Displaying Lyrics with Environmental Projection
We have received several questions about running lyrics with environmental projection. Today, we’re going to tackle how to display lyrics with environmental projection in creative ways to keep costs down and legibility up!
There are a few different ways to accomplish this and I’d like to highlight three now.
The first idea for displaying lyrics with environmental projection, using your existing screen(s). In the vast majority of worship spaces, you already have screen(s) and projector(s) installed in your space running lyrics and/or still images or motion backgrounds. You don’t have to try to reinvent the wheel.
Running lyrics on your existing screens does two things. First, it saves you time and money. You already have the equipment, setup, alignment, etc. in place. Second, it will implement easily into your environmental projection setup.
Lyrics on Walls
Projecting lyrics directly on your wall does work quite well. If you only have one screen or you want to remove your screens to highlight your new EP setup, then projecting lyrics directly on your wall is a great option. Find a good flat space with easy to read sight lines and you’ll be at a great starting point.
This one is great, especially if you have open space on the wall above your stage. One of the big parts of using EP is that it bridges the gap between stage and screen. It takes the focus off of those in the band or on the platform and expands the environment. Placing your lyrics above the stage will blatantly force your congregation to look above the stage and focus on the music, the lyrics, and the moment.