Martin Stagebar 54™ Color for’s Studio B

February 24, 2010 is one of the pioneers of the multi-site church approach with campuses all across the country (including a campus on the Internet), several of which feature Martin lighting packages.

Studio B on's Edmond, Oklahoma campus just outside of Oklahoma City was recently outfitted with Martin Stagebar 54™ LED battens. Studio B is a broadcast studio used for taping messages, interviews, and more for all campuses.

Handling the lighting design for Studio B was C. Andrew Dunning whose quest to provide with lighting gear they were comfortable with yet also meet his design needs led him to the Stagebar 54.

Dunning ran side-by-side tests against several similar products. He stated, “I found the Stagebars to have the best balance of output, coverage, light quality, and color mixing capability. I really like the beam shape but also needed the ability to swap out different lenses. So far they have performed as expected.”

The Stagebar 54 is a compact LED luminaire that functions as a pixel bar for displaying imagery and video or as a wash luminaire for floodlighting surfaces and stages. In Studio B, Dunning uses their wash characteristics from four different positions: ground row for cyc lighting; in scenic alcoves to light background areas/niches; and in two lighting grid positions to light set walls and the audience.

Dunning worked closely with staff (Technical Director Sunny Thomas; Technical Engineer Warren Hough; and Senior Video Producer Mark Dawson) in identifying specific needs, defining scope, designing the lighting and supporting infrastructure, and making adjustments to achieve a high quality on-camera picture. The infrastructure design was handled primarily by staff.

Stage and Scenic Design and Construction:
Lighting Design: C. Andrew Dunning for Landru Design
Lighting Vendor: Integrity Lighting and Sound (Steve Nance)