If you’ve got an event in Fort Collins or the surrounding areas, and need event lighting, production, set pieces, of other effects, then Rythm EFX is the company to call! But why take our word for it? See our event work for yourself here with our event reviews.
Event: Ridgeview High School Prom
We were lucky enough to be invited to work at the Fort Collins Country club for the Ridgeview High School prom on the night of May 5th, 2017. They were holding a Moroccan themed party, and needed uplighting for their walls, as well as accent lighting (for cabanas), tents, and Moroccan props. We had extensive discussions about their options, and eventually came to agree on the best course for a design concept.
The major equipment pieces we brought with us for this job included 18 LED bars, 8 water lights, and general design props. Setup presented no major challenges, although we did have to adjust to a smaller budget than many venues. This is not at all uncommon for schools, and we were able to accommodate their needs without any problem. Everybody had a good time at the event, and we cleaned up everything quickly after it was over.
This is actually one of our oldest clients, and we have a good history of satisfaction with our work with them. They were excited to work with us, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
Overall, this was one of our smoother operations. We are always so happy at the opportunity to work with Ridgeview High School, and we had a great time throughout the process. We hope the attendants enjoyed the scenery as much as we enjoyed setting it up! Thank you Ridgeview High!
Event: New Belgium Presents Tour De Fat 2017, Disco Ball Death Star
This summer of 2017 included a big event for us with New Belgium, as we were requested to create a Disco Ball Death Star for their Tour De Fat run. This was one of the bigger challenges that we have faced, considering both the unique nature of the build and the deadline we were working under. It took many man hours, lots of attention to detail, and just a little bit of hustle, but we were excited about the final project, and had a lot of fun building it!
There were some hurdles to be overcome. The deadline made things hectic right off the bat, as we only had four weeks to design, order, and build our set piece. We had two material issues, getting the wrong mylar mirror, as well as having our domes delivered to the wrong address. However, we got both taken care of quickly, and got back on track to building the set piece. Though these setbacks did trip up our work at first, once we got back on track everything went smoothly. We got the Disco Ball Death Star to New Belgium on time, and were able to see them off!
In the end, we had decided to add a few extra touches that our client did not request, like painting the Darth Vader throne a metallic color, as well as adding the Galactic Empire Logo. To make sure the piece didn’t get damaged while it was moved, we also added crate walls to protect it from minor bumps.
To start with this project, we began with domes to set up the general shape we were working with. After lining the domes up with mirrors, which were a light weight, plastic nylar material to make them less breakable, we carefully installed the LED lights to make the Death Star transformation. Final touches and extra details included a throne room made for Darth Vader himself, which was attached to the decking with a crate for safety.
We didn’t get a ton of feedback on this piece, as we were waving it off with the tour not long after we delivered it. We were proud of the work, and New Belgium seemed to enjoy the final product. Our team was tired after bringing together such a big project in such a short amount of time, but we were really happy with the result.
This project, overall, required a little more thinking on our feet than we are used to. But we are always itching for a challenge, and we rose to the occasion. We were extremely proud to work with New Belgium, and hope to partner again in the future.