PODCAST

Coffee & Gaff Tape

Resi.io

A podcast with one purpose; to shine a light on the stories of those who brave the shadows of production tech. In each episode, we’ll sit down with someone that wears mostly black, loves “new gear day” as much as you do, and definitely knows how to over-under a cable. We’ll talk tech-booth-life and real-life all while trying not to take ourselves too seriously. Who are we? We're Resi; the world's most resilient streaming service and champion of those that often go unnoticed while producing live productions for churches, educational institutions, local governments, and more. Curious? Visit Resi.io to learn more!

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The Philip Grossman Interview
Apr 20 2022
The Philip Grossman Interview
In this episode of Coffee & Gaff Tape, we’re heading into uncharted territory with adventure photographer and cinematographer for HBO, Discovery, and many others, Philip Grossman! Strap in for edge-of-your-seat stories from his time documenting Chernobyl, a deep dive into how his transition to shooting exclusively on RED revolutionized his workflow, and so much more. Truly, there is no shortage of insights into the creative process, regardless of the role you play in the shadows of production! Here’s some of what we cover: 00:02:52 • Who is Philip Grossman? 00:04:50 • How did you end up in the shadows of production? 00:08:02 • What did you learn about filmmaking from your time at Chernobyl? 00:13:47 • What is the importance of crafting an authentic story? 00:18:10 • Where would you start when crafting a story in a live production setting? 00:24:00 • Storytime: “In Chernobyl at Gunpoint” and “No Water in the Desert” 00:33:55 • Let’s talk RED workflow and why you switched. 00:49:01 • What are your thoughts on the “digital cinema in live production” movement? 01:02:02 • Philip’s heart. We so enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Philip and listen along with you to his adventures! Sooooooooo, mash the button and get those AirPods in! P.S. Want to connect with Philip? Here’s the link to his website: Resi? Well, we're Resi; the world's most resilient streaming service and champion of those that often go unnoticed while producing live productions for organizations around the world. Check us out at Res.io to learn more!
The Philip Grossman Interview
Apr 20 2022
The Philip Grossman Interview
In this episode of Coffee & Gaff Tape, we’re heading into uncharted territory with adventure photographer and cinematographer for HBO, Discovery, and many others, Philip Grossman! Strap in for edge-of-your-seat stories from his time documenting Chernobyl, a deep dive into how his transition to shooting exclusively on RED revolutionized his workflow, and so much more. Truly, there is no shortage of insights into the creative process, regardless of the role you play in the shadows of production! Here’s some of what we cover: 00:02:52 • Who is Philip Grossman? 00:04:50 • How did you end up in the shadows of production? 00:08:02 • What did you learn about filmmaking from your time at Chernobyl? 00:13:47 • What is the importance of crafting an authentic story? 00:18:10 • Where would you start when crafting a story in a live production setting? 00:24:00 • Storytime: “In Chernobyl at Gunpoint” and “No Water in the Desert” 00:33:55 • Let’s talk RED workflow and why you switched. 00:49:01 • What are your thoughts on the “digital cinema in live production” movement? 01:02:02 • Philip’s heart. We so enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Philip and listen along with you to his adventures! Sooooooooo, mash the button and get those AirPods in! P.S. Want to connect with Philip? Here’s the link to his website: Resi? Well, we're Resi; the world's most resilient streaming service and champion of those that often go unnoticed while producing live productions for organizations around the world. Check us out at Res.io to learn more!
The David Jordan Interview
Mar 22 2022
The David Jordan Interview
We’re back with another episode of Coffee & Gaff Tape, and our guest is David Jordan from the iconic Facebook Group, Church Sound & Media Techs! We can’t wait for you to hear how this incredible community got started, some of the challenges experienced along the way, and the impact David has witnessed over the years. His vast experience and words of wisdom will truly give everyone in production something to think about. Here’s some of what we cover: 00:02:51 • Who is David Jordan? 00:04:49 • How did you end up in the shadows of production? 00:7:23 • What was the process of expanding your production knowledge? 00:10:23 • How did Church Sound & Media Techs get started? 00:15:11 • What’s it like seeing the impact this group has experienced? 00:20:00 • What does the future of church production look like in your opinion? 00:23:45 • Based on your experience, what is really getting in the way of teams producing their best content? 00:26:05 • What can a Worship Team and Production Team do to create more unity? 00:27:59 • What do all church techs need to hear right now? 00:30:40 • How can production build trust with leadership? 00:35:09 • What are some success stories from Church Sound & Media Techs? 00:41:04 • David’s heart. Getting to sit down with the legend was such an honor and we’re super thankful for David and the time he spent with us! AirPods? Check. Coffee? Check. Play button? P.S. Want to become a part of the Church Sound & Media Techs community? Well, here’s the link: Resi? Well, we're Resi; the world's most resilient streaming service and champion of those that often go unnoticed while producing live productions for organizations around the world. Check us out at Res.io to learn more!
