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!


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.


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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Why Rent a Stage for Your Next Event?

Stage RentalAnyone who is organizing an important event will naturally want to make it as exciting and memorable as possible. Whenever entertainment is on the agenda, organizers need to decide where the performers will go. Often, they will ask themselves whether or not they need a stage. However, the question they should be asking is: How can a professional quality stage improve and lend credibility to your event?

A well-designed stage will bring your event entertainment to the next level, both literally and figuratively.  Playing on a raised stage is inspiring and rewarding for performers, whose talents will be on display more effectively. While simply reserving a spot to the side of the crowd might suffice for background dinner music, a stage will draw attention, keeping your event focused on what matters most, and allowing you to deliver an effective message, whatever that may be.

It usually won’t break to bank to enhance your event with a custom stage. You won’t need a 20 foot stage for a solo performer. Our stages can be built as small or large as you’d like. They are priced based on square foot to make sure that you need only to spend as much as you need. Depending on your overall budget, a stage that fits your entertainment can be a cost-effective way of greatly improving its appeal.

Even when it becomes clear that a stage is worth the cash, many event organizers become discouraged in finding the perfect space for it. What if an event is held on uneven terrain? At Studio 33, we have the skill and technique to adapt our stages to all sorts of situations. We’ve constructed stages on uneven golf courses, and even over swimming pools. Once again, the stage increases the effectiveness of a performance by providing a solid platform to stand on.

If you’re planning an event in California, consider renting a stage to bring it to the next level and increase focus on other elements you’ve invested in. Trust Studio 33 for an expertly-constructed, clean looking stage that your guests and performers alike will enjoy.


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Should I Rent a Photo Booth for My California Event?

Why Rent A PhotoboothHave you ever been to a boring party or event? We all have, but no one wants things to turn out that way when they’re the host. People stand around awkwardly, drinks in hand, not sure what to talk about with people they don’t know very well. However, there is something that can change the atmosphere for the better…

In Sacramento and other cities around the country, one of the most popular items at parties is the photo booth.

Why does renting a photo booth make for a better party? Well, it gives party guests something fun to do with their time. It gives them a chance to chat with people they don’t know, and to clown around, playing with provided props. Add to that, they get a souvenir—a printed photo—to remember the good time they had at the party!

Today’s photo booths are a great addition to events because they engage the users and entertain them.

Want to choose whether the picture is in color or a more artistic black-and-white style? You can do it. Want to customize the print borders to make the picture framed in a cool way? No problem. Pictures print fast, and you can choose from different sizes. Add to that, the pictures from the event get uploaded to a private gallery online so people can see them all after the party ends.

Studio 33 of Southern California rents enclosed or open-air photo booths complete with a friendly host who ensures things run smoothly. In addition, Studio 33 provides craft scissors, artist pens and glue sticks for on-site scrapbooking.

Whether you’re formally celebrating a wedding or wildly partying for a big birthday, rent a photo booth. It’s a surefire way for your guests to remember the event in the best light possible.


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Ice Rink Rentals Are A Great Way to Promote Fitness

Healthy Benefits of Ice SkatingThese days, it seems that everyone is struggling to stay fit. Sometimes, boring and repetitive trips to the gym just won’t do the trick. Many people are realizing that in order to keep exercise interesting enough to stick with, they need to find activities that are enjoyable. For communities and organizations that want to promote a healthy lifestyle, ice skating rinks are a great fit. At Studio 33, in Colton, California, we’re finding that many of our customers rent our turnkey seasonal ice rinks to provide a fun way to stay active during the colder months of the year.


There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that ice skating provides a solid workout for those who participate. Anyone who has learned to ice skate in the past can tell you how much coordination and balance it takes to stay on your feet, especially at first. With practice, ice skaters build up all those small muscles in the legs, hips, and thighs that work to keep them from falling down.


Also, ice skating provides an aerobic workout that doesn’t put as much pressure on your joints and bones as other forms of exercise, like jogging. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely skate with friends or doing laps by yourself, you’ll be burning some calories while getting your heart pumping.


Those of our customers who rent ice rinks from us in California find that ice skating is more than just an enjoyable pastime. It’s also a fun, healthy activity that the whole family can enjoy. Your guests will feel good about being active, which will keep them satisfied and coming back for more. Work with Studio 33 to rent an ice rink that is sure to be a hit. In fact, check out the Folsom Ice Rink for a great example of one of our beautiful designs.


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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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Providing For Your Private Business Party

private business partyThe words “corporate party” may not seem like anyone’s idea of a great time. The thought of spending more time around the people you work with could sound boring, stressful or even worse. If you’re planning a business event for your employees or coworkers, there are many ways you can spice up an evening with special effects to make business look a lot more like fun.

What do you think of when you think of a business party? Probably a lot of drab boardrooms, some paper decorations hanging on the wall and a few baked goods with coffee, if you’re lucky. Do a little more homework, though, and you’ll see that you have plenty of options to make a corporate get-together feel like a major social event.

