Derik Armstrong from Frenchport Church in Camden, AR brings us this great stage transformation.
Derik and his team had a small, old church established in 1943 they wanted to modernize.
So they created these towers from 4’x8′ sheets of Coroplast. They cut the Coroplast with a “plasti-cut”, and the dimensions ended up being 8’x16″x8″. They outlined the boxes with “L” molding bought from Home Depot and hot glue. Then at the base of each tower there used a wooden box to help maintain shape of the towers. They used LED lights inside and controlled them manually from the dip switches.
The old speaker boxes in the top corners were simply up-lights from Home Depot with a 5-watt LED bulb in it that changes color with a remote. He cut some Coroplast to fit the boxes.
Derik got his banners printed from www.echodgraphics.com. The main banner (8×10) was $129 and the side banners (8×3) were $43 each. The banners allow them to vary the look for series’/seasons and hide the baptistry when they aren’t using it.
To adjust the lighting in the room they placed track lighting all along the front of the stage area. They also used three can spotlights (residential) on either side with LED color changing bulbs in them (from www.hero-ledstore.com for $29 each). Then they bought paper pulldown shades from Home Depot for $5 to cover their windows.
Finally they painted the stage a grayish brown color. Then they put the drum stage on casters so they could move the drums for baptisms.