Ribbon Box Events Blog

January 24, 2012

Word of the Week: Gobo

Filed under: Inspiration,Word of the Week — by Ribbon Box Events, LLC @ 10:01 am
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1. a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
2. a screen or sheet of sound-absorbent material for shielding a microphone from sounds coming from a particular direction.

Wedding Wise

A gobo is a lighting technique that uses a die-cut stencil that is placed onto a projection, and casts an image onto the wall or ground. One of the most popular places to use a gobo is on the dancefloor. Many couples opt for a monogram of their initials and  new last name…

Image from Superlative Events

or a single letter indicating their last name..

Image from Wedding Bee


Though, a pattern is just as lovely!

The sky’s the limit though- imagine what a beautiful backdrop a gobo could  create on one of your venue walls! Love how it softens this brick and frames the cake table:

or, create some visual interest in the ceiling! (you did hear me say “the sky’s the limit!)

Image from OC VideoAudioSolutions.com


1 Comment »

  1. On Rosco’s web site you can create your own wedding gobo design online here:

    Comment by Donna Nicol — January 30, 2012 @ 2:25 pm |Reply

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