Stage Lighting


Alex Armstrong from Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA brings us this cool lighting and stage design.

The backdrop was corrugated PVC. Alex drilled small holes and ran a safety cable through it to hang them.

Then they angled the two 10′ sticks of truss and hung four Mac 250’s and three single cyc bays on each side.

They used six Mac 250’s in the center in a line. To light the corrugated PVC pieces, he used one Chauvet Colorado1 tour on each piece and in the middle the Chauvet Tri Tour. There was one Chauvet Colorado1 Tour in each truss as a truss warmer.

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6 responses to “Helix”

  1. Craig T. says:

    I like this design and you did a great job, but this comment is for Jonathan and the site operators. I think it’d be great for you to ask your submitters to be more specific with their photo submissions. I like this design and it actually seems pretty doable, but every one of these photos is basically the same thing. It’d be great to have a close up w/o lighting, and even a photo or two of designs in progress, so you can see the details and how it happens. Then, of course, one or two of the finished product. I check these designs every day and really appreciate you putting this site together, maybe I’m just dull and need more info, but a little more detail in the pictures would be great. Thanks!

    • Jonathan Malm says:

      Good feedback, Craig. You’re right…it would be beneficial to include that request in the stage submission form.

      Having been in these stage designers’ shoes…I always forgot to take pictures of the process when I designed. I was so active in the building, hammering, hanging stage…that I forgot to take pictures. The only times I did take pictures is when I lit it all up and got excited about how it looked from the ground.

      So…that being said…sometimes I do ask for more detailed pictures…and they just aren’t available. Hopefully requesting them from the get go and help us get a few more detailed pics…but I have a feeling our designers will still forget from time to time. :-P

  2. mike says:

    Wow,you did done a great lighting project.

    by the way,we supply 200W 5r.2R.7R.15R moving heads together with PAR LED,Wash leds, if you’re interested in these lighting for your next lighting projects,please contact us.

  3. Duane dodge says:

    Hey great design. My question is more about the room your in then your stage. Looks like your in a gym space. How are the acoustics in your space and how did you compensate for acoustical problems.

    • Alex Armstrong says:


      We are in a fairly large gym. The back wall is treated with acoustical panels as well as the ceiling. When the room is empty you hear some bouncing of the audio, but during a service it sounds great.

  4. Michelle says:

    What haze machines are used here? What would you suggest for a smaller church that seats 600? Most of the lights are facing stage but others are not. So we would need to light both the stage and a little into the audience. Our HVAC system also pulls everything towards audience and upward. (This doesn’t help to keep stage hazed.) Any suggestions would be appreciated. The haze machines we’ve used are very unreliable. We’ve tried Marq Haze 800 and Chauvet DJ H1600.

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