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9 03, 2012

Chameleon LED Drapes Add Color and Drama

By |March 9th, 2012|Products|1 Comment

One of the drapes that is growing in popularity the fastest in Rent What? Inc.’s rental inventory is our Chameleon RGB Drapes. These gorgeous LED drapes are just wonderful for concert tours, theater productions, and other special events that you want to add a very unique touch to. These drapes allow you to use the supplied dmx controller and instruction manual to quickly and easily change the color palette and speed of the blinking lights, and specialize all sorts of fun color patterns for these drapes. And this can all be done ahead of time too, so that the drape would be all ready to go for the event!

You can see how beautiful these drapes look while they’re flickering between different colors. The versatility of these drapes to become unique to your special event’s theme is what makes them truly special. You can literally have as many color schemes as you’d like, and chose from hundreds of gradations on its almost infinite color palette.

If you really want something truly memorable for your special event, contact Rent What? to get more information on adding one of these amazing drapes to your stage!

6 03, 2012

Recent project. Retouch and get more mileage out of a piece of art.

By |March 6th, 2012|Digital Printing|3 Comments

Recently I was asked if I could help a band get “more mileage” out of their CD cover art. What do I mean by “more mileage?” In a nutshell, the cover art was a hand painted piece. The band name and title of the CD had been hand painted and integrated into the art as one flat piece. The challenge was, they wanted to use the CD art on a backdrop for their tour. The backdrop was 20’x 30′. As we all know, CD covers are square and, this piece had the title of the cd worked into the artwork so the text had to be extracted from the background and the elements, that you once had to imagine behind the text, had to be painted and “not” look like an afterthought. Using natural brushes and a few other tricks, I was able to extract the letters from the background, digitally hand paint the imagined graphic elements that would have been behind the text, extend the hand painted treatment to the left and right so that the art was now a rectangle and deliver a new digital piece. The band had print ready art for their backdrop within 48 hours, just in time for a video shoot.

1 03, 2012

Are You Sending It?

By |March 1st, 2012|Clients|2 Comments

Did you realize that, in general, digital art files cannot be sent via e-mail? The large size of these files means that either the sender’s or the receiver’s e-mail provider (or both) rejects the files. The majority of files that I receive for editing or printing, I receive via the Sew What FTP account. The customer, using FTP software installed on his or her computer, obtains from us the information needed to send the files to our FTP account (FTP account location, user name, and password). Sometimes, though, the customer doesn’t have FTP software and isn’t comfortable with the notion of purchasing FTP software and learning the process just to send a file for a single project.

That is where You SentIt comes into play. I’m not one to go around being a sales pitch person for products and services of companies I have no affiliation with. Today, I am making an exception. I really enjoy using my You SendIt account. For me and the way I work, it’s a valuable tool in my bag of tricks. On any given day, I am asked to move huge files, across the country or across the world for production or edits. My You SendIt account has been as reliable as a great car or your favorite dog that won’t leave your side. I’m able to jump through hoops that seem impossible. Sometimes, email can be down or have limits. FTP is a great tool for sending files, but for those who only send files occasionally, it doesn’t always make sense. On those occasions, You SendIt is a great tool. I also have the ability to send one file to many people in the loop of a project when needed. If you don’t have FTP software, and you’re in need of a quick, reliable source to move large files, take a look at You SendIt. It makes my work life possible.