Imagine throwing a party at a drive in movie, add cocktails, branding, dinner and entertainment and you have the makings of a magical movie night event for your larger than life corporate clients, fundraisers or social events.
Outdoor Movie experiences offer a fun and enjoyable night. There's nothing like sitting under the stars watching your favorite flicks – classic or current! Small backyard events, larger private bookings or full scale public performances, Big Screens come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs and budget.
Only the best equipment is used at our events. Airscreen inflatable screens built to stand the test of extensive use. World class Christie projectors that ensure a reliable, clear and the brightest image in the industry. Audio is fed through leading edge audio components to deliver amazing sound no matter where the event is held. Party Cinema's in Toronto offers professional, knowledgeable crew set up, operate and take down each event with high efficiency running a very tight show from arrival to final departure.
The screens and service can be used for more than just movies. Think video dance parties,product launches, experiential marketing and other special events …
Party Cinemas offers Live Text to Screen Messaging and Live Tweet to Screen Messaging. Both of these services feature: Live voting, polling, slide show, MMS texting and of course, standard texting & tweeting. Imagine the possibilities! Other services available for TV's or Projection are powerpoint presentations, demonstration videos, live web browsing, logo placement to build brand awareness, sponsor recognition and several others.
It's not often that a painter can brag about making a living off their art but for Jessica Gorlicky, her artistic creations have been a key to her success.
To date Jessica has sold over 1000 paintings since she began painting professionally in 2000, and today, thanks to positive word of mouth advertising, her spirited art hangs in trendy restaurants, boutiques, galleries, museums and showrooms around this city, the GTA and in private collections around the world. Art and creativity come naturally to Jessica, as anyone clearly sees from the moment they lay eyes on her. She is as outgoing and vivacious as her paintings with a personal flair that is as magnetic as her art.
She credits her success to her instinct for style, her inspiration to her world travels and her technique to years of training, first in Italy and then at University. Her magnetic personality has allowed her to draw inspiration from the littlest things in life – whether it be cloud formations or bumper to bumper traffic
Growing up around the city of Toronto, Jessica has always been drawn to people, their cultures, customs, energy and their overall aura. Individuality and energy in people are important to Jessica, as they are the characteristics in her subjects that shape her artistic focus. Music has also played an important role in Jessica's artistic evolution. It's not unusual for her to paint to the haunting melodies of Bjork, house music, Brasilian Beats or even Jeff Buckley. The results have been magical.
Jessica's creations make any room come alive with passionate human figures and intensely colourful shapes. Each are designed with a style that can't be mistaken for anyone else's but this remarkable artist.
Recent experiences are touring Canada with the 2010 Torch Winter Olympics participating in live painting in over 65 shows as well as a recent contract with Cirque Du Soliel for the entire 77 Shows in Toronto for the new show Totem. Jessica will be painting on a large lite screen for audiences in the Tapis Rouge VIP area each night before the show!Much like Kadinsky and Picasso have a distinctive style that can be easily picked out from a crowd. Gorlicky too has a signature style that is easily recognized no matter who is in the crowd. After all, the artist herself wouldn't have it any other way, as she too has always stood out in a crowd .
Just as she is multi-faceted, Jessica creates art that is also complex in nature. Using whatever materials pique her curiosity at any given moment, she creates art that is a reflection of her own energy and is an expression of the details she soaks up each day as she goes on living her life to the fullest.
Summer heat to hot to handle? Try cooling down your next event with Ice Fusion Team Building!
A number of major corporations have had their staff take the ice fusing challenge. This is a fascinating team-building exercise which challenges teams to push the limits of a block of ice, testing its dimensions to produce a striking, recognizable image.
Ice fusing develops teamwork among members of a group and raises the competitive bar when several groups are engaged in the challenge.Ice fusing can take place inside or out and is just as exciting in the boardroom as in the great outdoors. Teams are given a short course in fusing techniques and are provided with the appropriate tools. The it's action, all the way.
Want chilling entertainment to wow your guests? Ice Carvers perform live demos that dazzle! When is the last time your live entertainment included a chainsaw?
