Special Event Design

Throwback: Stuck in a Bubble?

I love this beautiful use of graphic and stage design from Mark Hanna at Hope Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. (originally from Dec 2011)

They used foam core for each projection surface and hung them with tie-line. Mark went into the Masks layer in ProPresenter and drew all the negative space–a very tedious process. Though it was tedious, it saved them quite a bit of money by not having to purchase Pro Video Player, a bunch of TV’s or tons of Mac Minis.

They projected a single image from a Mac Mini at 3840×720.

Behind the foam core they put 4′ wide x 20′ long sections of mosquito screening zip-tied together. They crumpled the screen to give it depth and dimension.

If you want more info about the series artwork, check out their blog post.

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7 responses to “Throwback: Stuck in a Bubble?”

  1. TJ McCormick says:

    This is a great looking design. I will do something like this for our portable church. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Alex says:

    Our church has been talking about doing a revamp, and we just thought of the same concept last week. I’m glad someone else posted that it’s do-able, so I can show the Pastor/Board :D
    Thanks you guys!

    1. This is a really cheap alternative to traditional stage lighting!
    2. It gives TONS more flexibility!
    3. It is so much easier for volunteers without much training to run!

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes the norm for church stage design and even live stage design.


  3. Heather says:

    love it!

  4. Kevis says:

    we did the screen thing not to long ago…we are not to far from you guys…newhope church

  5. Zack says:

    This looks great!!! What kind of mosquito screening did you use exactly? Thanks!

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