It’s been a long time since I have done a stage design, and it was great fun to finally integrate one with LED lighting!
This past year, our church made a decision to unify all the stage designs at all campuses. That meant that our job became implementing a design that the central campus made. They have a mega amazing LED screen and a very wide and bright worship center. Ours is a small stage (in comparison) in a very dark room.
So I adapted the design into a very simple series of coroplast rectangles.
Here’s how the stage looked after the design was implemented.
Later in the year, we decided to build upon it. We were blessed to be able to get some Chauvet Epix strip fixtures.
I wanted a scattered look to add movement and variety across the static coroplast rectangles so drew up an idea.
This was the first time I used Revit to do the 3D model to get an idea of what it might look at. Unfortunately, I am not skilled enough in Revit to know how to make my own custom lighting fixtures and add colors to lights, so I just did this to see what it might look in 3D space without all the lighting effects.
Since Rob, our tech director, was doing the install when I wasn’t around, I drew up dimensions.
He did an amazing job and nailed the design!!!
We love that we can map the video effects to add animation to the lighting during our worship sets. The only caution is it is easy to go crazy and be distracting. But it certainly has a wow factor and we love them.
It was kind of a pain to install the software. Rob spent many hours trouble shooting and they’re still figuring out all the bugs. But I am super happy that this stage design can contribute to people’s worship experience!
Angela Yee is Executive Director of Ministry Development of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Her experience as a church leadership systems consultant, a professional designer and an author enables her to communicate leadership principles visually.
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