Even as you gear up for the big day, it is not unusual to discover that your event manager has left the design and preparation of the event backdrop till the last moment leading to quality suffering. However, it is a gross mistake because there is no way you can underestimate the importance of the backdrop in an event. It is the focus of all the action on stage, therefore, also that of the audience. You must make sure that your backdrop is as classy as possible because the quality of the backdrop influences the perception of the production quality. The backdrop also features prominently in the photos and videos published by the media. Some essential tips for getting your backdrop design right:
Get the Size Right
One of the most important aspects of backdrop design is size. If you are planning an event, you should first estimate how many people are likely to attend. It will help you to decide on a backdrop size that will ensure proper visibility to all. While you can always customize your size according to your requirements, typically, there are a few standard sizes that many suppliers or backdrops adhere to like 8’x12’ or 8’x4’. However, if you need custom backdrops of bigger sizes, you should adjust the graphics and the text accordingly, so that they reproduce well and the audience can read it easily even from a distance. Ensure that the designer does not stretch the logo and other graphics out of shape. Increasing the size too much can also lead to pixilation that makes it look terrible. All the elements should be in the right proportion and visible to the audience.
Choose the Right Backdrop Material
The material used in the backdrop is more important than you can imagine. Even though you may think that a lustrous material will look good onstage, when the lights are switched on, and the photographers are popping their flashes, the glare bouncing off the material can spoil all the photographs and even compromise the enjoyment by the audience. Whatever fabric you use, cotton canvas, or vinyl, it should be in a matte finish to minimize the reflection of the lights. According to Home Studio Expert, canvas is an excellent backdrop material.
Maintain Proportion and Balance
Maintaining balance and a sense of proportions is critical when you are designing backdrops for events or other uses. For example, if you make the logo too small or too big, it will detract from its purpose. It may even result in sponsors complaining that their logos were obscured by the people in front. Similarly, the text matter in the backdrop must not be too small or large and well-balanced with the graphic elements of the backdrop.
Available in many shapes and sizes, depending on the requirement for the occasion or purpose, backdrops are extremely versatile. In addition to providing the right aesthetics and décor to the event, photographers use them widely to provide stylish and visually appealing backgrounds to the subjects of their photographs. However, to get all the desired benefits, you will need to design and use them in the right manner.