create a lowered section
The goal is for the audience to feel like they are connected to the person or people who are on the stage. Currently Curt speaks from the floor and not on the stage. We want to increase the ability of the audience to see who is speaking, while maintaining accessibility and the sense of connection. Most of the stage will remain at the current height. Curt will speak from a lowered section at the front of the stage.
Boxes for a flexible layout
example of platform boxes
The idea is to have flexibility. The Drums and Percussion instruments will be on raised boxes that have wheels built in. We can construct these ourselves to save cost. The drum platform will be 10'x8' and sit 14" high. And the percussion platform a bit smaller at 8'x6'x14".
Our current situation compels us to make this investment. Currently some outlets aren't working, others create buzzes when utilized. We have a web of wires strewn across the stage. By running the wires under the floor, we increase safety and lengthen the life of our equipment. It also creates a clean look. We are thinking through where we might want mics, or power outlets both now and in the future. We can build with a variety of stage layouts in mind. The wiring for these boxes will be custom made.
Lighting the stage
This is different from the lighting over the main part of the auditorium. A lot has gone into bringing our stage lighting under better control. We still have work to do.
Our goal is to allow you to be drawn into the truth of who God is.
Lighting helps by focusing attention on what is important, while fading out the things that are distractions.
Below is a slideshow of some of the things we can do with led lighting. These lights are low wattage lights, that can create any color on the spectrum, and shine as pure white as well. We have a quote for this from Noverus Innovations. We have a design in mind, that will not feel intrusive. No big metal trusses necessary. And we're not putting more lights on the ceiling. This saves money on maintenance. metal trusses necessary. And we're not putting more lights on the ceiling. This saves money on maintenance.