Welcome to the Mod Scenes podcast. This is your host, Stephen. I’m thrilled to be chatting with you today about stage backdrops and creating great stage backdrops for your church special event, uh, or concert, or pretty much anything we created stage backdrops for there. Run the gamut. So, uh, I would love to chat with you today about questions. So, uh, today I want to answer some questions about stage design and spaces typically about using Mazzi its products with the stage design. Um, if you have any questions, I’d love to hear them feel free to shoot me an email with those questions to Steven at [inaudible] dot com. And one of the questions will be about DMX voice or our backdrops, uh, or self-standing towers or, uh, scenic, uh, modular, scenic, uh, whatever that might be, let me know. And I’d be happy to answer your questions. I’ll probably do another podcast with some more questions and, uh, well, we’ll knock them out.

So thanks again for tuning into our podcast. So here we go. We’re going to jump into these questions. Uh, so the first question is, um, how do you typically attach your mods scenes, Sage backup drop, uh, at your church? So, um, there’s a lot of different options on how you could, uh, how you could put up your, your, uh, stage backdrop, your Mod Scenes and stage backdrops. What I suggest is that you, uh, the in instruction is it goes over this. So when you order your stuff, you’ll see the instructions and shows this. But, uh, my suggestion is always to use a pipe. It’s going to be your easiest most cost-effective way to, to hang these. So hang a, hang a horizontal pipe at your desired height. So wherever you want your stage backdrop to start hanging a horizontal pipe there, uh, typically, typically I use inch and a half of rigid conduit.

Uh, so it’s this well, it’s pretty much the same as inch and a half gas pipe. Uh, only differences is galvanized. Um, but you can find, you can also do, uh, you know, like a thinner conduit for a stage backdrop, as long as it’s obviously supported in multiple places. And, uh, it’s a heavy, heavy duty enough pipe. Um, if you’re unsure about that, feel free to call us and I’ll help you pick the right one but inch and a half rigid conduit always works well, uh, or even one inch works well, too. Um, so what you’ll do is you’ll hang that pipe horizontally, like we talked about, then you will set on your zip tie, your first row of, uh, connectors loosely. So you do this so that you can, uh, start laying out your panels. So you’ll bolt on your first panel. So you take your panel, push the bolt through the front of the panel, push the bolt through the connector, uh, uh, sorry, uh, push the bolt through the, uh, yeah, the connector that gives zip tied on, uh, and then tighten on your way nut, and then do that process over and over again until you’ve got your entire first row built.

And at this point, you’re, uh, you’re gonna, obviously during the process, you’ll be moving some of these, uh, you’ll be moving some of these connectors to tweak them either left or right, or wherever they need to go. So once you’re happy with how centered your stage backdrop is, you’ll go ahead and zip tie those all tight and make sure that it’s level as you go, that’ll make it easiest to build. As you continue building your stage backdrop and give you the best finished product. So you’ll center the center of the pieces you have you’ll zip tie, everything real nice and tight, making sure that the connectors are all sitting in the same level. Like I typically try to take the connector and level it out with the top of my pipe, like the tablet. And I drove the top of my pipe and then zip tie, um, for an example, uh, so once you’ve done that, uh, then you’ll just build your, uh, St paint on panels and the same, same way bolts go through the front, uh, go, go through the front of the panel and do a connector on the back, and then we tied them all together.

Uh, and then over and over again, that’ll happen until you finished your backdrop. Uh, so yeah, so I think that answers your question. Uh, either either doing zip ties of tying the connectors on, or we make tie, uh, we make pipe and drape clamps, you can clip those right over a pipe and then bolt directly to that. Or if you’re using our proceeds line of product, you can take our tie on connectors and tie directly to your trust with timeline. Uh, and so there’s no zip ties or, or bending pipe and drape connector if you just tied on and start running. So, uh, I hope that answers your question. Well, uh, so next question is, uh, Y Y next question is why use a fire rated PVC instead of fire at a Coroplast? So the biggest difference is durability. So the fire rated Coroplast and the fire-rated PVC are going to look very, very similar when you’re off stage.

So if you’re 20, 30 feet away off stage and somebody, and you’re lighting these scenic pieces, they’re both going to look very similar. Uh, the surface of the PVC is a little bit more consistent, but the other one, but the fire Coroplast is still pretty reasonable. Um, so with that, uh, uh, with that, so the reason I would use PVC as opposed to a fire at a Coroplast, is if I’m going to be using it over and over again. So that like an ideal situation for the BBC would be if you’re doing event rentals, where this comes in and out of the shop a lot, uh, you’re using it a lot. You might have people, you know, spilling drinks on it, or, or it might be an, a buddy like hallway, or, you know, whatever that might be, that there might be some, uh, need for cleaning and redoing it, uh, and being able to have it withstand some, uh, that’s why we’d use proceeds.

