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What’s with the Creepy Heads?

Anyone who has been on the Willow stage will likely recognize the sight of mannequin heads on sticks scattered haphazardly across the stage. One of the questions I answer most frequently when giving tours at[…]

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FAQ: What system do you use for tracking broken equipment?

Willow’s Production Systems Team’s job is to maintain all of the audio, video, and lighting gear throughout the building. The scope of this is pretty massive. With all of the usage that our gear receives[…]

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FAQ: What Graphics Software Do You Prefer?

In 2010 we switched our entire campus over from a CG system called Harris Inscriber to Renewed Vision’s ProPresenter and we haven’t looked back since. We are keeping up to date with Renewed Vision’s updates to ProPresenter and[…]

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Communicating With Your End Users

A main element of the Systems Team at Willow’s job is to maintain gear in our venues and train users when needed. Since we operate as Engineers on Call (EOC) during services and events, much[…]

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FAQ: Production Headsets

We often get asked what comm headsets our production team uses for our events and services. Ask no more!  Sensaphonics makes an earpiece called the TC1000. It runs about $600 (not including cost for in-ear molds[…]

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Hitachi HD Cameras Enhance Worship Experiences for Willow Creek – The Broadcast Bridge – Connecting IT to Broadcast

As one of the largest churches in the United States, Willow Creek Community Church places a very high value on the power of video to connect with its congregation within the church and beyond its[…]

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FAQ: Where did the Main Auditorium Window Shades Come From?

The window shades in our Main Auditorium are custom made shades on motorized lines hafts controlled by iRig software. We have ten very large windows in our Main Auditorium, five on each side of the[…]

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