The Nate Lopez Interview
Feb 21 2022
The Nate Lopez Interview
Welcome to a brand new season of Coffee & Gaff Tape!  In our first episode of Season 2, we’re talking to freelance lighting designer Nate Lopez! One of the first things we recommend here at Resi, when someone asks us how to make their videos look more professional, is to start with lighting. This is why we’re super excited to talk with Nate about his thoughts on lighting for video, how he found his passion for making the lights go blinky-blink, and how the rest of the production community can better understand the impact of a great lighting design. Here’s some of what we cover: 00:03:47 • Who is Nate Lopez? 00:04:52 • How did you end up in the shadows of production? 00:10:46 • Do you go all out with Christmas lights on your house? 00:12:13 • What don’t other aspects of production understand about lighting? 00:16:05 • Set design and lighting. 00:18:35 • Where would you start when trying to build a lighting rig? 00:25:48 • What’s the difference between ‘showy’ lighting and enhancing an environment? 00:30:41 • What does a typical day look like for a freelance lighting designer? 00:35:32 • How has lighting changed with the influx of virtual and hybrid events? 00:41:48 • What’s one thing we can all do to improve lighting for video? 00:49:50 • Nate’s heart. What a way to kick off Season 2 of Coffee and Gaff Tape! It was such a privilege to have Nate join us in-studio and share his story with us. Alright, AirPods at the ready? P.S. If you’re looking for an LD or just want to talk shop with Nate Lopez, feel free to hit him up at nate@lighthd.com and tell him Resi sent you. Who's Resi? Well, we're Resi; the world's most resilient streaming service and champion of those that often go unnoticed while producing live productions for organizations around the world. Check us out at Res.io to learn more!
The Caleb Loeppky Interview
Oct 19 2021
The Caleb Loeppky Interview
Episode 009 is packed with practical insights from production staffing and coaching expert Caleb Loeppky! Oh, and he’s the Technical Director at Christ Community Church in St. Charles, IL, leads FILO Staffing, and works at Slingshot Group. Talk about wearing a LOT of hats! We’re talking about something we hear about all too often in production… burnout. How does it happen? Is the grass really greener at another organization? When do you know it’s time to look for something else? These questions and more are all fair game in this timely conversation. Here’s some of what we cover: 00:05:59 • What is behind your passion for equipping others? 00:08:30 • What brought you into the shadows of production? 00:16:36 • Customer #1b. 00:21:08 • Connect the dots between your story, FILO Staffing, and Slingshot Group. 00:25:54 • What do you know now about staffing that you wish you knew when you were looking for your first job in production? 00:30:11 • How has the importance of technology shifted the church staffing world? 00:34:51 • Burnout. 00:41:11 • What are the sneaky signs that burnout is approaching?. 00:46:37 • How do you establish healthy boundaries with leadership? 00:54:58 • Caleb’s heart. Grateful for Caleb sharing his passion for healthy work and life rhythms and we’re hoping this inspires each of us to take a quick inventory of our personal rhythms and tweak them if needed! Wait, you haven’t hit play yet? What are you waiting for? Grab those AirPods! Learn more about Resi: more about Slingshot Group: more about FILO: more about Christ Community Church:
The Jeremy Van Valkenburg Interview
Sep 21 2021
The Jeremy Van Valkenburg Interview
For Episode 008, we’re heading back to Transformation Church in Oklahoma to sit down with Production Director Jeremy Van Valkenburg! Honest. Open. Transparent. That’s the only way we can describe how Jeremy graciously shares his journey through the shadows of life and production. We’re talking about what it’s like to go through the real stuff life throws at us and how working in ministry means we must choose to put the everything-is-great-all-the-time mask down so we can get the help we need. Here’s some of what we cover: 00:02:10 • Another Apple Podcast review! 00:05:01 • How did you get the nickname “Pastor JerBear?” 00:06:06 • Who is Jeremy Van Valkenburg? 00:07:48 • How did you end up in the shadows of production? 00:13:20 • Was a career in production even on your radar early on? 00:15:18 • What are the challenges and rewards of leading the Production Team at Transformation Church? 00:18:17 • What was it like starting your new role as Production Director in the midst of 2020? 00:22:42 • Transformation Church, creativity, and what’s next. 00:28:45 • How much the Water Stage really cost. 00:33:41 • Walking through difficult times while working in production. 00:48:58 • A message to leaders. 00:51:19 • The Worship Leader Probs connection. 00:54:58 • Jeremy’s heart. We can’t thank ‘Pastor JerBear’ enough for coming in H.O.T. and helping us all become better versions of ourselves. You know the drill; AirPods, coffee, and hit play!
