Daniel Livengood from Marysville First Assembly in Marysville, WA brings us these upwardly receding lines. (Originally posted May 2012)
For Easter, they wanted a sunrise feel, so they used masonite and cut it into strips gradually getting smaller and the spaces increasing from bottom to top. They made twelve 12′ stands and installed them on stage.
A member of the church had a new property he needed clearing, so they went and cut down a bunch of branches and painted them white. Then they put the white branches into plastic pots and filled them with sand.
The sun was made with RTech foam and painted by hand. It matched the font and look from the mailer they created using the phrase “Life is Hard, but Grace is Here”.
The budget for materials was under $1000 and they bought the lighting rig for $750 (20 par38s). The other lighting was rented with the sound for $500.
They made the backlit screens with 2x3s and 10 mil painters tarp.