FILO covers so much great content, but what if we were able to go even deeper into topics that you wanted to learn more about? Our pre-conference Intensives do just that! With extended sessions led by some of our amazing partners, you’ll get the opportunity to take a deeper dive into relevant topics in the church world. More content, more time, and more Q&A! Don’t miss out on the chance to take your skills to the next level!
Intensives are for in-person attendees of FILO 2023. Registration is required. Details are subject to change.
Good acoustics for worship are important for clear speech, musical performance, creating a sense of awe, and enhancing the overall worship experience for the congregation. They ensure that the spoken word is clear and easily understood and can help to create a rich, full sound that complements the musical style and creates a more engaging experience for the congregation. The challenge is that many tech teams are working with spaces that have poor acoustics, or spaces that were not originally designed for today’s musical format, making it difficult to control sound. In this session, we’ll explore ways to improve the acoustic environment and control sound in such spaces.
Our ear / brain listening system is still the most powerful “sound analyzer” we have, and our listening skills improve when we are intentional about developing them. We’ll talk about how we perceive sound and some techniques for ear training, and listen to a variety of audio samples and discuss what makes them great mixes – or not. We’ll focus on listening deeply from both an artistic (musical) and technical perspective and present ways we can practice this as well as learn to recognize various mixing techniques and apply them practically in our live worship sound environments.
Let’s face it, lighting consoles & programming can be complex. That level of complexity can scare off a new volunteer before they even get a chance to run their first service. Through this class, Andrew will go in depth showing how Highlands sets up their grandMA3 consoles to be both volunteer friendly and incredibly flexible for a worship experience. He’ll teach you how to engage your volunteers and allow them to be at ease behind the desk so that they can have a positive service experience and want to come back and learn more week after week.
The good news? There is a seat at the table for creative leaders. The bad news is, there’s a massive void in creatives who are stepping up in their leadership. This session is for every volunteer, do-it-yourself, 1 person team, dreamer, or creative staff member, who wants to build something bigger than themselves. This session will take some of the mystery and anxiety out of “leadership” and walk through practical steps you can take to grow and equip others on their team to do the same.