Be Flexible

I was going back through my notes on some of the production staff meetings we’ve had over the years, and came across the very first value we talked about: be flexible. In that era, I[…]

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FAQ: Digital Asset Management

System Update 2016 – We now have a new Digital Asset Management system installed. Here’s a link to another post about the project.   We often get asked “How does Willow organize & archive all[…]

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Willow Creek Lakeside Auditorium’s new LED wall

Willow Creek Lakeside Auditorium has just installed an Absen A6 LED 144 tile video wall. A custom motorized LED flybar fabricated & installed by Chicago Flyhouse allows a quick change between one large 14’x24′ center[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Laser Etching Microphones

About a year ago we went through an awful experience where 7 of our mics were stolen from our Main Auditorium. Thankful, the individual was caught and the mics returned. Out of that painful experience,[…]

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what is the perfect volume? part 2

In part one of this post, I talked about making sure you know what you are trying to do in your services and how volume fits into that.  This is a leadership question, more than[…]

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what is the perfect volume? part 1

I get a lot of questions about how loud we run our services at Willow Creek.  I always find it difficult to give a standard answer.  Much of that comes from the fact that I[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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