Set Design: Creating an Inviting, Worshipful Space
By Chris Tall · December 5, 2017 • Even if you aren’t building sets to match messages, it’s still impactful to create a look that provides an inviting space. The alternative of blank walls and general room lighting gives a sterile classroom feel.
Budgeting and Maintenance: Making the Most of Your Resources
By Todd Heft · December 4, 2017 • Physical parts wear down over time, and routine cleaning will extend the life of your gear. Be sure that with every piece of equipment you own, that you have read the manufacturers recommendations and precautions first.
Sound Reinforcement Systems: Research Key to Matching Needs to Space
By David Bonilla · December 4, 2017 • For churches, a problem often can arise from the thought that in areas where there are dead spots, to "just put some speakers in this spot to fill in the lack of volume."
December Is Here, With Some Christmas Production Ideas
By Eric Byrd · December 1, 2017 • The simple fact is if you can’t lead people through this joyous season with genuine joy, people simply won’t want to give you 100 percent.
When Things Go Wrong: Correcting For Flaws in Your PA
By Adrian Gates · November 30, 2017 • How do you respond, though, when the trusted advice of an expert causes more trouble than it solves? Or when some small changes have unexpected consequences?
The 4 Obsessions of a Purposeful Creative Pastor
By Luke McElroy · November 29, 2017 • Often creative-minded individuals don’t find revelation in powerful, polished and preachy-like messages. They find revelation in the context of the community around them asking deep questions in safe environments.
Microphones: Avoid Poor Placement, Seek Intelligibility
By Gabriel Antonini · November 29, 2017 • Your microphones need to possess the ability to portray sound in a linear fashion as our ear/brain relationship does. This will improve comprehension and intelligibility in harsh conditions.
For Sound Systems, Don’t Design Solely On Popular Trends
By Tom Noble · November 28, 2017 • Doing the math, though, does not guarantee that the system will be great. The models and math are only as good as the information provided.
A Lighting Console’s Most Important Feature: Who Will Be Using It?
By Michael Scott · November 27, 2017 • A professional is going to have much more experience across multiple consoles. However, a novice volunteer who is looking for a new place to serve is not likely to know anything more than what you can teach them.
Intentional Lighting: From Cues to Color Theory
By Mike Sessler · November 23, 2017 • One of the best things you can do as a lighting director (or technical director who programs lights) is learn color theory. Different colors make you feel different things.
Five Methods for Making Better Team Decisions
By Len Wilson · November 22, 2017 • In a healthy collaborative environment, the role of individual team members becomes more about leading the discussion around a particular aspect of worship, such as music, rather than dictating what idea will become the final decision for worship.
Spiritual Health: Re-Set the Rudder That Steers the Ship
By Grant Norsworthy · November 21, 2017 • We want the people involved in leading the congregation to worship God through songs to deeply and clearly know that the true worship of God goes beyond our songs and our services.
Role of a Creative Director: Relax and Head To The Shower
By Eric Bramlett · November 21, 2017 • Rest is important as a response to burnout for obvious reasons — moving too fast with too many projects while overwhelmed with stress, is something that can’t be sustained.
Second Day at LDI Features Exhibit Floor Opening, Solid Sessions
By Andres Caamano · November 20, 2017 • For the thousands of attendees at LDI, the varied selection of sessions, the opening of the exhibit floor and special events such as the LDI: Live Outside Concert offered plenty of choices on Friday.
A Quick Rundown Of Day One At LDI
By Andres Caamano · November 17, 2017 • Spending a few hours on the exhibit hall floor while it was being set up on Thursday, along with sitting in on a series of sessions took up much of the first day at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday.