Visual Arts

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.

Social Media & Churches: Choose Platforms Selectively for Audience
By Jennifer Johnson · March 29, 2018 • Instead of posting to six social media platforms, for example, because they are ‘there,’ use the ones that have the greatest impact.

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.

The Easter Stage: A Cross Pollination of Design Ideas
By Gregory Kayne · March 16, 2018 • With some creative planning and forethought, these times don’t need to be stressful, if we keep looking far enough down the road. Many of us with budget and time restraints may just need to design our stages in, well, phases.

Getting Started on Streaming: Begin By Building A Strategy
By Tim Dougherty · March 8, 2018 • Before you commence ordering hardware and evaluating services, as a guiding principle, consider taking time to establish a streaming strategy for your deployment.

Online Church: Overcoming the Fear of Technology
By Keri Rafter · March 7, 2018 • Church at its best is when it captures powerful storytelling, engaging people and moving them by what is said, to join us in other spaces for chat, prayer, and deeper discussion.

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.

Learn From The Experience of Others When Choosing A Design
By Tom Noble · February 2, 2018 • It is in our nature to look at other people’s work, to learn and to analyze. Learn by taking tours of other facilities, installing other people’s designs, and even when installing your own designs.

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.

Digital Audio Workstations and The Options That Exist
By Daniel Beard · January 29, 2018 • After spending the time to determine which digital audio workstation is the right fit for you, don't forget to review the countless plugins that you can use to manipulate the audio through EQ, compression, saturation, reverb, delay, etc.

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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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