Open House for The River View at Occoquan

This Sunday, July 1st, doors will open to the beautiful The River View at Occoquan venue! We have had the distinct pleasure of visiting periodically during construction and the 100’s of guests this Sunday will be treated to a spectacular new venue. This stunning new building will be host to a wide variety of events from corporate gatherings to wedding and private functions. Some of the amenities include:

  • Outside ceremony space
  • Large foyer space, The 1608 Room, and Outside Patio for Cocktail Reception
  • Bar and all tables for Cocktail Reception, including tables for gifts, name cards, guest book, etc.
  • Dinner/Reception space with floor-to-ceiling views of the Occoquan River
  • Ample space for dance area and DJ/Musicians

And so much more!!

Come out, enjoy some free giveaways and visit us at our booth! You can join the festivities by visiting the event page here: The Riverview at Occoquan Open House



Summer TAP Classes; always improving!

Summer TAP classes are in full swing. We have multiple class types happening with different class sizes.

As the backbone of any great event, the GAV tech is always hard at work and rarely has time to increase skill levels, on-site. For the techs that are looking to take the next step in their careers, we offer GAV-GAVOP training. This will give them the confidence to run a small event themselves, and a basis in which to ascend to a lead tech.

For our lead techs, we offer specialized training, and cross discipline training. These techs may be a V1 and need to learn a specific switcher. These gear specific trainings are always 1 on 1, and taught by industry experts. Pictured is Ryan Leonardo learning the High End Systems, Hedge Hog 4.

Visit High End Systems website below for more info.


Check in to find out more!

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Providing Technical Direction for the 2017 National Spelling Bee!

We’re Live! Be sure to log onto www.ESPN.com to catch the live coverage of the 2017 National Spelling Bee – hosted at the Gaylord National Harbor! Take a look at our Technical Director, JP Melville, calling the shots on the big screen!

We are honored to be part of such an enriching event for our Nation’s youth.


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Technician of the Month – March 2017

Congratulations to our March 2017 Technician of the Month, Taylor “Tay” Kimball. Tay has displayed an immense amount of leadership, team-management, and dedication to expanding his craft in recent months. His polite demeanor and broad skillset make him a frequent special request from many of our most esteemed clients. Thanks for all of your hard work Tay!!!

Tech of the Month

Taylor “Tay” Kimball

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A Shining Light on Our Recent Project

Light Project

A Night in Venice

This weekend Event & Media Technologies had the pleasure of working with NYX Entertainment. We were tasked with providing a lighting solution for “A Night in Venice”. With a huge backdrop of the canal, the creative and technical teams transformed a gymnasium into a genuine European dreamscape. To create ambient light, we used LED par lights facing down which simulated street lamps. As a secondary source for ambient light, string lights were hung between the street lamp uprights. To finalize the look, stars were shined onto the ceiling via standard ellipsoidal lights. All in all, we were honored to be chosen for the project, and pleased with the results.


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