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ECHO Conference

ECHO Conference

It's time for the ECHO Conference again!  As far as conferences go, this is the epitome of a gathering of visual worshipers, designers, and all-around awesome people doing media in Church.  Aside from the normal workshops, breakouts, keynotes, and worship; the guys and gals who put on ECHO build in so much free time and literal SPACE for people to simply hang out!

Even if media isn't your thing in the Church, come for the food.  I love food.  Three words:  Ice Cream Truck.

No, seriously; this isn't just a collection of nerds hanging out.  This is about dialoguing, helping, asking, telling, and serving each other with stories and ideas to help you do what you do...better!  Or...to get started!  I love sitting at a random table during lunch (Chick-Fil-A maybe??) and meeting 8 new people from churches who have questions about media or lighting and getting to share thoughts, learn what they do, and eat awesome chicken.

In addition to simply hanging out, I'll be there doing three breakouts:  

Beyond the Standard Presentation - Myself and Trent Armstrong from Igniter Media are excited to show you how to go beyond the standard white text with an outline and a drop shadow plopped on a loop.  You'll get tips to help you design a presentation that will compliment the imagery and mood of your backgrounds and draw your congregation into worship.

Worship Lighting - Coming out of a large church as the lighting director into live concert and worship events has opened me up to so many options in the world of lighting.  I hope to share this passion and all the practical tips we can handle.

We will cover everything from candles to PAR Can lighting to LED to moving lights; and how it doesn't really matter what you are using; just how and why you are using it.  We will discuss what colors mean in worship lighting, how to create emotion and transitions, and talk about what's practical for YOU.  (Moving lights are not always the answer).

There might even be a chance to play with gear and we'll be as hands-on as possible, depending on class size.  I encourage attendees to bring pictures of their worship space, and/or a list of current lighting gear in their church.

Understanding Environmental Projection in Worship - It's all the rage these days, but there are so many dangers and ways to do Environmental Projection poorly.  Let's show and tell about how to do it well, how to not break the bank, and why it's not simply shining a projector on the wall.  My heart is to make it tangible for everyone, and as the leader in helping churches with EP in their space, I want this class to be encouraging and exciting as you begin to think of your worship space as a blank canvas to paint on.

I encourage attendees to bring pictures of their worship space so we can go over the possibilities one-on-one during the class and conference.

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