Live ice carving displays are always well received. Corporate Christmas events and sales meetings are often the location for a live Iceculture performance. Even weddings have provided an opportunity for Iceculture carvers to demonstrate their skills.
The hottest thing to hit Toronto's event scene is coming soon in the form of a death defying corporate team building and event activity in the heart of… or should we say on top of the city's most famous landmark.
Canada’s National Tower announced the imminent opening of its new extreme attraction, EdgeWalk at the CN Tower. The first of its kind in North America, EdgeWalk is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower’s main pod, 356m, (1168 ft , 116 stories) above the ground. This adrenalin-fueled experience will allow thrill seekers to walk the edge of one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders beginning summer 2011.
“We think it’s fitting that Toronto’s newest attraction in 18 years should be at the city’s most defining landmark,” said Mark Laroche, President and CEO, Canada Lands Company, Owner and Operator of the CN Tower. “EdgeWalk is both thrilling and unique and will push visitors to their limits – literally and figuratively. This will be among Toronto’s, if not the world’s, greatest attractions.”
Adventure lovers will walk “hands-free” in groups of six to eight, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage visitors to push their personal limits, allowing those who dare to lean back over Toronto, with nothing but air beneath them. Everyone who meets the stipulated requirements (height and weight parameters) will be welcome to experience these breathtaking open-air views of Toronto and Lake Ontario.
“During our 35th anniversary year we are excited to introduce visitors to the most exciting attraction in our history,” said Jack Robinson, COO, CN Tower. “We’re extremely proud of the records the CN Tower has held throughout the years, including our strong safety record. Our facilities and engineering team supervised the EdgeWalk project design and build to ensure that it is both exciting and safe.”
Every aspect of EdgeWalk, from design, to build, to attraction logistics and operation has been developed with the utmost safety and security in mind. The entire experience will run 1.5 hours, with the walk itself lasting between 20 to 30 minutes.
EdgeWalk at the CN Tower will open to the public in summer 2011, with advanced ticket sales beginning by phone in June. Further information about tickets and pricing will follow.
Groups looking for a different (and delicious) way to get to know each other a little better would do well to explore the options offered by The Dirty Apron Cooking School, located on Vancouver’s downtown peninsula. The school is one of Vancouver’s most unique venues, available for full facility hire, tailored hands-on cooking classes or bespoke dining experiences. There’s no better way to reward, unite and inspire a team of people than spending time together learning, tasting, having fun, and of course, cooking.
The Dirty Apron offers four different styles of experience offering many ways to get that apron dirty! For the full hands-on effect, their team-building activities turn up the pressure, while their in-depth cooking classes allow everyone to cook each course together before sitting down to dine as a group. For those looking for a more leisurely pace, the "demonstration dine" experiences leave the group to watch the dishes being demonstrated before enjoying them. The school can also host special events that make use of their unique space, which offers seated dining for up to 40 guests, or reception space for up to 100. www.dirtyapron.com (courtesy of Vancouver Trade Talks, Tourism Vancouver)
Picture the Calgary skyline filled with Nike swooshes. Or the golden arches of McDonald's gently drifting over Vancouver. Well a unique company has come up with a way to fill the sky with foamy clouds shaped like corporate logos – Flogos, as he they refer to them. Former magician Francisco Guerra developed a machine that produces tiny bubbles filled with air and a little helium, forms the foam into shapes and pumps them into the sky. The Walt Disney Co. is using one to send out foamies shaped like Mickey Mouse heads into the air at Walt Disney World, Mr. Guerra said.
"It's a shock factor when you look up and there's a logo over your head," said Mr. Guerra, whose company, Snowmasters, also makes machines that churn out fake snow and foam.
HOW IT WORKS – A boxlike contraption produces a specially formulated white foam and forces it upward through a stencil. Once the foam is several inches thick, a metal cutter slices it and a faux cloud floats away.
THE NUMBERS -A single Flogo can travel as far as 30 miles and as high as 20,000 feet, says Francisco Guerra (below), and the machine can produce one every 15 seconds. The maximum width is 4 feet.
