Lighting

Creative Projection: Don’t Get Boxed Into Typical Gear Usage
By Kevin Penrod · April 30, 2018 • A few years back, I decided that I would take the resources I have been blessed with, and start to think about how to use them in the ways I’m called to, and to then push them to their limits.

Beams, Spots and Washes: Dizzying Array of Fixtures for Church
By Charlie Pike · April 18, 2018 • Technology has come a very long way regarding light source options. LED will have an LED light source, whether it’s multicolor additive color mixing, or if it’s a white source, utilizing subtractive color mixing.

2nd Day at NAB Offers Mix of Audio, Video, Lighting Solutions for Churches
By Andres Caamano · April 11, 2018 • An intriguing number of products, ranging from all-in-one video switchers to microphones featured on conference exhibit floor.

For Lighting Design, What Software Is The Right Match For Your Needs? (Part 3)
By Christopher Eguizabal · April 6, 2018 • Dig into this final part of a three-part series that looks into choices for lighting design software, including Vectorworks and LightConverse, and how each can best serve the needs of your church.

Used Lighting: Account for Mix of Pros, Cons When Deciding To Buy New, Used
By Kevin Penrod · February 22, 2018 • Few churches are set up to buy everything at that new price tag, but we all have a desire to do what is best for our church, to where used gear becomes a consideration to get the best value.

Used Lighting: No Need to Break the Bank When Finding Quality Fixtures
By Christopher Eguizabal · February 15, 2018 • When looking to upgrade your lighting, frequently check used lighting websites, because new listings on sites like UsedLighting.com are added on a daily basis.

DMX Control: In Planning System, Look to IP, Wireless As Options
By David Leuschner · February 9, 2018 • With the DMX protocol, there are so many possibilities, ranging from controlling video servers to your effect devices, and much more.

Lighting Control: What to Know About 3 Protocols
By Steven Hall · February 2, 2018 • In the world of lighting control, there are quite a few different control protocols and systems. Many of them however, take a huge influence from the DMX protocol.

Budgeting and Maintenance: Plan For The Long-Term, Avoid Unwanted Surprises
By Josh Holowicki · December 28, 2017 • Refrain from making software and firmware updates (unless they are fixing a major bug) prior to a big event. Too often, such updates before an event might lead to an unfortunate result, like “all my show files are gone now.”

Stage Design: Constantly Be On The Lookout for Inspiration
By Brian Wilson · December 13, 2017 • No set design ever brought anyone to faith, but great design can draw people into worship in a fresh way, where God can move in their lives.

Set Design: Creating an Inviting, Worshipful Space
By Chris Tall · December 5, 2017 • Even if you aren’t building sets to match messages, it’s still impactful to create a look that provides an inviting space. The alternative of blank walls and general room lighting gives a sterile classroom feel.

Intentional Lighting: From Cues to Color Theory
By Mike Sessler · November 23, 2017 • One of the best things you can do as a lighting director (or technical director who programs lights) is learn color theory. Different colors make you feel different things.

Moving Lights: CHAUVET’s Maverick Series Add Up To Quality Fixtures
By Kevin Penrod · November 15, 2017 • The more I started researching, I started to find the MK2 wash really wasn’t that much more expensive than the used LED wash that I was originally looking to get.

CHAUVET DJ To Showcase New Fixtures, Atmospherics, Washes at LDI
By TD Staff · October 30, 2017 • Adding to the flexibility, the new Eve fixtures offer D-Fi USB compatibility, PowerCON-compatible power linking capabilities, and both three-pin and five-pin DMX connections.

Washes, Spots, Beams: Varied Options Key For Your Lighting Rig
By Josh Holowicki · October 23, 2017 • With the available choices of fixtures to consider, they will help make your lighting system come alive and will add a dimension of creativity that will open many possibilities for you as a designer.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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