Special Event Design

Like a Rock

The team from Crossroads Fellowship Church in Berea, Kentucky brings us this design from their “Cliffhanger” series.

They started by gearing off some graphic design work from Anthony Roe. They built a simple mountain background using crumpled kraft paper (shipping paper). They bought it from an online supplied in a bulk yardage roll. They attached it to the back wall of their stage with a staple gun. They layered it heavier as they moved from top to bottom for a more three dimensional look.

They used six par 64 cans and color gels for the colored lighting effects. The natural light was achieved with two par 56 cans–one on each side lighting the structure from ground level to give shadow and depth. The stars on the wall were just stick-on plastic stars commonly used on children’s bedroom ceilings (toy section at Walmart).

The boulders on stage were made from paper mache formed over a wire frame. The large boulder was actually a facade for their keyboard on stage. They used a textured rock spray paint to give them a rough, boulder-like finish. They scavenged the wire, and had all of the newspapers for the paper mache donated by a local newspaper company.

Total design cost was under $100. Great news for a smaller church (around 200 in attendance).

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4 responses to “Like a Rock”

  1. Dona says:

    I loved seeing such 3d creativity in the church. Congratulations. Texture, colour, light, proportion – all incredibly inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anthony Roe says:

    Thanks for the shoutout, Jon – both for Awaken and Crossroads! It was a blast working on the graphics for this series, and seeing Charles bring this stage to life!

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