SES installs Ayrton rig for Two Cities Church

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“SES designed and implemented the complete production system: full AV and lighting, the acoustic treatment and house lighting for the worship centre,” said Michael Brammer, a partner in SES and a member of Two Cities Church himself. “The goal was to serve the church well as a tool to expand the ministry and to create a space that the city of Winston-Salem would be proud to have to host other events.”

Twelve Diablo luminaires have been installed to provide full stage coverage for spoken word and musical performances. “I grab them for about every scene we build,” said Wes Koontz, production director at Two Cities Church. “We add multiple palettes of colour to every song and often put on gobos to break up the stage and add texture. The Diablos even add a little colour and mood during the entrance period.”

Seven Levante wash lights serve as the main broadcast key light for speakers and vocalists, “With broadcast being a big component of worship now, the Levante’s don’t sacrifice anything from the in-house look and feel to the online experience,” commented Koontz.

Eight Zonda 9 fixtures wash the stage floor and provide effects lighting for the front of the stage. “I’ve been having lots of fun with the Zondas,” Koontz said. “They put out a lot of light: even at 10% intensity with colour they really add to the stage.”

The Ayrton fixtures made their official debut in December last year, with Koontz noting that the team really “hit their stride” with them on Christmas Eve: “Every weekend we continue to expand on that, mapping in Diablos and Zondas so we have more movement and patterns. We’re a lot more creative thanks to these fixtures.”

“The Ayrton fixtures are performing fantastically,” concluded Brammer. “The in-person worship experience is beautiful and the broadcast lighting is pristine: The fixtures deliver the best for both worlds. We have a very strong relationship with ACT and know when we call on them, we’ll get consistently outstanding service and support.”