Tetris Screen Stage Design

Tetris Screen

Tyler Prange from Ocean’s Edge School of Worship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida brings us this cool Coroplast projection screen.

This is a screen that they designed for “The Show 2015” at Ocean’s Edge School of Worship. They designed it with the intention to have a screen for lyric projection that would also be visually pleasing for motion backgrounds and visuals. The photo called “Screen Design” shows the original drawing of the screen with dimensions. They built their screen out of Coroplast that they purchased from uline.com. Uline only allows you to purchase 10 at a time, which comes out to around $290. For this design, Tyler only used five 4×8 ft sheets, leaving some Coroplast left over for future design. The whole design was held together by two 2x4x12 boards. Notice that the 2x4x8 boards were extended across the full screen from one side to the other. They added a 1x4x10 on the bottom of the design to make the whole thing hang flat. The screen was held in place by four lengths of aircraft cable hung along the top of the 2x4x12s with eye bolts. They connected the top two sections with hot glue to the aircraft cable and dropped two lengths of rigging rope for the bottom two.

They had to take the piece from the top and bottom and added them to the sides with two small pieces of wood. Tyler like the original design, they just had to make some last minute changes to preserve space.

The whole build came in around $320, but that was including five leftover Coroplast sheets. You can get the 3 pieces of lumber needed for under $30.

Dimension_Breakdown IMG_2167 IMG_2169 IMG_2178 Screen Design

17 responses to Tetris Screen

  1. Just 1 projector?

  2. Love the use of the coroplast. What did you use for projector mapping?

  3. Tyler,

    This is a great set! I love the outer rectangles. Really give the design some great life! Keep up the awesome work!

    ,Steven

  4. Hahaha only a Christy 22K. Looks sweet!

  5. Love the design.

    How was video flow on it. Did you guys have to crop a certain way to get the videos to come out.

  6. Love the design.

    How was video flow on it. Did you guys have to crop a certain way to get the videos to come out?

  7. Quick question:
    How did you attach the coroplast on the boards so that it wouldn’t show up on the projection? I feel like staples might leave small specs on the screen. Thanks!

    • We actually just used screws. Originally we saw some reflection from the head of the screw but I just went back and touched it up with white paint.

  8. Nice work! And well thought out. That is a great use for Coroplast, being that it’s so light and receptive to light. But if you ever need to order Coroplast again, don’t go through Uline. That was way too much for that stuff. Look up any sign shop in your area. We’ve bought it as low as $12 to $15 a sheet from a local sign company. When I worked in the sign business years ago, we used to buy them wholesale for $10. You might be able to do that as well. Hope that helps future endeavors.

  9. What did you guys use to cover the seams between the sheets of coroplast? Or did you just butt the sheets together without covering?

  10. Hey Tyler!

    Did you guys use anything to cover the seems on the front side? Or did you use tape or anything on the seems on the backside? Let me know! Thanks man!

  11. Does anybody know if they taped the seems to get a good seem?

    • Adam, I never heard back from anyone about the seams either. We went ahead with the screen design recently, and we didn’t tape the seams. We actually built a wood frame for the screen and attached the coroplast to the frame with heavy duty velcro so that we had some flexibility to move the coroplast pieces. It’s worked well for us. Once you’re actually projecting something on the screen, you can’t really notice the seams (as long as they are lined up good and level). If you have any more questions on how we did anything, let me know! justin@sonrisechurch.info

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