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Chicago Area Church Purchases LED Curtains After Successful Easter Weekend Test Run

Nashville, May 13, 2014 Harvest Bible Chapel already knew of several advantages to PixelFLEX’s FLEXCurtain. After a rewarding weekend celebrating Good Friday and Easter, and using PixelFLEX as a tool to accomplish their goals, Harvest knew it was a product that would continue to enhance their various worship events.

At the multi-campus church in the Greater Chicago area, Easter is a weekend-long celebration. Josh Buendorf, Harvest’s production manager, worked with PixelFLEX to rent 20 panels of 20 mm FLEXCurtain to add to the weekend’s productions.

“Good Friday and Easter is sort of the epic part of the year for us,” Buendorf said. “We really focus on Good Friday and the death. That’s the major production for us. The theme was to do a dance party in celebration of Eastertime. We turned our campuses into — I don’t know how else to describe it — a Christian version of a night club.”

For the dance party, the panels were used as impactful eye candy. Harvest Bible Chapel restructured a series of popular worship songs to make them appropriate for dancing, then used colorful and fast moving motion graphics to match the music. During the course of the weekend, the FLEXCurtain was also used as a backdrop behind Harvest’s worship band, and then in the church lobby to add emphasis to a short film the church created to kick off Good Friday.

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The celebrations were deemed a success, and Harvest Bible Chapel purchased four 20 mm FLEXCurtains to use between their seven campuses and countless events. The panels will also play a role in Act Like Men, an upcoming conference that challenges men to strengthen their faith and be a role model for their families.

“We always are having youth events and other things going on, so to be able to have a product that’s lightweight and can bend that I can set up, tear down and easily ship around to different places is fantastic,” Buendorf said.

PixelFLEX’s LED curtains are easy to operate and set up — videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Flexible in all directions, the FLEXCurtain is able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping (or storing) logistics while minimizing transportation costs.

“It was great to work with Harvest Bible Chapel and their multiple campuses,” said Will Dickey, PixelFLEX senior sales representative. “The mobility of the FLEXCurtain was an ideal solution for them and I’m proud that the Easter weekend celebration sealed the deal.”

Memphis, Tenn., August 21, 2013–Thousands crowded into Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis recently for a Sunday service not soon to be forgotten. PixelFLEX LED Curtains adorned the church stage with a vivid, bright and high-quality video screen celebrating the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, adding a more lifelike feel to the service.

Flexible in all directions, PixelFLEX LED Curtains are able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display, which is why Tony Morris, director of Technical Services for Bellevue, decided to utilize the panels for the performance backdrop.

“The flexibility really provides many advantages over the hard, inflexible panels,” said Morris. “Install and tear-down is extremely easy. Additionally, the rigging hardware on the top is simple to attach to the truss and the interconnection between the panels is all very straightforward.”

The production team cleared out the 75 ft. deep and 130 ft. wide stage, which usually has a 65 piece orchestra and a 200 voice choir, to have a clean slate for creating the atmosphere desired. The panels (20mm- 5 Panels) were used as a backdrop flown from a truss to enhance colors behind the singers, small band and pastor presenting during service that morning. The church’s stage has a trim height of about 45 ft. above the stage and the crew trimmed out the panels at 25 ft.

Videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection – PixelFLEX LED Curtains are available from low resolution to high resolution, allowing users to demonstrate simple effects or elaborate videos. The high caliber visual components of the curtains come with equally impressive customer service assistance and without the need for an extensive budget.

Pleased with the overall ease of set-up and tear-down, as well as the accessibility of the product, Morris said they are looking at additional ways of using PixelFLEX in the future.

“It’s amazing just how bright those things are,” said Morris. “We plan to try to incorporate the PixelFLEX panels in more elaborate productions moving forward to maximize the worship experience for our congregation.”

Bellevue Baptist Church, founded in 1903 and based out of Memphis, Tenn., is led by Pastor Dr. Steve Gaines and provides in church services as well as podcasts and television services for its members.

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit www.LEDCurtain.com.  Follow PixelFLEX atwww.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA or @ledcurtain.

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Houston, Tex., August 8, 2013 – Beach Retreat has been a tradition for the youth of Houston’s Second Baptist Church since 1978 and though the trips and the morals behind them remain the same, technology and imagery are ever advancing to enhance the experience and create powerful illustrations for thousands of high school and junior high students. Two years in a row, PixelFLEX has been able to provide Second Baptist Church with lightweight, flexible, high-quality LED video curtains that “wow” the students and staff alike, all at an attractive price point for the Church’s budget.

The retreat production crew used 2 18mm and 14 20mm PixelFLEX Curtains in collaboration with projection screens to bring life to stories told by pastors during the camps. The curtains were hung behind the narrator on stage with the purpose of giving the illusion that the audience was not confined in a room by four walls, but rather immersed and engaged in the story itself. Originally, static props were suggested as aids, but the team chose PixelFLEX as their creative solution and they agree that the effect would not have been as influential with a simple prop.

“We had nothing but absolutely stellar comments from everybody,” said Mark Sepulveda, Global Technical Director for Second Baptist Church. “We used it (PixelFLEX LED Curtains) differently from last year and it was much more engaging for the audience.”

The venues that host the retreats often have weight limitations for what can be hung from the ceiling, which offers few options for those who plan the set up. The fact that the PixelFLEX panels are so lightweight allowed for an easy set up without the worry of flying equipment that was too heavy for the location.

“Last year, we used it (PixelFLEX LED Curtains) more like eye candy,” Sepulveda continued. “This year, it was much more of an integral part of how we were managing the show from start to finish.  We essentially wanted to take an entire surface behind the stage and turn it into motion so that the room became smaller and the audience became more engaged with the entire stage as opposed to it being a tunnel at the end of the room that everyone was watching. That was sort of our concept behind building the environment with the PixelFLEX Curtains.”

Second Baptist Church was founded in 1927 and is currently led by Dr. Ed Young, the fifth pastor to lead the Church. Second Baptist Church features five campuses offering 17 services each week to its 60,000 members.

For more information on PixelFLEX and its growing line of lightweight LED video screens, visit

www.LEDCurtain.com.  Follow PixelFLEX at www.Facebook.com/PixelFLEXUSA and @LEDCurtain.

 

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