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Mike Lane Joins CEAVCO as VP of Operations

IMG_1676In early July, Mike Lane joined CEAVCO Audio Visual as the company’s new VP of Operations. Mike has 40 years of experience in the industry and particular expertise in analyzing all aspects of event execution. Two of Mike’s key focus areas at CEAVCO will include (1) integrating production (client-centered, front of house) and operations (production support, back of house) and (2) digging into the details of each.

Says CEAVCO President Matt Emerson, “One of Mike’s many talents is analyzing post-show elements — what went well and what could be improved — and developing strategic plans of action going forward. We’re fortunate to have his expertise on our team, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

 

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 23, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Attends RSN Leadership Symposium

RSN LOGOCEAVCO Audio Visual’s Eric Newkirk, Rick Eichenberger, and Sidney Reed attended the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC, on July 27-29. RSN welcomed four new members, three from the US and one from Mexico. As RSN’s footprint continues to expand, members benefit from peer-based learning and diversity of event design and production experience.

5This year’s theme was Exceptional Experience, and creativity was a key focus of the Symposium. Member companies engaged in in-depth conversations about creative services offerings and other ways to elevate the attendee experience.

CEAVCO, for one, often integrates creative services efforts into the video, audio, lighting, and staging solutions we provide our customers. As just one example, our Creative Services team often helps meeting planners “see” their events in advance by producing detailed concept renderings.2016-07-28 14.44.58

Says Sidney, CEAVCO’s Creative Services Manager, “A visual depiction is key to helping people understand how a space can look and feel. If I tried to explain what a Tesla car looks like, I might say it’s an awesome-looking electric vehicle with a sleek interior. But if I hand you drawings that show the Tesla inside and out, you would get a much better idea as to why this car is so special.”

As with all RSN meetings, the Symposium provided a great opportunity to network, discuss best practices and technology solutions face to face with fellow RSN members, and brainstorm ideas for RSN’s continued growth.

RSN member companies are part of an alliance across North America of the audio visual industry’s best providers, offering a consistent level of professionalism, knowledge, capabilities, and live event production experience wherever their clients’ events are happening.

To learn more about RSN, visit http://rentalandstaging.net/.

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 16, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Creative Services Support Leads to Better Audience Experiences

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CEAVCO Audio Visual’s Creative Services team — Sidney Reed and Blake Holmes — focus their efforts on what CEAVCO’s clients want their audience to feel and experience during their meetings and events. They begin with renders and concept art, then aim to give audiences an exceptional experience they’ll remember through video editing, original video content development, highlight reels and promotional videos, pre-show and onsite interviews, graphics and slideshow development, custom screen savers, podcasts, voiceovers, and music selection.

“We make sure we have a high-level understanding of a show — what comes before, during, and after,” Sidney says. “We have to be thinking two steps ahead in order to design and build custom creative content and provide cohesive, modern branding for every element of the show.”

Sidney’s and Blake’s efforts are helping CEAVCO meet a broad range of client needs while truly engaging audiences in innovative ways that exceed client expectations.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 25, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Invites Guests to Share VIP Experience at Red Rocks Amphitheater

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(L-R) Karl, Matt, Pete, and Brian

Every summer, CEAVCO’s business development team invites a few current and prospective clients to join them for a VIP experience at Colorado’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheater.

On July 11, Matt Emerson, Brian Miller, Pete Goetz, Karl Becker, and their guests had a rare backstage tour complete with dinner backstage and VIP seating to watch the classic film The Sandlot. They even got to check out the hidden concrete tunnel beneath the stage, where thousands of famous musicians and performers have added their signatures to the narrow concrete walls.

“It’s a great chance to talk to clients and prospects in a lighthearted, social setting,” says Pete. “The Denver Film Society is a valued partner of ours, and Red Rocks is one of the ultimate Colorado experiences. Everyone had a blast.”

The 16th annual Film on the Rocks series includes nine events throughout the summer featuring films, a live concert, and a set by a comedian. Located in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the world’s most beautiful venues and is known for its acoustically perfect sound. 

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 12, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Audio Visual Attends InfoComm 16

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CEAVCO Audio Visual’s Matt Emerson and Eric Newkirk attended InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas from June 4‑10.

