Mixing Your Lighting Fixtures

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Tips from a Pro

JourneyChurchAs LEDs become more and more prevalent in HoW lighting, it becomes increasingly important to understand how to mix conventional lighting fixtures with your LEDs.  Steven Hall, Lighting and Scenic Director at Journey Church, Norman, OK, shares his suggestions.

TFWM: Give us an overview of LEDs vs conventional lighting for HoW.

Steven: It’s pretty obvious that LEDs have been good for the lighting industry – you can get very bright fixtures capable of lots of colors relatively cheaply and easily.  LEDs are perfect for lighting scenic pieces and walls, providing area washes with lots of color, and are great because they save on maintenance.  You will never have to replace a lamp, and they’re a lot easier on power.  LEDs are also more flexible than conventional lights; because they offer more colors in one fixture.  With this you don’t need as many lights, which means less fixtures, less combined hanging weight, less rigging, etc. However, most LEDs are not quite ready for front lighting yet.  The few good LED front lights that are out are a bit too expensive for most churches.  Traditional Lekos are better and cheaper for front light; they just seem to provide better flesh tones, and are typically a much more even source.

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Infocomm 2015 Worship Education Program

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Join Technologies for Worship Magazine and our partners, Church Tech Leaders and Infocomm, for over three days of seminars geared specifically to Houses of Worship.

June 18, 2015
8:00 am
Creating a Strong Volunteer Core: Working with Strengths
Marcus Hammond, Stark Raving Solutions

Most churches facilitate worship services solely with technical volunteers. This session will provide practical insight and simple solutions for finding, training, and maintaining a volunteer production crew with a passion for technical excellence. Discovering the formula that continually drives volunteers to the next level is the key to building a technical team at your church that wins – in this session, we’ll discuss a functional way to find that formula and maximize the strengths of your team.

June 18, 2015
2:30pm
Building a Lighting System for Houses of Worship
Stephen Ellison, Lighting Designer, Stark Raving Solutions

Lighting systems have entered a new era, gone are systems designed around dimmers and tungsten fixtures. Now the fixtures want power and data, so relays and data distribution rules. Learn about power distribution via relays and how much data do you really need. Ways to design a system that is small yet can grow large without major rewiring.

Other seminars include:

  • Lighting 101: From Systems to Design (half day session)
  • Choosing the Best Audio Network for Your Needs
  • Environmental Projection and How it Works
  • Video Creation to Completion (from Storyboards to Final Edits)

For a complete list of seminars, and to register, please click here.

Also, make sure to visit the Technologies for Worship Pavilion, booth 6878 on the show floor, for free hands-on workshops and live worship band performances.  Technical experts will be available to answer your questions.

If you have any questions, please call Michelle Makariak, Editor at 705-500-4978, or Darryl Kirkland, Publisher, at 905-690-4709.

Partners include: DPA Microphones, Digital Projection International (DPI), Kramer Electronics, LAWO, ProCo (RapcoHorizon), Renkus-Heinz and Skylark Audio Video.


PLASA Focus: Kansas City Opens in Four Weeks; hosting a Top-notch Speaker Line up

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2015FocusKansasCityLogo-webIn just a few weeks, the highly regarded PLASA Focus events series will open at the Kansas City Convention Center, May 20-21. Once again, over two days, PLASA Focus will offer hands-on, up close views of products and services from over 35 leading manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and industry leaders and offer over 15 top seminars, including hands-on training, all completely free to attend.

Says PLASA Events show manager Laura Hoepker, “As a trade organization by the industry and for the industry, PLASA looks forward to another successful Focus show in Kansas City and providing another unique, targeted business and networking opportunity to both PLASA members and to regional buyers.

Between the show floor and educational seminars, we are providing access to the best in the industry to everyone who attends.”

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TFWM Live Event Experience at Infocomm2015

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DPA Microphonesdfacto-sized is anticipating another exciting partnership with Technologies for Worship Magazine at the InfoComm15 TFWM Live Event Experience , Booth 6878, where we will feature our d:facto™ Vocal (pictured) and d:vote™ Instrument Microphones on stage during performances with the NOW! Church band.

The TFWM Live Event Experience is the perfect opportunity for DPA to showcase its most innovative and popular products, and we encourage all attendees looking for high-end microphone solutions for their HOW or other facilities to come hear our mics in action.

DPA’s complete product line will also be available on display at InfoComm Booth 326. A special thanks to TFWM for its continued partnership with DPA Microphones.

For a schedule of Pavilion Events and performances, click here.

For more information and to register for the Worship Education Program, click here.

 

Other Live Event Experience Partners

Digital Projection International (DPI), Kramer Electronics, LAWO,
ProCo (RapcoHorizon), Renkus-Heinz and Skylark Audio Video

 


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 TFWM Live Event Experience returns to Infocomm Join us at Infocomm right on the show floor at booth 6878 for live worship performances from the NOW Church band, hands-on learning …

The Custom In-Ear Revolution

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Philippe DepallensWe talk with Philippe Depallens discusses how new cutting-edge technology at Ultimate Ears makes getting customs made easier for musicians than ever before.

TFWM: Tell us a bit about Ultimate Ears.

