Todd Moss from SouthBrook Christian Church in Miamisburg, Ohio brings us this stage design that looks like the shadier part of your town.
They partnered with XXX Church in Las Vegas for their “Traffic” series. The series was rated PG-13 and covered the topics of sex trafficking and pornography.
The majority of the set was made up of buildings constructed with 2x4s and sheet goods purchased at a local lumber yard and constructed in their shop. Each wall was built separately and had different plywood coverings. Once the walls were finished they were brought on stage and were connected and secured/braced.
To tie the set together, they used old hubcaps, rusted fire escape ladder, old water valve, trash cans, street lights, iron milk crates, power line with shoes hanging from their laces, old bikes, and stacks of wood pallets collected from their local junk yard.
Then they added graffiti art, flicker lights behind old windows (effect controlled from light board), a stop light (also controlled from the light board), and a metal grate covering a hole in one of the walls (pumping haze into the room).
We also used their big projection screen and displayed series artwork and moving backgrounds. They had to mask a few areas in ProPresenter so the projectors didn’t hit the “No Parking” wall or the stack of pallets.
The set took about three weeks to plan, build, and install. They spent around $800 on the design and were able to reuse all of the lumber and plywood.