The largest AV tradeshow in North America, InfoComm 2016 boasted more than 1,000 exhibitors, 500,000 net square feet of show space, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from all 50 states and 110+ countries.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 30, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Short Attention Span Theater

GoldfishRemember Short Attention Span Theater? Jon Stewart’s first on-air gig, it ran from 1989-1994. The show’s fast-moving clips suggested that even 20+ years ago attentive audiences were already a thing of the past.

According to a recent study from Microsoft, people generally lose concentration after 8 seconds. Even the most skittish of goldfish have 9-second attention spans.

That’s right. Tcoinhese days goldfish pay more attention than people do.

What does this mean for your meetings and events? For one thing, you’d better begin with the end in mind. For another, you need to think way outside the fishbowl to capture your audience’s fleeting attention – the same old same old ballroom and conference environments might not do the trick.

So how do you get your audience emotionally invested in what you are trying to communicate?

  1. Pick an unconventional setting. A local performance arts center, a history museum, an art gallery, warehouses, converted spaces, nightclubs for daytime events, rural settings for glam tented events.
  1. Choose the right visual and audio stimuli. Sharp, short video segments heavy on images and light on text. (Keep promo videos to a minute.) Presentations that move at a quick clip, TED Talk style. Interactive tools for audience engagement. Lighting that surprises as it sets the scene.

Create an intentional event design from the ground up. Ditch cookie cutter plans in favor of captivating, integrated audio and video experiences that attendees will long remember.

The right audio visual production partner is key to entertaining, engaging, and educating attendees in today’s Short Attention Span Theater. Promise your guests that you’ll use their time wisely, then give them a one-of-a-kind experience. And always make sure you deliver.

 

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 10, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Best of Colorado Runner Up

Best logo_12.4.15Earlier this month, CEAVCO Audio Visual was named a 2016 Best of Colorado Business Choice runner up in the Best Audio Visual Service category by ColoradoBiz Magazine. ColoradoBiz is a monthly magazine dedicated to covering the Colorado economy, business, finance, high-technology, and other fields.
  Carolyn Daughters   May 19, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Purchases 7 New Digital Mixers to Optimize Event Audio

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CEAVCO’s Nicholas Williams

CEAVCO Audio Visual recently purchased 7 new Yamaha TF1 16-Channel Digital Mixers. CEAVCO will use this expandable, user-friendly gear to deliver better audio outcomes for our clients.

The compact, portable sound mixers can work in venues from small to large, and they can be used for live music as well as corporate events.

The digital console’s fluid TouchFlow Operation — straightforward touchscreen design, presets, and precision adjustments — maximizes workflow efficiency and makes it easy to achieve a great mix.

Features and Specs:

  • 17 motor faders (16 channels + 1 master)
  • 40 input mixing channels (32 mono + 2 stereo + 2 return)
  • 20 Aux buses (8 mono + 6 stereo) + Stereo + Sub
  • 8 DCA groups with Roll-out
  • 16 analog XLR/TRS combo mic/line inputs + 2 analog RCA pin stereo line inputs
  • 16 analog XLR outputs
  • 34 x 34 digital record/playback channels via USB 2.0 + 2 x 2 via a USB storage device
  • 1 expansion slot for NY64-D audio interface card
  • Wireless monitoring and control
  Carolyn Daughters   Apr 29, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

New Employee – Sidney Reed

Sidney Reed Headshot JPGWe’d like to welcome Sidney Reed, the newest addition to the CEAVCO Audio Visual team. Sidney is taking the role of Creative Services Manager and will be working alongside Blake Holmes in the Creative Services Suite.

Sidney will be a full-time resource to our clients for Pre-production, Post-production, Design, and Graphics, among other client efforts.

She’s excited to get started with a full slate of Creative Services projects.

 

  Carolyn Daughters   Apr 26, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Supports Space Foundation Space Symposium for 10th Straight Year

space 01 (2)The 32nd Space Foundation Space Symposium took place from April 11-14 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. This was CEAVCO Audio Visual’s 10th year supporting the premier global, commercial, civil, military, and emergent space conference. Featured speakers included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and retired astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin.

Each year, the Space Symposium brings together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address, and dream about the future of space. The event attracts almost 11,000 participants from 30 nations.

CEAVCO has been a long-term partner with the Space Foundation, supplying a multi-screen video system, audio, and lighting for the annual event. CEAVCO’s planning for each event begins six months in advance, and the Space Foundation has been extremely pleased with our continued collaboration.

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  Carolyn Daughters   Apr 14, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More