District Church is a great local church that holds their services at a Lee high school in Riverside. The school already featured a pretty robust conventional system that needed a bit of maintenience to make it work again for the school and of course the weekend services for District. This provided a great opportunity for Neato Design to walk in and make things amazing.
We started off by doing a massive re-focus on their house electric. The fixtures were still gelled from three plays ago. The majority of the front lights were re aimed for a great stage wash while two lekos were added to light the area in front of the stage for when the school hosts smaller gatherings and wants to teach from the floor. The school has florescent house lights on relays in the house which isn't too condusive for subtle purposeful changes in the house. Four pars with with extra wide lenses were added to give the main floor a great wash.
On stage, we added three portable footlights to add in compensating for the steep front light and avoid the "raccoon eyes" that plagued anyone on the downstage position. Three fixtures were utilized on the first electric as a great downstage wash. For color, we replaced all the burned out gel in Lee's pars giving the school/church a great three color down wash.
Like all Neato Design lighting systems, the goal is always to be video friendly. All fixtures have frost and color correction gel to make video capture a breeze one color temperature to white balance to so the video looks consistent whether its a shot of the worship team, the pastor on stage, or audience members. Between the Front light, foot light, and back light - capturing preaching content for archival/stream will look great.
Three LED's were temporarily added to light District's cool scenery. The overall goal is four bright strip lights to give a great wash on the scenic elements.
Lastly, we added a new control surface to make programming/running lights for the district service team possible. We added a DMX splitter, artnet device and downloaded the Luminaire app on an iPad to control lights from anywhere in the room. One of the useful/fun features in the app is the ability to take photos of the scenes you have created to make it easier to pick the look you want. Luminaire is pretty amazing for the price and is one of the easiest basic lighting controllers on the market.