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Everybody knows the importance of safety on the job. But it can oftentimes be overlooked by small teams who are rushed to set up an entire church--sound, video, chairs--in just a couple of hours. Read more

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When you're outside your worship space, grab a pen and paper and make a list of everything you can think of that's hanging over head. Then walk into the sanctuary and look up. Did you miss anything? Odds are you did. Read more

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Regardless of the size of your Christmas production, successful stage designs require creativity, planning and effective collaboration. Here's how three church teams get it done. Read more

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Two ADJ Road Tour dates remain for 2018 highlighting latest lighting, audio and video technologies debuted at LDI 2018. Read more

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Two-day symposium includes a variety of technical and workplace related sessions, as well as opportunities for ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification Read more

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Guidance to mitigate risks for protection of actors and technicians Read more

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Rigging is an art--delivering beauty and engagement on one hand, and danger on the other. A CPM contributor shares a one-on-one interview with a renowned secular stage production rigger, gleaning smart advice for those in the church setting. Read more

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Is your church's production rigging in line with current standards? Is your rigging hardware rated for its current application? If in doubt, check out the newly revised ANSI standard for mounting luminaires and other lighting devices. Read more

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What elements play into staging success from both an aesthetic and functional standpoint? And what processes should be in place for a design, regardless of size or scope? 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 matte black version has found its way into just about every production application because of its remarkable variety of uses. We’ve compiled just a few you may have never thought of. Read more

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Even if you have a staff member with rigging experience, you should think twice. One of the greatest benefits to using a certified rigger is that they are licensed, insured and bonded. Read more

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Churches are eager to train techs on sound, video and lighting. But rigging safety? Not so much. This makes no sense when hundreds, oftentimes thousands, of pounds will be suspended above your congregants' heads. Read more

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The bottom line of the parable and the mission of the workplace and health safety organization is this: we have a responsibility to see the Divine in others and to protect them. Do you see the parallels to the importance of safe staging and rigging? Read more

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Designed to provide structural support for buildings unable to support lateral loads Read more

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Houses of worship have tended to fly under the radar in terms of the need for rigging safety certification, until now. Read more

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Event to be held in conjunction with USITT, March 13-14, with eight new sessions to attend Read more

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Eckert brings more than 30 years of experience in rigging industry Read more

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Compact and portable, designed to provide precision control, fast lifting speeds and quiet operation for entertainment applications. Read more

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Innovative expo format from Australia, popular with visitors and exhibitors, is debuting in the Southeast this September Read more

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