Post # 1
Mother-In-Law wants a gobo on the dance floor. I’m not a big fan. What’s worse, she wants a personalized one with names and date. Problem is, our wedding was 3 months ago and our reception is in 2 weeks. 99% of the people who are coming to the reception were not at the wedding. I think it would look beyond stupid to backdate a gobo. I told her I wasn’t keen on the idea but she insists and wants me to call and order one. Today.
Am I being insensible? Are gobos not as corny as I think they are? We need something to enhance the dance floor, we’re already having uplighting on the walls. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
I don’t think it is necessary, especially considering your reception situation.
Post # 4
@Aquaria: What on earth is a gobo?
Post # 5
@Aquaria: I don’t see why you would. If it was on the same day then I’d probably give in or at least consider it, but since it’s not – I wouldn’t.
Post # 6
@Zhabeego: That’s what I was thinking. Logo?
Post # 9
@Zhabeego: I was thinking of how to describe it but all I came up with was the thingy that goes on the light to create a design.
A gobo (or GOBO) derived from “Go Between” or “Goes Before Optics” is a physical template slotted inside, or placed in front of, a lighting source, used to control the shape of emitted light.
In the design of an artificial environment in which lighting instruments are used, it is sometimes desirable to manipulate the shape of the light which is cast over a space or object. To do so, a piece of metal with patterned holes through which light passes is placed in the beam of light to allow only the desired “shape” or pattern through, while blocking the rest of the light, casting a specific shadow/light into the space.
Post # 10
A gobo is like a stencil that is placed over a spot light and projects the stencil onto a background or floor, used in theatre quite a lot to make leafy effects etc
Post # 11
I don’t mind them…but it really depends on the venue for me. I don’t think it’s necessary since you are already married, if she really wants it that badly I’d probably just let her do it . But I don’t think you need one.
However I tend to like ones that are used on a wall or something though over the dance floor…
Don’t really care for it on dance floors…
But I do like it as a decorative feature sometimes….see below
Post # 12
Go-Between-Lighting I believe. The only reason I know that is that our venue is giving us one for free, lol. You know at some weddings, where they have the couples names or wedding date projected on the dance floor, or sometimes on a blank wall? That is gobo lighting.
I don’t think it is necessary, and would not have one if we were not getting it for free. It’s just another add-on that you pay an arm and a leg for.
Post # 13
I was going to cut and paste what wiki as I explained I couldnt think of a good way to explain it myself but someone need to check if it’s spam. So here’s a short story:
It’s a template that goes on top of the physical light source. The template is used to create light designs as it controls how the lgiht goes through.
Post # 14
Another bee with no clue what a gobo is here…
But it sounds like you shouldn’t let your mom force you to have one.
Post # 15
No, I don’t care for them. Just tell her you don’t like them and say no!
Post # 16
@Sammy01: Ooohhh!!!! LOL! Thanks for letting me know..guess you learn something new everyday!