I thought this might be interesting to see! This is my rough outline for the ECHO conference in July. If you're interested in coming, you can get 15% off if you use the promo code "camron" when registering - use it for each person!
Hopefully this helps get a glimpse of what we will be talking about! It will be interactive of course, and I'll be brining some gear to play with.
Where are you in using lighting? white lights, using some color, using LED/moving lights
Why use lighting - focus, mood, emotion, movement, texture, light vs dark...video?
Natural light - windows and candles
Lekos - spots, textures, breakups, crates focus instead of washing everything, shutters
Pars/Fresnels - beam angles, fills area, lamp options
Cyc washes - washes up, color fill
LED - advantages; replacing fixtures
Moving lights - placement (menu faces away), purpose, maintenance, cost, reasons to use them: logistical and artistic
Brands - Elation/Martin/Chauvet/Robe/Cosemar/High End/Vari-lite. Talk about reliability, life, maintenance, features
Accessories - dichroic glass, gobos/holders, rotators, barn doors, lamp choices, color scrollers
Haze/fog - difference, why and when to use it
Truss - what should you look for, ratings
Power, dimming - how to make it all work, safety and limits
Safety - don't take lens tubes to get wider angle out of lekos, no tape or zip ties. Color code lamps
Control - consoles (physical and software), DMX
Programming - how do you run service? On-the-fly or programmed?
Timing/temp for transitions - moving lights sweeps and movements, color changes
Who designs and who creates?
Colors - meaning and what colors I like to use in worship. Western vs Eastern cultures. All about context.
Philosophy - Talking to worship/senior pastor about turning lights down when appropriate - house lighting levels - history of lighting in the Church
Where to find stuff - Cheap house lighting instead of fluorescent lighting, alternatives, eBay, old lighting fixtures, lamps
Posted on Wed, June 22, 2011
by Camron Ware filed under