Using Gobos to Enhance your Church Service

Do you love transforming your church for Christmas services? What is more fun to walk into a space that you expect to look as it always and instead find holiday scenery in it! You can spend thousands of dollars on greenery and poinsettias; they will look gorgeous but they will also cost you a whole lot of money. You have to water them, vacuum after them, and they need to be “spruced up” pretty consistently (pun intended).


Now imagine walking into your sanctuary that usually has blank walls and instead finding unexpected Christmas-themed delights such as projected stained glass windows, snowflakes, Christmas wreathes, candles, snow or stars.  This is not only possible but is easy to do using a simple and inexpensive tool called a gobo.


A gobo is a metal or glass stencil that goes inside of a theatrical ellipsoidal light (Don’t know what that is?  Just call us – we’ll help!).  It blocks some light and lets other light through to allow you to project a specific image.  They are an inexpensive and fast way of creating the scenery in your building.


If you want to project multiple colors then you need glass gobos, but if you want white or one color (using a sheet of gel) then a metal gobo is perfectly appropriate.  You can also make your own design for a custom gobo.


Holidays and projected scenery is a perfect match! Take a moment to click here and look at a wonderful assortment of pre-made Holiday Gobo Choices or design your own by clicking here.


If you need help with your gobos, getting the ellipsoidals to project the gobos, or just have some additional questions about how to transform your space, please call our advisors at (904) 683-5553 or simply email them at .  Send them some digital photos of your space and they will be happy to offer advice on how to “Holiday up” your area!

We also have a video about using a gobo in an ellipsoidal. Check it out:

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