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When your senior pastor makes a bold request, you can relax. Lighting designers today have some of the most elaborate tools imaginable to create these theatrical effects. And better yet, to generate emotion. more

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The High End Systems SolaHyBeam is a hybrid moving light that functions as both a spot and a wash fixture. The versatile fixture comes in two models, the 26,000-lumen SolaHybeam 2000 and the 20,000-lumen SolaHybeam 1000. more

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Reporters disclose what three time-tested fall tradeshows have to offer church tech attendees—tradeshows that Church Production Magazine and its staff regularly attend for very good reason more

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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

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Choosing a moving light can feel overwhelming—there are a lot of options out there. CPM’s reporter shares how to identify your church’s needs and understand the types of fixtures available. more

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In addition to a very high CRI of >90 with an output of 15,000 field lumens, we’ve not seen a smoother field of light in any other moving head that we have tested over the years. more

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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