We have some pretty talented story tellers at Mosaic in the area of video. Recently, we tasked them with creating some new videos to use in our Chapter One Class (for new people at Mosaic). It involved a lot of filming over multiple weeks in an effort to catch multiple staff and congregants. As such, it made sense for them to build a little film set that we could use for this and other projects down the road.
All we really did was build two boxes (one from cedar and one from drywall) and hang some frames on the wall in between with a few lights strung up for ambiance and a few other decorations on the walls. We put these two pieces up against a cinder block wall in an area of our building slated for Phase II (we renovated a big box store but not all of it just yet). By putting it near the old loading bay doors for the store, we were able to use natural lighting by simply rolling up the garage doors. We controlled sound by encasing this little film set in Pipe and Drape that we keep around the church for a million uses.
What’s funny is that the designers did such a good job designing it to look like it fits at Mosaic that people see videos shot there and say “Ok, now . . . I recognize that backdrop, but I can’t remember where it is?”.
I think we might have spent $200.00 total on this film set.
Watch this video to see see the film set in action. Maybe you’ll get some ideas for building a simple and functional film set in your building.