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Trade Show Materials And Movie Magic

Posted on January 27, 2014

Set designers and movie producers have found new ways to make sets look quite realistic. Not only do they seek to make the sets as real as possible, but they also desire easy installation. Imitation stone or brick helps set designers save time and money with their projects. Building a set is a complicated and hard process but it can't take a long time because the projects usually have a short deadline.

Sets have to be made in a short amount of time or else the project goes go over budget and underwater. These projects are large undertakings which require a lot of work and attention to detail which is why polyurethane architectural elements play a large role.

Making a movie means creating a realistic yet magical interpretation of the artist’s story. Movies help people escape from reality or get in touch with parts of life that people haven’t experienced before.

Each piece of the puzzle has to be perfect so the story really touches peoples' hearts. That is why it is so important that polyurethane products are made with the strictest attention to detail so they ensure a great look. This set below did not use one ounce of real stone but the polyurethane architectural elements made them seem realistic.

Stone Wall On House Made To Add Depth

Stone Wall On House Made To Add Depth

Set designers are some of the most creative people in any industry because they have to improvise and innovate with almost every project they work on. The product that helps make their life a lot easier is the Antico Elements' faux stone panels used in some TV show sets and movies.

Polyurethane comes in a variety of shapes and sizes enabling set designers to create houses that look like brick homes in hours without having to use real brick. Different architectural elements and installation tips can be found here for more information- www.anticoelements.com

If crews are going to shoot a scene in a house that requires the traditional look of brick set designers can save time because the brick panels just need to be screwed or glued onto studs or plywood to create that realistic look.

This equals hours of work saved for the set designers. Before polyurethane products set designers would have to paint fake bricks on houses or find another way of creating a stone or brick style on a set that looks just like the real thing.

Brick homes like the one in Home Alone could have been made at a quarter of the price that it cost for actually renting and filming in one for a movie because homeowners usually charge an exorbitant rate for renting the house for a movie due to the inconvenience.

Old traditional Brick House

Old traditional Brick House

With faux stone panels any set can be made within deadline and look realistic. This helps create just the right mood the director is looking for. In addition, a great set helps the actors be better at what they do because it helps make them feel the presence of the role they are playing.

Fast And Easy Wins The Race

When the designers are thinking of a fast and easy way to create a new design for their set faux stone or brick panels represent the best option to use.

With its many advantages and quick installation guide it has been a proven remedy for any problems in creating a fantastic breath taking set. Creating movie magic has never been easier with the use of polyurethane architectural elements.

Mobile Home Faux Stone Skirting

Posted on September 20, 2013

Mobile homes and trailers represent 21% of the housing market. Although, there has been a dip in the number of mobile homes bought since 2010 many people still flock to the manufactured mobile homes since they are more affordable and offer a chance to relocate with short notice.

Mobile homes started to gather momentum in the market once developers started to introduce more unique units. The variety and diversification offered helped stimulate sales because nobody likes to get an exact copy when purchasing their home. This highlighted a great marketing tool; customize your mobile homes and they will sell faster.

faux stone siding

 

Mobile homes can be a little repetitive in the design so many mobile homeowners and developers are always looking for a way to improve or customize their home. Many people may have heard this phrase from their spouse, “But I wanted a brick house, or at least a nice stone looking house.” Many people like the mobility of mobile homes but hate the monotonous design or the plain skirting at the bottom of their trailer.

Sometimes retirees like to move down south from the northern areas of the United States in order to get out of that cold weather. The houses in the northern states of the US have many brick and traditional stone designs. This means that many of them are used to that look and get disappointed when they move into their mobile home community.

After Stone Cladding

After Stone Cladding

Now many mobile homeowners can be empowered to be unique and bring back that traditional design element that they may miss from older neighborhoods. Brick and stone veneer panels create an ambiance that doesn’t ever go out of fashion because not only do they help make your mobile home look like a castle, they increase the value of the home and the neighborhood itself.

The most important thing to remember when using these panels is that mobility is not a problem because the panels are detachable meaning that you can remove them and take them with you if you simply use screws.

Once you want to leave you can just unscrew the panels and go. All you would really need to do is screw them in with three inch screws which isn't a problem for this style of material. These kind of projects would be impossible to do with natural stone and they would be entirely more expensive.

Here are some great removable siding panels:  www.anticoelements.com/content/13-faux-stone-siding

Try to take note of where you put the screws because after installation and touch up they will be virtually invisible after installation. The trend of using faux stone panels has taken hold and soon many mobile home communities will employ the use of veneer panels in order to customize and accentuate their home.

Stone cladding! Word press!