Living the semi-nomadic lifestyle that we do here at Limelight, bringing our green screen and GIF magic to the masses, the one thing we are able to really experience and explore is the food this country and its people have to offer. There’s nothing quite like having a beignet at Cafe Du Monde early in the morning over some coffee walking through the French Quarter in New Orleans, or devouring a hot dog like a professional eater on Coney Island, or grabbing a fork and knife to eat some equally famous and polarizing deep dish pizza in Chicago. Believe me, if there are two things we know about over here its photography and food.
But sometimes once we’re finally home or back in our hotel rooms, after all the lights are packed up and the cameras are tucked away, it can be quite difficult to put pants back on and hit the town. Fortunately, delivery from that charming little mom-and-pop that makes the MOST delicious chicken and waffles with that addictive habanero-infused honey (!!!) is now available. At midnight. And I don’t even have to put pants back on. What a time to be alive!
That’s why we were so excited to team up with Grub Hub in Chicago at the beautiful McCormick Place for the 2016 National Restaurant Association Trade Show. We were asked to come out with our mobile studio to make everyone feel famous by putting them on a custom magazine cover (childhood dream, anyone?), proclaiming them “Restauranteur of the Year.” Our setup that night was the Green Screen Booth.
We had our social media sharing station out in full force so that all of the restauranteurs could share directly to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #NRAShow, or simply save the memories by emailing themselves, and of course everyone got to walk away that night with their magazine cover printed on site. Every once in a while, dreams do come true.
All in all, a great night.
Now, back home to Portland where we will be photo-boothing at Portland Pride 2016. Even though this is home for us, any recommendations on what we should Grub Hub?