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Cost-Effective Lighting Control for The Fellowship Church

Fellowship Church 1

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North America – Lighting designer C. Andrew Dunning of Landru Design specified the award-winning Jands Vista system to provide simple yet powerful control for Worship services at The Fellowship Ministries’ Two Rivers Campus in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to being the owner of Landru Design – which offers lighting design and consulting services for Houses of Worship, corporate events, conferences, and festivals – Andrew is the LD and part of the production team for the main 400-seat Worship Center space at the Two Rivers Campus. Beyond programming and running services, he also maintains the lighting system and supports the team of production volunteers.

Andrew worked closely with Josh Holowicki of lighting sales and production company, E2i Design – who also passionately support a number of Houses of Worship and education centers in the region – to supply the Jands Vista system.

The Church wanted a lighting control solution that could be easily picked up by non-lighting professionals, so that volunteers of all ages could experience real ‘ownership’ for services without months of training,” says Andrew. “A typical volunteer will have hands-on experience running a service after less than an hour of Vista training.

These Church members are commenting on how easy Vista is to use – the ability to navigate cue lists so easily – without having to learn ‘lighting’ syntax or to press a bunch of buttons. Simply hit the ‘go’ icon in the cue list next to the cue you want.

The Two Rivers Campus are using the very affordable PC-based Jands Vista control solution, connected to two 22-inch touchscreen monitors. By utilizing existing computers onsite, the Vista PC system only requires installation of the v2 control software, a USB to DMX interface cable, and an upgradeable DMX dongle – in the Church’s system, their dongle provides 2 universes of DMX channels.

All Vista products run the exact same software and offer the full feature set as found in the range’s largest consoles – enabling the Campus to use the affordable Vista PC solution without compromising on power, features or performance.

The Church also required a control platform that offered a range of compatible hardware options to suit different shows and budgets, to allow them to standardize control across multiple campuses, and at a cost-effective price.

Our entire lighting budget was less than what many larger Churches might spend on 4 or 5 moving lights,” adds Andrew.

Fellowship Church 2

Photo © Wayne_Terrell

The Vista PC system is controlling a batten-based lighting rig at the Two Rivers Campus, utilizing both repurposed conventional fixtures from its previous facility and nearly 40 LED PAR fixtures.

Data is distributed throughout the room using Pathway’s Pathport nodes.



Vista suits the Worship environment beautifully,” concludes Andrew. “With a high reliance on volunteers to provide production services, it lets the lighting ministry be very ‘inclusionary’.

Equally at home on tour or as a venue’s house console, Jands Vista is ideal for shows and special events, arena touring, lighting companies, AV companies, venues and rental, not to mention a fantastic investment for a designer.

Jands’ award-winning Vista lighting & media control system has been embraced by leading designers, companies and venues all over the world on a wide range of shows. Covering entertainment, education & drama, installations, corporate, events and Worship, there’s a Vista system to suit all levels of user and almost any scale of show.

Other Houses of Worship to utilize lighting or media control by Vista include Elevation Church in North Carolina, Tomoka Christian Church and Celebration Church in Florida, Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, White’s Chapel in Dallas, Lifechurch.tv in Oklahoma, Westover Church in North Carolina, and Grace Community Church in Indiana.

Get your demonstration of the Jands Vista range at the upcoming Worship Facilities Expo 2015 show in Nashville, Tennessee, 18th – 19th November, on the Booth (607) of Jands Vista North American distributor, A.C. Lighting Inc.

Stage CL awarded two WFX New Technology Awards

WFX Award winner

Fred Mikeska, VP of US Sales & Marketing for Jands’ distributor, A.C. Lighting Inc., receives the WFX award on behalf of Jands from Brian Blackmore, Editor of Church Production Magazine.

Jands Stage CL lighting control console has been awarded two Worship Facilities Expo (WFX) 2013 New Technology Awards for innovation in Dallas, Texas.

The WFX New Product Technology Awards are an integral element of the high profile annual WFX show, and are designed to honor the most innovative and pioneering entertainment technology products for the House of Worship market.

A panel of distinguished members of the WFX Advisory Board and WFX Management, and Editors from the industry’s leading specialist Worship magazines, selected Jands Stage CL as Winner – Best Conventional Lighting Console; and Winner – Best Overall Lighting Product.

The response from the market to the needs of churches over the past few years has been astounding,” says Jim Wagner, Managing Director of WFX. “As a result, the competition to be recognized as best in category in the WFX New Product Technology Awards is more fierce each year. The Jands Stage CL Lighting Console entry was evaluated by our panel of judges, who selected it as the winning entrant and a worthy recipient of the 2013 WFX New Product Technology Awards. Congratulations.

New tech product awards 2013 winnerDesigned to get the most out of LED fixtures for smaller lighting rigs, the Jands Stage CL offers simple, intuitive manual controls and easy storing of looks. Each of its twelve channels has a Saturation encoder and a Hue encoder that LDs can adjust to set the desired color. As the dials are turned, an LED on the channel shows the color being created. And of course, each channel has the traditional fader and flash button to set the intensity of the light. The Stage CL also offers a wide selection of quick, easy to use pre-set colors and effects via its touch screen interface and can control up to 512 DMX channels, connecting either through the DMX-512 output or the Ethernet output (if the fixtures support Art-net).

The two WFX new Technology Awards follow the Jands Stage CL’s win at the SIEL Show in Paris, France. One of the premier international tradeshows for the live shows and events industry, the Stage CL was recognized with the prestigious “Les Etoiles du SIEL 2013” Lighting Product Award after impressing the expert judging panel with its easy operation and innovative design.

The Jands Stage CL continues to be a major success for us,” says Fred Mikeska from A.C. Lighting Inc., which is the exclusive North American dealer for Jands. “We’re thrilled that the Jands Stage CL is being recognised with so many awards and that it’s making a real difference to lighting control and design in so many venues globally. It offers the flexibility to be a powerful control for experienced LDs, and intuitive enough so that users with little experience of lighting can achieve great results – making it ideal for the Worship market.

Although designed specifically for LED fixtures, the Jands Stage CL is just as suitable for conventional lights and is incredibly easy to use.

Previous WFX New Technology Awards Winners include the Jands Vista lighting and media control system and Chroma-Q® Inspire™ LED house light – both exclusively available from A.C. Lighting Inc. in North America.

For more information or to arrange your demo of the Jands Stage CL, please contact:

North American Sales:

A.C. Lighting Inc.
Tel: +1 (416) 255 9494
Email northamerica@aclighting.com
Web www.aclighting.com

European Sales:

Jands Europe
Tel: +44 (0)1494 838 365
Email info@jands-europe.com