Hillsong's Christmas Spectacular is a major event on the church's calendar & a great opportunity to tell the Christmas story to a host of visitors & regular attendees alike, & 2015's production was no exception. The presentation is a combination of live performance & a large video component, filmed specifically for & by the Hillsong team.
As a result, Hillsong's Newcastle campus decided to utilise a 5m x 3m Pixapanel LED screen, supplied by Forefront Productions. With a 6mm pixel pitch, the image definition was excellent & helped create a truly immersive experience for all viewers. There is often a concern that moving from live performance to video replay can see an audience disengage & feel like mere spectators but the Hillsong Newcastle team were happy that this obstacle was overcome by the scale & vibrancy of the LED screen.
The Forefront staff were able to work with the Hillsong team to design & implement a screen that represented the source material specifications as well as taking into account the physical constraints of the venue.
The response from both the audience & the church leadership was overwhelming with the most commonly asked question being "can we keep it?".
Photos courtesy Rick McCann