WFX Conference & Expo Is Training, Products and More for the House of Worship

The 12th annual largest conference and expo dedicated to churches offers the latest in gear, education and service providers.

WFM Staff  ·  August 30, 2017

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Pre-Conference Sponsored Workshops

The pre-conference workshops will be held Tuesday, October 10, and are sponsored by VER, Sling Media, Church Streaming.TV, and Panasonic.

VER’s workshop, “Staging Top Notch Events: A VER Audio, Lighting, and Video Panel Discussion,” will be taught by VER Display Specialist Joe Viola, a 20-year veteran of the AVL industry. A complimentary lunch will be served while attendees learn about the latest equipment trends in audio, lighting, LED and video, as well as what to expect in the production world in the coming years.

Sling Media is sponsoring “Utilizing Affordable Multi-Camera Video to Achieve YOUR Next Level Results,” which will be led by Jeff Sasagawa, director of product management with Sling Media. Workshop attendees will learn the basics of live broadcasting, multi-camera production and live editing, as well as how to develop a strategy for enhancing production values and training staff and volunteers.

“Streaming Basics and Equipment Essentials” will be taught by Telestream’s Product and Live Streaming Evangelist, Andrew Haley. He will discuss the basics and best practices of live streaming, including the various types of software and hardware, and how they connect to distribution platforms. 

Panasonic’s workshop, “How New, Groundbreaking NDI (Network Device Interface) Technology Improves and Simplifies Your Worship Production,” will explore how NDI technology can be utilized by churches currently streaming. The workshop will be led by Delix Alex, product manager for Professional PTZ Cameras and IP Networking Systems for Panasonic.

Manufacturer Training Sessions

Throughout the day on Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12, hands-on training in a variety of AVL systems and products will be offered by some of the industry’s leading manufacturers — Chauvet, Avid, Arria Live Media, Wenger Corporation and Music Group Entertainment. These sessions will cover basics, as well as advanced tips and techniques and include:
• “Live Audio Has Never Been This Simple”
• “Lighting’s Silent Partner at Bethel Church”
• “Big Sound for Small Churches”
• “Latest Equipment Trends in Audio, Lighting, LED and Video Equipment”
• “Hands-on S6L Training - Mixing Live Sound”
• “ChamSys Hands-On Console”
• “Balancing Stage Lighting, Video Walls, and Projection”
• “Virtual Acoustics LIVE”
• “Energize Your Worship Experience”
• “5 Steps To Creating Greater Engagement With Light”
• “Color Immersion Beyond the Stage”
• “Mixing for Contemporary Worship,” presented in both English and Spanish

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