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.

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BREAKOUT A. - Lighting for Broadcast

(Chris Thomas - Cherry Hills Church) - We live in a world where many churches are streaming services on the internet or doing IMAG in the room. Either way, great video doesn’t just happen by itself; it requires appropriate lighting. This breakout will look at the lighting concepts necessary to create a great-looking video of your services.

BREAKOUT B. - Fundamentals of Lighting

(Chris Thomas - Cherry Hills Church, Alex Fuller - Bethel Church, Nick Sheetz - Christ Community Church, Jordan Monson - Willow Creek Church) - Front light. Back light. Cue stack. LED. Par can. 3-point. DMX. Stage Pin...You get the idea. We are going to be digging into the building blocks of great lighting.

BREAKOUT C. - Lighting Programming Roundtable

(Chris Thomas - Cherry Hills Church, Alex Fuller - Bethel Church, Nick Sheetz - Christ Community Church, Jordan Monson - Willow Creek Church) - Lighting designers from churches around the country will share how each of them look at programming a service. You’ll get design philosophy, workflow, pitfalls to avoid and basically the secret sauce that these successful designers have used to make great services.

BREAKOUT D. - Effectively Using LED Tape

(Chris Thomas - Cherry Hills Church, Alex Fuller - Bethel Church, Nick Sheetz - Christ Community Church, Jordan Monson - Willow Creek Church) - LED tape! The greatest invention of the 21st century. It’s cheap and it makes most any set look amazing. However, no one said it would be easy! What kind to buy? What is the best way to program them? Where should I buy them? Why do they blink when I look at them through a camera? This breakout will explore all the ins and outs of using LED tape effectively.

BREAKOUT E. - Scenic Construction    

(Jim DeLaere - Willow Creek Church) - Whether it is for Christmas or just a set for every week, we are all in need of new creative ideas. WIth limited budgets and limited time, how can we use simple shortcuts and other tricks to create something that is beautiful, functional and affordable?                      

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