Music can make any gathering perk up and get moving, shaking everyone out of their workday doldrums. If you want a disk jockey to spin tracks for your business party, a DJ rig can help set you up with the equipment you need to turn up the volume on rock, pop, blues or whatever style of music will make your guests enjoy themselves.

Lighting is another way to take any simple announcement party or business gathering into a totally new direction. It’s hard to take yourself too seriously when a disco ball is hanging in the middle of the room, throwing colored drops of light against the wall at all angles. Strobe lights, black lights, programmable moving light displays and various other lighting applications can be easily set up in a space, turning any office space into a downtown nightclub scene.

With Studio 33, there’s almost no end to the various setups we can provide for your private business party. We can provide many pieces of equipment, like snow machines or confetti cannons, which can fire up the imaginations of any event attendee. For a more mysterious setting, such as for an announcement, we can bring ground fog and smoke machines that will create a cloud of vapor which can truly change the atmosphere.

Studio 33 would love to help you jazz up your next corporate event. If your company event is in Southern California or Inland Empire, give us a call and you’ll see just how many options you have for crafting a great party for your colleagues!


*Image courtesy of Dmitriy Shironosov

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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!


*Image courtesy of Sarunyu Glanjit

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Photo Booth Rentals Are Perfect For Any Type of Event

With summer in full swing, you may already be in the middle of planning your next party or event. Whether you are throwing a birthday celebration, an anniversary party, or even a wedding, it is important to capture the beautiful, funny, and heartwarming memories that will take place throughout the day. When you rent a photo booth for your event, you are essentially renting a time machine that can help take you back to that special day any time you want.

Photo booths are becoming more and more popular, as they are not only a great way to capture memories, but they also allow your guests to have a little extra fun. For example, photo booths can help you quickly create perfect souvenirs for all of your guests. Better yet, your friends and family members can take pictures with people they may not get to see very often, only adding to their enjoyment. Once the event is over, you can keep the photos for yourself and make copies for your loved ones.

A photo booth rental will also help your party stand out from the rest. Although they are popular, photo booths are not necessarily ordinary things that people get to try every day. The fact that your event has a photo booth will be an exciting memory in and of itself. If you think a photo booth would be the terrific addition to your next event, contact the professionals at Studio 33!

Our customizable photo booth is perfect for occasions big and small. It could be an extravagant wedding or it could be a fire station event. By having our attendants run the photo booth, you can relax and enjoy the event, knowing the photo booth is being efficiently operated. Packages include: a friendly photo booth host (an attendant), touch screen monitor, double prints 2×6, customizable print boarders, fast print cycles, private uploads to online gallery, CD of all images and much, much more! Fun and interesting props of all kinds can be added. How about the ladies wearing mustaches? Men wearing boas?

If you are in the California or the Western United States area, and interested a photo booth for your next event, please contact us! Moreover, remember what Dorothea Lange said: “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”


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At Studio 33, It Will be a Summer of LEDs

California LEDsLED lights, also known as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), are changing the way people celebrate. At Studio 33, we have hundreds of them, and installed thousands.

According to the G4 Report, LED lights are being used to illuminate everything you can think of, from Baptist Churches to outdoor musical festivals.  LEDs are the most sustainable lights on the market, possessing a longer burn and life (up to 50,000 hours, maybe more) than your typical incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, not to mention that incandescent and fluorescent bulbs waste energy by spreading light in all directions and giving off heat.

For places like a small Church, wasting energy is very costly, and is a big drain on the budget, taking money away from other areas, like helping the community. By embracing LEDs, Churches are able to save money and work the air conditioning less, not to mention strengthening the aesthetic and visceral experience of attending a service. LEDs are more vivid in color than traditional lighting and are simply more enjoyable to look at.

Festivals are also hopping aboard the LED train, as the lights take the festival experience to the next level, pleasing attendees, but also saving on energy and money. It is really a win-win situation. Whether it is a concert tour, nightclub, theater presentation or tradeshow, LEDs add a much-needed sustainable flare to any event.

Studio 33 used 48 wash LEDs and 6 Moving LEDs on an outdoor concert series with national artists. The lighting combined with the efficient sound system used 22 amps at the peak power consumption. Studio 33 uses 48 outdoor rated LEDs at the Folsom outdoor ice rink for a unique night club type experience.

We provide the customer with a full event LED package, including LED curtains and much more. What this means is that we are there from beginning to end, helping with the setup as well as teardown, and anything else you might need. Our professional crews and designers are at your disposal. We will make sure your “event” utilizes size and efficiency, has lower temperatures and, most importantly, a long life!

If you are in the California or the Western United States area, and interested in light-emitting diodes lighting up YOUR life, please contact us! Remember, as Robert Alden puts it, “There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.”


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