Ben Salzmann from Topeka Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas brings us these panels of glowing dots. (Originally posted October 2013)
This design is an adaptation of the set “Dots and Spots” from Evergreen Christian Community.
The overall budget for this set was around $500, and it was created using 4×8′ sheets of black Coroplast and 3″ diameter styrofoam half-balls.
Ben really liked the concept of using light to amplify a set, and using the white balls was perfect for that. Being lit from the top and bottom, you can blend two different colors and it gives off a really cool effect, with one color on the tops of the balls and one color on the bottoms. It also creates really cool shadows.
The process of creating the pieces was very simple. They would mark a 4×8′ sheet of Coroplast every six inches, then use a chalkline to create a grid. Then they used liquid nails to fasten each half-ball at the intersections of the grid lines. From there they would just “eyeball” the lines from all directions to make sure they were straight.
The set pieces were lit with 4 Elation Opti Tri Pars from above, and 4 ADJ Mega Tri Bars from below.