The Gruffalo brought to life

Finding the right audiovisual partner is crucial to the success of any event. Julian Cohen shares how he made every child’s dream come true by bringing the Gruffalo to life. For Julian Cohen, owner of Avstage , challenges are viewed as opportunities. With over 25 years of audiovisual experience he excels at producing creative event solutions…

5 things to consider when hiring an AV supplier

1  OBJECTIVES First of all, it is crucial to determine your objectives and specific requirements. You need to know exactly what message you want to carry across to the audience and how you picture AV elements helping you do this. Establish exactly what kind of event you want and what kind of effect the AV…

The event planner’s guide to audiovisual

From boardroom meetings to gala dinners and international music concerts, audiovisual plays an integral part. Martin Hiller brings you all the info you need to create a masterpiece. Meetings and events are communication tools and therefore nothing is more important than the presenter and/or entertainment being heard. Visuals need to be clearly seen. Audiovisual is…

Determining the AV you need

When doing your site inspections, the following questions will help you determine the best venue for your next event: • What mood do I want to create for my event? • Is this an outdoor or indoor event? • What type of entertainment am I going to have? • Will I need certain areas highlighted (for a product…

The perfect AV brief

Michael Collyer, CEO of TechRig Technical Solutions shares the most important elements that should be asked and shared with the AV supplier during briefing. PURPOSE The event name, theme/concept, aims and objectives THE USUAL SUSPECTS Dates, times, venues, number of delegates/attendees, demographics RUNNING ORDER Agenda and show script ENTERTAINMENT What and who will be providing the entertainment….

Hiring audiovisual equipment for events

Most venues supply some basic audiovisual equipment along the venue hire fee, the rest of your requirements will be an extra cost. This may well work out more cheaply for smaller events, as the equipment is already on-site, which helps the organiser to avoid transport costs and other extras. However, a handy tip is to…

Event filming and post-production

Events can be filmed for re-sale after the event, or even for promotional purposes. If you are filming for re-sale, you would want to make sure that you capture some people-related shots: both the actual speakers, as well as questions from the audience. These will obviously need to be edited (again, by a trusted supplier!)…