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Interview with Doug Mote, Senior Video Engineer
By Dave Franco - January 2, 2014

Are you married? Have kids?
I have a beautiful wife who actually works here at the Rock, and two lovely teenage daughters.

With all your responsibilities at the Rock, do you get to see them much?
Well when I was running corporate shows, I used to have to run an operation this size and pack it up, stick into trucks and head off to the next city to do it all over again. I work hard here at the church, but the great thing is that they actually push you to leave and go home. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

How would you describe your job?
I make sure that all the equipment that displays, transports or houses video are up and running. In collaboration with our IT department, I also run or oversee the close captioning, encoding, streaming for online broadcasting and getting Miles transmitted to all the multi-sites. I have to keep it all running seamlessly.

People probably don’t realize how much we rely on video technology, right?
They probably don’t, but if they did, it would mean I’m not doing my job.

You’re job is so technical, it’s probably difficult to keep your eye on the bigger picture, the reason why you do what you do?
When the altar call is being given and people are rushing down to the front, I can feel the power of that all the way back here, 200 yards from the sanctuary. Each time it happens it blows my mind. It’s impossible to forget. I get to play a tiny part in it all.

So I guess it’s safe to say you love your job?
I work with my wife. I am encouraged to have proper balance between work and home life. I get to make a difference. And the people I work with are some of the nicest, talented people in the world. What’s not to love?