elation news: Eagle Brook Church

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elation news: Eagle Brook Church

La iglesia Eagle Brook Church renueva sus servicios con 156x unidades de la barra LED con giro continuo 360° Elation ACL 360 Bar.
Nate Nohling es el diseñador de iluminación de este centro religioso que apuesta por una iluminación vanguardista con la reciente adquisición de 156x unidades de la barra LED Elation ACL 360 Bar con giro continuo 360° en Pan y Tilt.

Eagle Brook Church cuenta con seis recintos en la ciudad de Minneapolis, Estados Unidos, y Nate ha buscado con esta inversión en 156x unidades una uniformidad visual en los servicios que cada uno de estos espacios ofrece diariamente, además de las opciones creativas que proporciona el Elation ACL 360 Bar.

Nate Nohling comenta: “Para el nuevo diseño de iluminación la prioridad ha sido conseguir impacto visual. Hemos buscado una nueva instalación con un elevado número de aparatos que fuesen flexibles y nos proporcionasen recursos para conseguir diseños de iluminación que sorprendiesen a los asistentes a los servicios religiosos”.
“Hemos valorado diferentes aparatos de varios fabricantes y el Elation ACL 360 Bar nos ha resultado el más competitivo gracias a su ajustado precio y a la calidad de proyección y la variedad de efectos que podemos conseguir con este aparato, de ahí esta instalación de 156x unidades del ACL 360 Bar, que se han repartido entre los seis recintos con los que cuenta Eagle Brook Church en la ciudad de Minneapolis”, añade Nate.

Set Scott, de la empresa Monkey Wrench Productions, ha sido el responsable de la instalación de estas 156x unidades del Elation ACL 360 Bar.
Seth Scott comenta: “Este ha sido un proyecto muy especial por el tipo de aparato seleccionado, más acorde a giras musicales y discotecas que a centros religiosos, y por el número de unidades instaladas en seis recintos diferentes”.

La barra LED con giro continuo 360° en Pan y Tilt Elation ACL 360 Bar forma parte de la gama ACL 360 de Elation Professional, que también incluye el Elation ACL 360 Matrix, ACL 360 Roller y ACL 360i.

Con 7x LED RGBW de 15-vatios de potencia (para un total de 105-vatios), con lentes Advanced Collimator Lens de 4° de apertura y con su giro continuo 360° en Pan y Tilt, el Elation ACL 360 Bar es un efecto de gran impacto visual ideal para todo tipo de espacios y proyectos como giras musicales o discotecas, y también cruceros o en esta ocasión centros religiosos.
El Elation ACL 360 Bar cuenta con control individual sobre cada pixel y conectores RJ45 / Ethercon IN y OUT (además de DMX 3pin y 5pin IN y OUT), y es compatible con los protocolos de control de iluminación ArtNet y Klingnet.
Respecto a esta última característica, Nate Nohling comenta: “Con la cantidad de unidades instaladas del Elation ACL 360 Bar y el número de universos de control que estamos utilizando, la capacidad de este aparato de recibir directamente señal ArtNet y luego enviarla a otras unidades con su conector ArtNet OUT ha sido un factor de importancia por su practicidad y por el ahorro económico que ha supuesto el utilizar cable Cat-5 para esta instalación y el no tener que comprar numerosas unidades de nodos ArtNet”.

Nate Nohling finaliza: “El control individual sobre cada pixel en cada uno de los 7x LED RGBW del Elation ACL 360 Bar nos proporciona al equipo de iluminadores una gran flexibilidad y muchas posibilidades creativas para estos servicios religiosos, con unos diseños de iluminación que van desde programaciones dinámicas y espectaculares que hacen uso del giro continuo en Pan y Tilt y del control sobre cada pixel a otras programaciones donde los aparatos están estáticos y proyectan un solo color sobre el escenario”.

