16 episodes

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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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

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!

    The Philip Grossman Interview

    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: https://www.philipgrossman.com/



    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!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The David Jordan Interview

    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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/128690253874094



    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!

    • 46 min
    The Nate Lopez Interview

    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!

    • 56 min
    The Blue Amber Interview

    The Blue Amber Interview

    It’s Episode 012 and we have a special treat in store for the conclusion of Season 01 of Coffee & Gaff Tape! Our guest is freelance photographer, Blue Amber from the Elevation Church photography team!



    Yep, you heard that right, we’re diving deeper into the world of production than ever before and talking with someone whose passion is to highlight those working in the shadows from, well, the shadows! So, come along as we learn how photography brought Blue Amber to Elevation and what sparked her decision to turn the camera away from the stage and start highlighting the people making live productions happen.



    Here’s some of what we cover:

    00:04:01 • Who is Blue Amber and is that your real name?

    00:05:28 • How did you end up in the shadows of production?

    00:07:19 • What attracted you to live event photography?

    00:08:42 • How did you get connected to Elevation Church?

    00:12:16 • When did highlighting people in production become a priority for you?

    00:17:24 • Why would an organization want to have a photographer capture their events?

    00:21:32 • What does your dad-to-day look like, whether shooting for Elevation or another event?

    00:25:58 • Amber’s heart.



    Such a privilege to chat with Blue Amber and listen to her share her thoughts on the importance of being and feeling seen in the shadows of production!



    Now, where did you put those AirPods?



    PS: Season 02 of Coffee & Gaff Tape is coming in February!

    • 40 min
    The Todd Elliott Interview

    The Todd Elliott Interview

    We’re sending all the Christmas vibes to you with Episode 011 of Coffee & Gaff Tape! We’ve decked the halls of this episode with lights, ugly sweaters, and the founder of everyone's favorite tech community Todd Elliott!



    That’s right, Mr. FILO himself joins us to talk about his life in production, navigating the demands between church and family, and why he loves Jesus but hates Christmas.



    Here’s some of what we cover:

    00:03:51 • How did you end up in the shadows of production?

    00:08:57 • How did your time at Willow Creek shape your career?

    00:19:41 • What’s behind your ability to ask for help?

    00:23:19 • Where did the idea of FILO begin?

    00:33:46 • What has it been like for you to witness the impact of FILO?

    00:38:24 • How can we know it’s time for a change?

    00:45:29 • Why do you hate Christmas?

    00:50:45 • How would you encourage the production community in the thick of the Christmas season?

    00:58:55 • Todd’s heart.



    Such an incredible time getting to hear Todd share his story and learnings. So appreciative of him and the whole team at FILO.



    Alright, you’ve got a choice between hot chocolate and coffee; but AirPods and hitting play has already been decided for you!



    PS: While you're listening you can learn more about FILO right here!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Jesse Maitland Interview

    The Jesse Maitland Interview

    We’re turning ten episodes old! To celebrate, we’re thrilled to welcome Jesse Maitland from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, to the podcast!  

    Serving as Broadcast Director and Production Coordinator at one of the most influential churches in the world comes with its fair share of learning experiences. Still, Jesse walks us through how passion, calling, and vision can serve as invaluable guardrails for whatever life in production throws our way.



    Here’s some of what we cover:

    00:02:21 • Who is Jesse Maitland?

    00:04:33 • How did you end up in the shadows of production?

    00:09:54 • Tell us about KGEC TV 26.

    00:14:13 • How have you been at Bethel for 21 years?

    00:17:16 • What did coming on staff at Bethel look like?

    00:27:29 • How were you involved with Jesus Culture?

    00:32:34 • How has Bethel been able to walk the line between success and calling?

    00:47:28 • What has it been like for you in seasons of transition at Bethel?

    00:52:45 • What are the challenges of leading people that you’ve faced?.

    01:03:40 • Jesse’s heart.



    Incredibly grateful for the time Jesse spent with us! Such an awesome time of learning from one of the best there is in the production world!

    AirPods? Yeah, we thought so.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Kentonhock ,

Fantastic Content

The hearts behind this are awesome and the interviews are gold. Keep up the awesome work!

Joel Lombardo ,

I love this podcast…

…so much that I’m naming my firstborn “Coffee & Gaff Tape”

I’m not even lying.

jonisthegoat ,

The real stuff

Somehow these guys are able to inspire with their vulnerability and real stories, and educate in a technical sense in the same episode every time. Well worth a listen.

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