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Thanks to Ashley Huizenga for these awesome pictures!
Night of Worship
We just finished up another Night of Worship at Calvary Fort Lauderdale. It was a great time of worship with a full sanctuary! As we have done the last couple of nights we incorporated environmental projection along with lighting to help create a worshipful mood.
Our sanctuary lighting consists of fixtures from Martin, Coemar, Wybron, and a standard collection of ETC Source 4 Pars and Ellipsoidals. Projectors for the back wall were 12,000 lumen Christies rented from a local company. We put together 3 projectors to create about a 75′ wide x 18′ tall image.
To control the video we used ProVideoPlayer triggered from Ableton Live so that the video clips were in time with the music. Some videos were triggered manually as well. Overall the night went well and all of the technology played nicely with each other.
Oceans Edge School of Worship puts on an event called “The Show” each year. It’s a time for the graduating class to lead in worship and show off some original songs.
This year we planned out some extra lighting and video ahead of time and everything came together pretty well. We had a pretty short window in the theatre to set up everything before the event so we pre-programmed most of the lighting cues ahead of time before the lighting was even set up.
To do this I used a pre-visualization program called Light Converse. Light Converse allows you to build your room and place all of your fixtures virtually. This is great for a lot of reasons. I go a little more in-depth about Light Converse in another post.
We used a mix of lighting for The Show. Intelligents, LED, and conventional fixtures were used throughout the room. This gave us a lot of variety to keep looks from getting repetitive.
In addition to the lighting we put together a few videos made especially for some of the songs. All of these elements combined for a really cool show! One of the songs in the show was a cool instrumental electro feature which we had a lot f fun with. I captured it with my 3D GoPro setup. The audio isn’t great but you get the idea!
This year our Easter service was at FAU Stadium. This was our first year having our service here and it was awesome. The staff and facilities were great and a lot of people showed up to take part in worship and hear the word presented.
Special Event Services (SES) came out to help us with staging, lights, audio, and video. They have been helping us out for our large events for several years now and are a great organization.
Audio was highlighted by an Outline GTO line array. At the stage there were two large line array hangs and two side fill line array hangs. Since the furthest seats were about 400′ away from the stage we had three rear fill line arrays ground based on carts. The subs were in front of the stage and with some special time alignment they created a single point source and created an even bass response throughout the whole stadium.
Overall things went very well and lots of people came forward to receive Jesus which is the goal!
Time lapse video of the setup and service…