Trevor Hislop from Church at Viera in Viera, FL brings us their take on the popular “app” stage design.
They made their app squares from thin plywood. Each square is 2’x2′ and there’s 6″ of space between each one. They stapled each app square to a grid they hung from their catwalk. They made 3 grids (right, center, and left). To a create a dimensional look, they also added squares to the stage walls halfway back and at the front of the stage.
The 3 grids with squares were hung approximately 6 feet in front of a black theatrical stage curtain at the back of the stage – giving the “black hole” effect.
There were a total of 56 squares incorporated into the stage design. The squares were painted in 2 shades of gray (40 light gray and 16 medium gray) to give an bit of texture when lit.
The squares were down lit by 6 LED “bricks” and 10 LED “cans”. For accent lighting, 2 intelligent fixtures (“movers”) were used to throw out of focus “gobo” patterns to give texture and motion to the backdrop.
The total design cost less than $500.