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Elation Lighting System for Alpha & Omega Church Youth Auditorium

Alpha & Omega Church_1Total Audio & Visual Solutions adds “modern touch” of dynamic lighting to create an impressionable environment for youth ministry facility

Alpha & Omega Church in Miami was looking for a dynamic lighting solution for their newly remodeled Next Level Youth ministry auditorium, something both welcoming and energetic, and found the flexibility they were looking for in an Elation Professional lighting package of LED lights and Platinum Series moving heads.

Total Audio & Visual Solutions (TAVS) of Miami installed the lighting system upgrade during a refurbishment of the space, one that allowed the South Florida production and rental company to start with a fresh canvas. “What I wanted to accomplish with the lighting design was to create an environment where it would leave a great impression on anyone who would be a part of the services,” commented Total Audio & Visual Solutions’ Chris Fernandez, lighting designer on the project. “This design was specifically for their youth building and we wanted to add a modern touch to their auditorium.”

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LightParts and Anchorage Baptist Temple get SHIFTed!

unnamedLightParts – The Parts and Repair Source for Entertainment Lighting – recently delivered eight High End Systems SHAPESHIFTER C1 LED fixtures to Anchorage Baptist Temple (ABT) in Anchorage, Alaska. ABT Technical Director Bryan Dunfee was very excited about the purchase from LightParts and immediately put the C1’s to work in ABT’s worship services to highlight scenic elements, visually support the music, and create some great beam looks. Bryan said, “We have used the ShapeShifters in several different applications already and really like their flexibility. We used them to simulate water on a boat and had a lot of people asking how we achieved that look!”

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Tech, No Babel: What to look for in a video tripod

When you’re shopping for a video tripod, it might be tempting to buy the cheapest one you can find, but that’s probably not the best idea. What about if you have access to a really, really nice tripod, but a small, lightweight camera? Is that a good idea?

Fluid head: This is a non-starter if you find a tripod without a fluid head. The movements will be jerky if you do buy one without this type of head.

Appropriate size for the weight of the camera: If your camera is too big for the tripod, you risk failure and breaking the camera. If it’s too small, you’ll never get the tripod balanced right. Make sure you get the right one.

Weight for its use: Buy a light tripod for portable use, but get a heavier one if it will always be in one place.

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Used to Shoot August Burns Red in Concert for HeartSupport Community

untitledBlackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K digital film camera was used to shoot a number of high profile interviews with some of the world’s biggest bands as part of the HeartSupport community program. Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera, along with Video Assists, were also used to shoot live concert footage of international heavy metal band August Burns Red at the recent Self Help Fest.

HeartSupport is an organization formed by Jake Luhrs, the lead singer of August Burns Red, which helps fans find a way to help themselves through a variety of personal issues, including depression, addiction, hurt, abuse, broken relationships, suicide, bullying and self-harm. HeartSupport’s worldwide community is connected via the Internet, and bands, such as Beartooth, Underoath, Black Veil Brides and Crown The Empire, often share video interviews with the community offering advice on how they cope and heal.

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The Belonging Co. Upgrade to DiGiCo with Forefront

Henry+Seeley+-+The+Belonging+CoThe Belonging Co. is the church to watch in the USA, in fact it could well be the fastest growing church in the USA, with broad appeal to those who seek authenticity and the basic elements in action. Going from just 7 people in a home to in excess 2,000 in a little over 2 years, The Belonging Co.’s ethos is clearly appealing: “We desire encounter over entertainment, intimacy over industry, presence over presentation, people over position… And most of all JESUS over everything”.

Being located in Nashville, Tennessee, The Belonging Co. has a huge amount of professional musicians, singers, songwriters and engineers in the makeup of regular attendees. Well known worship artists such as Henry Seeley, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Sarah Reeves and Lauren Daigle are all part of the volunteer team. Needless to say the music and audio quality is by default very impressive.

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Point Source Audio Intercom Headset Transformational for Techs at Elevation Church

man_wears_headset_563Mike Mitchell, a long-time volunteer and part of the production team at Elevation Church has no small task being the producer’s eyes and ears in the auditorium, and communicating during the live productions at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC. “When I first used the CM-i3 headset, it was transformational,” proclaimed Mitchell, adding that “The ability to hear better and protect my hearing at the same time has improved the way I approach my role in the production process.”

While Mike Mitchell solves customer problems as an IT professional, he’s also been a volunteer at Elevation Church for 6 out of the 10 years since the church’s inception in 2006. Rapidly expanding from the first church service of 120 attendees, the church now serves more than 20,000 each week across 14 campuses and many more through online streaming and television. Each of the locations has its own worship band, and services are streamed out from Elevation’s broadcast location to its satellite locations and the internet during worship experiences each weekend.

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NorthRidge Church Enters Its Second Generation Of DiGiCo Desks With Two New SD7 Consoles

DiGiCo_NorthRidge_monWith four campuses in Michigan and over 20,000 weekly attendees, NorthRidge Church—in the Detroit suburbs of Plymouth and Saline, and the cities of Grosse Ile and Brighton—now ranks as one of the 30 largest churches in the US. To best accommodate the remarkable growth and support its increasingly sophisticated worship services, pageants, concerts and other events, the church’s flagship location in Plymouth recently purchased two DiGiCo SD7 consoles. Sold through REACH Communications of Champlin, Minnesota, the two new desks replace three DiGiCo CS-D5 consoles that had been in place there for eight years.

The SD7s, which are used to mix front of house and monitors, were installed in the church’s 3,000-seat main auditorium in time to support this year’s Easter musical and worship events. According to NorthRidge Church Audio Director Mike Duff, the desks are ideal for major productions like this, as well as the church’s annual “Glory of Christmas” event, which features a full orchestra and choir. “We needed a higher channel count, for starters,” says Duff. “But we also wanted to continue to enjoy DiGiCo’s workflow, which we really began to appreciate while using the CS-D5 consoles.”

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Light It Up app from Technologies for Worship

LightItUp-logoNow Available on Apple iTunes and Google Play

With hundreds of lighting manufacturers featured, Light It Up! offers complete searchability for all types of lighting fixtures, lighting consoles and special effects all in one place. You will no longer need to spend hours scouring the internet for the products and manufacturers you want – Light It Up! does it all for you.

Our easy to navigate interface allows users to specify types of fixtures and manufacturers and provides full specifications for each piece of gear, including full-color photos, complete descriptions, specifications, DMX channels, and where to purchase. Light it Up! also includes a growing list of Resellers and Integrators who can help your facility pScreenshot_2016-02-10-10-25-23lan your future lighting needs.

Whether you are a professional lighting designer or someone just learning about theatrical lighting, regular updates to our comprehensive database means Light It Up! is always up-to-date and ready to meet your needs.


• Comprehensive product databases for lighting fixtures, lighting consoles and special effects equipment
• Search categories include: all or specific manufacturers, LED or non-LED fixtures, active and discontinued products, types of fixtures (fresnels, spots, etc.)
• Product searches include color photos, descriptions, specifications, DMX, Media and Where to buy
• View videos, reviews and other media for different products, where available
• Access a growing list of resellers and integrators, including contact information and website links direct to the company
• Comprehensive Glossary of lighting terms

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