Paul Smollen from La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, MO brings us a rustic look in a modern church environment.
They came up with this set for the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit simulcast in August of 2012. The idea was to make their space more inviting, warmer, and smaller.
They bought some high-res brick weathered brick images and photo-shopped an uneaven edge to soften the outside border of the image. Then, they projected it over the top of the 2 rear-projection screens and across the surrounding wall. For most of the event, the side screens were blank to keep attention focused on the main center screen. This gave a much nicer look than blank screens during the event. During breaks or when they wanted to show site information and announcement slides, the rear projection was powerful enough to punch through the image and it looked great.
They also carved some fake-brick out of pink insulating foam and used it to trim out several architectural-looking stage flats. They lit the two different sections of the flats with color-changing elipsoidal lights shuttered to the exact shape. Also they printed a Summit banner and lit it with shuttered elipsoids to give clean, sharp color to the flats. Then, they finished with some colored spots on the floor.