Thoughts Behind Front Lighting
Jan31

Thoughts Behind Front Lighting

When figuring out how to approach front lighting your stage you need to first decide what you are trying to accomplish, and what physical limitations and obstructions there are. These will be the deciding factors on what gear is needed. Are LED’s the solution to everything? This guide will help you gain a better understanding of what goes into designing front lighting…there’s pictures… The most cost effective way to...

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Buttons, Knobs and Faders
Jan24

Buttons, Knobs and Faders

Not every control on a soundboard is self-explanatory. “Don’t touch that, it will feedback,” and “These channels on our soundboard are broken,” are statements that are often untrue, and come from a lack of understanding. Not every knob and button is there to change how something sounds; some are there just to make it work. If there is a knob or button you are unsure of, look it up or experiment (at appropriate times). Actually...

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Remembering purpose
Jan14

Remembering purpose

I have an unbelievably horrible memory. There have been way too many times that I will get up to do something and by the time I get to where I was going (no matter how close it is to my start point) I forget what I was intending to do. This is terribly frustrating to me and I know it’s frustrating for others around me. Now, even though my memory is bad, I’d imagine most people who work in church, or are key players in...

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The Problem With Procedure
Jan02

The Problem With Procedure

Today I’m highlighting the dangerous pitfalls of over-reliance on procedures and systems. I’m coming from a perspective of personal experience in this area, as I have felt the effects of these pitfalls as well as the temptation to be overly reliant on procedures. I’ll start by saying that I’m a big fan of structure and procedure in a team environment. When I see details being missed or communication breaking...

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