Stage Designs

Blocked and Shadowed

Josh Engler from Grace Avenue Church in San Antonio, Texas brings us this cool design inspired by recording studio panels.

They put this stage design together for their branding rollout, 3-week series. It is inspired by the studio for the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. A take off of a sound diffusion panel that would be seen in a recording studio on music row in Nashville, TN.

The center panels were where they wanted to showcase the new church logo. This design will stay on the stage for a while for brand recognition. Special events will go on top of this design i.e. Easter, Mother’s Day…

Made out of 4×4 posts cut at 6 different lengths from 1/2″-3″. All the pieces were glued to a 1/8″ backer board and then framed in 1×4 pine.

They almost burned the wood and then decided that it would be too dark for their application, but this may be another “finish” that someone else would want to execute.

The logos were printed on standard Coroplast circles measuring 36″ in diameter.

Lighting helps this design pop and have presence. Side note, they only gained minimal sound improvement from these panels… but that wasn’t why they went with this design.

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5 responses to “Blocked and Shadowed”

  1. Rob says:

    This looks great. How many 4×4 posts did you need for this project?

  2. Pam Taylor says:

    LOVE this look…am for sure going to do this!

  3. DJ Renault says:

    Neat concept. The reason it didn’t have much acoustic effect is it probably wasn’t designed for it. You can’t just throw random-height blocks at a wall and have it work effectively; here is a site for calculating the array you’d need:

    • Isaiah says:

      Thanks for the link DJ. Nice to see a stage design have not only a visual component to it but also a audio component if you need some acoustic treatment.

  4. Jamie says:

    What kind of lighting was used? I am looking for affordable up lights for a similar idea.

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