Special Event Design

Words with Friends

This stage from Matt Ludik at Grace Family Church in Durban, South Africa set was inspired by the “Advent Conspiracy” initiative. Matt began by designing a model of the stage in Google’s Ketchup (I’m working on coining this nickname for Google Sketchup. Spread it around. Can you have more than one sentence in parenthesis?).

The 9 words were cut out of polystyrene by a nearby polystyrene manufacturer. Then they hung them pseudo-randomly at different heights and depths on the stage. Finally the lit the 3d-text with Mac250 washes, and LED Par cans programmed to matched the palette of the screens.

This set took about 10 man-hours and $20 worth of nylon fishing line, wood strips, wood glue, and water-based paint. The polystyrene was provided by a congregation member (but check out the cost…not too expensive).

The buckets on the stage were part of a ‘food drive’ they do over thanksgiving. They ask each congregant to consider buying a bucket, and fill it with a specific list of groceries for people in need.


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One response to “Words with Friends”

  1. Steven says:

    how did you make the letters?

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