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26 04, 2012

Out of the box, onto the floor

By |April 26th, 2012|Digital Printing, Education, Products, Projects|2 Comments

Something to think about when designing your stage is the fact that all surfaces are an opportunity to make a visual graphic statement and create atmosphere. Case and point – I recently worked on a couple of stages that took advantage of the stage floor to complete the visual graphic package. The more recent one was for Nickelback. Working with the stage designer, we illustrated his vision so that the floor surface worked seamlessly with the custom CNC cut drum and guitar risers, the video graphics, and even the base drum head graphics. The end result created a seamless continuity between horizontal and vertical surfaces and made the overall visual impact, once their fans entered the venue, unforgettable. Obviously the people in the lower and upper tiers were able to enjoy this effort more so than the people on the floor, but those fans are always in greater number in a venue, thus, the effort is well worth it.

24 04, 2012

ADC Curtain Track, Part 3: Series 140 Rig-I-Flex

By |April 24th, 2012|Education, Products|0 Comments

As a medium duty I-Beam style curtain track, Rig-I-Flex is the most popular bendable curtain track, used commonly for gym dividers, small to medium sized stages at high schools, and film and television studios, especially when a motorized curved track is desired. It is available in the standard aluminum finish as well as in a black finish.

Constructed from 11 gauge extruded aluminum, this versatile track is available as a walk-along, cord-operated, or motorized operation. Rig-I-Flex track channel can be factory curved or, with the purchase of bending tools, can be curved onsite.

While Rig-I-Flex does allow for a manually operated cord-drawn curved operation, this requires more effort than straight track. Therefore, we recommend choosing the motorized option for curved track, especially where sharp curves are involved. Even when curving on-site, a scaled drawing of the curved track configuration is requested at the time of quoting / ordering, to ensure that the proper number of spindles and idler brackets are included.

The maximum track length for cord-drawn / motorized Rig-I-Flex (Models 140, 140R, 141, and 141R) is 60 foot, but Rig-I-Flex can be selected at any length in a walk-along model (142 and 142R). Rig-I-Flex can be mounted directly to the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling. Please note however that it must be mounted to or suspended from the ceiling joists rather than from a dropped ceiling.

We recommend utilizing a light to medium weight fabric when choosing a custom drape for use with Rig-I-Flex. Depending on the style you prefer, you might choose a specialty sheer or satin or a traditional napped fabric such as 13oz Apollo Velour or 16oz Commando Cloth. Flex-I-Trac is also a great option for a larger Cyclorama constructed of Extra Wide Muslin or Poly Muslin.

19 04, 2012

Gorgeous Shimmer of the Ivory Satin Austrian

By |April 19th, 2012|Products|1 Comment

Springtime is finally in full swing, and with that comes the start of Summer, too. Rent What? loves to be a part of our clients’ End of Year Banquets, Yearly Awards Shows, Wedding Celebrations, and of course all of the many concert tours that are starting to sweep our country. One of our most eclectic and gorgeous drapes would be absolutely perfect for these events, and for any special event that you may want to add some soft shimmer to. That rental drape is our 24’x40’ Ivory Satin Austrian, from our Delightably White Series.  This drape is stunning just by itself with regular room lighting. But once you add a little bit of color and specialty lighting from above, below, in front, or behind, you will be blown away with the variations in feel and design you can create from just one single drape!

Take a look at how creamy and decadent this drape looks with just regular room lighting:

Now take a look at how unbelievably beautiful and dazzling this drape can be with a little bit of imagination and creative lighting choices:

However you decide to use this drape, you and your guests will NOT be disappointed by its sheer elegance and versatility

 

17 04, 2012

ADC Curtain Track, Part 2: Series 132 Flex-I-Trac

By |April 17th, 2012|Education, Products|1 Comment

As a light duty I-Beam style curtain track, Flex-I-Trac is a terrific option for retail stores, lobbies, and smaller stages such as elementary and middle schools and smaller high schools.

Constructed from 13 gauge aluminum, Flex-I-Trac is available as a walk-along operation only. What makes this affordable track especially attractive is the ability to easily curve the track on site without the need for special tools.

Flex-I-Trac can be configured to any length desired. Models 132 and 132A allow a maximum curtain weight of 6 1/2 pounds per foot of track, while Models 132B and 132C allow a curtain weight up to 13 pounds per foot of track. Flex-I-Trac can be mounted directly to the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling. Please note however that it must be mounted to or suspended from the ceiling joints rather than from a dropped ceiling.

We recommend utilizing a light to medium weight fabric when choosing a custom drape for use with Flex-I-Trac. Depending on the style you prefer, you might choose a specialty sheer or satin or a traditional napped fabric such as 13oz Apollo Velour or 16oz Commando Cloth. Flex-I-Trac is also a great option for a smaller Cyclorama constructed of Extra-Wide Muslin or Poly Muslin.

 

12 04, 2012

The Versatility of Metal Mesh

By |April 12th, 2012|Products|4 Comments

If you are looking for a unique, stunning, and incredibly versatile drape for your next event, show, concert, stage production, or trade show, you should consider renting a Metal Mesh drape from Rent What? Inc. These drapes can be used in almost any capacity, and have been rented for everything from major concert tours and community church productions to television series to conferences looking for something extra special to dazzle up their stage.

Because these rental drapes are available in multiple sizes, they can be used either as a large backdrop, or more popular lately, as several narrower panels. These rental stage drapes are wonderful for creating a lot of depth and texture in a venue or production that might not have it otherwise. Also, due to the wonderfully reflective and crinkly texture of these lightweight drapes, changing around your lighting can really help give you a very unique appearance to each and every performance, and that even without any special lighting the drapes are going to be absolute show-stoppers.

By using the metal mesh as a large single backdrop, you can create almost any type of look or feel you are going for, and that they complement almost any type of stage design.

And by using it as narrower panels, you can make some very cool and unique production design by creating “negative space” effects that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Next time you are looking for something completely new and fresh for your event, consider renting some Metal Mesh drapes from us—and you’ll see that they will become an absolute hit!