So, the original launch party for the Photobooth was a success, in so much as it didn't fall apart, (mostly) kept taking photos all night, and didn't have any major mechanical glitches. I feel like I need to give it another run, however; I just wouldn't feel 100% confident taking it to a paying customer tomorrow. So I had the seemingly great idea to take the booth to my sister-in-law's Cinco de Mayo party this weekend. In Toledo.
Now, I still contend that this is a good idea, and is important to do. However, after a long work week, and going out to dinner with my wife to use a gift card before it expired, I still don't have the booth loaded in the car, and I'm planning on leaving as straight from work as possible. Looks like it will be half an hour later than I really wanted to leave! Also, I'm going to have to try and load the booth back into the car either right after the party, or early enough on Sunday to be able to make the 3-hour drive to work Sunday morning. These two issues are the biggest downers on the situation. Now the good side...
First, I got to have some fun designing the start screen (seen here) and photo templates that are going to be used; it was full-on "corny" mode, going out to the internet and finding a fun "Mexican" font. Could I have gone cornier? Absolutely. However, I thought, in the interest of keeping things legible, it would be best not to. Next, I get to have the niece and nephew have some fun while I dial the settings back in again. They had loads of fun with our booth at the wedding; I can't wait to see them again! And, possibly most importantly, I get to put the booth through its paces with people that may not be as forgiving as those invited to the original launch party.
This is going to be a lot of work, but it will most definitely be worth it! I'm excited to share some of the fun next week!