Stage Designs

Glowing Pieces

Brian Tetter from Frederick Christian Fellowship Church in Frederick, MD brings us this great glowing look.

They used a combination of ideas for this stage set, some seen on CSDI.

The back wall consisted of 4 sheets of Coroplast to make the triple wide screen. Around that they made various sized boxes from 1x4s, with a Coroplast back and a ring of RGBW LEDs. The boxes could be lit with the LEDs and/or projection. They had 3 projectors mounted at the front of the stage to give them the triple wide projection and they used a mask to only project on the screen and inside the boxes.

The side pieces were made from metal studs with white Coroplast inside and a clear Coroplast cover, and some areas gaff-taped out to give the broken look. All of the LED tape was controlled by DMX decoder controllers.

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12 responses to “Glowing Pieces”

  1. Mark Manley says:

    I love so many things about this – some great out-of-the-box thinking! Question – in the aluminum studs, how many strips of LED tape did you put into each one to get such an even light field. I don’t think I’ve seen these studs used this way but it works so well! Again, really nice work!

  2. Brian Tetter says:

    Thanks. For the metal studs, I glued white coroplast on the bottom and both sides. I used 1 16 foot strip of LED tape, up one side and down the other, facing each other. I used clear coroplast for the cover, but I glued on some diffusion paper to help hide the LEDs.

  3. Steven V says:

    Beautiful! I love how you did your screens! Is your single middle projector lighting all of them? How many different screens do you have in the center? Looks like it has some depth.

    • Steven V says:

      Sorry! Read closer! Were you using Pro Presenter?

    • Brian Tetter says:

      thanks. we have 3 projectors, you should be able to see them in the first picture. We send a triple-wide image/video through propresenter and we use a Datapath to break up the image between the projectors. we use a mask in propresenter to only project on the screen and the boxes. the large center screen is made of white coroplast sheets (4’x10′). we cut them down to about 36″ tall, but kept the length at 40′. everything is on the same plane except the 4 2’x4′ boxes below the screen, they are actually on top of the bottom layer.

      • Steven V says:

        Thanks Brian! How close are those projectors? I’m assuming those must be short throw with the image aimed pretty far down so it doesn’t hit the worship team in the front? Was thinking of trying this with rear projection, but not sure I have enough depth to get the image height I want.

        • Brian Tetter says:

          our stage is about 25′ deep and the set “wall” is about 3′ in front of the actual back wall. the projectors are about 20′ from the screen and yes, they are aimed down to about 12″ from the floor. the height is pretty much maxed out. We had to move the worship team forward for this set, they have to stay 5′ or 6′ in front of the screens so they don’t cast shadows.

  4. Rogério says:

    Whats name projetor?

  5. Nathan Wall says:

    I appreciate your work with the power supplies and decoders. I had a couple of questions.

    1. Why are you only using 2/3 “outputs” on the power supplies?
    2. On the terminal blocks, as long as each type is isolated (N, L, and G), it will distribute power from the IEC to the power supplies correctly?

    I am planning to use this exact design (power supplies and decoders) so I appreciate your sharing.

    • Brian Tetter says:

      I plan to use the power supplies and decoders for several projects. I have enough power to add one more decoder if I need it on a future project.

      if I understand the question correctly, I could have just wirenutted the power connections together. I used the terminal blocks to be neater and provide for future.

      good luck on your project!

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