Lighting

Role of a Lighting Director: Understand Needs, Goals of Production
By Chris Tall · June 6, 2017 • Knowing the roles of different members of the team allows you to separate and focus on them as you and the production team go through the steps of creating a production.

Lighting Design: It’s Not the Light, It’s Where You Put It
By Greg Saffles · May 29, 2017 • In general, you want your fixtures to be placed at a 45-degree angle from the subject. Higher than this, and you will end up with unflattering shadows.

Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2017
By TD Staff · May 18, 2017 • The March-April 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine includes articles pertaining to trends in youth and children's spaces, and a profile on a Colorado Christian high school that built a state-of-the-art performance venue.

Lighting Design: The Basics Behind Which Fixtures Support the Best Visuals
By Steven Hall · May 16, 2017 • Among the different types of lights available to you, the most important aspect to nearly every design I complete is the back light.

Lighting Design: Experiment With Your Space, Don’t Simply Copy
By Adam Dye · May 11, 2017 • One of the most frustrating yet liberating foundations of design is that much of the best design comes from within the limitations of resources.

On Third Day of NAB, Video Products Impress
By Andres Caamano · April 28, 2017 • From Blackmagic's new production switcher, to Ross' PTZ camera, and Canon's new telephoto lens, many new products stood out for NAB attendees.

At NAB, Microphones Equal Many Choices
By Andres Caamano · April 26, 2017 • On the second day at the conference in Las Vegas, a number of new products were highlighted by mic manufacturers, along with LED walls, audio consoles and lighting systems.

The Ins, Outs of LED Tape
By Steven Hall · April 21, 2017 • Able to be bent, installed, and shaped to create truly stunning works of stage art, each respective LED light allows the tape to blend and disappear into a set, if desired.

Washes, Beams, and Spots … How to Know the Difference
By Greg Saffles · April 14, 2017 • Venturing into the world of fixture selection can be overly intimidating, but remember that the goal is to choose the best possible fixture for what we're trying to achieve.

Lighting Consoles: A 10-Point Checklist
By Chris Tall · April 11, 2017 • If you’re assessing a new console, you’ll want to learn about it enough to know if it “just makes sense.” If you are learning an existing console, take the time to understand its command structure so that you know how to best use it.

Moving Lights for Worship Technology — Stage Wash Thoughts
By Charlie Pike · April 5, 2017 • Adding moving lights over the stage is what the vast majority of churches — both large and small — are installing for their intelligent lighting.

On Cusp of Anniversary, Church Undergoes Extensive Renovation
By Andres Caamano · April 4, 2017 • Upgrades at New Hampshire church include adding Bose column speakers, Sennheiser microphones and LED lighting.

Pennsylvania Church Updates with LED Displays, Lighting
By Andres Caamano · March 22, 2017 • First of three phases completed in late February successfully improves lighting at contemporary church north of Pittsburgh. Video, audio upgrades next on the horizon.

Elation Proteus Beam Moving Head Set to Empower Creativity
By TD Staff · March 3, 2017 • First in Proteus series of IP-rated arc source fixtures created from extensive R&D work, with the ability to use the fixture when inclement weather occurs.

Worship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2017
By TD Staff · February 13, 2017 • The January-February 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine includes articles pertaining to how to best do video announcements, and exploring digital giving options.

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Portable Sound Systems: Flexibility, Options Key To Right Setup
If we choose our portable systems wisely, we can turn these quick setups, that can sometimes be distracting, into an atmosphere that will engage the audience.

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