Greg Persinger

Easter is the second highest attended church service after Christmas, so it’s wise to be prepared. Once you have a basic plan, lock down a schedule and put out the word to your volunteers. Then it’s time to jump into checklist mode. more


Many box store purchases can add extra warmth to staging areas quickly and inexpensively more


Lighting for small and portable churches must allow staff to remain nimble. Here, CPM takes a look at what you need to know, from fixture selection to hang positions and control, to get the most from your lights. more


"Vectorworks is a cross platform Computer Aided Drafting or CAD program that allows you to design in both the 2D and 3D environments." more

Jul 6, 2016 7:25 PM Gear

A great rig for a portable church, youth room, or multipurpose room. more

Sep 24, 2015 3:45 PM Gear

It’s bright enough to be used in a larger room and will look spectacular in a smaller room. more

Sep 2, 2014 7:50 PM Gear

The Volkslicht Spot features an RGB LED color-mixing engine that’s rated for 20,000 hours and can replace a 575-watt, arc-lamped moving head, but it performs well beyond pure economics. more

Sep 2, 2014 7:13 PM Gear 2 Comments

You may be tempted to select a lighting console because it's the one used by your favorite band, or the mega-church down the street. Don't fall into the trap. The best lighting console is the one that helps you and your crew quickly and easily get... more

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Your day can go from good to bad if you break the winch while loading your ATV on a trailer. It can go from good to deadly if it breaks while holding equipment over people’s heads. more

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Examining LED lighting developments and ever-expanding capabilities more


Do you know which concert tour started it all in 1981? Also, learn which technologies are now shining brightest, and what's on the horizon. more


As you prepare for Easter (or just another week of worship), quit taking your staging for granted and consider making some changes that will give your service or program a new and unique look. more


Philips Entertainment has built the fixture to last more

Feb 12, 2014 9:15 PM Gear

While truss is still the go-to tool for holding lights, don’t forget that it takes light well and can add to the overall look of the stage. more

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While these tips may seem simple, putting them into practice takes a lot of hard work and dedication to the craft, but has big payoffs in the end. more

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Getting set up and harnessing the power of the simple preset more

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Anytime that you hang something above head height there is always a risk of injury or death if the item decides to fall. Incorrect rigging could fail and cause the lights hung with the rigging to fall. more

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… you need to realize that a moving light purchase is very much a “you get what you pay for” proposition. more


Answer “yes” to any of these questions and it's time to have your rigging evaluated. more

Jan 28, 2013 9:13 PM Gear

The fact that you can print the gobos in-house means they can change weekly at very little cost. more


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