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Rigging Made Easy: Crimping Tools and Swages by Glenn Davis

The way I see it the stage world just looks better when you have more options toward supporting or flying scenery. At Willow Creek Church, suspending scenery is very common. At times, we may create over 100- 32’x 1/16” cable drops to suspend a certain weekend look that weighs a few thousand pounds. Even though […]

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Rigging Made Easy: Cable and Glider by Glenn Davis

I’ve been hearing a lot lately from individuals who are working hard at scenic creativity that are disappointed there is very little information toward tips on rigging and rigging hardware. Almost every scenic project requires the suspension of some sort of scenic element that echoes back scary and dangerous. Which leads me to the question […]

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Stage Managers are Super Heroes by Glenn Davis

If you were to ask people attending a weekend service or event, “When or how did a live scene change on stage in the dark?” Most people would not have a clue. Unnoticed and in charge of more things than anyone else in a live production, is one of the most valuable production individuals on […]

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Safety Toward Rigging by Glenn Davis

I read an article recently that said, “Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly all accidents involving fallen objects.” Even though, that is a pretty humorous statement, the fact is it takes a lot of overwhelming work to overcome gravity. When it comes to rigging “probably” or “maybe” safe, is not the most reassuring words […]

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Creating a Temporary Stage Floor

The challenge for many churches is creating a scenic design without ruining the existing prefinished hard wood or carpeted stage floors. Planning a project such as a concert or a special event but your existing floor limits what you can do?  A project that requires painting the floor artistically and for it to hold up […]

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Conquer your Production and Programming Challenges

It is an extremely large undertaking and responsibility toward making the right decisions in creating an incredible Christ transformational, life changing moment for anyone who attends weekend services, outreaches and events. This requires an enormous amount of coordination from our production and programing departments with lots of orchestrating behind the scenes toward preparation and planning. […]

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Creating a Unique Flip Chart or Easel

We often get questions about our flip charts here at Willow. Check out this video to get a behind the scenes look at how our Scenic Designer, Glenn Davis, crafts these portable teaching tools.

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Christmas Stage/Turntable Project

Each year at Christmas we create a memorable out reach that draws approximately 70,000 individuals from our surrounding communities. Needless to say, it’s an extremely large undertaking and responsibility on making decisions toward the scenic support. The month of September is noted for one thing with production and programming staff at Willow, final decisions need […]

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Visual art is a very powerful form of communication.

The growing awareness of churches toward using visual art such as scenic elements has opened the doors for opportunity for impacting individuals. From the standpoint of using scenic elements, the delusion is, we never think of the impact a few sticks of wood and a few gallons of paint has on inspiring someone’s life. There […]

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