Lighting Design

Finding Your Lighting Console: Where to Start
By Greg Saffles · September 8, 2017 • Each church is different, and has different needs as it relates to lighting. Fortunately, the market has responded with a variety of consoles for each unique situation.

Christmas Production: Using Story Structure in Tech to Create the Best Experience
By Keri Rafter · September 5, 2017 • We need to be asking, does tech in services enhance enough, to support the message? Does it improve the service and help more people discover your church?

Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices
By TD Staff · August 28, 2017 • Learn about a half-dozen options that are particularly scalable, beginning with personal computer operability, all the way up to multiuniverse, full-size lighting consoles.

Has LED Defeated Arc Source?
By Charlie Pike · August 24, 2017 • LED sources are better than discharge fixtures in practically every measure now, with the obvious being power consumption.

Switching from ARC Source to LED: It’s Not Always A Given
By Josh Holowicki · August 15, 2017 • Is it possible to do an entire lighting system with LED? Absolutely. But one should let the vision and the space drive the lighting choices.

Which Light Is Which? Begin With the Basics
By Duke DeJong · August 11, 2017 • In the world of lighting, half of the game is learning the vocabulary and knowing which type of light does what. Here's a look at some of the essential basics behind various types of lights.

Thinking of Transitioning from Arc Source to LED Lighting?
By Chris Tall · August 8, 2017 • The big difference, of course, between arc source and LED lighting is in the lamp hours. LED sources are essentially forever. Forever in terms of the life of the fixture.

Worship Facilities Magazine, July-August 2017
By TD Staff · August 3, 2017 • The July-August 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Texas church and Colorado church, with regard to recent work completed at each facility.

Role Of The Lighting Director: Don’t Be Fearful of New Ideas
By Greg Saffles · June 30, 2017 • No matter the medium, the lighting director exists to come alongside others to create an environment that is conducive to a worship gathering.

Multiple Install Phases Add Up to Notable AVL Upgrades at Texas Church
By Andres Caamano · June 30, 2017 • Over the span of three months, Texas church has featured install improvements including L-Acoustics line arrays, Barco projectors, and an LED wall.

Role of A Lighting Director: Many Roles, Hats to Wear
By Kevin Penrod · June 29, 2017 • Seek to get the maximum amount of use out of everything around you, as that is a significant part of the role, being a good steward of one's resources.

The Role of a Lighting Director: Illuminate the Work of Others
By Tim Ottley · June 27, 2017 • There are very few churches that have a dedicated LD working on nothing but lighting. If you are one of those churches, give your LD a hug and offer a prayer of thanks to God for his many gifts.

Role of a Lighting Director: Create, Support Atmosphere for Worship
By Steven Hall · June 23, 2017 • As lighting directors, involving others will help you grow relationships that will make what you accomplish as part of the church's tech team to be even more special.

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.

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For Lighting Design, What Software Is The Right Match For Your Needs? (Part 3)
Dig into this final part of a three-part series that looks into choices for lighting design software, including Vectorworks and LightConverse, and how each can best serve the needs of your church.


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