Stage Designs

Warped Weave

Andy Frew from Crossridge Church in Surrey, BC, Canada brings us this curved weave wall.

They meet in an old movie theatre (built in the 40s) that they’ve recently renovated. They don’t have much space, so their stage designs need to be somewhat minimal, and portable as they do occasionally show movies (fundraisers, community events), in which case they have to strike the stage and drop a large screen.

They tend to use a lot of Coroplast in their designs. It lets them bring some colour and life to an all-black stage area.

For this design, they cut 8″ strips from 4×8 sheets of “natural” Coroplast and wove them through a series of 2×3 posts painted black. They were fastened to the posts with roofing nails.

For these panels, it took 4 sheets of Coroplast at about $30 CAD each and ten 2x3s. They had the paint kicking around (along with some scraps of plywood for the feet).

They back-lit the front panel with 4 Chauvet ColorDash LED pars. Each back panel was lit with 2 Chauvet ColorDash LED pars and a LUMI LED-100-MKII. Drums and drums back wall were lit with 3 LUMI LED-100-MKII’s and a Microh LEDP64KDII. The rest of the stage was washed with Microh LEDP64KDII’s. The Chauvet and Microh fixtures were just some old LED fixtures they got from a sister church that was getting rid of them. Found the LUMI LED bars on Craigslist from a production company selling used stock. Picked up 10 of them for $100 a piece.








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