Philippe: When UE was founded, it focused more on just a few products, and about three years ago we decided that just focusing on products wasn’t a good long term investment strategy. We decided we needed to understand our customer and their needs better, in order to delight the customer at all their touch points. We believe we have the opportunity at every touch point to either impress or disappoint a customer, and there is no single point in this stage that isn’t as important as any other stage. We constantly gather feedback from our customers on how we are doing, where they’re at, etc. We review the feedback we’re getting, the issues they’re facing, etc. and make their journey with us easier.
Over the last three years we’ve decided to reinvent UE and have become true partners with musicians on all levels. What we’re trying to do is make the customer journey the best it can be, from research to purchase and, finally, the customer support we offer. Our goal is to remove any barriers related to purchasing and owning a custom In-ear monitor, and make using in-ears so easy that it’s almost a no-brainer for people to move to monitor mixers.

TFWM: UE has revolutionized the way custom in-ears are made. Tell us about this new process.

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EIKI Appointed as N. American Distributor for ATEN

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ATEN International, the world-leading designer and manufacturer of advanced
connectivity and management solutions, recently appointed Eiki International, Inc. as a North American Distributor for its VanCryst(TM) Professional A/V Product line.

We recently spoke with Steve Rubery CTS, Manager of New Business Development for Eiki International, Inc., about what this means not only for Eiki, but for the House of Worship market as well.

TFWM: This is big news, Steve. How did this partnership come about?

Steve: Last year, I started looking for a company that we could start working with to provide connection solutions i.e. Cat5 extenders to our dealers and the many HoW we work with, and ATEN was one of the companies we looked at. However, the more I learned about ATEN and the wide range of products they have, the more apparent it became that we needed to be working together.
Working with ATEN is a great fit; HoW can now buy what they need through one point of contact, which not only makes it easier for them, it also provides a better value for them when they make their purchases.

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Understanding Projector Lenses

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SCOTT BURKHARDT CANON HEADSHOTWe recently had the opportunity to speak with Scott Burkhardt, Marketing Manager at Canon U.S.A., Inc., about the importance a proper lens plays in HoW projection. Not only does he explain the importance of lens ‘numbers’ and what they mean, he goes into great detail about throw ratio, focal length and lens shift – all important points to understand before you purchase your projector lens. Make sure to check out the first part of our interview in our April issue, online soon!

TFWM: We see all these “numbers” relative to projection lenses on a lens spec sheet – can you please explain what these mean in practical terms?

SCOTT: Of course. Each of those numbers is important, and depending upon the application often times some numbers are much more important, so let’s take a closer look. To make this easier let’s use the “numbers” behind our Standard Zoom Lens as our example (please note these numbers are based on usage with Canon’s new REALiS WUX6000 Installation Projector).

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Register Now for Infocomm 2015 Education Program for Houses of Worship

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Join Technologies for Worship Magazine and our partners, Church Tech Leaders and Infocomm, for over three days of seminars geared specifically to the House of Worship.

June 17, 2015
12:30 pm
Choosing the Best Audio Network for Your Needs
Brian Cole, President, Axia Concepts

Audio networks are no longer the bleeding edge of technology – they are now a normal part of many audio system installations. Lossless distribution of audio around your facility often using existing infrastructure are some of the main cost benefits driving the move toward audio networks. Come learn about how to select and deploy the various audio network technologies as part of your next system upgrade. We will touch on how to build a reliable network infrastructure to support various audio networking in your facility, such as CobraNet, Dante, and AVB. We will also discuss how to communicate your needs to your house network engineer. Bring your questions – there will be ample time for Q&A.

June 18, 2015
10:30 am
Video Creation to Completion (from Storyboards to Final Edits)
Ricky Perinchief, Video Production Specialist, NOW Church, Ocala, FL

Creating short videos for worship and social media needs proper planning. From creative concept to final edit, having a smooth workflow not only makes your videos more impactful, but also maximizes production values and saves valuable time. Implementing these simple techniques can totally transform your creative process and help build your teams.

Other seminars include:

  • Why LEDs Turn Rubber Duckies Evil
  • The Wireless Spectrum Auction and its Importance to HoW
  • How to Develop Your Audio Volunteers
  • The Pursuit of Motion, Resolution and Image Quality

For a complete list of seminars, and to register, please click here.

Also, make sure to visit the Technologies for Worship Pavilion, booth 6878 on the show floor, for free hands-on workshops and live worship band performances.  Technical experts will be available to answer your questions.

If you have any questions, please call Michelle Makariak, Editor at 705-500-4978, or Darryl Kirkland, Publisher, at 905-690-4709.

Partners include: DPA Microphones, Digital Projection International (DPI), Kramer Electronics, LAWO, ProCo (RapcoHorizon), Renkus-Heinz and Skylark Audio Video.


Two-thirds of People Worldwide are Religious

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praiseNew research this Easter shows that worldwide six out of ten (63%) citizens say they are religious, while one in five (22%) say they are not and one in ten (11%) consider themselves convinced atheists. In Africa and the Middle East more than 8 out of 10 people (86% and 82% respectively) portray themselves as religious while 7 out of 10 say so in Eastern Europe and America  (71% and 66% respectively) and 6 out of 10 (62%) in Asia, say they are.

WIN/Gallup International, the world’s leading association in market research and polling, has today published its latest data exploring the religious beliefs of 63,898 people from 65 countries across the globe.

Western Europe and Oceania are where opinions are most polarized between those who think of themselves as religious or not with around 4 out of 10 respondents (43% who say they are religious and 37% who say they are not in W. Europe and 44% versus 37% respectively in Oceania)  choosing one of these two options. It is also, in these two regions and in Asia where the largest number of atheists are found – slightly over 1 out of 10 in each region (Western Europe: 14%; Asia 14%; Oceania 12%).

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