Lakeside Auditorium at Willow Creek South Barrington
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Welcome to Willow Production!

Willow Creek is a church committed to loving everyone always and extending the hope and grace of Jesus to our neighbors near and far. As a production department, our volunteers and staff support this mission through creating dynamic experiences and distraction-free environments to help our church family thrive.

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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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Gurus of Tech Chicago breakout class “Video Distribution Workflow & Transmission Solutions”
a brief overview of the breakout class I did at Gurus of Tech Chicago on March 1, 2011
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How to live capture your service feed directly into FCP with house time code
I’ve run into a lot of Tech guys from churches who are now live capturing their service video feed directly into Final Cut rather than recording to videotape or DVD. This is exactly how we do it here at Willow Creek. There is one problem though, Final Cut does not support an external LTC time code signal during Live
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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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Projection Techniques for Willow’s 2010 Christmas Service
Willow's Christmas service for 2010 incorporated 2 different projections surfaces into the set design.
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FAQ: Nursery child number notifications
We call this “PCall”, short for “Parent-Call”. We used to use a simple PowerPoint graphic for this system. But it still required an operator, or someone to manually enter the numbers into the graphic. We longed for a more automated system. We looked into how ProPresenter does this, but we needed a separate system that
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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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