THE IMPACT -The foam is environmentally safe because it's mostly water, air and a soapy agent that creates bubbles, Mr. Guerra says. Flogos pop just like bubbles and disappear when they hit a tree or building, sometimes leaving a powdery residue that blows away.Experts weigh in
Note Kathleen Bergen, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman, said Flogos would probably fall under rules pertaining to balloon launches. She said a local FAA office would need to be contacted before a Flogos launch so that pilots could be notified about it.
Matt Leible of Generation Outdoor, a New York agency specializing in outdoor advertising, said the Flogos machine's $3,500-per-day fee is a bargain compared to skywriting ($4,500 per day) or an airplane towing a banner ($5,000 per day).
Planners in need of snow inside in June have lots of options but what about the chill that goes with that white fluffy stuff? introducing Snowmasters new CO2 Jets. The cool part of this product is that it not only snows on your event wherever and whenever you want, but it also chills yourr event down to a nippy 30 degrees in 6 seconds. Cryo Jets instantly creates special effects plumes of icy mist going up 30 feet high. These small effective machines can be hung from truss or mounted on just about anything. You can create mist, fog and snow and when you release the control the fog is gone in seconds. No need to worry about alarms because it leaves no trace in the air. Those worried about chemicals need not be concerned. Carbon Dioxide, CO2, is a tasteless, colorless, odorless, nonflammable, liquefied gas. Carbon dioxide is an integral part of the basic life cycle in nature. It is exhaled by humans and animals, then used by plants to help them grow. Plants, in turn, release oxygen, which people depend on for survival. The nozzle sprays the liquid up into the air causing the surrounding humidity to condense into fog.
Corporate Planners Looking for Innovative Ideas Take Note!
Toronto’s seventh annual WinterCity Festival presented by RBC celebrated culture, creativity and cuisine with a series of free stunning spectacles at Nathan Phillips Square, specially-created indoor entertainment at Toronto’s cultural venues, and a series of one-of-a-kind culinary events with some of the city’s most revered chefs and restaurants.
“From ancient mid-winter festivals in Greece and Rome to mid-winter festivals across the world today, common themes are found: feasting, fire, parades, processions and performing arts,” said Rita Davies, Executive Director of Culture, City of Toronto. “The city came alive this winter as we explored these themes through music, theatre, dance and food”
WinterCity is 3 festivals in 1: the WOW! Series at Nathan Phillips Square, the Warm Up! Series at Toronto’s cultural venues, and, the ever-popular restaurant promotion and culinary event series, Winterlicious.
One of the highlights included Compagnie Les Passager, one of Europe’s most innovative and visually compelling theatrical and artistic troupes. The French company transforms public space through the use of scaffolding, pyramids, cables, ropes and nets to create a massive 210m2 colourful vertical fresco. High above the audience’s heads, the actors perform dance and acrobatics on the vertical stage’s landscape, which changes to reflect each of three separate and visually stunning shows.
Time Is… is inspired by traditional and contemporary Chinese culture. Through specialized choreography and martial arts training, the performers take audiences on a journey through the seasons as time flows around them.
Namastey is a theatrical and choreographic spectacle based on the famous themes from the Indian movie world; a Bollywood-inspired performance that revolves around the story of a young Indian woman travelling to London where she falls in love with a Royal Navy captain.
Cosmogonia recounts the Book of Genesis in a succession of 12 scenes played and danced on a background of projections of images portraying the Elements, urban labyrinths and the mystery of life over a soundtrack of dramatic industrial music.
The Flaming Lotus Girls, another incredible show set Nathan Phillips Square aglow with large scale interactive fire and steel installations. Angel of the Apocalypse is an elegant sculptural environment that rises from the earth in the form of an abstracted bird. As the Angel’s head and wings come alive with fire, audience members are invited to move around and between the blazing feathers and can interact with the sculpture by operating the propane flame effects of the inner wings.
Tim Horton’s Ice Breakers Skating Parties added international fare to the festival with celebrations of the music and traditions of mid-winter festivals from around the world on the iconic rink at Nathan Phillips Square. These included Chinese Lantern Festival, Paris Carnival, Winter Carnival Holiday, Brazilian/Caribbean Carnaval, Festival du Voyageur, Nightly DJ skating parties
Audiences also enjoyed Mythical Ice, in which teams of ice carvers bring to life gods and goddesses that reflect winter, snow and ice. The sculptures were inspired by figures from around the world including Yuki-onna, Ullr, Inuit Sea Goddess, Jack Frost and Snegurochka.
