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Church Lighting Workshop with Hillsong Australia’s Lighting Designer – DURBAN

October 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Join Australian lighting designer Jarrad Donovan, consultant for Hillsong Australia, and MA Lighting’s Luke Chikkala for an inspiring workshop tailored for technical crew and volunteers based at Houses of Worship. This remarkable experience is proudly presented by MA Lighting and DWR Distribution, offering you the chance to equip yourselves and find inspiration.  Attendance is completely free, and everyone is invited so, make sure to mark your calendars for October 23rd in Johannesburg, October 25th in Durban, and October 27th in Cape Town!

Born into a Christian family, Jarrad attended the Salvation Army in Sydney, Australia, where he managed lighting setups for a diverse array of events, including camps, conferences, and youth gatherings, utilizing equipment ranging from parcan rigs to moving lights. His journey continued when he joined the Hillsong Hills Campus in February 2014. Since that pivotal moment, he has lent his expertise to countless conferences, LIVE Album Recordings, and Hillsong Tours. “This is my first visit to South Africa and I am very excited,” says Jarrad Donovan. “I have a passion for lighting and production in churches and using my skills and gifts to create an atmosphere to best suite that particular church. I want to empower churches to make the right decision for their venues and use my experiences to help guide them as best I can.”

Luke Chikkala, in turn, is an exceptionally skilled individual at MA Lighting, who serves as Technical Support. Also a Christian, he understands the technical requirements in Houses of Worship, while possessing extensive technical expertise. Luke is renowned for delivering intensive training sessions to top lighting designers worldwide.

Delegates attending the workshop can look forward to exploring practical case studies involving churches of various sizes and will be provided with insight into how Hillsong effectively address lighting system requirements. Participants will learn how to achieve the optimal “picture” even within limited budgets, encompassing essential necessities and must-have tools. Additionally, the course will delve into how lighting and video has evolved into valuable tools for enhancing engagement, particularly among younger generations.

Topics will include:

  • Show file prep
  • Starting a show file
  • Layouts
  • Stage plot
  • What fixture types work best for Houses of Worship
  • Lighting design to get the best outcome with a small lighting rig
  • Practical examples of using a smaller rig to light a church service or a show
  • Power of MA
  • MA3 in Houses of Worship

Admission is complimentary; however, delegates are responsible for purchasing or supplying their own food and beverages. Kindly note that booking is essential.

Johannesburg:  23 October from 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Acts Christian Church (North Campus), 187 Allan Rd, Glen Austin AH, Midrand

Booking Link: https://forms.gle/nxuD4jTM389nwQC77


Durban: 25 October from 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Grace Family Church, 400 uMhlanga Rocks Drive, uMhlanga

Booking Link: https://forms.gle/eo7yweSy7nYsDna98


Cape Town: 27 October from 9 am to 4 pm                                                                 

Where: CRC Cape Town, Unit 7 Ludel Close, Montague Drive, Milnerton

Booking Link: https://forms.gle/dggLWNMW9p9FnK288

Should you require any further information, please e-mail [email protected].


October 25, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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