Jeremy Huddleston from Saddleback Church Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, CA brings us this
This campus is currently in OceanView High School. They are a portable campus which means everything has to be teardown ready. Nothing can be screwed to a wall, hung from the ceiling, or mounted to stage. Everything has to be freestanding. So Jeremy scratched an idea out on a small notepad and went to HomeDepot.
The first part of this design was building four 4×8 frames out of 2×4’s. They were backed with a cheap piece of luan, painted flat black, and covered with some of his favorite stage material: “Reflectix” insulation. He hot glued the Reflectix to the luan plywood. The staple tab texture catches light really well and has kind of an LED look. Plus its a little over $100 for a 4’x100′ roll so it makes a BIG impact for cheap.
Next, Jeremy wanted a little more texture. So he built four 8′ tall x 16″ wide frames with no back (again out of 2×4’s and painted black) and hot glued three 24″x24″ air filters on each one (wrapped the edges in dark tape to frame them out). Metal “L” Brackets screwed to the bottoms of the frames gave them feet to stand on their own.
They have only 4 Chauvet LED bars on the floor lighting the set and the staple tab also catches light from the front of house truss. The entire thing can be torn down in about three minutes.
With paint supplies, screws, lumber, insulation filters, braces, etc. this was about a $400 project.