Crumpled Drops

Anthony West from Crossroads Church in Concord, NC brings us this design from their Christmas Spectacular.

This production was a sort of variety show so they needed a flexible design.

They used a 10’x30′ screen projected onto using 3 Panasonic 5000 lumen projectors. They got a seamless look using the edge blending module in ProPresenter. To add some extra flare on the stage they stood up 4 47” LCD screens vertically and used Pro Video Player to drive the content for those screens. The advanced features in PVP allowed them to easily set up the content to show on the vertical screens.

They also used the crumpled window screen material to create an extra layer of lighting and texture on the stage. They created six towers with the screening and lit them with LED lights that they already owned. They also lined the bottom of the choir and band risers and lit that with LED lights as well. They spent about $75 in screen material.

8 responses to Crumpled Drops

  1. I am looking to do the crumpled effect. For the screen did you use black, charcoal, or aluminum? This is exactly the effect I am going for so I want to make sure I buy the right stuff.

  2. You say you used $75 in screen material. do you mean metal screening for a window/door? or the projection screen material?

    If it is the projection screen material, where did you find it?! it is very hard to find white lycra at good prices here in Canada!

  3. Jared, it will be aluminum. Black and charcoal don’t give you same effect and all. Aluminum looks nice and pretty though :).

  4. Where did you get your content from? Those candles are beautiful for that moment!

  5. I love the crumpled effect! I am thinking I will have to use this idea for the next stage set at my church.

  6. The candle backgrounds came from Playback Media ( it is on their Playback Drive but you can also get them on Worship House Media. Playback also makes a triple wide version that worked great on the 10×30 foot screen (

    Devin is correct. The “screen material” referred to is the aluminum window/ door screen material we used to make the columns behind the stage. Our video screen was a rented 10’x30’ screen so it is a real projection screen.

  7. Charlotte Sanchez March 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    My church is purchasing a new projection screen, and we want it to be very similar to the dimensions/look of yours. How did you mount your screen and where did you get it? I have the projection material quote from RoseBrand but I need advice on how to hang it in a way where it looks white all the way to the edges… kind of like a wrapped canvas.

    • The screen was rented from our local production company. It was mounted to a frame built with 10’ box truss and flown to rigging points in the ceiling. This was a temporary set up for the Christmas production only and not a permanent installation so our application may be a little different than what you are looking for. The size of the screen was 10’x30’. It is an unusual format for most of todays video projection but was popular years ago with slide projection (the real slides, not Powerpoint) when slides were created at a 1:1 ratio. So this would have been a triple wide slide show screen. So there is a chance you could find a used one from a rental company who no longer needs it. If you do a search online for 10’x’30’ projection screens you can find new ones for sale and they will come with a frame. The cost is around $5000. Rosebrand is a great company for stuff like that, you can also check with Draper or Da-lite.

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