Posted by Elyse
Wizard of Oz 3B Backdrop – 20′ X 10′
We always get asked, “What do you use to hang a backdrop? How difficult is it? How long does it take?”. This post is to solve just that! Being in the theatrical backdrop business, we are all about that pipe & base! Depending on the size of the backdrop, our needs in terms of hardware adjust slightly. Our backdrops have either grommets, ties, or a combination of both along the top and the side of the backdrop. We recommend using plastic zip ties with the grommets as they tend to provide a tighter grip on a variety of different types of hardware. At the top, the grommets are 20 inches apart and, along the sides, they are 30 inches apart. The backdrops also have a pole pocket along the bottom, which can be used this to weigh down the backdrop to create a seamless look without creases. Additionally, the grommets on the bottom corners allow for pulling the backdrop tight to further reduce creases. We recommend that you use counterweight (pipe & base) system or any smooth horizontal beam. For a 40′ x 20′ backdrop, it’s necessary to have 4 cross bars (10 ft each), 5 uprights (20 ft each), and 5 bases (as every upright needs a base). For a 20′ x 10′ backdrop, it’s necessary to have 2 cross bars, 3 uprights, and 3 bases to make sure the backdrop is well supported.
For backdrops exceeding 10’ high, we recommend to hire an installation company. If the backdrop is 10′ high, it is easier to manage and can easily be hung using the ties we provide together with the grommets on the backdrop, rubber tipped clamps, or zip ties. A 20′ x 10′ backdrop is an easy task for 1-2 people and takes around 20-30 minutes to assemble the hardware and hang the backdrop.
We provide the hardware and local installation in San Diego and Orange County, so if you live in the area this is definitely recommended! If you live elsewhere, we have a recommended list of companies in select states. If your city or state is not on the list, feel free to call us at 858-300-2100 & we’ll be able to recommend a company that can fit your needs!
Posted by Elyse
We’ve heard a few times before that it’s #AllAboutTheNACE & we couldn’t agree more. We travelled to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, which was such a gorgeous resort we never wanted to leave. While we know summer in Arizona is no cool feat, we were excited to escape the heat and enjoy our NACE Experience – with much needed air conditioning. Exhibiting at a resort with so many luscious and prominent palm trees, it seemed fitting to showcase our Stage Showgirls 4 backdrop.
This backdrop showcases the silhouettes of the dancers and palm trees in a vibrant setting full of fireworks, green foliage, market lights, and a serene water element behind the stage. The array of colors in this backdrop is accentuated through the use of LED lighting shining on the front of the backdrop. It was so much fun to see the colors change and compliment our hand painted backdrop by creating dynamic movement throughout. It felt as if the silhouettes were moving to the music, which showcased the fluidity of our backdrops in motion. This backdrop transformed the room into a slice of tropical paradise.
We had such a great time getting to know the attendees, creating relationships with other vendors and NACE partners, and tasting all of the delicious creations from the catering team! We were lucky enough to be right next to all of the delectable cuisine! Tell me how great those desserts look? We think they’re a perfect pair to our summer inspired backdrop. We love the idea of utilizing a backdrop behind a catering station or dessert table that enhances the theme of the event or type of cuisine that’s being served. The pairing of the catering station and themed backdrop will cohesively amplify the atmosphere of your event. After all, you do eat with your eyes first.
Posted by Elyse
USA FLAG 6 FIREWORKS BACKDROP
We would like to wish all of our friends, partners, and customers a very happy, safe, and enjoyable 4th of July! We love celebrating our Independence Day (especially when it makes for a three day weekend!). It is always filled with special time with our family, barbecuing with our friends, and enjoying the fireworks light up the night sky! We enjoy being a part of and seeing so many pictures of all of the July 4th parades that happen from coast to coast. Each city has it’s own unique take on celebrating the 4th of July! It is amazing seeing all of the red, white, and blue flags waving in the air demonstrating pride for this beautiful country.
FIREWORKS NIGHT 5 BACKDROP
What is your favorite part of celebrating 4th of July? After spending the entire day celebrating with friends and family, our favorite highlight of the night is getting to experience the beautiful array of firework colors (not only red, white, & blue!). It isn’t an Independence Day celebration without fireworks lighting up the sky and I’m always making sure to get the best seat to do so. This year, I’ll be watching the fireworks over the East River in New York City. Most people escape NYC to celebrate the 4th, so I’m excited to see what it has to offer while most people are away!
USA FLAG 1A BACKDROP
We’re looking forward to the holiday weekend and we hope that all of you have a chance to relax, enjoy the beautiful weather and endless amount of food, and spend quality time with those that mean the most to you. This is the quintessential summer holiday and it should be enjoyed to the fullest! We would love to see pictures of your 4th of July weekend as inspiration for new backdrops! Email us a high resolution picture to get $10 off your next order!
Posted by Jonathan
This past week we had the honor of being a continuing supporter and exhibitor at the 2015 USITT Conference and Stage Expo. USITT which stands for the United States Institute of Theater and Technology, is the premier annual event for the theatre industry. We were so excited to highlight our beautiful backdrops to such a multi faceted industry. It was such a pleasure meeting and learning with individuals and companies throughout the three days of the #USITT Stage Expo. We highlighted the intricate detail of our hand painted backdrops by showcasing our 40’ x 20’ Palace Interior 3B Gold backdrop along the wall of the Stage Expo and our smaller 10’ by 10’ Palace Interior 6 Gold backdrop at our booth. All our hand painted backdrops utilize brush and airbrush techniques.
Our hand painted backdrops (available in many sizes) are the perfect complement to any theatrical production, no matter the size of the theater. Utilizing the ideal hand painted backdrop for your production provides and creates the visual imagery that makes the scene come to life. In our opinion, there is nothing that compares to the sight of your actors in front of our hand painted, highly detailed backdrops! For those of you interested in different themes for shows, we are more than happy to work with you to provide you a listing of all of our beautiful backdrops that will transform your theatrical production.
Our Palace Interior Gold backdrop is an extraordinary example of our custom backdrop rental services in action. A valued customer wanted to create their own unique custom backdrop to transform their wedding reception, which in time has become a popular rental among many of our customers. We view you as the trendsetters and the innovators and are always looking to accommodate your needs with our custom backdrop rental services.
Interested in our custom rental services? We have in-house graphic designers and artists ready to make your dreams come to life. Give us a call at 858-300-2100 or send us an email!