What’s a GOBO? GOBO comes from “Goes Before Optics” a metal, plastic or glass template that is placed in front of a lighting source, here at NOVA 535 a Source 4 LEKO light which uses Size “M” GOBO, used to control the shape of emitted light. In other words, it’s a disc that projects words or pictures on the wall or floor from one of our ceiling hung lights.
Here at NOVA 535, St. Pete’s best-reviewed wedding and event venue, we offer custom GOBOS for a fee. Bride’s and planners love showing off their initials, a special date, corporate logo, or any other memento they want to be captured in light. It’s a fabulously inexpensive way to create a unique and memorable photo backdrop for you and your guests! Just add it to your invoice and email us your digital file as a PDF or JPEG and we’ll do the rest. If you don’t have a designer to create your digital file, or you have no idea what I’m talking about, no worries, just draw a circle on a piece of paper, then draw your words/image inside of the circle, and email a high-quality photo of that to us.
NOTE: the text of your GOBO cannot cross over each other so be careful of any cursive fonts, example at bottom of the page.
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.
NOTE: the text of your GOBO cannot cross over each other so be careful of any cursive fonts, see an example of what NOT to do here below: