Where most people view the humble VHS tape as a relic of a bygone era, the experts at Audio Video Workshop see it as an endangered species worthy of preservation. With that in mind, they usher spools of easily erased magnetic tape into the digital age without damaging the precious master copies. This professionalism doesn't come by chance; every staff member has a bachelor's degree in broadcast and electronic communication arts ranging from radio and TV to film production, making them a formidable team in the biz. Together they transfer home movies onto DVD, with high-def and Blu-ray options available that project images with pristine quality. Using the Sniper-HD Pro Telecine Scanning system, they can transfer 8mm, Super8, and 16mm film to DVD or Blu-ray. They can also convert various forms of media into digital files for Macs or PCs, letting customers store their nostalgia on a hard drive instead of in their brains, which often fall victim to age and viruses that replace memories with cat videos.
Sometimes all a kid wants is to fly through the air on their birthday. So Kidzz Star Jumpers helps parents make their children's dreams come true with colorful bounce house rentals. Red, yellow, and blue inflatables are adorned with Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, and other iconic characters, and feature two mesh windows in the front to help parents keep an eye on their youngsters while they play. And the party company rents out more than just bounce houses. Their concession machines, for example, pop popcorn, churn out sno cones, and whip up cotton candy. Meanwhile, their dunk tanks offer a refreshing respite from summer barbecues or tiki parties with too many torches.
Using the lure of nostalgia to aid in event documentation, Booth 4’s booths boast the classic metal frame and panel construction of '70s photo booths as well as thoroughly modern internal technology. The booth’s digital cameras are capable of churning out unlimited prints over the course of rentals, and it comes stocked with an array of hats, masks, and other props to keep the booth-bound photo shoots interesting.
K-Style Productions can make a party happen almost anywhere. The company's DJs spin tunes at all sorts of occasions, from weddings to boat cruises. They bring along a vast library that contains hits from nearly every genre of music, except for silence. When they are not outfitting events with the latest up-lighting, gobo lighting, and photo booth options, they are channeling their expertise to restore old vinyl and teach the art of DJing during private lessons.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.