Before I go into the topic of todays blog of custom gobo ideas, I’d like to revisit a previous post we did from February. Enter Exert - One of the most frequent questions we get is “What is a Gobo and What does it stand for?”. According to Wikipedia a gobo (or GOBO) derived from “Go Between” or GOes Before Optics -originally used on film sets between a light source and the set is a physical template slotted inside, or placed in front of, a lighting source, used to control the shape of emitted light.In simple terms it is a “stencil” for a particular light fixture we use.
Now that we’ve covered the bases of a gobo, I’ll get into custom gobo ideas. Not all custom gobos have to be your name in lights, but those seem to be the most requested. Here are a few creative ideas we’ve seen this year:
Miranda and Grant decided to have their silhouettes in lights along with their names at CJ’s Off the Square in Franklin.
Monica and Patrick created a Hatch Show Print Shop poster for their custom gobo at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Megan and Joe added a little flair to their gobo by adding a stock gobo as the background.
Custom gobos are also a great way to advertise. We have a lot of corporate clients that we keep their gobo on file for all their special events like the Nashville Scene.
Yes, we even have our own on file. Had to throw this one in for kicks.
Hutton Hotel took their recognizable “H” and incorporated it into a holiday greeting.
Instead of having sparklers pointed straight at you for your big exit, why not run through your very own Power T at the end of your big day.
Maybe we don’t have the perfect pattern gobo in stock and you want to have the same lace pattern that’s on your dress projected onto the dance floor? Yes, that can be done as well.
So the next time your creative juices are flowing and you have an idea that you would like to see in lights, call us. We’re ready to see it too! We have templates to choose from or you can send us an image in a .jpeg or pdf. Call Abi at 615-414-6724 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.