Equipamiento de Elation Professional en esta instalación:

156x Elation ACL 360 Bar
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In a unique example of an Electronic Dance Music-style lighting fixture in a House of Worship, Nate Nohling, Lead Lighting Designer at Eagle Brook Church, a large ministry with six campuses across Minnesota, chose 156 units of Elation ACL 360 Bar LED battens as the staple of a new lighting design.

“The number one thing I was shooting for when designing this set was impact”, Nate Nohling explains.
“I wanted to have a large quantity of fixtures that had the ability to create the impact we were looking for. That meant we needed a fixture that fit a price point that allowed us to have enough across all of our campuses to make an impact and a powerful beam from each fixture. We looked at a lot of different fixtures and the Elation ACL 360 Bars were a great solution for what we needed.”

Eagle Brook’s six campuses range from large purpose-built facilities to more traditional church buildings to auditoriums.
All of Eagle Brook’s campuses are utilizing the Elation ACL 360 Bars as the main element of the design.
“Our team strives to create a cohesive design that has a similar brand between all of our campuses, and utilizing the same fixtures is a key part of that,” Nohling states.
“The design is scaled to fit each room and therefore the fixture count at each campus varies, but the design was created to have the same experience and feel at each campus.”

Supplied by Monkey Wrench Productions of Minneapolis, the ACL 360 Bars are used for everything from mid-week student programming to weekend services.
“This project has a lot of interesting aspects to it, not least the fact that it uses an Electronic Dance Music-style fixture in a House of Worship,” said Seth Scott, Head Chimp at Monkey Wrench Productions.
“With Eagle Brook’s multiple locations creating a common design to provide flawless continuity between all campuses is a design feat in and of itself.”

Nate Nohling appreciates the experience that Monkey Wrench brought to the table and the cooperative relationship that allowed for the design to become reality.
“Seth Scott is one of the most important vendor relationships we have that allows us to do what we do every weekend”, Nate Nohling says.
“He is someone who understands how budgets and projects work and is always able to help us figure out a solution that fits our needs.”

Nate Nohling is responsible for developing and establishing the vision and brand for the design, and leads and oversees the church’s stage design team.
The new install, with the Elation ACL 360 Bar fixtures used as the main layer of the current stage design, was completed across all campuses over a two-week period in August.
According to Nohling, in year’s past they would create multiple stage designs a year but have now narrowed their focus to doing two designs per year.
“This narrowed focus allows us to dedicate 4-6 months at a time to dream, design and plan, which has greatly increased the quality of our stage designs” he says.

The Elation ACL 360 Bar is a versatile moving batten with 7x 15-Watt RGBW LEDs and continuous 360° rotation for dynamic movement effects.
At Eagle Brook they are hung in diamond structures above the stage and are used for every event in each of the campus’s main auditorium.
Nohling comments: “The number one feature we wanted was a quality beam and the beam from the ACL 360 Bar’s allows us to create high-impact looks to enhance our experience.”
The fixture’s Art-Net connectivity was also an important factor in their choice:
“With the amount of fixtures that we have, running separate universes of DMX to all of the fixtures would have been a nightmare”, Nohling added.
“The network connectivity allows us to connect all of the fixtures together with Cat-5 cabling without having to worry about getting a bunch of ArtNet nodes to convert to DMX everywhere.”

The Elation ACL 360 Bar’s individual pixel control has given the Eagle Brook design team a number of design options to explore.
Nohling explains: “The ability to have independent pixel control has been huge for us in terms of flexibility. We are able to go from utilizing the full fixture to maximize impact to just a single pixel in our slower songs, which provides a completely different look and feel. These fixtures have held up great. They have been in use now for months and across 156 fixtures I believe we have had only one issue.”

Nohling concludes by acknowledging the team effort involved in creating such spectacular designs across multiple sites.
“We have an incredible team that works together to pull off what we do” he says.
“We have some of the best lighting designers in the country in Tom Clark, Travis Leatherman, and Jason Goglio, who also make up our stage design team. Everything that we do is a very collaborative process where each person brings ideas and solutions to the table, and we couldn’t do what we do without each of them. We also have incredible campus production teams across all of our campuses that partner with us to actually do the installations.”

 

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