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Mac Made of Legos

The original Mac computer made from Legos. So cool! [via The Fox is Black]

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The Service

Long Hollow Baptist Church always starts their special services with at least a few corporate worship songs. It gives people a chance to get in the room and gives them the opportunity for corporate worship if the special experience doesn?t have that programmed in it. They never want to skimp in that area during a […]

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The Planning

From conception to execution, the whole Long Hollow Baptist Church Easter program took nine weeks to plan. For Jason Dyba and the folks at Long Hollow, that was the longest they?ve ever had. Of course, every creative director would love a year of advance notice on special projects like this, but most are on a […]

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The Feel

The Long Hollow team wasn?t necessarily inspired by a specific visual theme. They were, however, huge fans of shows like LOST. They were fans of mystery. So they knew they wanted that to be a dominant theme in their visuals. They settled on an image of a silhouette. They wanted this Phillip Randoll character to […]

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The Visuals

Newspaper ads: Yard signs: Early teaser landing page for WhoIsPhillipRandoll.com: Phillip Randoll’s blog page: Microsite launched one week before the event: Billboards: Bus benches: Teaser video: [tentblogger-vimeo 37767977] Trailer video: [tentblogger-vimeo 38521989]

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Worship

The Worship Experience

At Long Hollow they wanted to do something fresh and innovative. Often in our churches, we?re afraid to move away from the traditional way of celebrating Easter. But Christmas and Easter are some of the biggest times of attendance. That?s when we reach the most people. And they wanted to reach people in an experiential […]

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Worship

Song List

The folks at Long Hollow approached their song list a bit differently for this service. Since the music was such a huge part of the dramatic performance, it wasn?t your typical three fasties and two slow. Their creative director, Jason Dyba, had most of the vision for the songs while he was planning the production. […]

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Worship

Album Reviews

Chris Tomlin ? Burning Lights No one would argue that Chris Tomlin has been one of the most influential worship leaders in the past decade. His first hit studio album came out in 2001, and roughly 12 years later, Chris Tomlin is still writing and recording new music. Burning Lights features quite a few surprises […]

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Leadership

Examples in Leadership

Long Hollow had never done anything quite like ?The Fortunate Death of Phillip Randoll?. They had just finished their Christmas program when the senior pastor tasked Jason Dyba with dreaming up an awesome dramatic presentation. There was a lot of pressure coming off of Christmas, without too much time to dream something up from scratch. […]

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Technology

Making it Happen

The Crew for Easter 2 Full-time Audio Staff Members. One at FOH (Front of House) and the other at Monitors. 1 Full-time Lighting Designer. 1 Full-time Video Editor/Director. 5 Volunteer Camera Operators. 1 VisualFX Volunteer, running the video. 1 Graphics Volunteer, running lower thirds lyrics on the screen with ProPresenter 4. 1 Volunteer Prompter Operator. […]

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Lighting and Video

One big challenge in the execution of ?The Fortunate Death of Phillip Randoll??was the combination of lighting and video for the event. They constructed a custom, very large screen to hang in the center of their stage ? hanging from a theatrical batten. It measured about 40?x17? and was a critical element in telling the […]

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Communication & Marketing

Creating Buzz

Eric Murrell, from Long Hollow Baptist Church, identified a unique problem they wanted to overcome for this year?s Easter services. So many of the churches in the area are good at communicating, and they?ve found it increasingly difficult to cut through the noise and be heard. How do you get a church-saturated culture to engage […]

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Creative Communication

Every year, Eric gets 10-15 mailers in his mailbox ? advertising Easter services from around town. He realized those mailers went straight from his mailbox to his trash bin. So he opted to do something a bit different this year. Instead of spending the money on costly mailers, they cut their budget in half and […]