Stage Designs

Throwback: Floating Light Rods

The North Point Ministries team from North Point Community Church brings us these floating light boxes in front of beautiful fabric. (Originally posted September 2014)

This entire set was created by reusing old set materials. The goal was to create a simple stage design that could be built fast and be extremely cost effective. The set was designed to be a bridge from their winter set to their “Drive” set and to be used for the two-part series “Wishes.” They needed to do some construction on their East stage to get them ready for our “Drive” Conference set and this design was an idea to stay out of the way of that construction.

The boxes were originally created during the “How to be Rich” series. They were built out of scrap plywood. The boxes were 8′ high, 23″ wide, & 12″ deep. They screwed a Chauvet Colorado (with 30 degree lenses) into the top of each box with a 1′ section of luan painted black covering each light. The interior of each box was painted white to maximize the reflection of light.

The lit surface of each box was a milky acrylic sheet that was screwed into the plywood frame through holes that they pre-drilled into the edge of each sheet. They used 2″ black gaff to cover the screws and to give them nice clean lines on the sides of the lit surface. They hung all 13 boxes in two staggered rows off a single 40′ stick of truss.

Behind the boxes, they hung their Austrian curtain that they originally bought for the “Illusion” series. They used their Chauvet Batten 72s to uplight this curtain.




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3 responses to “Throwback: Floating Light Rods”

  1. Jefry Andrias says:

    Hi, i want to know what kind of fabric that you used for the background on this design?
    Thank you so much

  2. David says:

    What type of milky acrylic panel was it? Did it look like a solid white or see-through?

  3. Bryan Ferree says:

    Where did you buy the acrylic sheets from?

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