Special Effects You Don’t Want to Miss for the Fall

fall events

There are so many things that would make an event even better when it comes to the fall. With Halloween, dances, and other fun events around the corner, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the things that we can offer you!

Dances

No matter the age, group, or event, one thing you can count on the need for special effects at dances.

  • One thing to have at your dance that will certainly be a crowd pleaser is strobe lights. These flashing lights are sure to bring a smile to the dancers’ face, so don’t forget this essential!
  • Also, make sure to include black lights in your display. Although black lights are a simple measure, it is a touch that brings entertainment to everyone involved!
  • A simple measure that could make your event even better would be lavaliere microphones, which are also known as lapel microphones. These are extremely compact and are comfortable for the speaker to wear, without having to worry about holding on to a microphone.

Halloween

October 31st is a day where people act a bit more mischievous than usual and dress up in their favorite costumes in order to celebrate. This is a great time to ramp up your fun events and really pull out all the stops!

  • How often can you say that you have seen a raincloud indoors? Now is your chance, because it is one of the many things that you can expect to find with Studio 33. Dazzle your guests with this special effect that is sure to wow everyone.
  • And of course, one thing to never go without on Halloween is a fog machine. This will help set the spooky mood and give your guests something really fun to remember this Halloween.

For a more complete list of everything that you could get with Studio 33, check out our Special Effects page.

Shade Tops and Misting Systems for your Event

Misting Sytems

Outdoor concerts and events tend to be associated with lots of energy and fun. However, in this hot weather, there is an immediate need to cool things down. Having the sun beat down on you for hours can affect not only the performers, but also those in the audience.

Shade Tops and Misting Systems are two things that can help make spending time outdoors more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Shade Tops:

Shade Tops are fairly easy to put up and install, and are a great way to protect people from the blazing sun. The risk of a serious condition like a heat stroke is very real, even if you are only sitting still.

Not to mention, being able to sit in a shaded area will make it easier for the audience to enjoy the event and the time spent. With the different styles and sizes available, there is something for every person and every event.

Misting Systems:

The misting system we use is a high pressure anti-drip misting system. This means that very fine misting droplets are evaporated by the hot air, which causes the air to immediately go down in temperature.

Having a misting system at your event can make the experience that much more pleasurable for everyone involved.

It is extremely important to keep in mind the comfort and the safety of your audience when it comes to any outdoor event. Invest in shade tops and misting systems in order to keep your customers wanting to come back!

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What Can Professional Stage Lighting Do For A Play?

As blockbuster movies take up more and more of our time and attention, the classic theater play stubbornly hangs around. There’s something about live stage acting that can’t be replaced by the big screen. However, great directors understand the importance of professional quality lighting for their stage productions. Good equipment and solid lighting technique can help theater productions to stay relevant, and even ahead, of our effects-obsessed entertainment culture.

Stage lighting can be used to control the focus of the audience where simple camera tricks can’t be employed. Imagine a character in a play, feeling lonely and isolated, beginning to sing a melancholy song at the far end of the stage. A spotlight can help to draw the audience gently towards him. Or maybe a thief is sneaking up behind an oblivious cast, while a light is used to make the audience fully aware of his presence.

Similarly, different qualities and colors of light can be used to affect the mood of any stage production. It’s easy to forget the extent to which different colors are associated with complex feelings and emotions. A stage dimly shrouded in blue-tinted hues provides a much different mood than one illuminated by bright yellow light.

Stage productions are also limited in the quantity and types of props that can be added to any given scene. Professional lighting is a great way to emulate things like snowflakes falling from the sky or the shadows of a dark forest when you are limited by space, time, and budget. Lighting effects are more vivid and realistic than ever before, and can greatly contribute to the “wow” factor of a stage production.

Lighting that is expertly planned and handled by highly skilled professionals can affect an audience in ways that they don’t even realize. For example, lights can produce and enhance illusions of depth that stretch the capabilities of a limited stage. What is important is not how the stage is set up, but how it appears to be set up from the vantage point of the audience.

Of course, these effects aren’t limited to traditional stage plays. They can be used to enhance anything from a musical performance to an elegant ballroom event. To see how lighting can improve the aesthetics of whatever important occasion you have planned, visit Studio 33 Stage Lighting and Special Effects.

 

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Are You Ready For Holiday Stage Productions and Lighting Installations?

