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The History of Gobo Lighting

The History of Gobo Lighting

Among the types of lights used in various forms of theater is the gobo light, in which a physical stencil is fitted in front of a source of focused light – or within the focal plane of the lighting instrument itself – so as to reshape and recolor the light that the source casts upon .. read more

On May 17th, 2016, posted in: Glossary by

The History of Movie Premieres

The History of Movie Premieres

A quintessential symbol of Hollywood, movie premieres have been around since the dawn of the movies. The first red carpet movie premiere took place in 1922 at the Egyptian theater on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles – a location Red Carpet Systems is very familiar with having set up plenty of premieres at the Egyptian. .. read more

On March 10th, 2016, posted in: Glossary by ,

Step and Repeat Table

Step and Repeat Table

While this is not an official term used in the event industry, a step and repeat table simply refers to a media table matching your step and repeat banner. Also known as check-in table, this is where guests and press will check in and this is composed of a folding table, a fabric cover featuring .. read more

On November 14th, 2014, posted in: Glossary by

Photo Backdrop

Photo Backdrop

A photo backdrop is a background used to take pictures. Backdrops come in various sizes and styles, depending on the setting. When used by professional event photographers, whether it’s in studio or on location (think schools), they can be monochromatic, hand-painted, artistic, or abstract or they can feature a scene – usually something bucolic like .. read more

On October 20th, 2014, posted in: Glossary by

Stanchion

Stanchion

Usually made of stainless steel, a stanchion is a vertical bar aiming at supporting a barrier (they are also sometimes called stands). In the event industry, stanchions are associated with velvet ropes (or other colors) and are used for crowd control, whether it’s at red carpet premieres, nightclub entrances, public events or even museum exhibits. .. read more

On October 10th, 2014, posted in: Glossary by

Truss System

Truss System

While a truss is originally a framework designed to support a structure – most particularly bridges and roofs – a truss system (check out all our truss models here) is a framework specifically engineered for the entertainment industry. Often found on external stages, they aim to support complex lighting for shows, whether it’s for bands .. read more

On September 19th, 2014, posted in: Glossary by

Gobo

Gobo

One of these strange words which people are not very familiar with, Gobo means “Goes Before Optics”; more practically, this simply is a cutout template (similar to a stencil) that is placed in front of a light to create some kind of design projected on a screen, wall or even inside a pool. They are .. read more

On June 9th, 2014, posted in: Glossary by

Step and Repeat Backdrop

Step and Repeat Backdrop

Also known as media wall or step and repeat banner, a step and repeat backdrop is a long vinyl banner or gator board used for red carpet arrivals, photo backdrops, night club opening and all kinds of special events. The term “step and repeat” means that a logo – usually sponsor or event name – is .. read more

On May 27th, 2014, posted in: Glossary by