Rose Brand Know-How Blog

Entertainment & event production tips, news & stories

How to Create Custom Projection Headers on a Budget

Rose Brand congratulates our fourth blog contest winner, the team at InOvation Group. Their blog entry described how they built a projection header and “Chinese Lantern” balls on a tight budget for the First Bank Center Arena in Broomfield, Colorado. Here is how THEY did it...  

Project Description –
InOvation Group was approached in January of 2010 by AEG Live and Kroenke Sports Enterprise to design and supply a VERY large custom projection header piece for use in the new First Bank Center Arena in Broomfield, Colorado. The project budget was fairly tight, and the delivery date was also short. The project also asked for the design and supply of three sets of 3 large “Chinese lantern” balls, which could change color and have custom designs applied to the surface to provide a silhouette look.

Design Challenge –
The header size (132’ in width x 43’ at tallest point) had to be installed and/or More...

Projected Scenery in Set Design

Rose Brand's First How Did YOU Do it Blog Contest Winner

Rose Brand would like to congratulate our first blog contest winner, David Ayers. David submitted an entry describing how he helped create a set made up almost entirely of projected scenery for the Broadway in Boulder Studios production of “Secret Garden.”  (Directors: Angela Gaylor/David Ayers; Art Direction: David Ayers; Ast. Tech Director: Noah Kloor; Animator/Matte Paint: Andy Gerhding)

Here is how HE did it..

  The set was comprised of three, borderless custom 10.5x14' ROSCO rear projection screens purchased at Rose Brand. One LCD Eiki 6500 lumen projector (powered by a MacPro tower) was dedicated to each screen. The three units were then slaved together in order to produce one large picture (environment) across the three screens. The slaves were controlled by one master tower which could fade the environments in and out to serve as "set" transitions using software called Pro Video Player. The minimal physical set pieces used in the interior shots, helped extend the projected environment further into the space. The gaps between the screens were taken into account, by creating doors or hallways so the actors could have upstage entrances and exits. The following "sets" are a carefully calculated mix of photo real and stylized storybook images created specifically for this production.

The Rose Brand Blog Contest is still accepting entries. You can win by submitting YOUR great projects to Rose Brand's Face Book Page. See contest details in the blog article below!