Winterlicious at Toronto’s Restaurants complimented the events at the square as Winterlicious presented by American Express® offered tasty specials at a variety of the city’s most popular venues.
Toronto’s Designing Trendz brings some heat to TO with their tropical inspired holiday party. The event was created for HOOPP, one of the largest pension plans in Canada for their annual holiday party at which guests and employees of HOOPP theme their attire and are awarded prizes for their costumes. This event took place in their offices at so dramatic décor was required to ‘whisk” guests away from the office mindset to the warm tropical beaches where tacky Hawaiian shirts, Tiki bars, Surfers and WhiteSandyBeaches ruled supreme. Design elements included a thatched roof surf shop named for the CEO as Crocker Dude Surf Shop and picnic tables authentic to the surf styles of California . The inside wall of the room was draped in white sheers and with orange up lighting to give the room a soft sunset like glow. At the opposite side of the space a “le flame” bases fire pit was reconstructed and log stools were placed around. Daniel et Daniel created a delicious smores treat to complete the ambiance. The two bars were made of bamboo complete with a bamboo roof and accented with life savers and lanterns.
A custom printed beach backdrop complemented the DJ, a fun loving “Big Kahuna” known on local radio as “The Bear” who also was the emcee for games such as Limbo and the Hola Hoop. His gear was set on a thatched table which sat on a wood dock and was decorated with palms and Tiki god statues. In front of the dock sand was placed to create a beach and was accented with beach toys and sand castles. Beach chair loungers were also used as additional seating and all the seating in the event space came complete with a beach towel.
As guests entered the venue they were leid and the CEO capped off the event by delivering his message from the life guard tower using a mega phone and the attention was gathered by a red life guard whistle.
It was a little bit of warmth and whole lot of fun in the middle of a cold Toronto winter.
The team at 5th Element Events sure knows how to make a splash on the gala circuit. Last month, in conjunction with Canadian Advertising Week producers – The Institute of Communications Agency & the evenings organizers The Ad Women of Toronto, 5th Element designed the inaugural ADBALL - A Fashion Fetish event for 500 of Toronto’s top Ad-execs and fashion royalty!
There were so many pieces to put in to place for a single event but when all was said and done, this was an extremely unique event with some jaw dropping features. 5th Element designed the focus in the room to revolve around the custom fashion show runway by creating all the bar space surrounding….it was spectacular and the bar stayed open as the show kicked off. Flanking the runway…custom chandeliers with 12’ hanging crystals and custom lighting!
Jeanne Beker, host of fashion television took the stage as the emcee and was senstional. The show began with a sexy burlesque style shadow dance behind a custom 6’x8’ frame as part of the stage backdrop. This performance was followed by the show which opened with models wearing Harry Rosen & ANDY THĒ ANH hit the runway. The male models were all Presidents and CEO’s of Toronto’s top ad firms but undoubtedly, Canada’s Next Top Model contestant Gina Guimont was the evenings runway highlight.
The surprises weren’t quite over yet as Sony recording star Anjulie took the stage with her live band and played a stunning set for the crowd after which guests enjoyed the VIP lounge sponsored by Wind Mobile, the beauty bar from Murale & Blo and danced the night away.
" It was an amazing night of accomplishments for myself and my team. We managed to create a California style fashion show for an amazing array of who’s who in fashion & advertising. From the lighting, entertainment, décor & overall design, I believe this is an event we will be very proud of for a long time….or until we raise the bar again next year." Aaron Kaufman, Creative Director 5th Element Events
"AdBall made a sensational debut on Toronto's gala circuit. In this industry, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and standing out matters. Our sexy, sell-out event achieved both and raised funds and profile for two meaningful women's initiatives." -Adball Chair & managing director of Narrative Advocacy Media Amanda Alvaro
The proceeds from the gala will go to Dress for Success Toronto, which since its inception in 2001, has outfitted more than 5,500 women in need with more than 27,000 quality suits, and also to Ad Women's mentorship programs, which help women achieve and maintain career success.