Video & Lighting Systems
“The architectural design of the room has really forced us to think beyond the box in regards to making lighting work for live and video applications” stated Bryan Bailey, Media Director, Church at Pinnacle Hills. “Paragon 360 was willing to embrace the idea of the 6,000 square foot window (and other interesting elements) and create a design that will function well in many situations” he added.
The worship space also includes a state-of-the-art, high definition video control system with full broadcast production suite, multiple HD cameras and a 16’ X 9’ Barco LED display. The LED displays were crucial for video imagery in the space considering the room’s ambient light levels. The media-driven church is set up for simulcast between its other campuses and production of their own television shows. Digital signage was also routed to nine different locations throughout the church through a high definition matrixed server.
Three different lighting systems were developed, all living on a network, including worship center, a Gatheria for pastoral summits and a special event space for the children’s ministry. All systems are designed for use with high definition television broadcast and recording, IMAG and live performance enhancement for both church services and special theatrical and concert engagements. With the carefully executed design of lighting, this project has implications for both broadcast productions and theater lighting in a daylight environment.
Due to the natural light in the worship space, the effectiveness of color was somewhat compromised. Large format intelligent fixtures were designed into the system to maximize the color capabilities. In addition, LED units were built into the window mullions in an effort to help subliminally sell the idea of color. The “points of light” LED units allow the entire wall to be used as a color palate.