A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of taking part in the National Worship Leader Conference in Centreville, VA. (just outside D.C.) It was a great week pouring into this community, meeting new people, teaching classes, and running environmental projection. It was a really fun opportunity to put into practice the 5 Ingredients for Environmental Projection.
There was one resounding question we were asked during the week in classes and at our booth.
How much will this cost?
This is a great question, and honestly one that will get asked in every situation. But, unfortunately for everyone we talk to, there’s no one answer. I mean, we could recommend the Christie HD 35K’s with a Spyder network and you’d be ready to rock out, but realistically, most churches would never need to think of entertaining something that expensive. Every room is different. Every application is unique to your environment. Every setup for environmental projection is going to be at least just a little bit different then the next. So, what do you do? Guess and check? Buy the most expensive equipment you can afford and go from there?
Of course not! There are 5 key items to decide/do to get environmental projection setup.
We truly believe that you need to spend time learning about environmental projection and practicing. It’s like playing an instrument. If you’re not practicing and learning how to play it well, then you’ll be out of sync with the rest of the band and tech team. Practice. Practice. Practice. Know your content and know what every piece you’re planning on using will look like before the service starts.
We got to spend a couple hours each day rehearsing with the bands and the rest of the tech team making sure that video and lighting were working together to ensure a seamless look and feel across both platforms. We worked hand in hand with each artist and worship leader to make sure we knew what they were looking for and how to create an intimate environment and not be a major distraction. It’s a delicate balancing act, especially when your canvas is so massive, but with teamwork and practice it will all come together.
- Projectors – Digital Projection 10k’s (2)
- Matrox TripleHead2Go
- MacBook Pro Retina
- TripleWideMedia.com (content)
Pictures from the Conference