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You don’t want to waste your valuable finances and make the wrong choice, so how can you decide on the best camera for your church production set-up? Which of these statements would you agree with?
• The camera is less important than the person using it.
• The camera is essential, but other factors need to be right first.
• The type of camera I need depends on the content I want to create.
If you agree with ANY of these statements, you are on the right track; however, this article will explain why ALL these statements matter when you consider which is the best camera for you.
The main objective when dialing in monitors is to provide the best reference possible for each musician to help them to achieve their best performance. Properly dialing them in for each individual is critical to the performance of the band as a whole. Whether you’re using floor monitors or in-ear monitors, poor monitoring will affect the band adversely and ultimately be a distraction to the worship time.
In this article we will look at best practices for dialing in clear and defined floor monitor mixes.
Let me start off with a confession: I can edit but choose not to. While I enjoyed the editing process and seeing what was in my head take shape on tape, I also quickly realized my skills in this area were limited and I functioned better when I was able to take a step back from the craft/tech and instead work as a director alongside a skilled editor. Once I started doing that, the projects I undertook flourished.
Choosing and maintaining automated lights and consoles can be or become very involved. I have been a technical director for over 30 years and I have really seen the lighting industry change from basic lighting fixtures, dimmers and lighting boards to amazing color changing and moving light fixtures and lighting consoles that really allow you to design a production. Automated lighting fixtures and automated consoles aren’t cheap. Even lower end products have a cost. So, making the right decision will help you purchase the right products for your church.
Up until about 25 years ago, the only way for amplified performers to hear a “mix” on stage, other than what was bouncing around the room acoustically from the mains, was via stage monitors. The most common of these are the “wedges” we all know – speaker cabinets with a shape designed to sit on the floor and aim at the performers. While these work very well, there are drawbacks. The newer technology of in-ear systems offer a wonderful solution but are not without tradeoffs. This article is aimed at explaining the main differences between the two approaches and where the compromises are.
When mixing live audio, one of the biggest mistakes a sound operator can make is aimlessly applying EQ without intentionality. This article will equip you with knowledge and understanding about frequencies and how to use your EQ tools, plus give you a process to follow when using your EQ to manipulate these frequencies, so you can create a musical, well defined, clear and present live mix.
With so many different options out there, selecting the right mixer for an installation can be quite a daunting task. Fear not, however! After reading this article, you will be well equipped to choose the perfect mixing console for any type of worship space. The key is knowing what you’re looking for, and understanding the terminology used by manufacturers to describe product specs.
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LED video walls are impressive to behold and can make an impressive impact for a church, but they require significant planning before execution. After all, a video wall can be scaled up to almost any size and in almost any shape, so there’s a lot of room to get creative. There’s also cost, space, power and positioning to consider, but the added research is worth it.
Just as there are many steps to take when actually executing a design-build project, there are also many steps to take before and during the process to ensure that it all goes smoothly, is completed on time, and stays on budget. Delve into the process with this detailed whitepaper.
Is your building structurally sound? Most churches are completely unaware they potentially have issues waiting to happen overhead, and in many cases, it’s the churches themselves, albeit quite unintentionally, that created these risks by improperly hanging or rigging equipment in their auditoriums and other spaces. Are these items hanging safely? If so, how do you know?