Jeff Ekstrand from Willow Creek North Shore in Northfield, Illinois brings us this sweet bit of Christmas cheer in May.
For Christmas 2010, they used triangles made from spandex stretch-shapes (purchased from Rose Brand). They flew the shapes with black tie-line to resemble Christmas Trees. Christmas trees without the hassle of branches! The center “screen” is an additional spandex stretch-shape from Rose Brand. All content was custom masked to fit the shape.
The panels were clear coroplast from Laird Plastics, with decals from Etsy. They flew those using 1/16″ wire rope with gliders from griplock systems. The prep of the decals took a long time, but rigging and leveling the pieces was easy. Lighting was done with 6 Chauvet Colorado 1 Tour, 7 Robe LEDWash 136, and a variety of other intelligent fixtures in the rig at any given time.