Saturday, February 12, 2011

more smoke 'n mirrors from the attic....

I have been happily working on a little set design again....

Remember THIS?
Smoke and Mirrors Part 1

...and THIS?
Smoke and Mirrors Part 2

Pastor Mike is doing an 11 week series on JOY.
He is referencing the book of Philippians, which is known as Paul's book of Joy.
But how do you illustrate JOY without being too literal....?

#1: THE INSPIRATION
I had just seen this and it got me to thinkin'...





(You're welcome.)



#2: THE EXECUTION

Ever made one of these?
But what material was used in that video?

At a local sign shop I found 4' x 8' sheets of this:

I had to fill a huge space, so I needed a minimum 4 foot circle to start with. Each 4' x 8' sheet provided two 4 foot discs.

Here are eight 4' x 8' sheets ready to go....
cut into 4' squares...

I made an old fashioned compass using string, pencil and nail...

freehanded a spiral...

cut it out with my good sewing shears...

 hardly any waste - me likey that.

The only thing that worried me about these was tearing - since it was so easy to cut, would it hold up to hanging for 11 weeks?

So I cut some smaller discs from the waste.....  

and glued them top and bottom at the center stress point.

Using an eye screw, washer and bolt and some heavy duty fishing line, we hung them from the 'rafters'....


#3: THE RESULT

This... 
became......

THIS!

Joyful?

I think so.

And here's the bonus: when the air kicks on in the building, THEY SPIN!

(Notice the way the power point screens tie in? Thanks to the talented Linda on the creative team for that attention to detail)
I would be remiss if I didn't tell you how important the lighting crew was/is on this project

Without these guys:
...it would just have been a bunch of gigantic rotelle pasta hanging in space. (not to mention these guys also hung these things while I pointed and said, "a little to the left....no right....no wait, left.")
Thanks guys.


Joyfully yours,

2 comments:

  1. YOU AMAZE ME!!! MARA PARENT

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  2. Excellent!
    You and your team did a great job,
    Susanne.

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