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POW! Designing with Lighting

In Uncategorized by images310 / March 12, 2019
Designing with Lighting

“If you want drama and the ‘wow,’ it’s lighting every time.” We have to say, we love the philosophy of event producer Rose Forbes.

Forbes, owner of Two Tree Events gets the wow, and the pow, when she works with our lighting designer Nicholas Blasi. As a collaborator with her on this corporate event, he turned up his own super power — designing with lighting.

One of Forbes’ design mantras is that the space dictates the look of her events. The Optimist Studios with its large, blank walls and floor space was then the perfect choice for a super hero theme event that changed throughout the night. Big color and patterns gave Forbes the KA-POW-er design effect she desired. Using automated fixtures that could rotate and change throughout the night, Blasi alternated Squiggle and Paisley gobos in powerful, saturated tones. “While the walls around the dance floor changed, I wanted the gobos on the dance floor and the POW gobos to remain still.”

The effect was super fun and Xciting!

Producer: Rose Forbes, Two Tree Events | Photo: M Kobe Photography | Lighting: #imagesbylighting | Floral: Subrosa Floral Design | Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals, Pasadena | Venue: Optimist Studios | Catering: Brown Paper LA | Cool Art Panels: Kasey Blaustein at Kasey Jones Ink | DJ: Albert Gonzalez at Heat Maxwell

designing with lighting
designing with lighting
designing with lighting

HBO Golden Globes After Party

In Uncategorized by images310 / January 23, 2019

For this year’s design of the HBO Golden Globes after-party,
Billy Butchkavitz was inspired by the muses of mid-century contemporary design
circa 1968 to 1973.

We love it when he gets specific like that! It challenges us to find just the right gobo projection patterns to complement the arced lines of the custom carpet and the graphic design on the linens.

Billy’s mandate — every surface covered in lighting
which  we were only too happy to fulfill.
Textured gobo projections of various shades of white and green were custom
carpet of arced lines, trellis design and green and white color scheme. A
central sculpture was the focus of the tented area while our lighting brought
focus to perimeter walls, tabletops and entertainment areas.

To completely immerse the guests in the design, for the first time Billy asked Bart Kresa to extend the 3D video on the main exterior wall of the space farther. To paraphrase that most famous of green celebrities, Kermit the Frog,  it may not be easy to be green, but it is easy – and fun – to turn an entire event space into a design that would make Kermit even greener with envy.

Designer: Billy Butchkavitz | Venue: Beverly Hills Hilton | Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals | Props: Agile Eye Solutions | Lighting: Images by Lighting, Curt Stahl | 3D Projection: Bart Kresa Design | Photo: Gabor Ekecs