When a sheer or translucent fabric is placed in front of your star drop it will diffuse the light creating a "corona ray" effect on the light that shines through. Check out some of the examples that we played with below. If you would like to do your own tests we will be happy to provide you with fabric samples upon your request.
Figure 1: A correctly lit sharkstooth scrim in an opaque state.
For more information on lighting a scrim check out our following blog posts:
How To Light A Sharkstooth Scrim (Part 1)
How To Light A Sharkstooth Scrim (Part 3)
The most common placement of lighting instruments for a scrim is above and directly in front of the scrim. However, that isn't the only lighting position that will be effective. Remember: angle angle angle! As long as your lighting is oblique, and can wash the scrim, it doesn't have to be from above. If your scrim is in an extreme downstage position, for example, footlights can be very effective for scrim washes. (In this case, the “spill” light is lost up in the flies, behind the proscenium and/or masking borders.) In a “wing and drop” set, More...
Rose Brand ShowLED curtains are often used as backdrops to achieve a programmable starry night effect. There are two versions of ShowLED -- Classic and Chameleon. Classic uses a white LED, which emits a cool, blue-white light. Chameleon uses an RGB LED, which can produce virtually any color, including a warm amber-white light. ShowLED LEDs are specifically designed for installation in fabric and scenery. Rose Brand has sold and rented ShowLED curtains for events as formal as a Presidential ball (i.e., Obama's inauguration) and as traditional as a corporate event or high school stage performance.
Rose Brand ShowLED curtains are easy to set up, easy to maintain, and are cost effective. When you buy or rent a ShowLED drape, you're paying for a complete package -- the drape (fitted with LEDs) and the LED controller. Nothing else is required to program the drape.
The device that controls the intensity, color, and frequency of the LED twinkle is designed for both novice and professional users.More...