Dez Carrillo from The House: Modesto in Modesto, California brings us scenic canvas.
Their pastor wanted to talk about the passion of Christ – from the Garden of Eden, to the Garden of Gethsemane, then to Crucifixion, and finally to Hell. They decided to go with trees because they thought we could saturate them with color as well as make them really scary for those dark scenes of the story. They didn’t have permission to cut down full trees, so instead they went with branches painted white.
After they were cut and painted, the branches were attached to a wooden square base and then stood up and held up with aircraft cable. The metallic frames on either side of the screen were basic aluminum screen door material just scrunched and hung on wood frames.
Their video screen was 20×30 and they ended up using some atmospheric images on their screen during the sermon to create more of a theatrical stage feel.
The lighting consisted of Morpheus Faders on PAR 64 cans, Source 4’s with all types of foliage breakups, Apollo Multiform Spots and Washes, Chauvet Colorrails, Martin Mac 600’s and 700’s, GAM Reel FX with Flame Gobo Reel, and a few generic flame pots from their local party store. All of this show was programmed and run on an ETC Gio lighting console.