Audio Monday: Microphone Placement

All right, here is the second part to last weeks post. If you read the whole post about microphones (I wont blame you if you didn’t…lots to read there) you know now how different types of microphones work and what they are best for. This week lets put some practical applications behind that.

In this post you will read about microphone placement and how it directly relates to church applications. So read up, enjoy, and use your new found knowledge your next Sunday on.


All About Projection: Why Visual Worship is Important

This post is from Stephen Proctor, who I consider to be my mentor even though I have never met the guy in person. I read his blog, follow his twitter and read everything he reads. He has inspired to me to be more passionate in my responsibility of ushering people into God’s presence through the visual elements.

Here is a link to a blog post and a video by Stephen on why visual worship is important.

Wednesday’s Lighting Topic: Different Types of Features

Today we are going to cover the very basics in stage lighting by defining the different types of light fixtures used, including what they are best used for, their lighting patterns, etc.

The following article is a little dated, but basic lighting technology has not changed in a while, so a lot of this is still relevant.

We use five types of these fixtures, can you identify which ones?

All About Microphones

It has been awhile since I posted last, my goal is to post at least one thing per week for each of the three main branches of the tech team: audio, projection and lighting. So I will make Monday: All About Audio, today’s topic: microphones.

What they do, the different types, their pickup patterns, etc.

Please follow the link to a very detailed write up on microphones. Now I know there is a lot of reading there, but it is very valuable stuff and your working knowledge will expand greatly.

By the end you should be able to identify the different types of microphones we have at church and their best uses. • by stephen proctor » Why Light Needs Darkness

Light designers, I know I have been posting a lot about audio, mostly because of the new board, training, teaching, etc. Tonight, this one is for you.

Stephen Proctor is a guy I highly respect and one of the guys leading the charge with visual worship. I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did.

Be sure to follow the link to the TED Talk video on why light needs darkness. One of my favorite TED Talks.

iPads and Projectors

With iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches becoming such a commonplace in today’s world we are always looking for new and easy ways to use them.

Here is a video from Brad Zimmerman that shows how we could use an iPad with a projector, a tool I think we will start using when people have powerpoints for their sermons. How simply would it be for the speaker to just swipe across the iPad sitting on the pulpit to get to his next point?

Show your iPad On Your Projector Without An Apple TV from Brad Zimmerman on Vimeo.