Gary Brownell from Sagebrush Community Church in Albuquerque, NM brings us this cool screen and glowing Marshall stacks.
Gary wanted to create some artificial Marshall stacks but use them as crowd blinders too.
Marshall Stack Blinders
So he created some rectangle colored screens out of 2×4’s painted flat black and covered with metal window screen ($15 each at Home Depot). He stretched the screen around the frames and stapled it. Then he front-lit if with LED light strips.
The larger lights behind the transparent screens were 12″ round work lights ($11 at Home Depot) with 60 watt Satco silver crown bulbs ($2.84 at 1000bulbs.com). The work lights were tie-wrapped in place within a stand-alone chrome painted 1 1/2″ PVC frame.
The four smaller horizontal lights were bathroom vanity lights ($13 at Home Depot) with 60 watt Par 30 halogen lights and were mounted to the PVC frame.
The lights were wired to small portable dimmer packs which were controlled by DMX at the lighting console.
The lights under the risers were made to look like speaker cabinets. The same techniques described above were used to create a similar look. The window screen was the grill cloth, the speakers were 12″ work lights. The screens on the speakers were lit with RGB LED tape (16 ft for $89 at cheapled.com). The church name “Sagebrush” was in Marshall font centered in the cabinet and was back lit with LED tape.
To break up the blockiness of the stage design he went for this screen look.
The video screen was constructed of 1 1/2″ 8′ x4′ sheets of overlapping double layered styrofoam ($20 at Home Depot) and glued together with liquid nails. The screens were edged in 3″ black gaffers tape.
The curved areas used 3/4″ styrofoam ($15 8′ x4′ sheet Home Depot) to create a hollow 8″ curve. Inside the curve was RGB LED tape ($89 16 feet wholesale-led.com). He used two 16 ft rolls for the four curves. The LED tape was connected to a DMX controller ($39 at superbrightled.com) and controlled by the light console. The front side of the curved area was covered in diffusion lighting gel.
The screen was constructed in three sections then hung and connected together.
The video projection was matted out to conform to the screen shape.