Chad Ellenburg from Pleasant Valley Church in Winona, MN brings us this haunting commemoration of the Twin Towers.
This stage design was for their series called Ground Zero. The idea was to use the significance of the day to show that every encounter with Christ in Scripture was a Ground Zero moment where nothing could stay the same.
To create the rubble they used 2″ foam board from Menards (similar to Home Depot). They cut out section with 5 openings for the rear section and 3 openings for the nearer sections. This allowed a bit of forced perspective.
They focused on the Ground Zero cross as a focal point for the series. They used a bit of 1″ foam board for the cross pieces. They painted it with gray paint as a base then used a lot of splatters and sprays to give the details of burned material.
They lit it all with a bunch of LED lighting.
Behind the rubble they used 4′ weed block painted with a push broom and white paint. Behind that were stacked cardboard boxes.