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Pre-Viz 101

I program lights for 3 church services a week, Wednesday night, Saturday night, Sunday morning. In addition to that throughout the year we also have several large events that we do including Easter Weekend, our large Christmas production, and the Love Is Red conference (loveisred.net), we have a small amount of LED fixtures and moving […]

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Hillsong United : Welcome Zion Tour

Going to the Hillsong United tour was really exciting. Being a church lighting designer married to a worship leader, this is definitely an event that we can benefit from. At our church, we love Hillsong United songs, so it was really cool to get a chance to go and watch the people that actually wrote […]

Love Is Red Conference 2013

You’ve probably noticed that most of the photos on this site are from the same event. That event? Love Is Red 2013. Love is Red is a youth and young adult conference that takes place every year at my church, Faith Family Church, in North Canton, Oh (myfaithfamily.com) The conference is a three day event […]

Conventional Lighting 101

When talking about stage lighting you typically have two main types of lighting: conventional and intelligent. The difference is simple, conventional lighting is basically anything that only has one function, lighting up. Intelligent lighting refers to fixtures that have more abilities, such as focus, color change, gobos, prism, etc. In this 101 we’re going to […]

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Color Temperature 101

A great concept to be conscious of when you’re talking about lighting design in any aspect, whether you’re lighting a restaurant, a concert stage, or a video set, is color temperature. Color temperature is going to be most important when you’re talking about photography or videography, but can be used in any setting to help […]

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Haze 101

When it comes to concert style lighting, if you don’t have haze, you don’t have much. You can take 100 moving lights and put them in a room, but with no haze, you’re going to have a severely UNDERwhelming effect. If you’re not familiar with haze, here’s a quick rundown.

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DMX 101

Whether you are at a concert, a church, a play, or a television studio, most likely you’ve seen some lighting that is controlled by DMX. No matter if you’re using a small 4 fader lighting board, or a full size lighting console, or whether you have 1 can light plugged into a dimmer pack, or […]

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How we built the lightsabers

For Easter this year we wanted to do something fun for our set design. About 3 weeks before Easter an idea hit. My friend Wayne and I had been trying to think of some good uses for LED tape and we decided that this was our chance… If you aren’t familiar with LED tape it’s […]

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Lighting – 101

Thanks for checking out our Lighting 101 series! Here we will be periodically posting simple tutorials to help you to understand some of the basic fundamentals of lighting design. Topics will include DMX, Haze, Intelligent Lighting, and more. Have something you’d like to see us write about in a 101? Don’t be afraid to contact […]

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