Seeing Inside

AJ Parker from Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA brings us these store fronts from their 2010 Christmas set.

They constructed 4 store fronts–each 8′ wide and varying heights up to 14′. The windows and doors of the stores were actually a digital projection from behind. They covered the openings with a white, translucent fabric they found at a fabric store. Then they used 3 ultra short throw projectors to put up images of the inside of each store. They also used the projectors for graphics and motion backgrounds during the worship set.

The 2,500 lumen projectors are Hitatchi ultra short throw and only need 3-5 feet of throw depending on the side of the screen.

10 responses to Seeing Inside

  1. Now this is neat! One of my favorites!

  2. What was the total cost of this set? Too cool-Im trying to do the same for Christmas, expect only 3 store fronts.

  3. Also, can you tell me what kind of fabric you used to make the storefront openings?

  4. Brittany,

    I don’t know much about fabric, so I can’t tell you what we used exactly. We just picked up the fabric from Hancock Fabric by going through all the isles and testing each one by lighting it up with an iPhone from behind to see which was the must transparent. Real technical, I know!!!

    The whole build (without the cost of the projectors) was probably in the neighborhood of $1,500 if I remember correctly. The projectors we already had, but I believe cost close to $1,500 a piece.

  5. Wow, this if fabulous!

  6. Awesome look – and the choices for projection were great – really exceptional job! Placing the bar high, AJ, for the rest of us out there! :)

  7. AWESOME-I am going to get all the lumber tomorrow-I am borrowing projectors from a local school-do you still have the photos used in the scene? That would be a big help.
    Thanks so much AJ-

    • Brittany, I’ve looked through our graphics from that series and can’t find the images we used for that unfortunately. SORRY! I believe we got all 4 of them from iStockPhoto.

  8. I have found that if you go to and go to dropclothes

    I have found that the underside is a great canvas. You can paint on the none water proof side and it’s VERY cost effective. Finally- they are virtually in distributable. Can be used inside or outside.

  9. Can you tell me the model numbers of the projectors you used for this project? We are trying to create something similar

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