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David Martin Jacques

The difference between the rookie and the professional is the professional knows recognize, survive and learn from mistakes. more

Education 4 Comments

Lighting intensity alone will not create effective visibility. Designers must understand how to use the contrast and angle of light and shadow to create effective visibility. more

Education 1 Comments

With no fans, the new SolaFrame Theater is designed to be a workhorse fixture for lighting designers in noise-sensitive environments like churches. more

Aug 24, 2017 1:48 PM Gear 2 Comments

We are all used to doing things a certain way. But what if you learned how to do something the wrong way? more

Education 2 Comments

This new affordable ellipsoidal is very bright, and the CRI rating of 95 should satisfy nearly any church doing video capture. more

Jul 17, 2017 2:26 PM Gear

The key to creating effective stage designs on a budget is to use your imagination. Simplicity and honesty are usually much more effective than the most expensive stage set. more

Education

Your motorized flying effects can be now be cued from your DMX lighting console. more

Sep 28, 2016 1:56 PM Gear

The Ovation E-910FC uses 91 red, green, blue, amber, and lime LEDs to produce “almost any color.” Although similar in appearance to many other LED lekos, this new unit offers features that are unique compared to its competitors. more

Sep 2, 2016 2:31 PM Gear

A look at lighting control through the lens of history, as well as questions to help you understand your church’s lighting control needs. And finally—a crucial suggested first step before you purchase. more

Education 1 Comments

The Avolites Arena Console is being marketed as the new “Big Daddy” of the live entertainment market. We expect to start seeing it in large churches with a high number of moving lights. more

Mar 30, 2016 1:06 PM Gear

Small, powerful lighting fixtures that should prove to be quite useful for the worship market more

Jan 25, 2016 9:22 PM Gear

CPM's reviewer finds the PRG ReNew a cost-effective way for houses of worship to convert their older ETC Source Four’s into power-saving, maintenance free fixtures. more

Jan 11, 2016 6:17 PM Gear

What makes the Arri SkyPanel special is the quality of the shadows it creates. There are no strange LED artifacts, just clean light with a single soft shadow. more

Oct 28, 2015 1:12 PM Gear

Like theatre, a worship service is an art that occurs over time. So the composition of a quality stage set can change from light cue to light cue. more

Education 2 Comments

The answer is simple: When the stage lighting distracts you from the message of the moment. Ask yourself, “Am I feeling this song, or am I looking at the lighting?” more

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What makes the Ovation ED-190WW such a trailblazing fixture is its ability to be controlled off of any conventional dimming and control system. more

May 12, 2015 6:47 PM Gear

Designers weigh in on the relationship between technology and art. more

Education

How a veteran lighting designer incorporates video into his lighting designs. more

Education 1 Comments

Your congregation is probably used to seeing the same basic staging and lighting all year during. So the most effective thing you can do is to shake it up a bit. more

Education 1 Comments

The evolving technology behind the art of lighting design more

Education

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