Night at the Museum, Award Night, Studio Lighting & Custom Centrepieces
In this newsletter we look at one of our most popular themes, A Night at the Museum – a Black and Gold awards ceremony styled by Chair Covers Candelabra, Studio lighting from Sydney Event Services and custom centrepieces created by Paul Wells and Custom Elements
A Night at the Museum
In its stock state, this theme incorporates 7 sub themes with a historical flavour – Old Wild West, Medieval, Nautical, Cleopatra, Aztec, Ice Age and Caveman. Additional themes such as prehistoric can be added based on the brief and the size of the venue.
The examples shown here are from an installation in a large marquee. The layout was designed to break up the space inside and allow a pathway through and past all of the exhibits, as well as access to the dancefloor, food and beverage service areas, chillout areas and toilets.
Large Props and Custom Builds
The entire inside wall area of the marquee is draped with a selection of painted backdrops to match the specific theme, these backdrops also create corridors to walk through and sections the marquee into areas of interest. Each of these areas incorporate information signage as well as custom lighting to highlight the main focus of the exhibit.
The Aztec exhibit has some large props as well as special builds by Custom Elements, such as these stone statues and ruined columns. The floor is covered with fake grass and a wooden bridge connects to a corridor which leads to another exhibit – Cleopatra.
This is one of our most prop-heavy themes and quite beautiful with all of the detail and gold artifacts. We created a double Bedouin tent richly decorated with Ancient Egyptian art and Arabian props sitting on Raffia matting and Persian carpets. We have many replica Egyptian statues and ornaments, as well as urns, cushions, chairs, bowls and other small props.
A painted backdrop showing the pyramids at Giza backs the tent and custom, coloured lighting creates the right mood and accentuates the gold finishes.
Custom Gold Centrepieces
Paul Wells from Custom Elements designed and fabricated these beautiful custom gold centrepieces for an Awards Night Dinner and Ceremony in Sydney.
- Gold mirror plate
CNC cut from aluminium composite panel to custom size.
- Gold tube vase – custom made
- Gold votives – custom made
- Brass candle sticks – made from brass plumbing pieces
- Orchids – custom sprayed in gold enamel
- Orchid – custom dip-dyed in black
Black and Gold Awards Night
The tablecloths and chair covers were black, as were the napkins finished with gold bands and also the plates which featured clear glass base and gold rims.
Since this was an elegant sitdown dinner, it was fitting that the table settings became the feature design element of the room – and this was incorporated into lighting, the large screen projections, and the entrance area for the room which featured additional table centrepieces, branding and custom lighting.
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Our resident supplier of everything AV, Sydney Event Services has the lights and the creative spark to set the scene and deliver the shots you want. For product and fashion photography to video production and live streaming, they have the resources to get it done!
Each of our studios has its own distinctive character and quality of light. From rustic warehouse to green screen to enormous white cyc, from dual character to ready to shoot sets – each offers a unique aspect.
Come out and see us at Marrickville and have a tour of the facility – it’s all here including props, sets, dressing and decor, workshops and equipment.