4 Ideas for an Immersive Environment

Immersive Environment

4 Ideas for An Immersive Environment

Sometimes we get stuck. Do you? Ever been sitting in a creative planning meeting trying to come up with a great idea for your next service? Nothing come to mind?

We’ve all been there. The hardest place to start is a blank piece of paper. But often, that’s where genius comes from.

So here are our 4 Ideas for an Immersive Environment.

Environmental Projection

One of the fasting grows types of multiscreen setups, Environmental Projection is the epitome of immersive. Flanking your congregation with a 270 degree spread. Like no other media, EP bridges the gap between the stage and the audience seamlessly.

We have talked a lot about Environmental Projection on the blog, so I’m not going to dive into much detail aside to say that if you haven’t tried it and it’s been something you think could work for your space, then its worth the time to research the possibilities.

Set Design

I love intentional set design. We have to think through this process beyond just decoration and dive into how the staging, materials, and story and how all of that ties together. There’s nothing worse or more distracting than a stage design that just doesn’t fit the story.

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I get it; set design can be expensive, take time, and can end up being a labor of love. It’s something that needs to be used, cherished, and celebrated. But your set design for your candlelight Christmas service more than likely won’t jive with your Easter Sunday service.

Think through the elements of the set design you have in place and what you could add or take away to enhance the story and create an immersive environment.

Visual Silence

This might be the most challenging idea for many churches. Especially for churches who embrace technology and continually push the envelope. Some of the most powerful moments in worship I’ve been a part of are when everything gets stripped down and you’re truly able to sit in the silence and focus on simply worshipping.

Consider your environment; your team; your congregation. Do they need silence this Easter? Do they need to focus? Maybe just for a song? Maybe for the whole service? Take some time to think about your environment and if silence makes sense.

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The Physical (paintings, sculptures, etc)

Physical art in the church has taken a back seat in recent years. With the introduction of more affordable projection and lighting technology, we have been able to make the most out of our resources and time using digital art mediums. However, there is something deeply meaningful and unique about physical art.

Physical art is widely missing from the modern church. This is an opportunity to get people to notice and think about the art and the message it portrays. It could very well be worth the time and money to commission a piece for your Easter weekend.

What are some ways that you’ve created an immersive environment? Share those with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope this has been a helpful week to get you started on your plans and processes for Easter. If you have any questions, please let us know how we can help. Email us!

Author Tim Southwick

Tim is the Brand Manager for TripleWide Media. He has 10 years experience in the event management world and has a strong desire to see visuals and media used to increase the user experience.

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