Eric Newkirk is a problem solver. Eric is the VP of Design and Creative at CEAVCO Audio Visual, and every day he and his team take on complex, diverse client challenges and find strategic, innovative ways to address them. It’s no small task. How do they do it? By bringing experience gained from 300+ shows a year to bear on every client engagement.
Matt Emerson, President of CEAVCO Audio Visual, describes how CEAVCO’s video and audio experts, set designers, and creative services staff collaborate closely to share design ideas and strategies for taking every event to the next level.
CEAVCO supports over 300 events a year. For each event, the team begins by holding an ideation session, where the team reviews the client’s needs and specific event goals. The team’s favorite part of the process is brainstorming ideas with clients about how to make each new event even more engaging and successful than the last.
This year, CEAVCO Audio Visual is once again a sponsor of Film on the Rocks at Colorado’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheater. The Denver Film Society is a valued partner of CEAVCO’s, and Red Rocks is one of the ultimate Colorado experiences.
The 18th season of Film on the Rocks includes nine events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian. The CEAVCO team is especially looking forward to the May 25th showing of the long-awaited Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip. The film includes never-before-seen interviews, footage and photos combined with a career-spanning soundtrack focusing on the Grateful Dead’s live performances.
Located in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks is one of the world’s most beautiful venues and is known for its acoustically perfect sound. The first film screened in the program was Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Almost 60,000 people attend Film on the Rocks events each year.
2017 Film on the Rocks Schedule:
Superbad – Monday, May 15
Rogue One – Monday, May 22
Long Strange Trip – Thursday, May 25
Dirty Dancing – Monday, June 5
Film on the Rocks Fan Favorite – Monday, June 12
The Fifth Element – Monday, June 19
The Lego Movie – Monday, July 17
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Thursday, July 20
Twister – Monday, Sept. 11
Put a new twist on the happy-face video with an edited series of photos of attendees holding white poster boards with their written answers.
CEAVCO Audio Visual’s professional photographer creates an edited product that is high in production value while being fun and engaging to watch. Video clips can be assembled daily or throughout your event.
At CEAVCO, the creative potential is limitless.
Joe Hartman, CEAVCO Audio Visual’s Vice President of Sales, shares his thoughts on why CEAVCO’s customers work with CEAVCO year after year. As Joe explains, it’s his job to make sure his clients have all of the tools they need to make their event the best it can be.
CEAVCO’s clients appreciate the company’s brand, product, people, and high-touch system, and most importantly they trust us. Says Joe, “We show [our customers] that they’re important to us. … Our team comes together, and once they’ve experienced us they want us at their next event.”
Jared Richardson is the warehouse manager at CEAVCO Audio Visual. It’s his job to oversee all outgoing and incoming gear and the team who take care of that gear every day.
Jared and his team take great pride in making sure that CEAVCO’s clients get exactly what they need so each show runs like clockwork. The way he puts it, he’s like a chef. He makes the meal exactly the way the client likes. Extra onions, no asparagus? Coming right up.
Every day, Jared’s team is the first in the building and the last to leave. They all work hard, but it’s all for a good cause. CEAVCO’s clients want to entertain, engage, or educate their audience, and Jared’s biggest source of satisfaction is knowing that his team has given them the support they need.
Actor, theater professional, and public speaking coach Meridith Grundei was recently named one of Westword’s Top 100 Creatives. CEAVCO Audio Visual partners with Meridith to provide creative services, specifically public speaking and presentation coaching for clients that need audio visual and event production support.
“I have my own business called Red Ball Speaks where I use improvisational theater to teach team-building in the corporate world,” says Meridith in the Westword article. “It is also through Red Ball that I coach folks in public speaking and presentation skills.”
CEAVCO would like to congratulate Meridith on receiving this prestigious honor!
Read the article here.
On February 16, CEAVCO hosted an educational program for the Rocky Mountain chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) at its office and warehouse.
MPI held a board meeting and new member orientation at CEAVCO, and then MPI members attended a luncheon, a networking session, and an educational session, also at CEAVCO. CEAVCO President Matt Emerson delivered the keynote presentation. Breakout sessions were led by CEAVCO’s Eric Newkirk and Rick Eichenberger, along with public speaking and presentation coach Meridith Grundei. Matt’s presentation carried one hour of credit toward Certified Meeting Planner certification.
The well-attended event was a huge success — the team completely transformed the warehouse into an event space, and the planning, production, and execution went off without a hitch
CEAVCO Set Design That Enhances the Audience Experience
In its newest Lookbook story, CEAVCO Audio Visual describes its work with meeting planners to create custom set designs, staging, fabrication, production props, video, audio, and lighting. As CEAVCO describes, the goal is to transform the space in a way that communicates our client’s vision.