The Best Content for Environmental Projection

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We all know that content is king.

However, when you enlarge your canvas, using an immersive environmental projection setup, this statement becomes so much more accurate. The overarching idea behind environmental projection is not to have a really large projection, but to create an environment. Ideally, that environment will take people somewhere and help them experience worship in a more intimate and personal way.

For the past seven years or so, I’ve been noticing certain content is better for environmental projection than others. Here’s my case for the best content for environmental projection.

Environmental projection is not just a very large projection, but the creation of an environment. @lukemcelroy Click To Tweet

High Contrast Snow

There’s something about snow when you are using environmental projection that completely changes the feeling and state of the room. When used effectively, we literally create a magical environment and help usher in the sense of that christmas season. It’s also a perfect way to reveal environmental projection (with a piece of media like this one) because you can create the effect that it’s snowing on the walls.

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Since environmental projection expands beyond the peripheral vision in most cases, one of the most stunning applications of content for environmental projection is using large, majestic landscapes.  My favorites are mountainscapes, wide plains, oceans and clouds. Each of these literally transport you to a new location and create a stunning opportunity for people to experience firsthand the splendor of God’s creation.

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Stars & Cosmos

On songs like 10,000 Reasons, Canons, and Revelation Song, there’s an opportunity to help people in our community fathom the beauty, depth and stunning detail the cosmos and outer space world embodies. We can do this by leveraging some of the best content for environmental projection: Stars and Cosmos. Due to the natural high contrast nature of these images and the immersive characteristics, the potential for impact increases exponentially. (Side Note: this is my favorite galaxy motion background)

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Cathedrals/Stained Glass

Finally, and possibly my favorite use for environmental projection are the stunning use of cathedrals and/or stained glass! If your content (like this one) includes a high level of detail and depth, then the result is an unbelievable transformation of your worship space. We get to re-invite the sacred, holy and reverent space of the ancient cathedrals and provide a modern sanctuary for worship to take place.

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There’s no question that the possibilities for environmental projection are endless, as immersive media can help people worship in a deeper way and we transcend the natural realms of worship environments.

With environmental projection, we transcend the natural realms of worship environments. @lukemcelroy Click To Tweet

However, regardless of what you use, the power of environmental projection will absolutely reside in the use of great content. Don’t settle for the wrong media, make sure to invest in the right, high contrast, and detail-oriented content that works best on non-traditional surfaces.

About the Author_02


Author / Speaker / Entrepreneur
Orange Thread Media | Nashville, TN

Luke is the founder and visionary behind Orange Thread Media, the parent company to Orange Thread Live Events, TripleWide Media and the creative arts conference: SALT Nashville. Beyond his ability to cast vision for creativity in live events and worship environments, he’s passionate about mentoring, leadership and teamwork.

Luke got his start in creative arts as a content producer creating animations for live events and worship services around the world. Some of the work he and his team created have been used by American Idol, Blake Shelton, Bill Engvall, and thousands of churches around the entire world.

Life is all about relationships with Luke, and he believes an entrepreneur who puts more focus on investing in people than investing in products, has the better chance of long term success. He and his team are based out of Nashville, TN.