Jim Kumorek

Experts tell us old theatre tricks are getting lost in all the new technology out there. Here are low-tech ways of achieving new looks. more


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. more


Light needs to shine on something, and so stage design is as important to lighting as the lighting equipment itself. Here, veteran church techs share insights into making stages shine this season. more

Nov 20, 2017 12:10 PM Education

"The fixture dims quite smoothly with no perceived flickering," CPM’s reviewer reports. more

Nov 2, 2017 12:10 PM Gear

It’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store when it comes time to get new gear. Here, industry experts share must-read tips on selecting an audio mixer just right for small or portable churches. more

Aug 21, 2017 4:53 PM Education 1 Comments

Will your lighting choices elevate services to a new high—or take them down to a new low? more


Does black light have a place in church production? Black light effects can add dramatic looks for special holidays and events. CPM’s reviewer put Apollo Designs’ Avid Labs Avere 4UV LED fixture through its paces. more

May 19, 2017 8:16 PM Gear

Our writer queried top manufacturers to provide an inside look at how the latest advances in LED lighting technology are improving quality—and dropping prices. more


Avoid the Christmas rush by dealing with maintenance, staffing and communications plans now. more


Some of the newest features in the projector market can make the handiwork of the church tech—and the look of worship services—infinitely better and more professional. CPM offers a line up of leading manufacturers’ latest offerings. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:22 PM Gear

An LED color-changing wash fixture with adjustable beam width, the Osram Kreios Fresnel is similar in size to a traditional Fresnel, but a bit longer and heftier, weighing about 10 pounds. CPM’s reviewer finds it a worthy tool of interest for smal... more

Nov 7, 2016 9:43 PM Gear

Why would you need a separate set of lenses to shoot video on your DSLR? more

Education 1 Comments

Right-angle camera mounts can easily cost $500. Here's how to build one for less than $100. more

Education 1 Comments

CPM’s reviewer was immediately impressed with the light output of this little fixture—even in broad daylight.” Add in excellent color capabilities and a reasonable list price and you’ve got a recipe for success in the church market. more

Aug 18, 2016 11:19 PM Gear

The XC10 is a video and still-photo camera that can shoot 4K footage at up to 29.97 fps and HD footage at up to 59.94 fps. Another important feature for churches: its street price is right at $2K. more

Aug 18, 2016 11:02 PM Gear

Flying Wallendas tightrope walk over Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, Fla., makes a point with a point of view more

Jul 19, 2016 6:09 PM News

Considering its petite size and light weight—only 14.5 inches long and less than five pounds—we were blown away by the light output of this little guy. more

Jul 6, 2016 7:50 PM Gear

"The Arena is clearly a powerful console, and I am impressed with its construction, ease-of-use and stability." more

May 5, 2016 8:45 PM Gear

Regular preventative maintenance is an oft-overlooked but important aspect of your intelligent fixture investment. more


Compared to the GoPro, this new POV camera from Marshall offers numerous advantages --- not the least of which is its size. It's a 1.5 inch cube. more

Jan 11, 2016 6:11 PM Gear

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