Dedicated to creating a welcoming and authentic relationship with their congregation, Bannockburn Church is a sanctuary filled with encouragement and bonded through a common faith. Located near Austin, Texas, the church recently made the decision to renovate their outdated production design behind the worship environment, and they needed a partner to make the design a reality. With preparations of their own already underway for the opening of a new office in Texas, the design and integration specialists at 5 Words Media were ready to take full control with a design utilizing Chalice downlights and AP-150 LED Par luminaires from Altman Lighting.
“We were traveling a lot in Texas for a number of projects in the House of Worship market, so we began looking at the possibility of opening a new office,” began Daniel Gourley, CEO, 5 Words Media. “Strategically located in the middle of San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, Austin is a very progressive entertainment environment, making it an ideal expansion possibility. Since we knew Dustin Parker from our work with him at Life Austin Church, we did our best to convince him to join us and it’s been a natural extension for us as we continue to grow year-after-year.”
“When I first spoke with Daniel, I was doing a lot of in-house projects, but then also working on additional AVL freelance projects with other churches throughout the area,” added Dustin Parker, Sales Engineer, 5 Words Media. “My true passion is to help congregations get the most out of the worship experience, so when I had the opportunity to join 5 Words Media, I really took it and ran with it.”
As discussions began with Bannockburn Church on how they would like to renovate their production design, it became clear that the architecture of the sanctuary was a valued aspect of the worship environment. Wanting to both highlight and accentuate the design characteristics already in place, the team at 5 Words Media would need to completely revamp the antiquated lighting technology.
Streaming media is video, audio, or text sent over the Internet and displayed by the viewer upon arrival or accessed later as a saved file. With live streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video or hearing the sound. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream and is played as it arrives. When streaming media is stored and made available via a Web site, the viewer can play back and view the video at their convenience.
How Can Streaming Video Benefit My Ministry?
Internet streaming offers churches the opportunity to engage live with parishioners and potential members throughout the entire world. With Internet streaming, you can broadcast services and educational events to ill parishioners or the hearing impaired. Sermons can be broadcast to students or military personnel that are far from home. Streaming can also be used to expand your church beyond its physical walls by making your message available to potential members anywhere in the world.
AU-EVA1 5.7K Handhelds Deployed on Dolly and Jib for Capture of Wide Shots
NEWARK, NJ (September 24, 2019) – Flatirons Community Church (Lafayette, CO), ranked by Outreach magazine as the 11th largest church in the United States, has upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras with CineLive, as well as AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cameras, for live produc-tion of weekly worship services. In partnership with Summit Integrated Systems, the church in-vested in a total of seven VariCam LTs and two AU-EVA1s in a large-scale replacement of their video system.
With its main broadcast campus in Lafayette, Colorado, Flatirons regularly sees more than 18,000 attendees per weekend over its five campuses, plus online live broadcasts on Facebook and YouTube. The church’s satellite sites are located in Denver, Aurora, Longmont, and Golden.
Flatirons’ 168,000 sq.ft. Lafayette venue houses the main auditorium, which can hold 4,300 people, plus overflow in the lobby of up to 2,000 people. This location’s 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are broadcast live to satellite campuses, social media platforms and the church’s web site, https://www.flatironschurch.com/. Typical weekend services feature modern worship music, alongside a Biblically-based spoken message. The music is not limited to conventional worship songs, but includes secular songs by popular bands such as Imagine Dragons, Foo Fighters, Muse, Coldplay and more.
As children head back to classrooms, FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of video products and infrastructure solutions for the Pro AV market, is once again helping to make sure that kids have the supplies they need to successfully complete projects for the school year ahead. As a dedicated supporter of the United Way of Passaic County’s ongoing “Backpacks 4 Kids” school program, recognized as the largest initiative of its kind in the region, FSR is looking to ensure that local students get much-needed supplies for class. Each year, FSR joins other local businesses and the United Way of Passaic County in filling 50 backpacks with classroom essentials, such as notebooks, erasers, pens, pencils, crayons, and more. In all, more than 1,300 students at schools and community organizations throughout Passaic County receive much-needed supplies.
The “Backpacks 4 Kids” mission is part of a greater United Way initiative and a combined effort between area businesses, that is dedicated to aiding students with the supplied they need to succeed as they back to school in the fall.
Sonotechnique, the respected broadcast equipment firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, has just been named the Canadian distributor for Lawo Radio products.
Sonotechnique President Patrice Delhaes says “Beginning an association with Lawo at this moment is particularly good timing. We have seen that many of radio’s early AoIP adopters are now looking to begin their second round of networked-studio builds. Many stations with traditional studios are also preparing to network. All of them want standards-based networking, rather than proprietary protocols that limit their choices. Lawo, with their continuing technical innovation and commitment to open standards such as RAVENNA and AES67, is a perfect fit.”
“Lawo is very pleased to be working with Sonotechnique,” says Jochen Richter, Lawo Head of Sales, Radio. “30 years of personalized service has given them enviable experience and insight into the Canadian radio market, and their skill in helping broadcasters define and achieve their operational goals is second to none. It is a pleasure to welcome them as our partner in Canada.”
