Open Air Photobooth Vision Statement
Open Air Entertainment’s vision is to offer excellent service in providing unique cutting-edge products/services for the event industry. The integration of an Open Air Photobooth® at any event provides an exciting activity for guests and subsequent receipt of professional quality keepsake photographs that will last a lifetime. The purchase of an Open Air Photobooth® allows the owner the opportunity to start his/her own business or provide growth for an existing business. The rental of an Open Air Photobooth® will add a fun and exciting element to any event.
Creator/developer Nick Andrews has been a mobile entertainer / event producer in Southern California for more than 14 years as the owner of Charisma Entertainment. With two engineering degrees from UCLA, Nick has the technical wherewithal to meet any challenge head on. He recognized the need to incorporate a digital photobooth into the services he offered his clients. Unable to find satisfactory commercially available portable booths, Nick decided to create his own, and the Open Air Photobooth® was born!
Open Air Family of Operators
Since January, 2009, the Open Air Photobooth® has been available for purchase. With hundreds of booths sold throughout the US, as well as sales in Canada, Mexico, Australia, UK, New Zealand, France, Guam, and Puerto Rico, the Open Air Photobooth® has proven itself as the industry leading portable, digital, event-style photo booth. With the superior network of Open Air Operators, rental needs can be fulfilled on a scale larger than ANY other photobooth manufacturer.
Open Air Photobooth® Operator Locations
Open Air Entertainment welcomes nation and international marketing campaigns and has experience providing photo booth advertising campaigns on a grand scale.
Open Air Community Commitment
Since the inception of Open Air Entertainment LLC, a commitment to community has been evident through the continued effort to donate at minimum one rental each month to a non-profit, school, or charitable organization. Seven “Thank You” letters are shown here which demonstrate the wide variety of organizations Open Air Entertainment LLC supports. Click on image to enlarge.
We are here to help! From unpacking your Open Air Photobooth®, business tips/tricks/marketing ideas, custom graphics support, and midnight panic attacks, our customer service team is here for you. Clear, straightforward operating manuals are included with each order. We can be reached five days a week in the office to answer questions over the phone or via email, and are often to respond to emails / voice mails over the weekend.
The Open Air Photobooth® is built to order. Immediately after placing an order, your booth goes into production. With an average overall production time of less than (1) week (for Black ABS cases), your booth will be be delivered approximately two (2) weeks from order date (east coast destination). Custom colors or case configurations take an additional two (2) weeks approximately. Overseas / international shipping will increase delivery time.
Email confirmation of order and production updates will be sent to you at regular intervals to keep you informed of the progress of your Open Air Photobooth® construction and shipment.
A shipping confirmation email and tracking number will also be sent.
Refund, Return and Cancellation Policies
Due to the custom manufacturing of the Open Air Photobooth®, refunds and returns are not offered. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. The internal components, aside from the computer and LED Buttons, are subject to 1 year manufacturer warranties. The custom designed Windows 7 64-Bit computer systems boast a 3 year manufacturer warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
With availability to the general public and a website launch on February 1, 2009, Open Air Entertainment LLC strives to answer all questions posed in regards to the Open Air Photobooth®.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone or email. As questions are answered, this portion of the website will be updated.
Q: How many events will it take to recapture the cost of my Open Air Photobooth®?
A: Rental fees for digital photo booths vary depending on your location. For example, in Southern California, the average rental fees commonly range from $1,000-$1,600 per event (with options). Thus, in Southern California, the Open Air Photobooth® can be paid for in as little as 4-5 events!
Q: What are the expenses I’ll incur when using my Open Air Photobooth®?
A: Assuming the booth is set to print captured images, the cost of printer supplies will be the only cost incurred. With the paper/ink cartridges commercially available directly through Open Air Entertainment and others, you’ll never be without supplies. The dye sublimation printers utilized have an extremely low price per print. The average cost of a 4×6 print will range from about $.15 – $.17 per print. For a 4-hour rental, 100-300 prints is common, thus total media expenses average about $25.
Q: What are the “brains” behind the Open Air Photobooth®?
A: The custom computer system running the Open Air Photobooth® is Windows 7 64-Bit based and boasts a 3 year manufacturers warranty. The customized software running the photo booth operation is straight forward and allows for complete control over the DSLR camera. The software also allows complete customization of printed outputs. A familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or another graphics software is recommended. Being Wi-Fi compliant (802.11 b/g/n), software can be upgraded wirelessly, and photos can easily be transferred to another computer or to a hosting site such as facebook or twitter.
Q: What printer is used in the Open Air Photobooth®?
A: The Open Air Photobooth® utilizes professional dye-sublimation photo printers; currently manufactured by Hiti and Mitsubishi.
Q: Do I have to load any software into the booth when it arrives?
A: No. After following the Start Up Guide provided with your booth and going through an initial 45 minute setup ( the booth does not come fully assembled due to standard shipping practices) you’ll be able to take pictures. The Start Up Guide will provide information about how to change photobooth settings, modify picture output, and ultimately configure the booth to your needs (as they vary per event).
Q: Where can you set up the Open Air Photobooth®?
A: Being the smallest and lightest photobooth on the market, the setup options are limitless. From living rooms to yachts to private booths at nightclubs, the Open Air Photobooth® can be setup anywhere power is available.
Q: Does the Open Air Photobooth® save the images as digital files?
A: The photobooth software can be set to Print Only, Print and Save as .jpg, or Save as .jpg Only. Each individual image as well as the selected output can be saved.
Q: Is it possible to change the output of the Open Air Photobooth®?
A: Yes. First, the operator selects the number of images to be taken and how they are arranged. The most common layouts are a single image on one sheet of paper (1 image, 1 row, 1 column), a passport-style strip of images (e.g., 4 images, 4 rows, 1 column), or a 2×2 grid of 4 images. Second, the operator can incorporate a custom background, header, footer, or digital overlay for the output. This feature makes it possible to add relevant text or logos to the output.
Q: Does the Open Air Photobooth® take color or black-and-white (b/w) digital photos?
A: The camera and software capture color images. These images can be printed as color or b/w. The Open Air Photobooth® comes standard with one color activation button. As an option when ordering, a second black/white activation button can be installed to allow each customer to choose between color and b/w.
Q: Does the Open Air Photobooth® allow a guest to record video messages/testimonials.
A: Yes. As a current upgrade, the Open Air Photobooth® can not only capture images, but also video/audio.
Q: Does the Open Air Photobooth® collect guest information for marketing purposes?
A: Yes. The Open Air Photobooth® incorporates a touchscreen display and coupled with the software’s ability to display an on-screen keyboard, guest email addresses can be entered before or after each session.