Environmental Projection: Getting It Done Without Projectors

Besides lighting your team well with front and back light so that they are seen and have depth, the cohesive look of a set or environment behind them now puts them in a space that has depth.

Environmental Projection: Getting It Done Without Projectors
The view of how a three-projector system can transform a worship space by using environmental projection.

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Environmental Projection: Getting It Done Without Projectors

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Third, gobos projected on your stage walls and other surfaces can provide an environmental projection look at a fraction of the cost. Here, Wyatt Johnston from Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas, uses some wash lights and gobos to expand the look and feel of their stage. We can see that the environment is now almost three times the width of just the stage area.

Finally, the spaces our churches are housed in vary greatly and require very different approaches. You may be in a converted shopping mall or a 200-year-old historic building, but either way, I encourage you to experiment with different things to see what works best for your situation.

More About Chris Tall
Chris Tall currently serves as the Lighting Designer and Assistant Tech Director for Essex Alliance Church in Essex Junction, Vt. His start in lighting came early in his freshman year of high school after he talked his way into a Maynard Ferguson concert. Since then, he has always been active in lighting and technical show production. While the work has taken him from lighting local theater to designing special effects for Universal Studios, MGM Vegas and Disney, Chris enjoys being part of a team that works to bring a production's dream to life. When Chris isn't working, he can be found making dinner for his family or flying RC planes.
Get in Touch: Flylightvt@gmail.com    More by Chris Tall

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Worship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.

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