Welcome to Module 2! This module will walk you through the technical aspects of the booth equipment including details on the setup process and where the equipment fits within the system. You'll also have the opportunity to watch a time-lapse and walkthrough of each photo booth package. Make sure to read/watch through the information carefully and absorb as many details about it as possible. When you feel as though you have mastered the information in this module, scroll to the bottom of the page and take the Equipment, Setup, and Operation quiz!


BOOTH EQUIPMENT

Talking Points:

  • How the equipment works together in the booth
  • Maintaining the equipment
  • Meeting the booth
  • Learning about each piece of equipment

        In this first chapter you're going to be introduced to the Photo Booth and the equipment that goes into making it a reality for our clients. You will learn about each piece of equipment that goes inside the booth to make it function, as well as the equipment that resides outside the booth. In this video you will also learn how to maintain the photo booth printer, camera, USB, and other items that need special care at point. During your hands on training, you will have lots of time to get hands on experience, so for now just learn as much as you can in this chapter.


Assembling the Booth

TALKING POINTS

  • Internal Components
  • Do's and Don't of Booth setup
  • How the Booth goes together
  • Components of the Booth

        Here we will go over all the components that make up photo booth and how to put it all together. You'll learn about the internal components, where they go, and how to put them all together properly. This setup process, while extensive, goes together pretty easily and should not give you any problems if set up properly. Watch this video a few times in order to get a full understanding of the build process. When you're at an event you will have to put this booth together yourself, so it's important that you have a full understanding of the system before moving on.


THE ESSENTIALS SETUP

Estimated Setup Time: 1 hour & 45 minutes with 1 person

Space Requirements: 16’W x 12’D x 8’H

Talking Points:

  • Placement of setup
  • Space requirements
  • Setting up the Essentials Booth
  • Explanation of setup

        In this video you will be shown how our Essentials Photo Booth goes together through the time-lapse below. You will also watch a walkthrough video of the setup where we will break down the entire setup and show you exactly where everything is placed. Pay attention to everything that goes into this set up because there are so many details! You will get lots of hands on experience with the photo booth and it's setup once you have completed the training completely.

TIME-LAPSE OF THE SETUP

System Walkthrough

Equipment checklist:

  • Table Display 2
  • Printer
  • Printer Media & Repair
  • Cocktail Table 1
  • Umbrella Lighting
  • Wire Bag
  • Weighted Base Plates (Outdoor Events Only)
  • Backdrop Solid Black or White
  • Backdrop Poles
  • Backdrop Base Plates
  • Photo Booth
  • Electronics Bag
  • Flash Ring
  • Hat Stand & Props
  • Table Display 1

THE Professional SETUP

Estimated Setup Time: 2 hours with 1 person

Space Requirements: 16’W x 13’D x 8’H

Talking Points:

  • Placement of Setup
  • Space requirements
  • Setting up the Professional Booth
  • Explanation of setup

        In this video you'll get a glimpse of the Photo Booth Professional setup. You'll first watch a time-lapse showing the setup of the entire booth and all of its components. After that you'll move on to the walkthrough where we will show you how everything should be placed and should look to the client and their guests. As you navigate through this chapter pay attention to the differences that exist between the essentials and professional photo booth. The difference in set up is slightly, but what's there is very important.

Time-Lapse OF THE SETUP

System Walkthrough

equipment Checklist:

  • Table Display 2
  • Printer
  • Printer Media & Repair
  • Cocktail Table 1
  • Cocktail Table 2
  • Umbrella Lighting
  • Wire Bag
  • Weighted Base Plates (Outdoor Events Only)
  • Backdrop Solid Black or White
  • Backdrop Poles
  • Backdrop Base Plates
  • Photo Booth
  • Electronics Bag
  • Flash Ring
  • Hat Stand & Props
  • Table Display 1

The Premiere setup

Estimated Setup Time: XX with 2 people

Space Requirements: 20’W x 13’D x 9’H


Power Ups

        If you are ever confused about the Power Ups that Spark offers, look no further! Below is breakdown of each Power Up including what it is and how it works.

#Note: Failure to perform the duties required of a client-purchased power up may result in reparation. Disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to, financial reimbursement, make time for amends, and/or the creation and delivery of a formal letter of apology.

#ProTip: Purchasing liability insurance for yourself is recommended by Spark to ensure that any failure due to negligence does not impact your personal finances.

ADDITIONAL HOUR

        What it is: The additional hour is a client's method to add more time with a Spark service to their schedule. The additional hour is exclusive to each service, meaning that an additional hour paid for one service only applies to that service. There is no limit to how many additional hours a client can book.

