Lighting Design

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.

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.

Set Design: Work to Design With Repetitive Elements
By Steven Hall · March 28, 2018 • One of the beauties of a repetitive set design is that you can create one hundred copies of the same thing. It is much easier to create a single item one hundred times, than to create one hundred items that are individually different.

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.

Stage/Sanctuary Lighting: How Best to Serve Your Ministry’s Needs
By Josh Holowicki · February 21, 2018 • Lighting is one of the most powerful tools available to tell a story, and it gives us the ability to focus the attention of the audience in a very specific way.

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.

The Top 3 Things to Know When Purchasing Used Equipment
By Alex Fuller · February 8, 2018 • The industry moves so rapidly with an onslaught of new gear that tempts us every year, and there will always be items that are worth the big-ticket expense, so seek out savings where they can be found. ... Read 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.

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.

A Lighting Console’s Most Important Feature: Who Will Be Using It?
By Michael Scott · November 27, 2017 • A professional is going to have much more experience across multiple consoles. However, a novice volunteer who is looking for a new place to serve is not likely to know anything more than what you can teach them.

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.

A Look Back at WFX 2017
By TD Staff · October 17, 2017 • Take a few moments to see a recap video of the WFX Conference & Expo, which was held in Dallas, from October 10-12.

For Christmas Productions, Plan, Work as a Team, Look to a Vision and Mission
By David Erlandson · September 12, 2017 • What is the purpose of your church’s Christmas program? Maybe it’s an outreach to your community. Perhaps it’s a creative outlet for your arts teams or part of a long-standing tradition.

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For Lighting Design, What Software Is The Right Match For Your Needs? (Part 3)
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.


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