Tony Bedora from The Crossing in Kirksville, MO brings us this great use of plastic wrap.
For this design they used everyday plastic cling wrap. Tony made 6 panels (two-8×3 and four-8×4) and wrapped each one with 200 feet of saran wrap. Each frame was constructed of 1x2s with corner brackets to attach each piece and give the best support to the frame. On the top corners he put in small eye hooks to be able to hang each panel. In the rafters he placed PVC and 2x4s (had them laying around) to hang each panel from. He hung each one using zip ties around the PVC and 2x4s.
Each panel was hung offset and at different levels. They were lit by 7 LED PARs with 4 overhead and 3 on the ground and all behind the panels. They had 10 more LEDs at the front of the stage with 4 lighting the band and 6 facing the audience.
In the middle he mounted five Chauvet light bars to two 2x3s painted black. He put in eye hooks on the top of the 2x3s and hung the lights from the rafters. The light bars at 100% were very bright so he only ran them at 5-8% intensity.
To build the six panels it cost around $50 total.
Editor’s note: Be sure to check out the different texture he was able to achieve. By adjusting the angle of the wrap you can get some really cool, almost brushed metal textures.