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.
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 would allow us to downstream key the PCall over our Program video feed without going to our master recordings. Using a downstream key for this would allow us to display the number on all our in house displays, but keep our recordings & regional feeds clean. So, we simply installed an external downstream keyer card from Ross Video. This was wired into our Ross Synergy switcher for control. We chose this external card over using the built in clean feed for flexibility, it was just easier to have a dedicated keyer card than to tieRead More
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 are times when it’s like holding up a mirror allowing us to see and experience the things we usually stuff in the back corners of our mind. Combining the message with scenic images, are very powerful forms of communication. The saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” That is so true. What takes one thousand words to explain correctly can be described much more easily using scenic images. One is able to express every aspect of life and its essence through this medium. Imagery plays a large role in making information memorable, an importantRead More
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