Jeremy Framstad at Grace Community Church in Fremont, Ohio brings us these cool blinders.
Jeremy was inspired by Matt Cooper’s Deer in the Headlights.
Because they have high ceilings and a lot of space to cover, they went big. The bottom panels were 8′ x 11′ 6″. The top sections were 8′ x 5’9″. They put them in an arch to try to make their stage space smaller and put some monitors on stage in the gaps.
One of their guys made up a template out of 3/4″ MDF and they spent two days with a router and a ton of dust. They assembled them and sprayed them black.
They purchased ten 1/2″ shop lights online and dropped them into the openings. They used 60-watt incandescent, clear light bulbs so they could be dimmed. Each one was wired to a dimmer so they had independent control over each one.