One thing that’s been incredibly helpful to us over the years has been “seeing how other people do it.” We realize that in our bubble there are many things we don’t see, don’t think about, or don’t have the right answer for yet. Experiencing the same thing, done a bit differently, exposes us to innovative thinking and gets me outside of our box.
With that in mind the intention of this post is to give you a current, as of July 7th, 2014, behind the scenes peek at how Granger Community Church is doing Production. This isn’t all inclusive. That wouldn’t fit in one post. This is a virtual, visual tour of our production environments and how we “do things.”
If you’re interested in our Granger Campus Gear List you can see our previous post.
We have 3 identical Studer Vista 8 consoles. One at FOH, one for Ear Monitors, and one for our Broadcast mix. Each console has a set of outboard gear and we currently use volunteers to operate all audio positions on the weekend. Our main PA is made up of Meyer MSL-4, DS-4, and DF-4 enclosures along with Meyer 650-P subs. We use Smaart as well as Audia for our system control.
Our lighting position sits at FOH along with our audio console. We use a High End Road Hog 3 along with a couple of additional touch screen monitors. For fixtures we have 16 Mac Viper Profiles, 24 Mac 101’s, and a good mix of conventionals. We use an MDG Atmosphere for haze.
Our video system consists of 3 main parts. Vista Spyder (our processor and mixer), Live Video (including cameras and director), and our visual displays in the room.
Spyder controls everything that goes on screen or is broadcast. We route Pro Video Player, IMAG, Keynote, etc… all through Spyder. Each weekend we have a volunteer who programs and operates our Spyder system.
Our Live Video or IMAG team is made up of a Director (volunteer) and up to 5 camera positions (volunteers). Currently we use a Ross Carbonite C1M Switcher for live video and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras as our live video camera. The Blackmagic Cinemas have a mix of Fujinon TV Lenses and Tokina MFT Lenses.
We have 2 19′ x 11′ side screens in our room for video content and IMAG. Both run on 2 Christie 6K projects that are stacked for brightness and redundancy. We also use 24 Martin LC Series LED panels for low rez visuals. We use these mostly during music.
That’s our current and definitely not all inclusive Production Virtual Tour. If you’d like an in person tour of our Production environments, come to Innovate Conference. We have multiple opportunities to tour the space and have conversations about production as we learn together. Get more info at innovateconference.com.