Shiloh Church has been serving Oakland, CA for more than 50 years. The diverse, non-denominational community regards the connection that is experienced between worshipers each Sunday as essential. That vital element of worship was being impeded by their lack of quality, flexible lighting within the sanctuary. Enter Morris Integration, with a deep understanding of both what really makes a church feel connected, as well as incomparable knowledge about lighting solutions.
On The Fourth Day, God Gave Light
It was apparent upon the first visit that the house lighting needed to be addressed. After taking a digital FC (Foot Candle) reading of the room with the house lights at full intensity, Morris determined that Shiloh was only getting 4 FC. This explains why parishioners were struggling to both see their Bibles and the text on the screens during worship. In a strategic decision, Morris chose to address the issue of the house lighting before moving on to the stage lighting.
The solution: The Ovation H-605FC house light. Throughout the sanctuary, a total of 16 of the RGBA-Lime LED fixtures were installed. This not only provided an even field of light in the room, but the new fixtures also give the church the flexibility to use white light, or any color to create a more immersive environment. The Ovation H-605FC provides the church unlimited color control of the entire room. The next phase for Morris was to take their stage lighting to a whole new level…
Using Technology To Create Connection
The goal was to produce a wide variety of dynamic looks that engaged live audiences, while also coming across well on camera which was a priority because the church streams its services weekly to spread their message to all of the Bay Area and beyond. Morris created a lighting package that featured 10 Rogue R2 Wash, 6 Rogue R1 Wash and 6 Rogue R1 FX-B fixtures, as well as 6 Maverick MK1 Spot units and 8 Ovation F-265WW Fresnels, 4 Ovation FD-105WW Fresnel and 14 Ovation E-260WW ellipsoidal. The new system gives the church the flexibility to go from soft subdued lighting to bold fast-moving designs to support music and special moments in services.
More than lights: Morris also helped the church update its video capabilities. By adding the Panasonic PT-RZ870BU for a center screen and Panasonic PT-RZ970BU DLP projectors for iMag in the room, along with new Panasonic and Marshall cameras, the congregation is now amazed by the updated clarity on their screens. The install also included the Ross Carbonite switcher and rack frame that allows the church to feel completely in control of their production and leaves room for future expansion.
House of Worship