Elements

Planning Center Online Tips: The Value of the Matrix, Templates
By David Erlandson · April 16, 2018 • While the basic functions are quickly learned by most everyone, it’s the array of options that bring out its true power, to where it amazes me today that some worship leaders are not using the software.

Service Planning: Calm Excellence is Achievable
By Tim Ottley · April 9, 2018 • There is no doubt that many elements of service planning need to be thought through and planned weeks in advance, for them to be given time to grow and develop.

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.

Easter Production: Dream, Then Find Solutions to Limitations
By Steven Hall · February 27, 2018 • Trim away what you can related to your production plans, while not getting away from the core concept. You want to keep the essence of your plan, but don’t be tied to the execution.

Have a Great Rehearsal, and the Weekend Will Be Amazing!
By Brian Wilson · September 5, 2017 • Quality rehearsals have three ingredients: the physical act of going through the song structure, the picking apart and fixing any mistakes or rough spots, and the dynamic of adding creativity or special elements to the songs or set of songs.

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.

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.

Filmmaking: After Time Spent Interviewing, Editing, Remember Story Is King
By Nathan VonMinden · January 27, 2017 • When I started putting my energy into how to tell the best stories, I was able to see some dramatic results in my preparation, conducting of interviews and editing.

How Best to Coordinate Worship Service Rehearsals
By Michael Scott · October 28, 2016 • When it comes to sound checks and rehearsals, here are some ideas on how to best plan each week to be prepared for service.

Prepare for Success: Sound Check and Rehearsal Best Practices
By Lee Varian · October 5, 2016 • Rehearsals provide an opportunity to work on timing of various elements (especially transitions), worship leader rotations, coordination of stage moves, among others.

With Set Design, Work to Instill the Church’s Message
By Steven Hall · September 27, 2016 • See through your congregation's eyes when deciding on what set designs will work best in your church's worship space.

The Lazy Set Designer
By Tim Ottley · September 7, 2016 • The creative elements of our worship spaces should inspire and enliven our imaginations.

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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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