We are excited to announce our newest member to the team, Kris Young as VP, Speakers & Entertainment. In this role, Young will solely focus on helping clients secure talent to help deliver event key messages.
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Ladies and gentlemen, searchers and seekers, we are happy to report that yes indeed, Minneapolis should be on your shortlist of best convention cities. We’re west of Chicago, east of Las Vegas, just south of the world’s largest freshwater lake and far north of your expectations.
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Point fixture, flip switch, ta-da—Lighting. Hang on, there’s a bit more to the art and science of lights and lighting gear, techniques and design. Let’s begin with some options and definitions:
Key & Fill Lighting — Illuminate the front, from two slightly different directions.
Side Lighting — Add more definition in an unusual way. Strong side light from a single direction can produce dramatic shadows on the floor or walls.
Backlighting — Separates people and things from the background – eliminate it and things recede. Picture your host emerging from a darkened rear stage, stepping into the front lights and picking up her backlight as she steps forward. She literally comes to life.
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Whether your big event is going to be in a stadium or arena or a hotel ballroom, everybody would love to have the same kinds of sound and lighting as the pros use. But what if you don’t have access to all that big equipment? You can still use some of their tips.
“The impact of your event depends a lot on the talent and creativity of your AV team,” says Mike Rice, production manager here at Heroic Productions.
So, if you want your event to be extra special, he suggests remembering that there shouldn’t be a “standard” setup for sound and lighting. It should always be based on the venue. “You should mix sound in a glass wall ballroom completely differently than in a stadium,” he notes.
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Creating an engaging experience that attendees can share on social media platforms is crucial to the success of your event and future attendance. And what better way to invite your attendees to engage with the event than by installing an Instagram museum, where they can snap selfies and post to social media!
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