2019 MN ILEA Star Awards
The 15th annual MN ILEA Star Awards highlighted the incredible work of this year’s Star Award nominees and showcased the best and brightest in MInnesota’s event world. 2019’s reception/awards and after-party were held at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel – The Depot.
As a Platinum Production Sponsor, our intent was to deliver an “over-the-top” AV experience, and everyone at Heroic jumped in to make that happen. With thematic, mood-setting lighting, dynamic LED scenic banners, an LED wall, and an LED podium (all from our ContentCanvas™ family), and crisp-clean audio, attendee response indicated mission accomplished!
For us, the highlight of the evening was being presented with an ILEA Star Award for “Best Technical Production” for our work at 2018 Super Bowl LIVE on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. (All awards were judged by independent ILEA chapters from outside Minnesota.) Congratulations to everyone involved in the planning and execution of Star Awards. It was truly an awesome event for all that attended!
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Have you ever wondered why the “same” meal costs more at a nice restaurant than at a corner diner? Probably not, because most of us just know the difference. At a nice restaurant, we expect a better chef, better ingredients, and better atmosphere at the nice restaurant, and we realize there are costs involved with that. Yet when we want something special, we know exactly where to go for an experience that lives up to the occasion.
The same holds true for top audiovisual companies. Some of the factors that affect the cost for an event include the size of the venue, goals of the production, and the AV gear necessary to make it happen – yet it’s just as important to make sure the right gear is in the right hands. Experience and expertise are the factors that can make your event production truly memorable and increase the value of your investment. Continue reading “What Factors Drive Costs for Top Audio Visual Companies?”
We had a unique 360-degree view of this year’s Minnesota Star Awards, the International Live Events Association’s gala to honor the top performers in our industry. Not only did we have the opportunity to present one award and win another – which was a true honor – but we also handled the entire AV production. And if you don’t think we pulled out all the stops for a ballroom full of our industry colleagues, you don’t know us very well!
It was a huge event, and working with industry insiders as both our “clients” and the “talent” only added to the pressure, yet that ultimately proved the value of some of our most trusty processes to pull it all together. Continue reading “Gala Tips and Takeaways from the Minnesota Star Awards”