       How it works: A client can book an extra hour at any point during the planning process from the initial booking to the day of the event. Even if a client only needs an additional 30 minutes of event time, they must purchase the additional hour. There is no further time breakdown of this Power Up. If a client decides to extend a Spark service during an event, there is a process to follow so that there are no disputes over the hour causing confusion over your compensation for that additional hour. You will need to navigate to the front page of login.sparkevents.com and find the Additional Hour form. Fill out the form, and let the client sign it at the end to confirm the extra hour. The time they book will be charged to their account, and your pay will be updated as well.

Green Screen Backdrop

        What it is: With the green screen power up your client's guests will be able to pick the background they will be standing in front of live at the event! A green screen will be brought to the event and used as the background that guests stand in front of. The computer will automatically crop the 

        How it works: The backgrounds will be pre-selected by the client and a Spark events staff member and will be loaded, and ready to go for use. When you enable to green screen option on the photo booth your client's guests will be able to pick any of the pre-selected backgrounds before they take their picture. Once you navigate to the green screen tab on the photo booth computer you will select the folder containing the green screen images. These images will be located on the same thumb drive as the graphic for your event. They will be located in the folder called "Green Screen_Your Event Name Here". 

Red Carpet Royalty

        Below is an example of our Red Carpet Royalty setup that you may need to perform at an event if a customer purchases this Power Up. As you can see the set up is similar to our Photo Booth Professional package with a few added features. The additional features are listed as such... 

  • 3 Rectangular Red Carpets
  • 10 Stanchions
  • 7 Red Velvet Ropes
  • 1 Additional Cocktail Table
  • Branded Booth
  • Set and Repeat backdrop (Professional backdrop - Not shown here)

        Use this photo as a reference whenever a customer purchases a Red Carpet Royalty power up. This set up is made to be adjustable to fit in the clients provided space, but should look very similar to this. Please ask a spark officer if you have questions about how to set this up.

Premiere Backdrop

        What it is: With the premiere power up clients will have the ability to upgrade their backdrop to something more stylish. This is a great power up for clients that purchased a package that only includes a basic backdrop. When a client purchases this power up they will be able to pick from 1 of 3 different backdrops - silver bokeh, gold bokeh and our awesome love backdrop, instead of the normal white or black backdrop.

        How it works: When a client purchases this power up you will need to make sure and bring the desired Premiere Backdrop to the event. Because of this you will need to make sure you are checking the clients invoice before you head towards the event location. The premiere backdrop should go together just like a normal black or what backdrop.

Red Carpet Royalty

        What it is: Red Carpet Royalty is one of the best (in my opinion) power ups that we offer here at Spark! (Image Above) When a client purchases this power up they will get to experience our photo booth like a night on the red carpet! Complete with stanchions and red carpets the guests will feel like royalty as they wait in line to take their photos.

        How it works: The red carpet royalty power up requires a pretty extensive setup. Please reference the equipment list and setup guide above to know how to set this up. This power up setup is flexible to be able to fit in multiple environments but will still take up about 10' X 20'. Stanchions outline the walkway of the red carpet and "Entrance" and "Exit" signs signal the guests how to proceed through the photo booth. This set power up is a huge eye catcher and should look fantastic for our clients and their guests.

Scrapbook

        What it is: Pictures can be worth a thousand words, and as such, there is no better way to display each photo taken from the photo booth than an album specifically designed for your client's event. What makes the scrapbook so valuable? The scrapbook will closely match your clients theme, style, and color scheme. Each guest visiting the photo booth will get to sign and decorate the album next to their photo. The following items are included:

• Additional Cocktail Table
• Album with decorated page layouts
• Glue runners
• Pens and Markers
• Additional stickers and enhancements

        How it works: When your client orders a scrapbook power up you will have to bring the additional items listed above. An extra cocktail table will provide you with the space needed to set up the scrapbook that you will add the additional photo booth prints to. Every time you print a photo for a guest you will want to print an additional photo so that 1 strip can go in the scrapbook and the guests can write on it. Pens and markers are provided for the guests to write special notes in the scrapbook next to their photos.

Social Sharing Kiosk

        What it is: The Social Sharing Kiosk gives guests the ability to add incredible customizations and then share their creation with the world through their favorite social media platforms. The photo booth will send the booth pictures to the iPad kiosk by setting up a server. Guests will move from the booth to the kiosk for customization. This drastically speeds up the lines to get into the photo booth.

        How it works: The first thing you need to do is set up the watch folder in Social Booth. Here is the equipment list:

  • Lightning Cable
  • iPad
  • iPad Kiosk

Here are the steps to take to set up the kiosk:

  1. Open Social Booth
  2. Find and enable the Watch Folder
  3. More directions on the way!

Quiz

When you're ready, take the quiz below and find out how well you know the information covered in this module.

 
 

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