Why consider digital scenery?
Digital scenery will bring dynamic visual energy to your production, while being cost-effective compared to traditional costly backdrop rentals. Digital scenery provides the best scenic solution for theatres without a flyspace or organizations that lack a permanent venue.
What does a rental include?
Scenic Projections package includes every scene, setting and magic moment (animated with effects such as weather, time change and lighting), StagePlayer playback software for Mac or PC, rehearsal license, and performance license (expires after final performance).
Scenic Projections PRO
Scenic Projections PRO packages includes every scene, setting and magic moment (animated with effects such as weather, time change and lighting), adaptable and mappable scenic elements, overlays, textures, weather animations, file legend, rehearsal license, and performance license (expires after final performance).
What if I've never used digital scenery/projections before?
Firstly, thank you for considering our digital scenery resources! Secondly, you won’t regret it – we know that once you’ve made the switch to digital scenery, you won’t look back. The Scenic Projections resource is designed to be very simple and intuitive. You can license still or animated scenery for many popular musical theatre titles. With that booking, you receive pre-production rehearsal materials and production materials for your performance dates, all delivered through a simple-to-use software (available on Mac and PC). For pro users, you can upgrade to our professional license to receive raw files for integration into QLab or your media server for texture mapping and content customization. The majority of theatres will use our standard package, while robust and full of features, is also a plug-and-play solution that will get you up and running in no time. Bottom line, digital scenery will no only save money, but it also reduces built elements, giving you more time to focus on your cast members and put on a spectacular show!
What steps should I take to integrate Scenic Projections into my show?
1. Give yourself some time with the projection content away from the stage.
Scenic Projections packages are uniquely aligned to your script: each image or video segment is tied to a specific cue line. This makes integration of digital scenery into your production incredibly simple. Scenic Projections packages are customizable and include many cue options to select from to produce the perfect scenery for your show - these can be something as simple as a lighting change or the sun setting. If you decide that a certain element is best omitted to match your artistic vision, it is easy to exclude it .We recommend that you take full advantage of the provided pre-production rehearsal materials and give yourself the time necessary to really look through everything. For best results, we suggest going through the script and digital scenery content side by side, deciding where you want each moment to happen along the way.
2. Consider the integration of other production elements, like costume design, lights and makeup. When going through the content, whether you have already purchased or are pursuing, make sure you think about the costumes, lights, makeup, and everything else you have already incorporated into your production design.
3. Expand your knowledge! Scenic Projections are a great tool to learn more about the newest development in theatrical production design. Remember: being “in theatre” isn’t limited to acting, singing and dancing! Creating a world in which the action takes place is just as vital as portraying a character, and with experiences ranging from costume design to carpentry, utilizing Scenic Projections in your production offers another exciting technical avenue to explore and understand.
4. Give your cast the chance to see it before tech. It is customary to educate your cast on the inner-workings of a traditional set, as to make sure everyone knows where the entrances and exits are located. The same rule applies to digital scenery, where it may be even more important to help your cast know where each animated transition or magical moment occurs. To avoid confusion, make sure your cast is familiar with the projections with plenty of time before performances.