Forest Hill Church uses physical media to leverage its weekend services with a life-size projection of the pastor to satellite locations.
By Dan Daley
broadcast-level cameras and video decks to project the pastor life-size, via a $100,000 Digital Projection TITAN WUXGA Quad 1080p projector, on a 25-foot main screen flanked by longer-shot screens on either side, showing a two-camera mix of IMAG with lower-third and full-screen graphics synched up with the center screen. This was supported by eight channels of audio from a Meyer MILO PA system in a surround configuration that put the pastor in the center cluster and distributed ambient sound, including audience reaction, which McKenzie says creates an immersive environment. The overall experience achieves the technology’s primary aim—unification—and bridges multiple sites as well as if not better than a streamed experience.
Making the Case
McKenzie says the initial concept was a difficult sell. So when he approached the church’s governing board, he advocated for putting the recording and projection system into the church’s main South Park location first, using existing funds and working with AV systems
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