Robert Dennard from Satellite Youth (YouthMin of South Hills Assembly of God) in Bethel Park, PA brings us these big letters for their stage.
For a sermon series titled “Big God”, they utilized 1/2″ thick insulation foam to create large letters and cut them out. They used a light green colored insulation foam, which reflected light extremely well. Each piece costs approx. $11 at Lowes or Home Depot.
Then they affixed the foam to the wall behind the stage, spacing it from the wall approx 1 1/2 inches. The words were lit using Chauvet Intimidator Spot 350 lights.
The light columns were made from corrugated plastic sheets (1 sheet per light, approx. $30 each at a local print shop.) After measuring an even distance for each face of the column, Robert scored only one side of the plastic sheet without cutting all the way through. This allowed the plastic to fold into a column easily and with clean corners. The column was held together with clear packing tape on one of the back corners.
On the top, he placed a cap made of aluminum foil for the inside, and black felt on top of it. The aluminum foil was to help reflect the light better. This was done simply by stapling the foil to the felt and then taping it on the top of the column with clear packing tape. He then used black gaffers tape around the top edge to create a clean line. The columns were lit with Chauvet SlimPar 64 RGBAs, but any similar light will do nicely.
This design was inspired by multiple designs on the website that used corrugated plastic for columns or boxes.