Red Carpet Backdrops
Red Carpet events are the hallmarks of fame and success across industry. While red carpets, black suits and beautiful dresses may make the night the right backdrop will ensure that it is remembered in style. KA MEDIA offers a full range of purchase and rental options to ensure that your red carpet event is one to remember. When deciding which red carpet backdrop combination is right for you several factors need to be considered.
For those interested in purchasing a step and repeat for their next red carpet event there are three major decisions that have to be made. (1) FRAME: Pole and Pocket (pipe and drape) or Pop Up (expand Frame) (2) MATERIAL: Fabric or Banner and (3) SIZE: Standard single unit sizes (8′X8′, 8′X10′, 8′X12′).
Perhaps the most important factor when picking out a red carpet backdrop is selecting the length that best suits your vision. Quite often the decision is dictated by the number of people desired in a single shot. This is not as simple as figuring out how many people can stand side by side in an 8′, 10′ or 12′ frame as many photographers choose to play off the angles on the wall in order to give the shot more depth. Ultimately the bigger the better. That said, groups of 5 or less can easily be accommodated within a 8′ X 8′ red carpet step and repeat.
* it should be noted that any length of backdrop can be achieved by combining frame and using a seamless print across them. So, for instance, if someone want’s a 40′ red carpet backdrop this can be achieved by combining four 10′ backdrops and using a single seamless print across the set of frames.
Step and Repeat Frame Options: Expand Frame or the Telescopic Frame
There are variety of step and repeat support structures available on the market. The two most popular options are the telescopic frame (a pole and pocket system) and the expand frame (an accordion like system). We by standard use the latter on account of its ease of set-up (no assembly) and the overall look and functionality of the finished product. The expand frame’s print (done on either vinyl or fabric) is attached to the frame with Velcro which allows for an end result with the frame entirely hidden in images. The telescopic frame support the print with a pocket. In addition to these systems there are also truss systems which support step and repeat print finished with grommets.
* We only offer rental options on the expand frame.
Step and Repeat Materials: Vinyl or Fabric
The standard material application for Step and Repeats in vinyl. The premium option which is typically opted for to address issues related to transportation and glare is fabric. Both options offer a handful of advantages and vary in quality considerably depending on the specific fabric or vinyl used.
*Any length of backdrop can be achieved by combining frames and using a seamless print across them.
END CAPS: Covering the frame when shot from the side:
End-caps are used to cover the side of the expand frame. While step and repeats are primarily designed for taking pictures in front of they nevertheless occupy large portions of your events and as such should always reflect your branding and design ideals from all angles.