Experience Light was a Christmas show that I am still excited to talk about. I wanted to share just a few photos of the show that Pam Booher took.
These pictures can’t even begin to sum up the emotion and sense of wonder that was in the room. If you missed it, I hope you enjoy these pic’s. (See Below)
I want to just take a minute to discuss some of the technology that went into pulling off this show.
To tell the story of a girl from the creation of life (Let There Be by Gungor) to her journey through life as she is exposed to many forms of light. All being false hope until she realizes the true Light. The Light Of The World! Jesus!! (Church On the Move, There Is A Light)
2. Triple Wide Media
We knew right away that this show would need video support the entire time. But not so much imag. Instead, how can we help tell the emotional story but support it with video content? The challenge was to not make the focus be the video, but to instead make the video encompass the entire stage and support the story. This was done with Pro Presenter and a Triple Head 2 Go. All three screens were 1280x720p giving a total video resolution of 3840×720.
All content (except There Is A Light, thanks to Seeds) was custom created for the show by us. We used any and all software needed to create all the content. Premier Pro, After Effects, Motion, Final Cut ProX etc. We began editing video in the beginning of October.
All songs were performed with a click and many tracks. All cued from Logic Pro X. In order to make sense of this, and to always keep our video’s in perfect sync, we decided to utilize cuing Pro Presenter through Midi. We used the Midi Module from Renewed Vision ($99) and the Network Midi Setup that comes standard on a Mac (don’t get me started on why I love Apple). One cat5 cable and several mistakes later and we were in business. We were able to add a specific midi cue in Logic per song that cued the correct video every time!
5. Live Band
One of the best compliments I got on the mix was “Oh! I thought it was a CD playing. I didn’t realize it was a live band.” This was the goal for me. We even toyed with the idea of having the band completely back stage, but decided not to in the end. I didn’t want the live band to distract from all the visuals in the show, and I think we pulled it off.
In a show called Experience Light, you’d think there was tons of lighting fixtures. But we kept it fairly simple. Mostly due to the fact that the “Light” we were experiencing was the worlds view of light and not necessarily actual light. Budget also came into play. Some of the lighting fixtures included were Martin Mac 250’s, 550’s, 2K’s, Color Blasts, Mac 101’s, 301’s etc…
All in all, Experience Light was a spectacular show that is hard to put into words. You have to have seen it to fully experience it. We hope to have a recap video very soon!