Of summer, Shakespeare writes, “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” It’s already September. Can you believe that?

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve…

Just hearing those words can send a bolt of apprehension spiraling through your body. Oh no! The gift buying, the gatherings, the parties, the stress. For some, it’s their least favorite time of the year. Really, who can blame them? What about summer? Regardless of your feelings, now’s the time to start planning for your holiday stage productions and lighting installations. But first – let’s talk about summer.

Studio 33 summer recap: a season of portable stages

For many communities across the country, summer is the time for concert series that highlights local talent, from musicians to dancing and everything in between. Studio 33 is proud to provide the proper setting for such entertainment, with its high-quality portable staging equipment.

A portable stage can be set up in any type of space, easily and efficiently. When you rely on Studio 33 for your staging needs, we can offer you a wide variety of options. From small stages for single performers to expansive platforms for large groups, we can build stages of any size.

We have almost no limits in regards to the location of your venue. For example, we can build your stage in a flat field or a on a hill. We also have no limits when it comes to height. Are you interested in a stage that comes only a few feet off the ground, or maybe one that extends high into the sky? So far this summer, we have set up a variety of different stages.

We understand that every event is different, which is why we try to give our customers as many choices as possible. There are even several customizations available, including wheel chair ramps and roofs. Although most of our stages are done or already booked, we will still answer any questions regarding stages for events, so get in touch with the team!

Heading into fall and winter

California portable stagesAs we head into fall and winter, one thing usually comes to mind: parties…holiday parties. Whether it’s a Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, Studio 33 has all of your entertainment needs covered, especially when it comes to dance and music.

What’s a party without music and dancing? What’s a party without a DJ? Thankfully, you can rent DJ equipment from Studio 33 and, in particular, a DJ system with CD player, mixer, one microphone, two powered FBT 2A-speakers on tripod stands, with cables. You can rent all of this for just $150! If you’re more ambitious than that, additional sound equipment is available as well, not to mention dance floors. Such rentals will take any party to that next level!

You may have music already covered for your autumnal gatherings. If that’s the case, we have other rentals that will improve a party, such as a fog machine, perfect for that creepy Halloween party. At Studio 33, we believe that every party or event should possess an aesthetic flair, creating a memorable atmosphere. It’s all about building the mood.

Music and dancing: check. Mood: check. What other piece of equipment should the party thrower rent? Well…you can’t go wrong with a photo booth. It’s perfect for that Halloween party (or any party, for that matter). What better way to remember a ghoulish night than to hop in a photo booth with some friends? With so many packages to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the right one for your party.

Having a successful event or party depends on many factors, but one thing is certain: with Studio 33’s help, your fall and winter parties will be out of this world! If you are in the California or the Western United States area, contact us today!

Brian

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Community Ice Rinks for the Holidays Have Many Benefits

It is your first date with that special someone. You want something romantic, but not overindulgently romantic. You need a balance between romance and fun. Then it hits you: ice-skating. You see it in the movies all the time, a couple holding hands and ice-skating. It is always fun looking, unless someone is clumsy and falls, but even then, it always bonds the couple and takes the date to that next level. Thankfully, your community hired outside contractors to build a top-of-the-line ice rink. It has been the talk of the town.

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At Studio 33, we install and operate complete turnkey ice rinks made of all real ice! If your community or town is thinking of installing an ice rink, now is the time to do it. Not many people think of ice rinks at this time of the year, but the installation does take some time. Imagine having that breathtaking ice rink ready to go when fall hits (it will be here before you know it)!

An ice rink brings the community together, functioning almost like a town square. It benefits any community from top to bottom, from the elderly to little children. There can be birthday parties, hockey games, figure skating competitions and many other activities. Additionally, an ice rink will benefit local merchants, as they can sponsor teams and set up advertisements. Most importantly, perhaps, is that a community ice rink provides a safe and entertaining place for the whole family to hang out. Not only is an ice rink the perfect recreational spot for any family, it is also a boost to the local economy.

 

Folsom California ice rink

 

My name is Brian Jackson and I founded Studio 33 back in 1986. Since then, we have installed countless seasonal ice rinks in many communities, Folsom California being a recent and unique one. We are the best in the business when it comes to ice rink installations. If you are in the California or the Western United States area, please contact us. Follow this blog and stay up to date with any of Studio 33’s exciting projects and events!

Brian

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