We put up a new stage design last week… something different than anything we have done previously. To see details, click here.
Here’s a new set I recently designed for our church. Click here if you would like to read the details on how we set it up (and all the behind-the-scenes stories).
This past weekend I attended Capital Christian Church in Sacramento. They had decorated their stage for Independence Day.
During the service, the lights changed the three fabric strips to red, white and blue. There were also moving lights mounted on the truss from which the red,white and blue banners were hung.
Here’s the video Peter made that I mentioned in my last post about setting the stage design for Easter.
For our Easter services, it was time to redo the stage. The current design was up since the new year. I’m a creative type who would love to change the stage every week but since that is not realistic, I have to be content with redoing it for our big events. So here’s what we did.
I totally love creative environments. It is amazing how just decorating something can transform the ambience so that one feels more relaxed, creative, or positive about things! So that’s why I really enjoyed these two posts:
A pirate ship bedroom. I’m not really into pirates all that much but I must admit this is an ultra cool bedroom. Click here to see more.
Since the Christmas season is now over, we had to take everything down, which was a great opportunity to create a new stage design!
After doing the stage, it was time to attend to the lighting.
This was a bear. We had 19 lights on our 30-foot ceiling to move. I am so thankful that one of our church members generously donated a lift they got off of Craigs List. I can’t imagine doing all this with a ladder. But the lift did not have wheels, which meant to change each light it meant theoretically the process was supposed to be:
This month I had a blast working with the leadership team on our Christmas Eve services. It was really fun helping to create the drama, video, and tech area, but a major focus on my role was the look and feel of the services.
I am quite amazed at the power of ambience to impact perception. God has created in people a resonance with beauty. Some people are out in nature and the beauty of nature helps them respond to God. Other people respond when they see an amazing dance, beautiful music, or a piece of art. This week I was struck by the impact of color and light as our stage had a makeover.