The Foundations of Church Lighting
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The Foundations of Church Lighting

Learn everything that you need to know in order to make amazing lighting for your church!
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5 students enrolled
Created by David Henry
Last updated 2/2017
English
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create even lighting for their stage, and dynamic lighting to music. They'll be able to teach their volunteers how to run the lighting board so that their church's lighting is consistent from week to week!
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Requirements
  • Students need to have existing lighting, or a desire to add lighting to their church service. This is an entry-level course, so no prior experience is required!
Description

The Foundations of Church Lighting will teach you everything that you need to make incredible lighting for your church.

Whether you have existing lighting, or are starting from scratch, I'll show you the gear you need, where to put it, and how to make lighting that amplifies the message being proclaimed from your church's stage.

Then, we'll cover everything you need to know on the tech side, and how to carry out your lighting plan with your volunteers.

In about 3 hours of video teaching, you'll be immersed in the world of lighting, ready to design great lighting at your church!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to create great lighting for their church. This may be a pastor, volunteer or paid tech person.
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
03:01:05
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Get Ready to Begin Creating Awesome Stage Lighting at Your Church
1 Lecture 01:40

In this video, David sets the stage for what you're going to learn.  Once you watch this video, you'll be ready to watch lecture 2, and get your lights right!

Preview 01:40
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Get Your Lights Right!
4 Lectures 43:57

After this lecture, you'll know where to put your lights, and you'll know what lights you need to create great stage lighting at your church!

Get Your Lights Right!
11:54

This lecture will give you a full understanding of the very best angles of light that you need on stage, and how to get there!

Preview 10:52

Sometimes, the best improvements to your lighting don't involve lighting at all!  Set design is one of the best ways to create a great atmosphere in your church, and here is how to get started.

Set Design: Cheap and Effective
07:15

After this lecture, you'll know exactly what console you'll need to control your lighting.

Get Your Console Right
13:56
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Get Your Design Right!
5 Lectures 54:40

These 4 letters will turn you into a lighting designer!  Fear design no more, this formula will give you the ability to design great stage lighting, even if you're not a "creative".

Preview 06:48

In this lecture, you'll learn and see examples of how to use intensity in your church's lighting.

Intensity
10:28

In this lecture, you'll learn how to use focus to create great looks on stage!

Intensity + FX
15:52

Color is probably the most powerful tool that we have in our bag of lighting tools.  Here's how to use it to it's full potential.

Color + FX
14:00

Last, but not least, it's time to learn about BEAM, and how to use the attribute of beam to make great lighting for your church!

Beam + FX
07:32
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Let's Talk About Programming and Playback
5 Lectures 38:22

Programming lighting doesn't have to be difficult or confusing.  In this lecture, I'll introduce you to a few different styles of programming, and how to find the right one for your church.

Introduction to Programming
12:54

Like to keep things simple?  Program out the whole service for your volunteers to be able to follow easily.

Program the Whole Service
06:23

Programming the lighting for each individual song may seem like a lot of work - and it is, but once you've got everything entered, the week-to-week maintenance is pretty easy.  Here's how to get started!

Program Each Song
06:57

If you want more artistic freedom, or don't want to have to keep up with new songs, program color schemes alone!

Program Each Color Scheme
07:02

Want to run things 100% on the fly?  Here's how:

Punt!
05:06
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Electrical and Data Concerns
4 Lectures 42:26

In this lecture, you'll learn how to assess your power needs, and get your lights set without any blown breakers!

How to Know Your Power Needs
12:53

Just as important as knowing your power needs, keeping around the right types of extension cords and not overloading them is also crucial to safety on the stage!

How to Choose the Right Extension Cords
10:07

New to DMX?  Here's how to wire it up so that it works effectively, every time!

How to Wire DMX
10:49

Does your stage look like a plate of spaghetti?  Here's how to keep it neat, tidy, safe and clean!

Planning a Clean Cable Design
08:37
About the Instructor
David Henry
5.0 Average rating
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5 Students
1 Course
Lighting Designer and Educator

David Henry has been a full-time Stage Lighting Designer since 2009, and an educator since 2012 at his website Learn Stage Lighting .com.  His #1 goal is to help you create amazing lighting for your band, church, DJ rig or theatre production.  Hundreds of students have already enrolled in his courses, and have been able to change their lighting - will you be next?