Carolyn Heinze

Experts report: Today’s lighting consoles are primed to meet the complexities that LED fixtures bring to theatrical control. more

Feb 12, 2018 10:25 AM Education

While many churches require only modest lighting control capabilities for their weekly services, they'll probably require a good deal more when it comes to Easter productions. Here's how to make sure you have all the console you need, year-round. more

Jan 16, 2018 1:51 PM Education

Moving lights, whether conventional or LED, are brighter and more accessible price-wise than ever. Check out this run-down of some of the latest moving light options that are spot-on for the church setting. more

Jul 14, 2017 7:46 PM Gear

Here’s just a sampling of the favorable word on powered loudspeakers from the experts we queried: “Always, always demo the speaker.” “Way less hassle than having to deal with amplifiers.” What is your take? more

Jun 7, 2017 12:32 PM Education

There’s a lot to think about when you want to project an image onto a display, but the good news? Projection technology manufacturers are developing systems specifically with houses of worship in mind. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:46 PM Gear

Solutions designed to take the “human error” out of designing staging and rigging infrastructure more


Projection or LED? 4K or not? How much existing equipment will have to be upgraded to support a new projector or display? All valid questions. CPM delivers a starting point to get the right answers. more

May 19, 2017 6:06 PM Gear

From aesthetics, passive vs. active versions, and the financial impact your speaker choices will have on your ministry, our expert sources offer up invaluable advice to help you make a wise decision. more

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Choosing the right loudspeakers for small spaces can be tricky. Add in the enhanced flexibility required by portable churches as well, and loudspeaker selection becomes even more challenging. Here, suggestions from an expert panel. more


Choosing the right speakers for small or portable worship environments more


What are the current strategies for deploying environmental projection (EP)? A panel of experts weighs in. One NYC church decides EP is more useful than a new lighting system. more


When it comes to audio consoles, churches are often trying to strike a balance: can we take advantage of all the sophisticated functionality today’s mixers deliver without overwhelming our audio team? Thankfully, the answer is yes. more

Mar 30, 2016 10:28 PM Gear

Andrew Stone prefers not to use headlamp-style flashlights. They mess with his spiky hair. more


You're never too small to start practicing proper stagecraft technique. Doing things 'right' doesn’t have to be expensive. more


"Encouragers" at heart, here are just a few of the many women working behind the cameras and consoles, in front of the production staff and volunteers. more

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The more options we have, the more effort we need to invest into making the right choice. And herein lies the challenge when it comes time to purchase video displays. more


As with all things tech, before opening that checkbook you’ve got to ask: what are we trying to accomplish here? And, will our infrastructure support it? more

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Vancouver, British Columbia’s Trinity Central Church hails from ChristChurch London & brings with it a fresh take on its relationship with technology to help share the message. "Technology is a means to an end—creating an environment in which peop... more

Dec 10, 2015 9:37 PM Case Studies

CPM surveyed the market and presents loudspeakers from several prominent manufacturers, introduced within the past year, with an emphasis on portability and easy of installation and use. more

Nov 11, 2015 9:40 PM Gear

Veteran technical directors share their experience and advice on mic’ing techniques for drums, stringed instruments and guitar cabinets. more


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