The mod scenes are a cheaper product, uh, as far as costs. So since they’re cheaper, as far as costs, you can kind of, uh, justify doing, you know, it’s, uh, just by doing like, those are really good for like a church, like, because at a church you’re not typically going to be changing sets every three weeks or every week. Uh, so you can set it up, leave it for two or three months or whatever your time period looks like. Uh, and then put it away until the next time you’re ready to use it again, um, without a ton of a ton of effort. So, um, other questions, so DMX boys are the DMX boys available for sale? Yes. The DNX voice are available for sale. Uh, you can reach out to us on our website@modsy.com and we’ll send you more information. Uh, they come out to 1199 per unit, plus 1 99 for the led luminaire.

So if you wanted to get the, the motor, the voice motor plus a tube, a plus, or a plus a cube, you’d be looking at 1200 plus 200 plus 200 plus 200, you’d be looking at like $1,800 per unit. Um, so yeah, uh, and then the pixel ones are also for sale. There’s more info on that, on the website. So, uh, okay. Other questions, uh, how tall can you build your stage backdrop? Uh, stage backdrops can be built? Uh, uh, well, it depends on the product line, first of all. So the monsoons products are designed to build 20 feet tall. So if you build more than that, depending on your layout and depending on your panel type, you could potentially have some issues. Uh, it’s not very common. And really the biggest one that has issues is the Crescent moon over 20 feet, just because the weight of the additional panels below it starts to buckle the top panels.

Um, let’s see, what else? The, uh, oh, and then the pro scenes, uh, the, the, uh, the height limit on the proceeds is, uh, sorry, 30, 36 feet. So typically you’re not going to be building a stage design 36 feet tall. So, uh, but it can do it if you need to, uh, if you have specific questions, let me know some of the designs, uh, do better than others whenever you’re doing really super tall Heights. So if you have anything over 20, just shoot us an email, or you can email Steven at Matson’s dot com and I can give you some more specific specs on those panels, but for simplicity sake, uh, if you plan 20, 20 feet for Viray Coroplast and like 26 feet for PVC, that’s a good starting point. Um, and I can discuss it more with you if you have other questions.

So feel free to reach back out if, uh, if that didn’t answer your question well, um, and then, uh, custom safe backdrops. So, uh, this, this, uh, person asks, um, how much is it to do a custom stage backdrop? So, uh, our custom stage backdrops, uh, are available for purchase only as you could probably assume a rental one makes sense as it’s custom. And it just doesn’t, it wouldn’t fit with our rental inventory. So it wouldn’t essentially, uh, it just wouldn’t work. So, um, with a, uh, with a custom safe design, uh, the cost, uh, would be the cost of a purchase. Um, so typically we charge typically we charge 89, 99 per custom panel.


But that does change based on how many panels you’re doing. So if you’re looking to do 300 custom panels, uh, we’ll end up discounting it down to closer to the normal 69 99 per panel, which includes hardware. Uh, uh, let’s see, uh, I hope that answers your question. I don’t, I think it did. So I’m going to go ahead and move on to the next one. Uh, and the next one is how do you ship your rentals? So most of our rentals, uh, are whether it be a stage backdrop or a tower, or, uh, any of our scenic products are going to ship in heavy duty, cardboard boxes. Uh, so those cardboard boxes are made to be able to be thrown and beat up by FedEx or ups. Uh, and they take a pretty good beating and they’re pretty durable and make sure that the product stays in good shape.

Uh, that being said, uh, if you would prefer road cases, we do also ship and road cases, uh, but there’s an additional charge for the cost to ship the cases. So, uh, typically, uh, FedEx round makes it easy to be able to ship it there. Then you, when you are done with the product, you just slap a risk return labels that we’ve pre printed for you, uh, in, and you go from there. So, um, I hope that answers your question well, and I hope this a podcast about stage backdrops and, uh, various mod scenes questions has been an insightful one. If there’s any other way I can help you, don’t hesitate to let me know. You can email me@stevenatmontseanz.com or you can contact us by phone at (530) 723-6421. I’m looking forward to serving you. Don’t hesitate to let you know, let us know if we can help you. Thanks again.