The Chad Gilchrist Interview
Aug 17 2021
The Chad Gilchrist Interview
Episode 007 is here, and we’re heading off the beaten path into the world of film production with cinematographer Chad Gilchrist! After honing his craft in the independent film industry, Chad has been using his talents on the sets of streaming giants like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. This means we’re getting a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite binge-worthy shows. More importantly, though, we're learning from his experience in cross-departmental training and how pursuing a career in the film industry requires more than just a little 'movie magic.' Here’s some of what we cover: 00:02:23 • Our first Apple Podcast review! 00:03:52 • Who is Chad Gilchrist? 00:05:27 • How did you end up in the film industry? 00:09:15 • What advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue a career in film? 00:11:43 • How did entering the Union help your career? 00:17:28 • What shows have you had the opportunity to work on? 00:22:30 • What’s the benefit of developing multiple skills or roles in a given department? 00:28:55 • What is a ‘best-boy’ on a film set? 00:30:46 • What’s the difference between working on a film/tv show and working on a commercial? 00:34:17 • What was the pandemic like for those in the film industry and how have things changed? 00:39:48 • What can the live production industry learn from the film industry? 00:42:31 • Chad’s heart. 00:45:08 • Movie magic and big cameras. Thank you to Chad for spending this time with us and sharing his story. So, grab those AirPods, get the popcorn, and hit play! Lights. Camera. Action! (Sorry, we had to…)
The Brady Shearer Interview
Jun 18 2021
The Brady Shearer Interview
The term ‘Shadows of Production’ most often brings to mind images of hazy rooms teeming with technical wizards clad in black t-shirts honing the smallest details of the next event to ensure the best experience possible. Accurate? Now, chew on this thought for a second: If the show goes on and no one outside the organization experienced it; did it even really happen? We’ll give you a minute to put your mind back together. The Production Team’s ride-or-die needs to be the Communications Team, and it’s on this premise that we’re ecstatic to welcome communications expert Brady Shearer to Coffee & Gaff Tape. Brady has dedicated his skills to helping churches overcome what he calls, “The biggest communications shift in 500 years.” through his company Pro Church Tools. Here’s some of what we cover: 00:02:55 • Who is Brady Shearer? 00:06:30 • How did Pro Church Tools come to be? 00:11:29 • TikTok, Tesla, and the disruption of communications as we knew it. 00:15:35 • How do churches engage in ‘The Shift?” 00:19:59 • Communications meets Production. 00:23:38 • What is one thing you wish you could instantly change about church communications? 00:27:12 • PSA: It’s ok to speak your mind; just don’t be a jerk about it. 00:30:10 • How does someone effect change while not in a leadership position? 00:37:29 • What advice would you have for someone on the verge of burnout? 00:41:11 • Brady’s heart. We can’t thank Brad enough for being so generous with his time and sharing his insights with the Coffee & Gaff Tape community. We hope you learn as much as we did! You know the drill; volume up, AirPods in, and hit play!
The David Paulson Interview
May 7 2021
The David Paulson Interview
Sports fans, you're in for a treat with Episode 004 of Coffee & Gaff Tape! Have you ever wondered how replay works in the NFL, or what it's like in those production trucks that roll up to MLB parks across the country, or even how long it's going to take for courtside camera ops to get replaced by robots in the NCAA basketball tournament? Well, then David Paulson might be your new best friend! David has run replay, camera, or edited content for the biggest names in sports, including ESPN, FOX SPORTS, the NFL, and many more! In short, if you've watched sporting events in any capacity, you've probably experienced his vast body of work. Here's some of what we cover: 00:02:22 • Who is David Paulson? 00:04:39 • The cancelation of 'everything.' 00:07:35 • Why sports live production? 00:08:52 • How do you tell a story through replay? 00:09:59 • What's the pressure like during a sports broadcast? 00:16:04 • What's the balance between local and national broadcast teams? 00:22:46 • The Super Bowl and an Emmy. 00:25:08 • Why replay and what kind of gear is involved? 00:32:55 • What's the difference between sports broadcasts and other live broadcasts? 00:35:07 • How has the COVID-10 pandemic affected what you do? 00:44:13 • Can you buy a house if you know how to over-under a cable? 00:48:50 • David's heart. We're so grateful for David sharing his journey with us and can't wait for you to come along with us. So, pause the game, get your headphones, and give this episode a listen!