Lighting the Way by Brad Herring If you are looking for an intuitive lighting control surface and cost-effective prices, the Jands Vista should be top on your list. The Jands …
Excerpt from: The Book of Transformations, from Christie
Great projection mapping projects are the successful combination of powerful ideas and compelling structures, the right technologies, experienced, skilled people and creative work that make audiences stare in wonder.
Getting started requires an understanding of the stakeholders, technologies and operating demands, as well as how to think beyond a structure or object as a screen, and develop a big idea and plan that has a lasting impact.
Defining the key players
There are many players who are involved in conceptualizing, creating and appreciating stunning projection mapping displays. The following are some of the groups that come together for a typical installation, but this may vary depending on the project…
by Hector La Torre
Choose Wisely: Ready to upgrade or purchase a new sound system? Make sure always to check credentials when choosing sound contractor-installers or equipment dealers. Are they really experienced audio professionals or inexperienced A-V salespeople in sheep’s clothing? How much professional experience do they have? Does your equipment dealer offer service and assistance or just a lower price? Choose a qualified local sound contractor whenever possible. Ask for contact information of other church clients, and make sure you attend other churches where the contractor has installed systems. It’s all about due diligence and good financial stewardship.
In today’s church we have the issue that our members are made up from all areas of the community and in smaller churches we may not have enough skilled people to run the technology we would like to use. Modern DMX-based lighting is one such area. With the complexities of modern DMX fixtures such as moving head lights the average person would be put off from trying to operate the lighting system. Oakwood Church, in Taunton, Somerset, UK is using SwiftTec technology to overcome this barrier.
SwiftTec Ltd is a small software development company (www.swifttec.com) with many years of experience in software design and development which has developed some unique software for controlling DMX fixtures. It has been designed so that once programmed it can be easily operated by anyone who knows how to operate a computer.
The world of AV technology today means the church AV staff/department must always be variable. Variable based on changes in technology and variable based on the Lord¹s leading as church pastors and worship leaders apply these new technologies.
Technology is changing all around us and churches cannot be locked in one direction. Whether it be projection, lighting, sound or cameras, ¬elders and facility managers tend to have the idea that a system upgrade equates to a budget line item completed for the next ten years; however, in today¹s technology savvy world that idea is changing!
Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is offering a free three-year extended warranty on parts and labor for a select group of ProHD cameras, including some new 800 Series shoulder-mount models, as well as the SR-HD2500US professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and select studio components.
Products must be purchased from authorized U.S.-based JVC Professional Products dealers after July 1, 2014, to qualify for the extended warranty. ProHD cameras included in the promotion are the GY-HM650U, GY-HM850U, GY-HM850CHU, GY-HM890U and GY-HM890CHU. Studio components included in the promotion include the KA-M790G multicore studio module and KA-790G studio sled; RM-HP790DU digital camera control unit, RM-LP20G remote, RM-LP25U local remote and RM-LP55U handheld remote; and VF-HP790G 8.4-inch color viewfinder.
Customers must register the purchase online at pro.jvc.com/register within 30 days of purchase date and save a copy of the confirmation screen as proof of registration. Proof of purchase (receipt or dealer invoice) will be required for warranty service.
For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.
Technologies for Worship Magazine will be giving one lucky reader a HERO3+ – and it could be you!
The GoPro HERO3+ offers stunning video quality and features high-resolution, high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120 video modes that result in professional quality footage and allow for liquid-smooth slow motion playback. 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enable ultra high-resolution, cinema quality capture. The camera also features photo capture, free GoPro app to control the camera, wi-fi, SuperView (wide angle), extended battery life, and more.
Valued at $399.99 US, the HERO3+ will help your broadcast team create exciting videos for worship, YouTube, Youth Ministry, etc.
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As the old saying goes, sometimes you have to break away to come back home. The faithful who founded Canvas Church know that story well. The founders of Canvas, a small group of self-described “entrepreneurial misfits,” broke away from Irvine Presbyterian in 2011 to form a different kind of church: a church “for people who don’t like church.”
Celebration Church, Jacksonville, FLCelebration Church in Jacksonville, FL is one of the nation’s fastest growing churches – is utilising over 100 Chroma-Q® Inspire™ premium performance, color-changing LED house lights to provide an ‘immersive’ environment during its worship services. With attendee figures of more than 12,000 per week, the services held in Celebration Church’s state-of-the-art, newly constructed worship arena feature an energetic, next generation praise and worship experience that infuses diverse genres and styles.