Lighting Design

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.

Lighting Design Software Guide: Deep Dive Into Two Options (Part 2)
By Christopher Eguizabal · April 3, 2018 • Dive into this second part of a three-part series about lighting design software, and how programs such as Vectorworks and LightConverse can best serve the needs of your church.

Lighting Design Software Guide: Making It Easier With What Works (Part 1)
By Christopher Eguizabal · March 29, 2018 • Dive into this three-part series about lighting design software, and how programs such as Vectorworks and LightConverse can best serve the needs of your church.

Language of Light: Using Visuals to Communicate Culture
By Adrian Gates · February 1, 2018 • In modern worship, we can use visual language that draws upon 2,000 years of church history, and generations of culture.

Transforming Your Space by Reflecting Light
By Adam Dye · December 14, 2017 • Wood, Coroplast, and fabric aren’t the only materials that will catch and reflect light. A trip to the home center will provide you with plenty of inspiration to offer a variety of simple tools that can yield amazing results when hit with light.

Role Of The Lighting Director: Don’t Be Fearful of New Ideas
By Greg Saffles · June 30, 2017 • No matter the medium, the lighting director exists to come alongside others to create an environment that is conducive to a worship gathering.

Lighting Design: It’s Not the Light, It’s Where You Put It
By Greg Saffles · May 29, 2017 • In general, you want your fixtures to be placed at a 45-degree angle from the subject. Higher than this, and you will end up with unflattering shadows.

Lighting Design: The Basics Behind Which Fixtures Support the Best Visuals
By Steven Hall · May 16, 2017 • Among the different types of lights available to you, the most important aspect to nearly every design I complete is the back light.

When Choosing Lighting Design Software, Account for Features, Training
By Christopher Eguizabal · April 6, 2017 • If you want the ability to visually create a venue from the ground up, and do everything from rigging points, cable paths, audio layouts, stage layouts, fixture placements, all while including paperwork with a pull sheet, then Vectorworks is the way to go.

For Lighting Design, What Software Options Stand Out?
By Christopher Eguizabal · April 3, 2017 • Among two choices for lighting design software are Vectorworks Spotlight and LightConverse. The two work well together, with the ability to mock something up or design something very detailed.

What Lighting Design Software Best Fits Your Needs?
By Christopher Eguizabal · March 29, 2017 • With the right tools, one can essentially show up after using the appropriate software and just plug your console in and play back your programming instantly, spending less time programming on the actual lighting system.

Lighting the Video Shoot: Learn That Last 20 Percent
By Kevin Penrod · December 6, 2016 • Experience is the best teacher in our world, but that doesn’t mean you should not do your research and benefit from the experience others have already gone through.

Lighting is the Key
By Ralph Hicks · September 22, 2016 • What if I told you, that you don’t need new cameras, just good lighting?

No Longer A Myth: Bright Warm White LED Fixtures
By Duke DeJong · August 1, 2016 • It's finally time to start rethinking our approach to theatrical lighting fixtures, as more fixtures keep coming out and they keep getting better with more features for the money.

With Lighting, My Goal as An Artist: To Make Others See God
By Kevin Penrod · April 1, 2016 • I think many lighting designers often become more focused on the technical side and forget that what we do is just as much an art form as the worship team on the stage.

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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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