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Jim Kumorek

Our worship services aren’t created through lighting cues, fader positions or IMAG shot selections. They are designed around ministry goals and supported by ministry moments we church techs help create. Here's how to think them through. Read more

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There are three points, actually. A CPM lighting contributor takes a look at them, basic as they are, because they illustrate that churches large and small can say a lot with just a little lighting intention. Read more

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Two veteran lighting directors share their approach on using lighting cues to your best advantage--with the ability to be ready for those moments when the worship service doesn't proceed as planned. Read more

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In the quest for higher quality church video production, it pays to give audio serious consideration on the front end. Some key attributes to consider: audio quality, low internal noise, and potentially--mic invisibility. Read more

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In the quest for higher quality church video productions, it pays to give audio serious consideration on the front end Read more

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North Carolina’s Summit Church creates a multi-campus plan focused on relationship-building with host venues Read more

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Our worship services aren’t created through lighting cues, fader positions or IMAG shot selections. They are designed around ministry goals and supported by ministry moments we church techs help create. Here's how to think them through. Read more

Education

There are situations where a full-sized video switcher is overkill, and the V-02HD video mixer is designed to be a good option for those instances. Its small footprint and simplified set of controls make it an ideal option for church podcasting. Read more

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There are three points, actually. A CPM lighting contributor takes a look at them, basic as they are, because they illustrate that churches large and small can say a lot with just a little lighting intention. Read more

Education 1 Comments

Two veteran lighting directors share their approach on using lighting cues to your best advantage--with the ability to be ready for those moments when the worship service doesn't proceed as planned. Read more

Education

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Incorrect or mixed color temperature lighting may not be blatantly obvious, but it can make a worship space feel “off" and unsettling. Pay attention to it and you can improve both your worship environment and your video. Read more

Education

The speed of the robotic VC-A50P is impressive, our reviewer finds. Switching between presets, the camera flies to the next shot in a little less than a second. Read more

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Simple doesn't have to mean boring. Lighting support for a quiet service can often be more challenging than going all-out for a rock concert. Read more

Education

New playback and programming wings accompany the version 3 software release, with a new console to follow in the near future. Read more

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The immersive worship experience is never more important than at Christmas. With a little forethought, your team can create house lighting that extends the look on the stage out to the seating area. Read more

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A media server can let you tie what's on your screens with what your lighting is doing. And while that can add another layer of complexity to your efforts, the visible step up in professionalism may well be worth the effort. Read more

Education

The 7.5-pound Z100 fixture features a 100W COB LED light engine, beam angles of 9-30 degrees with detents at nine, 15, 20, 25 and 30 degrees, a five-pin DMX in and through, and PowerCon AC power in and through. Read more

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Your worship attendees deal with distractions out in the world all week long. Use these basics to ensure that when people attend your worship services you're making it easy for them to focus on what really matters--the Message. Read more

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Coordinating your lighting design with the use of your video can add a new dimension of aesthetics to your worship environment. Read more

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The two basic approaches to running lighting each come with draws and drawbacks that church techs must weigh. And a hybrid of the two is yet another option to consider. Read more

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Three quick tips from a church lighting veteran to help you save time, money and frustration when selecting a new lighting console. Read more

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In a nutshell, Elation’s Fuze PAR Z175 is a COB-based LED wash fixture with RGB color-mixing capability, zoomable lensing, and strobe capabilities. One of its standout features: brightness. Read more

Gear

The church-affordable camera boasts a signal-to-noise ratio of -60 dB as well as high light sensitivity, making it good for low-light shooting. Read more

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