Have you enjoyed all the Transform Christmas posts? We’ve been seeing record breaking community involvement while stocking the site with some of the best Christmas content available! It’s Friday, and that means that we’re serving up another Transforming Tip. If you missed last week’s tip on outdoor projection you can check it out here.
Today’s Transforming Tip idea is making it snow indoors.
Making it Snow indoors with Environmental Projection is the epitome of EP. No matter what time or season of the year it is, making it snow is just expected! Seriously.
Think about it, its almost like Environmental Projection was made for snowing indoors. Not sure what we mean? Maybe these pictures can help!
Snow is amazing when it’s projected and can be utilized in a variety of ways to engage your congregation, audience or community.
The first thing you will notice with these pictures of Environmental Projection Snow is the ability for each of these rooms to have an atmosphere. We’re not just sending another motion background to a video screen. EP is designed to take the sole focus from the stage and create an atmosphere that encourages participation.
Your audience is no longer watching something, they’re engaging with an atmosphere. The visual arts are about using art to communicate something quite intimate and personal while breaking us of the surrounding static environment we often create. With snow, we’re able to avoid a vertigo while fostering a rich atmosphere. Don’t just project, create a sense of awe and wonder. Tell a story and engage the mind with a very powerful visual surrounding.
2. Feeling & Emotion
Just like an atmosphere, the second thing that snowing indoors creates for us is a unifying emotion. It’s that Christmas image that isn’t spiritual, but universal in communicating the emotion of a song. Beyond the emotion it creates, it’s actually able to evoke a feeling. Snow is not a neutral element like particles or light beams are… snow is directly correlated with cold. For me snow is most closely related to family, joy, sitting by the fire, bundeling up in a warm winter’s coat, etc. All positive feelings that with a click of a button can transform your room or space.
Try coupling snow with a color like blue (curious why blue, check out color theory here) to tell a deeper story and bring more cold into your atmosphere.
3. Easy Setup
Of all the benefits of making it snow indoors, I think the best part of this tip is the ease of use. As you can see in the top video that Stephen Proctor uploaded from a ministry in Nashville, TN, there is no need for the snow to be “perfectly aligned” or proportionate for that matter.
You don’t have to own a true environmental projection setup in order to make it look good, just a decent projector or two. It’s as easy as taking a projector (one will even work) and aligning it against the wall or a blank surface (go try today or anytime during the week to play around). Boom, you’re done: projecting snow indoors. You can try on your wall, or on a curtain and of course a screen if you have one.
Where to find Snow Media?
As well, here are the top 3 our live events team uses personally:
What questions do you have about projecting indoors?
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