All our trucks have on-board generators to power the screens. They also have a built-in sound system – perfect for movies and making announcements.
When providing a feed – Monster can take:
HDMI, DVI, VGA, DP, Composite, SDI
We use video cameras to provide the “Jumbotron” effect with announcers frequently.
Monster can also provide a radio transmitter for the drive in (Covid Friendly) style event
ARTWORK dimensions for BOB (single sided truck)
1280×512 px – 22×9 Movie shape (most used)
910×512 px – 16×9 HD shape
370×512 px – Sidebar rest of space (could be side or whatever) The sign will automatically scale the input – so a feed can be just full size.
With Scaling, 16×9 stuff looks good without a “sidebar”
ARTWORK Dimensions for Max (3-sided truck) and Red (firetruck)
910×512 px – 16×9 shape for the sides
512×512 px – 9×9 shape for the rear sign (Max Only)
We can take most types of Graphic and Video files
All standard graphic files will work
Jpegs are best – if we get them early enough, we will customize them to fit the screens.
The trucks can also do video, video feeds and there is an onboard sound system! We routinely get JPG, GIF, PNG, EPS, TIFF, WMF, BMP and many more,
Video File Types:
If you are going to give us videos to load into the screen system, the screen likes MP4 or MOV the best (it will take all the standards except iTunes video)
PowerPoint can be used but we will need an editable version.
Creating Artwork for the Screens
When creating stuff, remember it is a billboard so text should be BIG and as BRIEF as possible. The 6 word billboard rule can be used here. Lot of the time , people will be viewing the screen from 100 feet or more away..
I tell people to make the art, put it on their screen and go to the back of the room. If you can read it and looks good from 10 feet away you should be ok.
Plain and hard to read
Fancy and easy to read
We know that events and movies are planned weeks/ months in advance and that is why we will provide customers service who want to continue their event. After all, we want to continue the event as badly as you do and most people won’t mind taking a break while a little shower passes.
If winds exceed 20 mph, lightening occurs, or it begins to rain heavy or storm please clear everyone away from Monster Message. After the Truck is secured, and we will try to wait for the weather to subside. After the weather has passed, we will make every effort to set-up and continue the event. We know everyone wants to get back to enjoying the event, but safety is always the priority.
It is our desire to complete every event, and we will make every effort to “raise the curtain” and finish each show despite light rainfall.
In the event of heavy rains or winds, however, we may delay the start of the show, or the completion of the show, for up to two 15-minute intervals, in the hope that the weather will clear. Announcements will be made informing audience members of “holds.” We may also pause to take precautions to ensure the safety and health of the performers and crew.
Weather Guarantee: You may shift event dates due to forecasted inclement weather. Monster Message will accommodate you with all of our available open dates. No additional charges will be applied if you change your event date due to inclement weather. You must call to reschedule at least 8 hours prior to your scheduled event and/or before our staff has begun to travel to your event.
Weather Policy: If during setup or during the event the weather looks threatening (imminent rain, rain, looming thunder clouds, dangerous winds capable of damaging equipment) Monster Message reserves the right to protect its own equipment by canceling setup/production. Monster Message reserves the right to delay setup or to pause the production until suitable weather conditions exist.
If the customer cancels the order, it will be canceled for the rest of the day with no guarantee that we will continue the event if the weather clears up.