Lights! Cameras! And Design! The stage of any event, exhibition, or even a wedding is the first thing that people notice. The stage design sets the tone for the event, intensifying audience response. Intricate stage design and details of the event fabrication has to wow the audience before the main event begins.
To demand attention from the audience, an event production house needs to have the expertise of event fabrication, graphic designers for stage backdrops along with unique customizing options all under one roof. In addition, stage designs that reflect certain themes, colour schemes, and stunning visuals also catch the eye of your audience.
Stage designs also enhance presentations and the stage set through, stationery or moving scenic elements with technology, gigantic lighting, and pyrotechnics. Here are some stage design ideas for event productions that involve new age technology to light up the stage ambient.
Advanced Stage Design Technologies
Before we mention large-scale stage designs and event fabrications for corporate conferences, let’s look at some contemporary stage design technologies that support varied themes and set ideas in this digital world. Technology has given event production a new frontier with extended reality to connect with the audience.
1. LED Video Walls
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Since LED came into popularity, opportunists are seeking new ways of using LED screens for branding and displaying their company. LED video walls is a concept that event productions are going gaga about. Imagine if a dead projection screen can be replaced with a wall that displays moving vivid imagery on automation! The old method of stage backdrop creations only involved flex for stationary images. But LED has given more flexible design opportunities to display visually dynamic imagery.
2. P10 Flexible LED Screens
Imagine if technology could make your stage appear like it’s liquefying! Well, P10 flexible LED screens can now make this effect possible. You could even build the entire stage backdrop with flexible LED screens that can take any shape to fill in spaces.
3. 3D Projection Mapping
Projection mapping can do a lot more than what an LED screen can. This technology works as a visual treat with a personal experience for the audience to take back with them. Just like how Ralph Lauren had taken 3D projection mapping to a whole new level. Adding another element of ‘fragrance’ to the projection, spraying it over to the audience on their perfume launch day, amazed the audience to directly connect with the brand.
Projection mapping involves a cut-edge projection technology that displays imagery on a mass of any shape, be it buildings or a large stage. Event organisers are now using projection mapping for campaigns as well, just like agencies in India are using projection mapping technology to display vivid videos on for campaigns.
4. Robotic Sculptures with AI
Artificially intelligent actors that add value to your stage performance? Well, robots are already in to replace mankind. Then why not make utmost use of this? Robotic sculptures can be installed on stage for a significant event or concert. These sculptures are inscribed with AI and respond with automation to various sounds, adapting their movements to the audience’s reactions.
5. Holographic Imagery
Holographic performances are slowly taking over the stage of a visual artist by storm. From novelty performances to theatric art projections, the hologram technology has paved its way into stage and event production. To execute a holographic stage set up, the event productions need to set up on the stage itself to fix the reflective glass structures and the screen projections to give the “floating 3D image” effect on stage to the audience.
6. Creative Panels
If the concept of the event is bold and heart throbbing then your stage design should also be entertaining and lively with off-kilter stage panels. These are basically different panels with grid lighting that can either be hung on the backdrop or event fabrications and trusses. If the event involves debates or panel speakers, you could have a split panel stage design.
7. Intelligent Lighting and Shadows
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Shadows are a great way to create dramatic patterns and illusions. For events like fashion shows and display shows, such intelligent lighting orientations could create great impressions from the audience. The event production pictures could also be dramatic. The image above is an example of how the event production house has used translucent screens and spectrum lights to create striped patterns over the stage ramp.
8. Themed Ideas
Themed stage designs are in super trend! Why? That’s because they tell a story and convey the concept of the event with just a glance. Themed stage designs keep the audience intrigued and captivated to know more about the event. A very big example of such stage designs is the Oscar Awards stage.
Interesting themes can be an excellent idea to attract all demographics and have more visibility on social media when the audience post pictures of the stage.
Corporate Stage Design Ideas
Conferences have different air as compared to concerts and weddings. The stage designs thus automatically differ from being flowy and floral to being basic and professional. Often for corporate events, the stage design has to have appropriate lighting that isn’t flashy and not too dim as well. The visual screens have to be placed at good orientations for he taudience to view. The stage designs should also concentrate on branding if it’s a conference or a business summit.
9. Branded Sets
In one of our events for Oracle, the tradeshow displays and the speaker panel had to be branded to showcase the brand logo. For corporate events, such branded sets of panels, backdrops, and displays utilize a full-length frame stage with signature panel furniture with brand logos.
10. Up Lighting
The TEDx Brussels event has the logo lit up in its brand colours. The stage design is a visual AV screen that displays summit presentations with minimalistic lighting. The lighting is a subtle red shade that matches their iconic logo colour only to display the brand presence of TEDx. Similarly, you could use this concept of marquee letters for huge events for the brand’s bold presence. The letter could have lights portraying your brand colours.
11. In the Round
Thinking out of the box! Some conferences have a larger audience to cater to and having a stage at one angle for the audience to look at makes it boring and monotonous. This picture is of a conference stage design designed by Michalsky where the designer decided to have a unique circular stage setup. He uses the 360-degree stage that doesn’t actually need a backdrop. Moreover, speakers can simply walk on the circular ramp to engage with the entire audience while the AV screen can project images to the audience at the back.
12. Enclosed Stage Design
Enclosed stage designs have clean beautiful lines and no clutter on the backdrop. The sides of the stage design offer branding opportunities. Intelligent lighting or focus lights draw attention to the centre stage. This is perfect for promotional events and branding exhibits.
13. Digital Spatter
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Multiple tall, digital screens provide a highly technical stage backdrop for any conference or corporate event. The splatter effect of multiple screens showing different or the same images are digitally programmed to change backgrounds providing interactive displays. This creates an eye-catching stage setup.
14. Curved Screen
Curved screen stage designs are ideal for limited stage floor space but larger audience engagement. Curbed screen stage creates an interesting stage area of its own allowing stage furniture set up to not appear cluttered.
These are some inspirational ideas that you could use for your stage design for any kind of event. To have a professional setup of stage design, event fabrications, intelligent lighting, and audio setup, consult an event production house that is equipped to do it all!