.

So with the help of Beaconads.com, I added one more advertisement space as well as increased the price of all of our large ads by 33%. Within 90 minutes, the new ad was filled. Now, less than a week later, I have twice as many people on the waiting list to be advertisers than before I made the change to the website.

http://78p.tv/god-blessing-blog/
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Good stuff and to the writers! Can't wait to join the writing team later this month. 
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+Steve Mindrup has great advice for any church tech person that works on your ministry's website and how you can fail.
 
5 Ways To Guarantee your Church Website Fails

My first car was an old BMW 533i. That car made me fall in love with the BMW brand, they are just a great car in my opinion. I have not had a beamer since then but recently was shopping for a used car. Surprisingly I found several new(ish) BMW’s in my low budget price range.

But what I learned in my early ownership of this piece of German ingenuity is that it is one thing to be able to get INTO a car – it is a whole new story to be able to stay in a vehicle like this with the high cost of maintenance and upkeep.

http://78p.tv/5-ways-guarantee-church-website-fails/
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+Christy Sandhoff Yeah. Unfortunately it is a tricky business made difficult by those that would try to game the system and make tons of money off of YouTube. Because of that possibility, it makes things difficult for everyone else.
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The second article in +Jesse Gruber's series on OS' is here and I don't know about you, but I have been challenged!
 
What’s Your Operating System – Part 2

Last week, I opened up a two part series on Operating Systems and how they translate into potential real world scenarios. I picked apart a “closed” OS (like Apple’s walled garden), and what living a “closed” life looks like. Ultimately, it was counter productive to Jesus’ call for us to live our lives on mission for Him. This week I’ll pick apart my personal favorite kind of OS, the “open” model. Google’s Android (my favorite) is an “open” model. Again, I’ll take a brief moment to explain that what follows has no reflection on my fellow Android techies, but does have serious implications if we catch ourselves living live in an open OS. What is an open OS, and how does that translate into our practical theology? Stick around to find out.

http://78p.tv/whats-operating-system-part-2/
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Thanks +Carl Thomas
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Social Media Specialist with Youth for Christ/USA
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  • Youth for Christ
    Social Media and Blogging Manager, 2013 - present
  • Club Beyond
    Community Director, 2009 - 2013
  • Youth for Christ
    Campus Life Director, 2007 - 2009
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Introduction
My name is Jeremy and I am a Christian, husband, blogger, writer, and social media realist.

Christian
I have been serving in ministry since 2003 with Youth for Christ and have loved every minute of it. I love talking faith, though I find myself debating less about the opinions of faith in favor of looking at the "why questions" and practical ways of putting faith into our lives.

Husband
One big takeaway in this life is my family. They are of utmost concern to me, beyond any personal accomplishments or career dreams. I love my wife, Ashley, and our beautiful son, Grant.

Blogger
I'm an experimenter when it comes to blogging. I have zero aspirations of becoming a career blogger, even those I find myself in that role now. Instead, I'd rather take some of the opinions of blogging out there and put them to the test and then share my results to help others do blogging better.

Writer
Coming from someone whose worst subject in high school was English, this is a big step for me. I currently have more than ten eBooks written or in production on a variety of topics including, Social Media for the ChurchCourageous Faith: 24 Day Devotional For Youth Workers, and Effective Blogging: 50 Tips To A Successful Blog.

Social Media Realist
I see social media not as Google+ is better or Facebook is a must, but that we can use these networks wisely and effectively. If you hate Facebook because it is not Google+, Twitter because there are too many people posting too often, or Pinterest because it is for women, avoid sharing your opinion with me because I will think less of you.
Education
  • Denver Seminary
    Masters of Counseling in Clinical Mental Health, 2010 - present
  • Ohio Northern University
    Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering, 2003 - 2007
  • Winebrenner Theological Seminary
    Masters of Arts in Family Minstry, 2007 - 2010
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