Hex-Wall-Stage-Design

Hex Wall

Brandy Gibson from Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, WV brings us this awesome honeycomb of hexagonal pieces.

They cut 108 hexagons out of white Coroplast using a router. They hung the pieces using 80lb test braided fishing line and lead split shot. Then they shined lights and a projector on the pieces. The video content provided some cool effects over the masked pieces.

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75 responses to Hex Wall

  1. There is no information on what the projector is and how it was setup! I need more details on this, its amazing on what you did!

    • We used a Benq projector (SH960) that was hanging from our catwalk. That projector isn’t ideal for this, for sure–we made sure the room was very dark and limited our haze to keep things as bright as possible.

      • Miguel Hernandez July 31, 2016 at 11:05 am

        Hello I got the projectors, but we would like to learn how to make the hexagons. How can I get the materials list and the how to.
        Thank you!

  2. Pastor Juan Aleman September 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    love it

  3. Best Design in a while on this website.

  4. This is a great project! Amazing job! I would love to know the specifics on what software you used to control your projection and how much was content you built. Again amazing work. This is one of the best set designs on Church Stage Design Ideas!

    ,Steven

    • We made the mapped video using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. We just made a video that was timed with the music and contained a click track for the musicians.

  5. Such a simple design, but what an amazing use of your projectors. A++

  6. How did you use a router to cut the coroplast?

  7. Are these 180 individual hexagons? Each one hung with fishing line? Or are these panels of shapes?

  8. Yes, individual hexagons hung on about 23 vertical lines of fishing line (two lines were threaded through each hexagon) and the split shot held it in place.

  9. Staff created or volunteer? Any idea how many hours it took to work the mapping part? Approximately how large is your stage? What is the finished dimensions of the hexagonal shapes? Thank you for such a creative piece.

  10. It was staff created. The mask was created very quickly in Illustrator; the content took about 3 solid days to animate in after effects. I believe the hexagons ended up at 22″x22″–our proscenium is 23’x46′ and our stage is about 30′ deep, I think.

  11. Do you give out this video for the projector?

  12. What all expressions did you use with AE?

    • To be honest, I didn’t use any because I’m not extremely proficient with AE. I’m learning to do things as I go, which generally means watching loads of tutorials and taking four times as long to complete a project :)

  13. Could I please request a copy of the video you used on the hexagon wall? Many thanks.
    Regards
    Euan Bradley

  14. I will like a copy of the vídeo my email is
    media@casajabes.com .Thanks ,It is Awesome.

  15. Hey there! This is really incredible!! Can I see the video as well? I would be interested in seeing how that looks! Do you have any photos of your stage without all the lights and video?

    Thank you! Love it!
    miss.tiffanylee@cox.net

  16. Hi can you please send me the video link elitedesignz777@gmail.com

  17. How much did this project cost you?

  18. This is a great design! I’m a beginning designer and would greatly appreciate any photos of your stage and videos for construction . Any tips for how you hung this up also. thank you so much!

  19. here is a timelapse video of our set up. i will send out the animated video soon to those who have requested it. thanks for all the feedback, everyone!

  20. Thanks Brandy!

  21. Please send link or copy of the animated video: guffedw@gmail.com

  22. This is probably one of the most awesome stage designs that I have seen on this site when using a projector…it easily is in the top ten- in any scenario- of all time, IMHO.

    I would love to see more of the video, of the sound and projection in use. And more of what went into the build of this.

    This is very professional quality…If you build it for us, in a easy transportable system, we will purchase. We need it for christian school dances.

  23. sorry…I can’t believe I made this mistake…probably due to the excitement of your posting…but my email is bobm53081@gmail.com —not yahoo.com. Thank You very much.

  24. I sent the mp4 to those who requested it. Let me know if there’s more info you would like. Thanks everyone!

  25. Can you tell us more about this? I’d care to find out more details.

  26. Hey can you send me a copy of the video? musicissound@gmail.com

  27. Hiya! This is really AWESOME!! Been searching for designs for my church stage and this is by far the best and it looks pretty simple yet so unique. Can I see the video as well? I would be interested in seeing how that looks! Do you have any photos of your stage without all the lights and video? I’m a beginner in designing too and would greatly appreciate any photos of your stage and videos for construction . Most of all, some tips for how you hung this up also. thank you so much! My email is: veejohnson238@gmail.com.

    Thanks and God bless.

    Thank you! Love it!

