The Magic of Lighting

The Magic of Lighting

Sep 6, 2015

When it comes to setting the stage, lighting is critical. Whether you’re using backlighting or gels, it is possible to create a unique effect and custom backdrop look. Check out our lighting gallery for examples of backdrops lit in various ways to create mood and impact.

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What are your favorite techniques for setting the stage with lighting?

– The Grosh Team

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Grosh Customs Keeps Busy!

Grosh Customs Keeps Busy!

Dec 19, 2014

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery is one of the only backdrop companies with a fully staffed scenic department and painter’s studio!  As part of our commitment to excellence, Grosh would never think of outsourcing any part of the production process from designing renderings to the finished backdrop.  Grosh does not employ a production line, but passionate artists who do all the work in-house maintaining full control and integrity over the artistic process.

From celebrities to major retailer brand sponsored events and global franchises to talented noteworthy artists, Grosh customs takes it all on with finesse and efficiency. What else can you expect from the biggest, oldest and best in the business?

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Grosh’s Eric Mueller meets Alice Cooper

Grosh’s Eric Mueller meets Alice Cooper

Oct 1, 2014

untitledAlice Cooper is described as the “architect of shock-rock,” performing fantastic and elaborate vaudeville horror concerts. His career of scare antics has spanned five decades; that’s a lot of boa constrictors, fake blood and guillotines! One would have wild ideas about the kind of conversation that would transpire with such an individual. But what if there were no cameras or screaming fans around? Grosh sat down with Eric Mueller, Warehouse Manager of Grosh Backdrops and Drapery, to ask about one of his first “Hollywood” encounters.

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A Paint Day at Grosh!

A Paint Day at Grosh!

Sep 5, 2014

You would figure that every day is a paint day at Grosh, but not for Backdrop Consultants. Today they got out of the office and into the studio! This was uncharted territory for them and probably for most. Not many people can say they helped paint a 22’ H x 50’ W backdrop! The Grosh scenic artists definitely looked worried. However, Greg, their fearless leader, and Scenic Creative Director, had full confidence…and the option to primer and paint over any mistakes.

Full painter's body suites!

Full painter’s body suites!

First we had to gear up! Adorning ourselves in old clothes, shoe covers and even a couple of full painter’s body suites, Greg gave us a tutorial on the ins and outs of the Grosh Hollywood Studio. There are six high ceiling frames that allow the backdrops to be lowered by a counterweight down two flights through openings in the floor. He went over a few safety caveats, like not falling through the openings, then showed us the tools of their trade. To begin with, the backdrop design is divided up into a grid and each section is drawn out on large sheets of paper. An electro pounce machine, which uses electricity, burns minute holes into the paper, creating a stencil. The stencil is then held up against the canvas and used to make an outline of the design.

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Visiting with a School Theatre Director

Visiting with a School Theatre Director

Jun 19, 2014

Dianne Martin Giddens is the drama director at Deerfield Windsor School in Albany Georgia, or at least she was. Dianne is now “retiring.” Her daughter Lindsey Stewart, who recently graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a Masters in Theatre Education, is now taking the reins. Although Dianne will not be fully stepping away; instead she will now be playing second fiddle to her daughter. She knew Lindsey was ready after she won state 2 years in a row directing the annual one act play.

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