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What is the Difference Between a Smoke Machine, Haze Machine and Low Fog Machine?

We are often asked what the difference is between these three special effects machines. So, we thought we’d put together this quick guide to explain what the key differences are & which machine you should use to create the effect you want.   SMOKE MACHINESmoke machines, also referred to as fog machines, use special fluid to produce thick white smoke to create an impressive visual effect. They often come with a remote control to control the volume of smoke produced as well as the duration.  Smoke machines produce a similar effect to low fog machines, however the heated smoke produced by smoke machines rises and dissipates around the room, whereas low fog machines produce cold liquid pa...

7 Top Tips For Choosing An Event Space

The success of any event is partly determined by the suitability of the space or venue itself. Get it wrong and it could be a disaster, but get it right and your event could be a cracker!Drawing upon our many years of experience in events management and AV installation, we have compiled a list of top tips for choosing a space to suit your event.1. BudgetBe clear on what the budget is from the outset. Although you might want the river-front, roof-top space with free-flowing Pol Roger, the budget might not (and probably won’t) allow for it. You can create a fantastic event without spending a fortune. For example, lighting and special effects can transform even the ugliest of spaces. If you have a clearly defined b...

7 Top Tips on How to Select the Best Lighting Hire Equipment

One of the best ways to ensure that your guests enjoy your event is to make your event look and feel inviting. Nothing ruins a party mood more than really harsh lighting or it being so poorly lit they cannot see the party in front of them.So how can you achieve perfect event lighting? Well, you need to make sure you get the perfect lighting hire equipment to compliment the style of your event.1. Event StyleThere is nothing more disappointing than having lighting that completely mismatches the event style. Think glamourous gala dinner with psychedelic 70s disco lights. Or a winter wonderland themed party with orange flashing lights. It just doesn’t work. Whether you’re going for elegant or big and bold, make su...

How to Create the ‘‘WOW’’ Factor for Your Event or Party

Organising a party or event is no mean feat. The planning that goes into making a successful event needs to be meticulous – no great party is ever thrown together at the drop of a hat. It takes careful consideration of all aspects of the event to ensure that all elements work in harmony with one another to creates a spectacular effect, leaving guests feeling like they’ve just experienced the best party in the world!Here are our top tips for how you can create the ‘‘wow’’ factor for your next party or event. Quality Sound System Every awesome party needs a high quality sound system. No-one enjoys an event with poor sound quality. If you don’t own a great sound system yourself, look at hiring some quality sp...

How to Select the Best Supplier for Corporate AV Hire

Whether you’re planning a small conference or a large music or entertainment event, it’s imperative your audio visuals are in check. Quality audio and visuals is one of the first steps to creating an event that’s full of energy and impact and helps to deliver a message that’s effective and memorable. Great event planning is about crafting the perfect atmosphere for guests and potential clientele, but if you don’t find the right audio visual supplier match for your corporate needs, it could end up as a disaster!The right sound and lighting is the most important aspect of an event or function because of the visually unforgettable impact it creates. Audio visuals give depth and ambience to an event space and plays ...