Industry Insights

Check out what’s new at CEAVCO Audio Visual and in the world of video, audio, lighting, scenic design, and creative services.

CEAVCO Expands Its Computer Aided Design (CAD) Capabilities

CEAVCO Audio Visual Project Managers Brett Kolesarek and Emily Sendelbach recently attended Vectorworks training. This investment in our employees adds two new users to the extensive base of Computer Aided Design (CAD) capabilities already at the company.

CAD software is providing great value to CEAVCO’s clients, enabling our team to make recommendations on how an event space can or should be used, as well as helping our team identify important space layout and design challenges and solutions in the event pre-planning stages. Our team and our clients benefit by being able to visualize stage layout, seating sections, video and audio placement, lighting design, and hoist and cable network design.

Vectorworks’ flexible and collaborative design capabilities are regularly used by event production professionals who design room and stage layouts at both large conference centers and sophisticated smaller venues. This versatile, on-premise application provides extensive 2D drafting, 3D modeling, building information modeling (BIM), and rendering capabilities.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 02, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Spotlight: How Has the Industry Changed Over the Past Decade?

A decade ago, audiovisual production companies differentiated themselves by their gear. In this CEAVCO Audio Visual spotlight, CEAVCO President Matt Emerson explains that today anybody can get the gear, so what really matters are the people on your team. Meeting planners want to know that their audiovisual production partner will bring new ideas and cover all the details so their shows go off without a hitch. They expect their partner to bring them peace of mind and deliver an exceptional experience — every time.

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 22, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Sponsors the Denver Metro Chamber Annual Meeting

Once again this year, CEAVCO Audio Visual was a sponsor of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. CEAVCO also handled audio, video, lighting, and staging for the event. The annual luncheon is a forum for networking, exchanging ideas, providing member education, and sharing an overview of plans and opportunities for the upcoming year. The 1,000 attendees from 317 organizations included business owners and community leaders throughout the Denver Metro area.

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. Chamber events have lots of moving parts and many stakeholders, and the Chamber regularly turns to CEAVCO as a trusted partner, relying on our team to choose the video, audio, and lighting technology that best meets their needs. Each year, the Chamber’s annual meeting is entertaining, engaging, and educational because the entire team works together to strategize and implement innovative ideas with the goal of crafting yet another memorable event experience.

CEAVCO President Matt Emerson at the 2019 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 17, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Romance Writers of America Conference in New York City

CEAVCO Audio Visual recently provided audio visual production support for the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The conference draws nearly 2,000 career-focused romance writers who seek education and information; network with fellow writers; and interact with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.

In addition to the general session and several other main stage events, the show included 12 breakout rooms over several floors. The awards luncheon was a critical piece of the show. Our client wanted this event to look good and needed all video, audio, and lighting to work seamlessly. Just as importantly, our client wanted no surprises. CEAVCO delivered.

A special shout out to CEAVCO Project Manager Emily Sendelbach. Our client praised Emily as a super-organized straight shooter who got right to the point and covered all the important details.

In addition, Ann Chaney, President at The Beau Monde, wrote this about their RWA mini-conference: “Thank you for all Emily and your team did to make our 2019 the Beau Monde Mini-conference and soiree a success. My greatest fear each year is something will go wrong with the sound or the projector. We didn’t have one single glitch all day or evening thanks to Emily and John Safarik. Thank you again. I hope we will see you in San Francisco next July!”

Together, our team — Emily, John, Paul Trotch, Randy Culpepper, and Rick Eichenberger — delivered a great show!

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 03, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Cinematic Art on the Urban Exterior

Earlier this month, original large-format films were projected on the Dairy Block alleyway in Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver. For eight nights, the alley was lit up with new Side Stories films – it was quite the engaging, outdoor, urban experience! 

CEAVCO Audio Visual’s projection mapping video technology and technical support helped to transform the Denver hotspot into a cinematic work of art. The films were displayed on the CTRL Collective Bridge Window, starting with local artist Ella Vance’s fantasy film “Golden Afternoon” and ending with Boulder photographer Chris Sessions’ “La Familia Charra.”

#SideStoriesColorado #LoveCOFilm www.sidestoriescolorado.com

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 27, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Deep Dive: Unconventional Spaces

In this short, entertaining deep dive video, Eric Newkirk, Vice President of Design and Creative at CEAVCO Audio Visual, describes the challenges and benefits of holding an event at an unconventional space. As he explains, unconventional spaces can help attendees experience events with fresh eyes. The key is to plan ahead and build a strong team to manage risks and handle all the details.

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  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 14, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Attends the RSN Leadership Symposium

CEAVCO’s Eric Newkirk and Steve Wildemann, President of Advanced Staging Productions,
at the National Constitution Center Signers’ Hall

CEAVCO’s Eric Newkirk, Brett Kolesarek, and Justin Read attended the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) Leadership Symposium from July 17-19 in Philadelphia. The symposium was hosted by RSN member company Advanced Staging Productions. In addition to education, the annual symposium gives members the opportunity to strengthen a sense of community with RSN peers and vendor partners and share knowledge and new ideas.

At the symposium, Eric, CEAVCO’s Vice President of Design and Creative, and other RSN member executives learned about the four pillars of talent optimization. Eric, who serves as the RSN Conference Chair, also learned how to use the results of Predictive Index Behavioral Assessments® to improve individual motivation and confidence, along with team-wide communication, coaching, mentorship, and trust. Brett focused on project management-related topics, while Justin participated in workshops geared toward emerging leaders. Justin will also participate in an ongoing RSN leadership development program.

RSN is a highly selective professional organization of top-tier North American audio visual production companies. RSN members provide a consistent level of professionalism, capabilities, and live event production experience nationwide. CEAVCO is a founding member of RSN, and CEAVCO’s ongoing active participation in RSN demonstrates our commitment to advancing the industry, investing in continuing education, and creating value for our clients and their attendees.

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 14, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Meeting Planner Deep Dives with CEAVCO – Unconventional Spaces

In this entertaining deep dive video, Eric Newkirk, Vice President of Design and Creative at CEAVCO Audio Visual, describes the benefits of holding some events in unconventional spaces such as airplane hangers, museums, mountaintop ski lodges, warehouses, and outside tents. He suggests using the space to your advantage – instead of covering up the space, embrace quirks and make the space a conversation piece.

As Eric also explains, events held in unconventional spaces often have greater attendee engagement and excitement. And unconventional spaces don’t have to be risky or costly, especially when you choose an audio visual production partner experienced in turning traditional events into something exciting and new.

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 06, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Why Is CEAVCO’s Client Retention Rate So High?

CEAVCO draws upon the experience gained from each client show to start planning for the next show; as a result, our clients’ shows keep getting better and better. In this short video, CEAVCO’s Business Development Manager Pete Goetz explains that we have a high client retention rate because our clients value partnership, collaboration, and strategic ideas. Over time, we become an extension of their team.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 30, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More