FILO Conference

The FILO Conference is a gathering of local church technical artists designed to encourage, train and inspire. Whether you are a volunteer or a staff person, an audio engineer or a graphics operator, set builder or jack of all trades, there is something unique here for you and the role you play in your local church.


BREAKOUT A. -Bridging the Gap Between the Booth and the Stage

(Andrew Stone - Church on the Move; Lee Fields - Bayside; Jeff Sandstrom - Chris Tomlin, - Not only is there a physical distance between the booth and the stage, but there is a very real emotional, ideological, and spiritual distance that exists. This breakout will talk about constructive ways to diminish this distance through being proactive and building relationships with the people on stage.

BREAKOUT B. - Creating a Broadcast Mix that Rocks!   

(Andrew Stone - Church on the Move) - Web streaming; overflow; online viewing. There are so many ways to share our services and yet with the same number of resources available. We need to create an amazing mix without necessarily adding more staff or equipment. We will explore how to create an audio mix for your congregation that you can be proud of.

BREAKOUT C. - Separating Your Craft From Your Identity

(Jeff Sandstron - Chris Tomlin, - For many of us, we mistakenly gain our identity from what we do, not who we are in Christ. Unfortunately, as an audio engineer, whether something sounds good or not isn’t always in your hands. We will look at practical ways to do our jobs with excellence and to look to Jesus for our identity.

BREAKOUT D. - PA System Design Fundamentals

(TC Furlong) - What kind of speakers do we need? Where should we put them? How much should we spend? Buying a new PA is a daunting task. Not only is it a lot of work, but it costs a lot of money. How can we use the church’s resources most effectively to create a sound system that is exactly right for what we are trying to do. While every situation is unique, this breakout will look at some of the key components to designing the right PA for your church.

BREAKOUT E. - Developing Audio Volunteers to Mix

(Aaron Ruse - Saddleback) - Mixing can be so subjective. What makes a great mix? How do I get all of our volunteers to think the same way about how it should sound? We’ll look at techniques to get your audio team on the same page and develop them so the congregation can expect a similar experience each week without wondering how it’s going to sound.






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