Role Of The Lighting Director: Don’t Be Fearful of New Ideas

No matter the medium, the lighting director exists to come alongside others to create an environment that is conducive to a worship gathering.

Role Of The Lighting Director: Don’t Be Fearful of New Ideas
A good lighting director treats his light like art, constantly trying new things, being creative and not sticking with “well, it’s always been this way.”
Role Of The Lighting Director: Don’t Be Fearful of New Ideas
A good lighting director treats his light like art, constantly trying new things, being creative and not sticking with “well, it’s always been this way.”

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Lighting directors, like artists, should surround themselves with others who can continue to push them to be better and to try new ideas. At my last church, we had a high schooler who was incredibly interested in lighting. Given a year or so of regular training, help, and encouragement, she was far beyond where I was at her age, and was helping me see our church’s lighting designs in a way I previously had not. She brought new ideas and ways of doing things to the table. Plus, she was now using her gifts and talents in a way that she wouldn’t have been able to, had I stayed on the island.

Lighting design is never about us, and those of us who sit behind the console regularly realize that.

 




More About Greg Saffles
Greg Saffles is the Creative Director at Shoreline Church in Knoxville, Tenn. He has a passion for using environments in the local church to display the glory of God. Previous to Shoreline, he spent four years as lighting designer at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. During this time, he discovered a passion for using production to bring glory to God, the use of technology within the church, and for the creative process as a whole.
Get in Touch: greg@shorelineknox.com    More by Greg Saffles

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