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The formula to a winning stage design for any event venue

02, Feb 2016 · (0) Comments

The difference between an ordinary corporate event and an extraordinary event comes down to the details. One of the key features to any event - and one that can have the most impact - is the stage design. We believe a great stage design is essential for a memorable experience – and is a key element in inspiring the people who attend.

What makes a stage come to life?

The key is knowing the right formula. As with any formula there are several fundamental elements you need to consider when creating your stage design. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of balancing an amazing stage design with a safe design. So it's important you engage an experienced staging company with whom can recommend the best stage design to suit your venue, budget and event objectives. 

Now with< the safety message out of the way, here are the key elements you need to consider when creating that wow-factor stage design. 

1. Consider the venue space

Stage design is about working with specific spaces within a venue, often within a limited set of possibilities. But stage designers are problem solvers and thrive on limitation, relying on their creativity to make the space work. When reviewing the venue, consider where the stage is likely to go and what purpose it will be serving – to complement event speakers, boost brand messaging, or bring out the best in a performance or presentation. It’s often a challenge, hence the need for an experienced AV and event production company. 

The harder the space is, the more creative you need to be. Especially with more and more events happening in unconventional venues. Staging Connections is an experienced AV and event services company who have been the name behind some of the biggest and most technically demanding events in the Asia Pacific region. They have built stages over pools, used suspended stages and modular stages, even curved stages and many more. The possibilities really are endless. A great solution to help envisage the end stage design is to view a graphic render of the desired look. This can help you see how the stage will look in relation to the event space and help foresee any design and technical issues. View some of their render to reality examples.

Types of stage designs

2. Stage Lighting

Make the stage come alive with great lighting. When it’s time to make a dramatic change, professional lighting can transform a plain space from a blank canvas into a completely new environment. It can control the mood of a stage, and hype up its energy. And it can create an event atmosphere that’s both eye-catching and unforgettable.

3. Choose the right stage set elements

A stage is simply an elevated platform, a blank canvas if you will, that requires design and AV elements to take it from something ordinary to something extraordinary. Corporate events are evolving and event planners are looking for new ways to make their events bigger and better than the last, without breaking the bank. An effective way to do this is investing in interesting stage design. Staging Connections have developed a range a of stage design solutions that add impact to your event.

Event Backdrop

Event Backdrop is a visually striking and flexible branding solution, perfect for all events. It is a high-tech illuminated frame wrapped in a photographic-quality printed nylon. So simple, yet so effective! It’s a great way of delivering a message, promoting a product, enhancing the theme of an event or building recognition of a brand. Event Backdrop’s also come in a variety of sizes to cater for small meeting rooms all the way to large ballroom size. This has been our most popular event product this year and can been used for a variety of events.

Stage design using Event Backdrops

Digital Stage Banners and Widescreens

If you want to add WOW-factor to your next event, a simple solution is to incorporate  digital stage banners and widescreens into your stage design. Traditionally, a stage set consists of the elevated platform underneath a large screen. With digital stage banners you can creatively position them across the stage to present your multimedia content in an interesting and engaging way.

Digital Banners for Stage Sets

Another option is to use Widescreens – which are by name, very wide digital banners used to project multimedia content onto. These are highly effective when you have a large stage to work with and through the use of blend projection can house highly immersive imagery.

Widescreens for Stage Sets

4. Enhance your stage design with engaging projections

We always pay particular attention to the visual elements of your event. Tools like animation and high-impact video are great ways to capture your audience’s imagination, while 3D projection mapping can transform dull presentations into stimulating visual journeys. The use of LED walls, projection screens and stage backdrops can also engage your audience and help deliver your message – but also enhance your overall branding and create a lasting impression.

How it all comes together.

We believe the stage should be as much a feature as what’s happening on it. With the proper use of space, lighting and visuals, it can become its own key part of the experience. This transformation helps to boost your event’s theme, and it adds another dimension to audience engagement. Ultimately, great stage design can be the difference between a run-of-the-mill presentation, and an enjoyable real-life experience with a sense of ceremony and lasting messages.

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