With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Sonotechnique serves broadcasters with planning, integration and installation services. Sonotechnique will represent Lawo’s entire line of radio equipment and solutions, including the popular ruby and crystal mixing consoles, high-density Power Core AES67 audio gateway, touchscreen-based crystalCLEAR mixer, and RƎLAY line of Virtual Radio software for PCs.
Clients can visit Sonotechnique at www.sonotechnique.ca, or by calling +1 (514) 332-6868.
For more information about the entire portfolio of Lawo radio products, please visit www.lawo.com
By John Chevalier
Serving in the local church can be a joyful experience, especially in technical ministries where we get to apply our tech skills to mix our musicians as they lead our people in worship. But at times the leadership piece can be challenging. Most churches are too small to hire a technical staff to oversee services and have to rely on volunteers to get the job done. In most cases the Technical Director is also a volunteer and leading a team of volunteers – as a volunteer – can be challenging.
Your audio engineers have full time jobs and, in most cases, families. However, the need still exists to not only have a team ready to run audio, media, and sometimes video production, but there is scheduling and training that needs to be constantly happening. I find that there is a constant tension of balancing commitment with the understanding that those serving in technical ministries are making a sacrifice by being there. Along with the worship leader and musicians, your tech team spends more time at the church than do most other people involved in ministry at your church. Because of this, there is a huge need to build a team around you so that you don’t burn out yourself or others. I want to encourage you by sharing some things that have worked for me as a volunteer leader of volunteers in a ministry that requires a serious commitment.
The main thing you can do for people is support them. Support is more than just encouragement, although that goes a long way. If you want to have a team for the long haul, you should support your team in three specific areas: Professionally, Personally, and Physically.
Featuring built in power supply using existing dimmer systems
Chroma-Q® was honored to accept the 2019 WFX New Product Award for the Inspire MD™ LED house light during the WFX Conference and Tradeshow in Orlando, Florida.
“This house light is a unique addition to the Inspire family.” comments Paul Pelletier, Global Brand Manager for Chroma-Q. “Not only is the Inspire MD a powerful lighting fixture for your House of Worship or anywhere dimmable LED’s are needed, but it also saves energy, which ultimately saves you money.”
The energy-efficient Inspire MD™ house light is a powerful LED replacement for conventional tungsten fixtures connected directly to a traditional dimming system. This fixture provides a beautiful warm white, with high CRI, a fully homogenized lens, and a choice of three beam angles. Inspire’s energy-efficient LED design reduces maintenance and running costs, with up to 80% energy saving.
GLP has reinforced its growing profile in the French market by appointing the highly experienced Bruno P. Souchaud to head up its newly formed subsidiary, GLP France.
With nearly three decades’ experience at the very top of international show lighting, including three years with the French GLP distributor LA BS, he was the natural candidate for the position, as GLP board member Kasper Gissel emphasizes.
“We are fortunate to have the services of such a lighting industry veteran as Bruno,” he said. “The move will bring us closer to our customers and key LD’s. GLP has been specified by French LDs for many years, and previously we have done business directly with the major rental houses in France. So, the timing is perfect for GLP to put a more solid structure in place and to further increase our presence in the market.”
After obtaining degrees in Sound Technologies at Paris Louis Lumière Institute and Acoustics at Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers, Bruno P. Souchaud began his career as a sound engineer. But he turned to intelligent lighting when “Pro Audio started to get a bit boring. It was passing the peak end of the analog era, with the only moves forward being more channel strips and more buttons.”
A mere two days after winning a PLASA Award for Innovation in London for the Artiste Monet™, Elation Professional stepped to the podium at the WFX Conference & Expo in Orlando to receive a New Product Award in the Moving Light category for the company’s new Fuze Profile™.
Elation Sales & Marketing Director, Eric Loader, was delighted with the recognition for a series of new luminaires designed with both creativity and value in mind. He commented, “The Fuze Profile satisfies both the church tech and creative teams looking for performance and inspiration, as well as the church director who wants a quality product at a reasonable price point. The new Fuze line is really the ideal fusion of both and a great fit for the house of worship market. We are extremely pleased that the WFX judges agree.”
One of three new fixtures in Elation’s popular Fuze™ series, the Fuze Profile is a full-color-spectrum, automated LED moving head with framing designed for precision lighting applications in spaces like houses of worship where beam control and high color quality is important. It features a carefully tuned RGBMA LED array with high CRI and is loaded with design features like zoom, two gobo wheels, animation wheel, frost, prism and full blackout framing system. More on the award-winning Fuze Profile can be found at https://www.elationlighting.com/fuze-profile
Organizations Can Now Experience BenQ’s Plug-and-Play InstaShow System Free for 30 Days, Save $300 on Purchase
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 19, 2019 — BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced a new 30-day Try and Buy free trial program for InstaShow WDC10 (HDMI) and WDC10C (USB-C) wireless presentation systems. InstaShow is the first system of its kind to deliver true plug-and-play wireless presentation capabilities, eliminating the setup hassles, collaboration obstacles and network security risks for attendees and IT managers. After completing the trial, organizations have the option of buying the system and saving $300 off the purchase price.
“Despite the importance of collaborative presentations in business meetings and classrooms, most organizations still waste an incredible amount of time trying to get meetings started and switching between users,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “Users will love how InstaShow makes meetings simple. This trial gives customers the opportunity to experience firsthand the easiest and fastest way to get connected and ready to present.”