Feature Spotlight: Cinemagraph

For the next few months we’ll be spotlighting some fun new features available with our fobo photo booth that can create a unique party experience!

First up is the Cinemagraph! A cinemagraph is a still photo with a single moving detail - this subtle motion gives a static image a more life-like quality. This was a natural element for us to incorporate into both our single images and GIF shots, we can instantly create them in the fobo app and text them directly to your smartphone as shareable MP4s! The animation really makes the image pop, and the effect can be applied anywhere, from one small detail to the full sky. The examples below use a green screen background which allows for limitless possibilities.

We think you’ll agree that the feature is truly an eye-catcher! The Cinemagraph will definitely stand out at any event and is perfect for Instagram!


We love GLAM!

Today we’re talking about our beloved classic, the GLAM filter! It’s our favorite because, let’s face it, it makes everyone look extra fantastic with its subtle airbrushing and smoothing effects. The glam filter is also instant, no face tuning apps required ;) Our fobo Photo Booth shows a live view with glam, and then you just tap to take your perfect photo in b/w or color – you choose!

Originally made famous by the Kardashians, the glam filter has become a go to for our celebrity clients. It’s also super popular for weddings, because everyone wants to look star studded on their special day. But really, any day is a special day with GLAM!

Scroll down to check out some great before and after shots featuring GLAM! Click to see the images large for the full effect.

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#Defiant Custom Photo Booth

MVS Studio had the pleasure of joining HBO at a screening of their upcoming documentary series The Defiant Ones at The Cinefamily theater in Hollywood!

To promote the new mini-series, we used our fobo Photo Booth to create a photo op mimicking the aesthetic of the show’s publicity posters.

Capturing the cinematic feel of the posters only took a small adjustment to our standard photo booth set up! We flipped the orientation for a portrait layout, shot towards a black background, and added digital branding to imitate the style of the poster. We loved this super simple solution that created such a dramatic effect!

Guests had a blast and even Dee Barnes and series director Allen Hughes got in the booth!


MVS Studio hit the ground running in 2017 with the world debut of our green screen 360 booth. We teamed up with New Balance and Highsnobiety to create an immersive and interactive installation for the global launch of New Balance’s 247 Luxe sneaker. We had a blast designing an activation that played into the launch’s worldwide appeal and in January we installed our 360 booths in 7 cities worldwide: Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.

The green screen 360 let guests select a location and transport themselves across the globe! Guests tried on the 247 Luxe sneakers, snapped a photo in the 360 booth, and then instantly received branded video files to post to Instagram, and 360 degree photos to post to Facebook. 

Facebook allows you to scroll through 360 photos to navigate every angle - check out our tech Chelsea transported to Hong Kong here!

Video files posted to Instagram animate instantly like the Los Angeles beach shot below!

Check out Highsnobiety’s launch party vid below featuring our 360 booth!

Adidas X Footlocker Experience

Video by Caslon Cato

MVS Studio teamed up with Adidas and Footlocker to create an exciting brand activation based on one of our tried and true custom set ups - the Shoe Booth!

We brought on Bednark Studio to fabricate a custom concrete turntable for the shoes. Guests were able to get custom laser printed logos by local artists on their new kicks! They'd drop them in the booth and then text the 360 GIF to themselves for instant branded social media uploads! 

These custom solutions are our passion projects and really bring the studio to life with creativity and new compelling brand activations! Do you have an event and want to have an exciting customer experience to draw people in? Bring your ideas to us and you won't be disappointed!

Join fobo® at PhotoPlus International Expo!

We are ramping up for the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo towards the end of the month! It is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. 


Register with us by clicking below for a FREE 3 day expo only pass! 

Spike Lee's Brooklyn Loves MJ Block Party Photo Booth


Director Spike Lee hosted his 6th annual birthday party for the late King of Pop and called on the MVS Studio Digital Photo Booth to capture the fun and to provide guests with a social media ready takeaway.  “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” took place on Aug. 27 at the intersection in Brooklyn known as “Do the Right Thing Way.”

The free block party returned for its sixth year in the borough, hosted by Spike Lee himself and rapper and radio host Sway, with tunes from DJ Spinna. We had a great time at the block party, and have been regular fixtures at Spike's block parties for some time. We can't wait for the next one!

Check out some highlights below - this block party definitely brought some distinctive Brooklyn style!

Now Debuting - The Warhol fobo Photo Booth!


In an ode to the original master of the photo booth, Andy Warhol, we have created a custom Warhol fobo PRO photo booth. It shoots four frames and turns them into an ultra flattering classic Warhol screenprint animation! The prints come out equally cool and artsy - a 2" x 4" full color grid of your photos.  The Warhol Booth includes unlimited printing, branding however you see fit, and of course - our favorite - "Text Your Selfie" social sharing.


Are you going to be the first person in the world to book our Warhol Booth? Reach out to us today!

One of my favorite pieces of photography at The Metropolitan Museum here in NYC is an innocuous photo strip with an ownership history as interesting as the piece itself. Originally owned by the legendary collector Sam Wagstadd it was, after his death, passed down to his friend, the artist Robert Mapplethorpe - who himself echoed Warhol throughout his career.

For Warhol, the photo booth represented a quintessentially modern intersection of mass entertainment and private self-contemplation. In these little curtained theaters, the sitter could adopt a succession of different roles, each captured in a single frame; the resulting strip of four poses resembled a snippet of film footage. The serial, mechanical nature of the strips provided Warhol with an ideal model for his aesthetic of passivity, detachment, and instant celebrity.
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kylie Jenner Stomps Out Bullying with her #IAmMoreThan Campaign


Kylie Jenner and SinfulColors nail polish joined forces with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Stomp Out Bullying to host the “Be Konfident, Kompassionate & Kourageous Stomp Out Bullying” event at Mr. C's Beverly Hills last week. They invited MVS Studio and fobo along to help capture the fun and glamour of the intimate event.


"It is part of a campaign to advocate and educate to help make a difference in the initiative to end bullying and discrimination. SinfulColors has created a limited-edition  #IAmMoreThan Charity Nail Polish Set that will be up for auction starting July 14 through July 21st on Charitybuzz.com."


Kylie Jenner (and of course Keeping Up With The Kardashian cameras followed) looked gorgeous while playing around in fobo with mom, Kris Jenner and pals Jordyn Woods, Kandee Johnson and more! Take a look at some of the highlights below!

Kylie Jenner LipKit Launch at DASH featured on her App

Here at MVS Studio we are as fascinated with the Kardashian/Jenner's as the rest of the world! It blew our minds to find out that Kylie flooded her app with Behind The Scenes shots from the Digital Photo Booth from her LipKit Launch in November. Tons of shots of Kylie Jenner with Caitlyn Jenner and friends including Jordyn Woods made the cut. We love it, Kylie! She looks absolutely gorgeous. We will continue devouring the content on her app and are eagerly awaiting the LipKit relaunch. Check out the King Kylie curated highlight reel below!


Want more Kylie? Check out our blog post on her #StompOutBullying Luncheon - fobo captured all the fun - CHECK IT OUT HERE.