COVID-19 has restricted the number of worshippers at church services or, worse yet, services are not conducted due to total lockdown. Prior to the spread of the virus, live streaming of worship services on the internet was not common. However, the pandemic forced churches to scramble to implement streaming to ensure their ‘flock’ stay connected.
With most churches on board, many are now seeking ways to enhance the audio and visuals to be more immersive and engaging to church members following the weekly services on their mobile devices.
System Integration Asia’s first webinar under the banner AVnTech4Church held on 2nd June addressed all the key technical components needed to support a proper hybrid worship service, and touched on the Art and Tech needed to enhance audio and visuals for that immersive and engaging experience of a sanctuary within the confines of homes.
Conducted by Robert Soo, a familiar figure for many in the church community in Southeast Asia, the founder and principal consultant of Cogent Acoustics provided an overview of what needed to be considered to enhance the experience.
This Free To Attend webinar addressed all the key technical components needed to support a proper hybrid worship service, and touched on the Art and Tech needed to enhance audio and visuals for that immersive and engaging experience of a sanctuary within the confines of homes.
The free to attend webinar attracted a whopping over 400 registration from church members in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The day itself saw 280 logged in for the event sponsored by Analog Way, Bose Professional and Shure Inc.
“It was a great turnout, and I am very pleased with the engagement levels during the webinar, which hardly dipped even at the very end,” said Robert Soo.
Daniel Chan, Bukit Panjang Gospel Chapel commented, “The AVnTECH4Church Webinar was informative and straight to the point. Really targeted at church AVL personnel who aspire to improve the AVL quality for the hybrid worship model. The audio and visual team is really appreciative of Robert Soo’s advice.”
“Thanks very much for organising the webinar! I found it very informative and useful,” said another attendee, Nicholas Au-Yong from Covenant Community Methodist Church.
The presentation was recorded and made available on the platform until 9th June for those who missed the webinar. “Interestingly, our registration continued to rise to nearly 500 even after the webinar as many were interested in accessing the recorded presentation,” said David Lim, Director, Industry Engagement, Spinworkz Pte Ltd. Spinworkz is the publisher of the magazine Systems Integration Asia.
Systems Integration Asia plans to continue with the AVnTech4Church series with topics ranging from Transforming the Church AV System For The Next Challenge to Sound Mixing Techniques to Video Production Techniques for Live Streaming and many more, targeted at the church communities within Southeast Asia.