Whether it’s your stage at church, school, or a professional venue keeping your finger on the pulse of modern technology is a must. Here’s a quick look at how to optimize performances and remain competitive with stage LED screens, 3D printing, automation, sound, and more!
Multi-Media For Remote Accessibility
Whether it’s a speech, concert, musical, or play the demand for remote accessibility has never been greater. Remote accessibility can be a lucrative revenue stream, but even if your remote viewing is free—it can rapidly improve your reach to your target audience.
This means it’s time to explore your options in live streaming and recording your speeches, events, or performances. Live streaming is ideal for weekly church sermons, remote events, and improved performance accessibility. Also, to bring in long-distance speakers or guests in real-time. Imagine being able to watch your niece’s school play in Seattle when you live in New York!
With advanced audio-visual technology, it’s never been easier to record a stage in HD to create a raw or edited recording.
Last but not least, cameras can be strategically placed to allow at-home and international viewers to watch live or recorded performances with VR goggles.
3D printing can optimize and improve performances in a variety of ways. The most common way is to create lifelike and lightweight props and set decorations. For example, something as small as a coffee mug for a dinner scene, that you don’t have to worry about breaking if it’s dropped. On the flip side, something as large and intricate as a tree with branches and leaves that is far lighter than a real tree or a tree constructed from wood. Also, more lifelike than a flat piece of painted plywood. 3D printing can also be utilized for voluminous costumes.
As an added bonus, schools can utilize 3D set and fashion design as a learning experience for students studying other subjects. For example, having a fashion major work with the theater department to design and 3D print a Victorian-era hat. Not a school? Consider working with students from local schools.
While the printer and supplies are an expense, when you factor in building, making, painting, sewing, and purchasing similar items—the 3D printing expense is often less than or comparable to making it yourself.
Stage LED Screens
Performers and venues of every kind are incorporating stage LED screens and panels in a variety of ways. The most basic is to improve long-distance viewing or to translate productions that are in foreign languages. For example, oversized displays added on each side of the stage, but closer to the ceiling to improve viewing for those on the upper levels. Or if their view is obstructed in any way. Maybe when the person sitting in front of them is tall or wearing a hat. Or to translate the words of an opera.
Stage LED Screens and panels can also be utilized on the stage to enhance the performance. From sharing charts, graphs, quotes, and imagery to enhance a speech. Or creating art, motion graphics, lifelike HD backgrounds, and more.
For example, the screen behind actors sitting in a prop car can give the look and feel of traveling down a country or city street. Or the display can add digital performers, create special effects, CGI animations, and more.
The screens can be fixed or mobile depending on the performance needs.
In the last decade Stage LED Screens have seen a major boost in terms of their technology, price, and ease of use. Their popularity has grown tremendously, with the advent of E-gaming competitions, and now even Broadway musicals, with the hit Disney movie – Frozen.
Lighten your stagehand’s load by creating a stage IoT. Everyone will need to practice and learn how to manually adjust the backdrops, sets, props, and other elements that enhance the performance. However, smart technology empowers your stage manager and crew to manage everything electronically.
Live performances can’t simply be timed, as timing can change. For example, if a speaker adlibs a bit, a performer pauses for an extended audience reaction, someone forgets their lines, or isn’t on their mark and could be harmed by an automated prop or set. To ensure perfect timing, all movement can be managed from backstage notebooks.
Most theaters are designed to have optimal acoustics, but thanks to modern technology—audio can be further elevated. From adding surround sound speakers to enhancing a performance with digital sound effects, and advanced mics that ensure that performers are heard with clarity.
Feeding Performers Their Lines
It’s every speaker, actor, actress, or singer’s worst nightmare—forgetting their speech, words to the song, or their lines. However, modern technology is here to the rescue.
Digital teleprompters work for both scripted and unscripted performances. For speakers, a scrolling stage LED screen can be mounted in a strategically placed location within their field of vision. The speech or script is typed in and runs across the screen while the speaker is speaking. So, if they forget their memorized speech or lines they can look to the screen if they need it. Sometimes the peace of mind that it’s there if they need it is enough to elevate a performance.
Another option is to have performers wear Bluetooth earpieces. These earpieces are popular for singers to ensure they can hear their music above the live crowd and are increasingly utilized for theater performers to feed actors their lines when they forget. Or for performers who have a track record of stage fright or forgotten lines.
LED lighting can be utilized for a variety of stage purposes. Age-old stage lights and spotlights are being replaced with LEDs. Stage LED screens can also be utilized in part to create lighting and ambiance.
The lights can be preprogrammed or remote controlled with a notebook. The LEDs are in investment, but they provide clear and vibrant light, billions of colors, are energy efficient, and last up to 11 years. Not to mention, LED lights run cooler which keeps the stage more comfortable for performers.
In The Market For Stage LED Screens?
If you would like to learn more about adding LED screens to your stage or displays throughout your common areas—we invite you to reach out to Mega LED Technology for your free quote!