light-boxes

Light Boxes

Earlier in 2009 we did a series on worship called “That Thing You Do”. Our series graphics looked a lot like the poster for the movie, and I wanted to mirror that look on the stage. However, it was a short series, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on stage props. So I found a cheap way to make light boxes that would also be cool during the music. Check out the video and then I’ll tell you how I made them.

To make these boxes, I used 24″ stretcher bars to make 2 foot tall/wide squares. I then put three of those together to make the front and two sides of the box. I painted each square black then stretched two layers of white spandex inside of each square and stapled the fabric down. Then for the light inside, I used LED Panels that we already had. For the top and bottom of the boxes, I used some black foam board that I cut to size, then stapled down. I left the backs open since the backs would never be seen by the audience.

And there you have it, light boxes for cheap. :)

Note: You can see through the fabric pretty easily…so you might want to find a way to diffuse the light a bit more. As you can see from the video, the LED bulbs can be seen through the fabric.

2 responses to Light Boxes

  1. We actually used vinyl decals and attached them to the spandex too. Didn't work so well though, so we ended up using pushpins to keep them stuck to the spandex. I wasn't really aware of natural coroplast back then so I didn't even know that was an option.

  2. how much did it cost per box

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