Jason Guddat from Crossroads Foursquare Church in Rochester, WA brings us this glowing grid of a stage design idea.
They recently expanded their sanctuary and were looking for some new things to do with their stage. One problem they were running into when looking at different ideas is their low ceiling height (10′), and a lot of ideas simply didn’t work.
Jason saw the designs Radiant Squares and Rect Angles here on CSDI and fell in love with them. He then started to come up with a plan to try and use it in their space. Jason made a mock-up panel and showed it to their pastor and worship leader, and they were all for it!
They didn’t really have much of a budget, and wanted to come up with the most cost effective plan. Jason looked into the Coroplast that he had seen used on CSDI a lot, but it wasn’t readily available locally. And for the little amount they would be using, it didn’t pencil out to order it online. So Jason started looking into alternatives, and ended up using white poster board for the back, 1″ j-channel for the frame, and clear ‘prismatic’ lighting panels (the plastic covers you see on fluorescent lights) for the fronts.
He then use the RGB LED strips and cut them to length, and wired them up to DMX controllers. The total cost was right at $1000 for everything. The building of the panels took about 30 minutes per panel, and the installation took about 3 hours. Jason used Command Velcro strips to do the mounting, so they can easily remove and change the design if they decide to.
- DMX Controller
- LED Strips –
- Power Supplies
- Command Strips
- Poster Board
- The front plastic panels were bought locally