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Monday
Apr052010

How Are Andrew’s TV Programs Made?

(Click to enlarge)John prepares studio lights, set pieces, and camera equipment so that everything is right for Andrew’s teaching. John has been with Andrew 24 years, longer than any other employee.

Andrew's (Click to enlarge)special teaching gift makes it possible for his programs to be captured by a single camera. It is as if he is sitting at the table in your home talking with you.


(Click to enlarge)Ed operates the camera on shoot days and processes the video for raw digital ingestion, DVD mastering and broadcast mastering. He holds an AA degree in electronics from Pima College.

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Karen runs the teleprompter on shoot days (used for announcements, etc.) and assists with the management of the department. She also conducts on-camera interviews at Gospel Truth Seminars.

(Click to enlarge)Laurie is the assistant to the program producers. She publishes the notebook that guides each Gospel Truth show through editing and mastering. She performs Quality Control, publishes production and broadcast schedules on the website, and creates closed captioning for the program. She is a CBC graduate.

(Click to enlarge)Doris transcribes each of Andrew’s teachings, researching the content for editing and finishing purposes. She has worked with the ministry for
12 years.

(Click to enlarge)Michael manages the assembly of the Gospel Truth programs in the Avid editing Suite. He earned a BA in radio, TV and film production from the University of North Texas.

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Aaron is Chief Editor of the Gospel Truth program. He holds a business management degree from Sam Houston State University and will graduate from CBC in May 2010.

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Sean prepares Andrew’s teachings for the Gospel Truth program. He holds a BA in film studies from the University of Nevada and for the past 3 years edited nomination packages for the Academy Awards and Emmys. He plans to attend CBC in the fall.

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Kevin is Final Editor for Gospel Truth programs. He puts the finishing touches on each program and makes sure it is ready to be seen on your home TV set.

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David creates the Russian version the program, and adapts the American program for airing on God TV and in Uganda. He also troubleshoots the networking of the Avid computers.

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Mike manages the creative side of the department where promotions, documentaries, testimonies, and teaching DVD’s are made. He is also the technical supervisor for Gospel Truth Seminars and other events, including the management of audio visuals for CBC. After working on an engineering degree for 3 years he heard God calling him to CBC. He has worked in the television department for 6 years.

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Michael has 30 years of experience as a cameraman, editor, voice announcer and producer of commercial and Christian television. An accomplished musician, he composes sound tracks for documentaries such as Destiny Stories and
Healing Journeys.

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David is a CBC graduate who has worked in TV for 3 years. He has become an excellent motion graphics artist as well as the Mac System Director, implementing the coordination of the Final Cut editing stations on the creative production side of
the department.

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Annabelle is a CBC student who will graduate in May. She works part time logging video footage and has recently begun to edit special program material. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from DePaul University with a BA in radio, TV and
film communications.

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Teresa writes the script for the TV announcer on each broadcast. She also developed the video library system for the department and performs logging functions.

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Stephanie places the Gospel Truth TV and radio programs on networks and stations worldwide. She is an employee of Integrity Media in Lewisville, Texas and has served Andrew’s media placement needs for a decade.

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Stephen is Media Operations Manager for the ministry. He produced the original Gospel Truth TV broadcast and launched Andrew on the INSP Network in 2000. He has been with Andrew for 11 years.

Monday
Mar222010

Keeping the Message Moving

Profile of the AWM Production Department

The Production Deptartment handles up to 200,000 outgoing letters per month.
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Since answering the Lord's call to ministry, Andrew and Jamie have been recording and distributing Andrew's messages. After more than 40 years sharing the Gospel, Andrew has archived hundreds of teachings, published more than 35 books and produced many topical teaching series. As the ministry has grown, so too have the requests for these materials. The products Andrew and Jamie once distributed on their own now require a production team of eighteen people to keep up with the orders the ministry receives on a
daily basis.

AWM employs 18 people to accommodate the steady, efficient production of Andrew's materials. (Click to enlarge)Production Department Manager, Millie Narvaez, who has been with AWM for nearly twenty-three years, recalls a time when the department, then mostly volunteer, mailed approximately five-hundred letters, and produced and shipped around two-thousand cassette tapes per month. Now, a long time since those early days in Manitou Springs, Millie's department mails between 150,000 and 200,000 letters per month. These include all ministry related correspondence, brochures and meeting announcements as well as newsletters, magazines and other information. While there are still a few lingering cassettes, Millie said that the majority of what they produce and ship are CDs and DVDs. She estimates shipments totaling roughly 35,000 pieces each month between the CDs, DVDs, books, study guides, and various other products currently available.

Teaching materials are packaged by hand. (Click to enlarge)The ministry receives these requests through a steady stream of phone calls fielded in the AWM Phone Center, electronically through the AWM website, and by letters received in the mail. While much of the product being shipped has been paid for with suggested donation amounts, Andrew has also given away millions of his teaching materials at no charge. Offering free tapes and CDs reflects Andrew's commitment to the Lord that he would always make his messages available, regardless of a person's ability to make a donation.

The Production Department does more than handle the shipping of the outgoing products; the team is also responsible for the duplicating processes and packaging the items as well. A large part of production involves the duplication of the CDs and DVDs. The CD/DVD duplication area of the department reproduces Andrew's teachings 8-12 hours per day—Monday through Friday. (Click to enlarge)The department has roughly one hundred and fifty CD/DVD burners running between eight and twelve hours a day to keep up with the
incoming orders.

Additionally, the department is responsible for packing the materials Andrew brings with him when he goes on the road for a Gospel Truth Seminar or to an individual off-campus meeting. As the attendance at Andrew's meetings continues to grow, the task of supplying the materials to meet the people's needs does as well.

The AWM Production team keeps the Gospel message moving. (Click to enlarge)Millie relies on Supervisor, Vera Webb and Jr. Supervisor, Anna Yamamoto to keep the team running smoothly. The majority of employees in the production department are Charis Bible College graduates or current students. Millie said, "The production crew is made up of great folks and good workers."

Like all aspects of the Andrew's ministry, AWM's Production Department has grown significantly over the years. The department occupies roughly ten-thousand square feet of space in the current building. Millie remembers thinking about how big the area was when they first moved in. Now she and the team are looking forward to being able to utilize significantly more space in the proposed new facility. The new space will allow them to produce, house and distribute the materials that continue to set people free in an increasingly efficient way.