  28. Brandy
    Please send me the video and pics from your stage. Thanks!

    Robin
    Vox4christ@gmail.com

  29. Brandy

    could you please send me the videos as well. Thanks
    joshhouse1987@gmail.com

  30. Hiya! This is really AWESOME!! Pls can I see the video as well? I would be interested in seeing how that looks! Do you have any photos of your stage without all the lights and video? I’m a beginner in designing too and would greatly appreciate any photos of your stage and videos for construction . Most of all, some tips for how you hung this up also. I have the coroplast sheet now and would like to know how you hung up the wall. Thank you so much! My email is: veejohnson238@gmail.com.

    Thanks and God bless.

    Thank you! Love it!

  31. This is awesome. I have been looking into doing environmental projection for some time. Can you send me the video as well? Thanks!

  32. This looks great! I would to have the video also. Thanks!!!! dale@binghamgroup.com

  33. Hi Brandy,
    This is amazing!
    I would love a copy of the videos/photos from this project…
    At: wobbly_warthog@hotmail.com

    Thanks :)

  34. Great work
    I Would love to have that video

  35. Collin Sandes March 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Question? How far off of the wall was your projector ?

    could you please send me the video for this project.
    collin@newlifeacanton.com

  36. We began making our Hex wall hangings and the split shot is not holding. Anyone have any ideas for spacing holders in between hex pieces to keep them all uniform and even? Thank you

    • We used two sizes of split shot–and doubled them up. The larger ones with the ‘teeth’ work best. The other thing you can try is wraping the line around the split shot. Sorry you’re having trouble.

  37. Could you send me the video please?
    robbiecofer@gmail.com
    Thanks for this awesome design!

  38. Anthony Dabbs May 13, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I would like this video to look at as well. If you could send it to anthonyd@saddleback.com

    Thanks!!

  39. This looks fantastic. Thanks for providing great info on it as well. Having said that, I was wondering if you could give a little more info on how you used the fishing line? Is it attached to bars above the stage? Did you build a framework for them all to hang from? How do you keep them from twisting… just the two lines was enough? Do they move much when your AC or heat kicks on? I’m getting ready to build a very similar set, so I’m super curious on your build techniques. Thanks!! jasonisreading@gmail.com

  40. Excellent looking stage! I would appreciate any information you have about our constructing it …..Thanks so much!
    Toph
    toph@alckokomo.com

  41. Hey buddy can you send me the video as well. thiagocouto@msn.com Thank you so much.

    Blessings.

  42. Awesome stage!!! May I have the video to lefideledieu2000@yahoo.com.
    God bless you.

  43. Hi Brandy,
    This is amazing and great work!
    I would love a copy of the videos/photos from this project…
    please send to tuan.nhacnhe@gmail.com
    (i’m from Viet Nam)
    thanks alot!

  44. Amazing originality. High end work.
    I would also like videos/photos from this project.
    Also, if you are available to install similar on a church project.
    My email is lee@pillarandstrong.com

    Great work!!

    Lee

  45. Hey could you send me the after effects files and the video footage as well if possible? Hanging out walk tonight..

  46. We are looking at doing this set for Easter this year. Can you please send me your After Effects files as well (andrew@h2oedge.org)? I would really appreciate any help in designing this year’s set. Thank you!

  47. We are looking at using a similar set aswell. I would love a copy or your adobe files (i.e. after effets, and illustrator files) thanks.
    Email: luke@ourcitychurch.org

  48. Love the Hex Wall set up. The video projection makes this incredible. Could I get a copy of the files please? I’m looking at using this design for our summer conference in June. Illustrator, After Effects, Premier, or MP4 files, I’ll take any and all you’re willing to send.

    thank you and again, incredible work and creativity!
    John Ray
    johnray@dlc.tv
    DestinyLife Church
    Claremore, OK

  49. Darwin Guarino May 27, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Brandy…Would love to have a copy of that video… Thank you in advance. God bless! darz_guarino@yahoo.com

  50. I loved this mapping! If you can send me a copy of that video, thank you. God bless jesusaolmedop@gmail.com

  51. We are actually looking to sell the coroplast hexagons we used for this set. I need to get a count on how many we have sitting in storage, but let me know if you’re interested. I will dig up the animation files for sharing as well.

  52. Here is the final video with click for whoever wants it. Unfortunately the After Effects file and other resources died with my hard drive :(

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/aio267n1ip5ix4l/once%2Bforall_medley_final.mp4?dl=0

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