Magic Mirror Hire Cornwall FAQ's

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Magic Mirror FAQ's

Q. How did the Magic Mirror concept originate? 


A. Talking mirrors are synonymous with Disney’s Snow White animation, first released in 1937. Here, the evil queen had a Magic Mirror to remind her of her beauty. “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all” is the most popular phrase. More up to date Magic Mirrors have appeared in other films such as Shrek and The Huntsman whereby the mirror verbally communicates with the reflection in the mirror. 


This complimenting idea has merged with the global trend of ‘taking a selfie’ which in turn has fostered the technique of taking a photo using a mirror to capture a full-length image.


Following on from the universal success of photo booths, the Selfie Mirror evolved in 2016 and is already proving far more popular than traditional photobooths themselves. 


Q. How does the Magic Mirror work?


A. Guests approach the mirror, pose and take their own photographs by touching the on-screen prompts. They can even add a personally signed message to their images using the touch screen.


Q. Is the Magic Mirror attended?


A. Yes. We have fully trained uniformed, fun and personable hosts to add that extra layer of showmanship and pizzazz. They’re always happy to assist in selecting a prop and even taking the photo for you so all you have to do is pose! 


Q. What space is required?


A. Not only are Magic Mirrors more successful than traditional photo booths they also take up less space. Whilst the mirror does not need much space in itself, an area is required for efficient operation including props and group poses etc. If possible a minimum area measuring 2m in height x 2m wide and 3m deep is preferable. The actual size of the mirror itself is circa 1500mm high x 900mm wide a 600mm deep. Being full height and nearly a metre wide it allows for head to toe and group poses to be taken. 


Q. What power requirements will you need?


A. Just access to a standard 13A mains socket.


Q. Can the Magic Mirror be used outdoors?


A. For general safety and operating requirements of the professional printer, we do not operate our Magic Mirror outdoors or in a marquee. 


Q. Do you have Public Liability Insurance?


A. Yes we are properly insured. You can view our policy document on our website.


Q. Do you have a privacy/GDPR policy?


A. Yes. We were one of the first photo booth companies to instigate a workable, common sense and proportionate GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) policy applied to this line of entertainment which can be viewed on our website.


Q. Do you have a cancellation policy?


A. Yes. Please refer to our terms and conditions. These can be viewed on our website.


Q. Do you provide backdrops and staging?


A. Yes. We take great care in ‘staging’ the experience from backdrops, red VIP carpet, glitzy chrome poles and red barrier ropes, PA/music system and uniformed hosts. We can provide a number of standard backdrop options to suit your occasion or even design a bespoke one for you. 


Q. Do you have any frame options for  the Magic Mirror?


A. Yes. We have a glitzy, illuminated black 'Hollywood' style frame or a silver ornate frame to choose from.


Q. How do I print my photos?


A.  Amazingly your lab-quality prints are available in under 10 seconds, so there’s no waiting or queuing! Usually two prints of the same pose are generated. This allows you to keep one of each pose and post the extra prints into a guest book. There’s no limit to the number of poses or prints you can have, just enjoy the experience and memories. Print formats and custom borders can be pre-programmed.


Q. How long does it take to set up and pack-away the Magic Mirror?


A. We typically leave at least an hour to set up the mirror and staging etc. and an hour to pack it away. If you’d like the mirror set up more than two hours in advance we are happy to accommodate this for a small extra charge.


Q. Do I get an electronic copy of the photos?


A. Yes. We provide a memory stick containing all of the photos at the end of the event.


Q. Does the Magic Mirror have animations and sound effects? 


A. Yes. Our Magic Mirrors come preloaded with Selfie Mirror Flash Animations & Sounds. All voiceovers have been recorded in a BBC Radio 2 Studio by a female presenter.


Q. Do you provide a guestbook or album?


A. Yes. We offer guest books and albums as an optional extra.

Don't forget here at Magic Mirror Hire Cornwall, we're always available 7 days a week daytime and evenings to answer any further questions you may have or advice on hiring a photobooth.