This week's new resource, Building Blocks of an A/V Ministry, includes six training articles to equip your church's technicians. Below is an excerpt from the first article.

Learn the effects of lighting.

The visual tech team handles lighting, media, video, and other auxiliary tools. The goal of the visual team is to illuminate and make a vision clear. Front lighting is the first step in illuminating the stage areas, up-front persons, art designs, and/or fixtures. Back stage lighting is responsible for adding contrast, depth, and dimension for space. There are wide varieties in stage lighting from PAR cans, Pars, Fresnels, Ellipsoidals, and Intelligent lighting. Light operators use multiple light sources to draw the congregation in, as they bring specific stage features out.

Color lights can dramatically change the mood of the room. Warm colors, such as red, yellow, and orange, move toward the audience, conveying notions of intimacy, sunshine, and energy. Cool colors–blue, green, purple–move ...

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