What Do You Need To Get Started With Stage Lighting At Your Church? Getting started with lighting can be difficult and confusing. If you simply want mediocre lighting, this isn’t the place to be. However, if you want to create dynamic, interesting and inspiring lighting, I will walk you through

And the best lighting console is… (Drumroll Please) (Crickets) Did you really think I was going to name just one? If you’re new here to Learn Stage Lighting, you may not know this, but I don’t like to make blanket statements, especially about gear. In today’s lighting world, there are

Traditional Church Lights

“…But all big stages all have colored lights”, said the worship pastor of the small church.  “So we must need some colored lights too!” I listened to his question, and then dug deeper.  If you’ve been reading this website for any amount of time, you’ll know that I am a

There’s no doubt that moving lights are cool. Really cool.  And a lot of fun to play with. But the fact is, moving lights aren’t in everybody’s budget.  Adding to that, if you want to really make interesting looks out of your moving lights, you need a minimum of 4

A couple years ago I was attending a portable church that met in a middle school close to where I lived. After I got comfortable and decided to make it my church home, I naturally started volunteering to help with the technical needs of the church. As I walked into

Say you have a DMX lighting system and want to use a microplex dimmer or console.  Can it be done? Say you have a microplex lighting system and want to use a DMX device.  Can it be done?  Or are we just stuck in a pickle where we’ll simply have

How Do I Use Color Effectively?

If you open your eyes, and you’re like most people, you see color. I know this is simplifying it a good bit, but let’s think about just color for a minute. If you’re not colorblind, you are constantly seeing and observing color.  Color is a fascinating attribute that we can

Nobody wants to be the DJ in a room of un-attentive people, with a completely empty dance floor… Of course not! So you make the investment of time, energy and money to become the very best DJ possible…and it works. The next step is to amplify the energy you’re already

What to do when the show runs off it's tracks

Picture this: You’re running through your setlist, down the agenda, or through the service flow….things are going well.  You’re hitting your cues, and your show looks great…BUT THEN!!!! Something changes. Suddenly, we are not in the land of the set list anymore.  We are now in no-mans land.  So what

How to Choose a Lighting Console for Your Church

There are about 10,000 different lighting consoles available today. And about half of them are buying advertising to get you to purchase their console. Buying a lighting console is one of the most crucial lighting purchases you can make for your church’s lighting.  Your lighting console is the single purchase