Martin by Harman Helps Woodstock City Church Bring New Light to Worship Services

Harman Professional Solutions has announced its recent involvement with the 4,000 capacity, Georgia based Woodstock City Church.

Lighting Director Rob Shawver and the Woodstock City production team selected 34 Martin fixtures for the church’s main auditorium, including MAC Viper AirFX fixtures, Atomic 3000 DMX strobes, RUSH MH 3 Beams and more. The new Martin lighting rig enables Woodstock City Church to bring concert-style lighting to a wide range of events and provide a compelling worship experience to more than 4,000 people each week.

“This was the first time we’ve designed a lighting rig from the ground up, and we were excited to work with the HARMAN team to build a state-of-the-art rig for our church,” explained Rob. “I’ve always liked Martin fixtures, and their customer service has been great – they make us feel like we’re part of their team. We’ve received great feedback on our new Martin lighting rig, and people are always telling us how beautiful the lights are.”

Woodstock City Church is a non-denominational church located in Woodstock, Georgia. The church takes a modern approach to worship by incorporating popular music and games into its services. With this in mind, it was important for the Woodstock team to design a lighting rig that could complement their high-energy performances, whilst maintaining the versatility to deliver beautiful, atmospheric segments for more intimate experiences.

The Martin rig at Woodstock City Church now includes 21 MAC Viper AirFX, 2 Atomic 3000 DMX strobes and 11 RUSH MH 3 Beams. The MAC Viper AirFX plays a huge role in the production for its ability to combine hard-edge, mid-air effects and a beautiful wash field in one luminaire.

“The MAC Viper AirFX fixtures have been great, and they give us so many creative options” said Shawver. “The colour mixing is smooth, and the colours have excellent punch. We absolutely love that they can mimic a beam as well as a super-wide zoom. We use mid-air effects to create really dynamic lighting and evoke the emotion that complements the music. They’ve been amazing.”