Role of a Lighting Director: Understand Needs, Goals of Production
By Chris Tall · June 6, 2017 • Knowing the roles of different members of the team allows you to separate and focus on them as you and the production team go through the steps of creating a production.
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.
Lighting Design: Experiment With Your Space, Don’t Simply Copy
By Adam Dye · May 11, 2017 • One of the most frustrating yet liberating foundations of design is that much of the best design comes from within the limitations of resources.
The Ins, Outs of LED Tape
By Steven Hall · April 21, 2017 • Able to be bent, installed, and shaped to create truly stunning works of stage art, each respective LED light allows the tape to blend and disappear into a set, if desired.
Washes, Beams, and Spots … How to Know the Difference
By Greg Saffles · April 14, 2017 • Venturing into the world of fixture selection can be overly intimidating, but remember that the goal is to choose the best possible fixture for what we're trying to achieve.
Lighting Consoles: A 10-Point Checklist
By Chris Tall · April 11, 2017 • If you’re assessing a new console, you’ll want to learn about it enough to know if it “just makes sense.” If you are learning an existing console, take the time to understand its command structure so that you know how to best use it.
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.
Moving Lights for Worship Technology — Stage Wash Thoughts
By Charlie Pike · April 5, 2017 • Adding moving lights over the stage is what the vast majority of churches — both large and small — are installing for their intelligent lighting.
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.
Pennsylvania Church Updates with LED Displays, Lighting
By Andres Caamano · March 22, 2017 • First of three phases completed in late February successfully improves lighting at contemporary church north of Pittsburgh. Video, audio upgrades next on the horizon.
Elation Proteus Beam Moving Head Set to Empower Creativity
By TD Staff · March 3, 2017 • First in Proteus series of IP-rated arc source fixtures created from extensive R&D work, with the ability to use the fixture when inclement weather occurs.
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.
Look, See, Light! Simple Approaches For Lighting Video
By Jim Sippel · November 29, 2016 • If you feel you need a little more separation of your subject from the background, you can use a small fixture to place light on the background.
Latest ResourceWorship 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.