Advanced TAP Classes in Session!

Winter TAP (Tech Advancement Program) sessions have started, and the team jumped right in with an Advanced Projection class! These classes are designed to propel eager-to-learn technicians forward into greater roles of responsibility and knowledge. Today’s (8) hour course covered everything from Max Resolution & Refresh Rate to Converging and Blending.  With hands on learning employing use of Eventmediatech’s  Barco RLM-W14’s and real-world scenarios, we take a practical and fun approach to learning projection.

Remember, these classes are held FREE OF CHARGE! With lunch provided! The reason? We know that by bringing techs up, we all benefit. We encourage those who posses a solid foundation in one or more fields to Contact Us and request a spot on our exclusive training courses. Due to the high volume of inquires already, we will be steadily hosting classes ranging from Audio Theory & Digital Consoles to Lighting Control & Programming throughout the Winter and into the spring.

Rounding out the year with serious fun @ EventMediaTech!

With the year slowing down and empty plates happily awaiting piles of turkey & stuffing, we decided it was time to give thanks. A big thanks… to our amazing team! Under great pressure, they pulled off some of the sharpest events with positively and fineness. Anyone in this industry can relate to the on-site, unforeseen challenges of event production. However, what they could control (positivity, focus, and a determination to get the job done right) made sure this was the best year yet at EventMediaTech! Take a moment to check out some of the snapshots of the past few weeks and get in touch with us @ EventMediaTech or leave a comment on our Facebook. Special mention to our front office, Jonah Joffe, Taylor Kimball and all the warehouse assistants and drivers who made the wheels turn! We would also be remiss if we also did not thank our lead Technical Director JP Melville and the team he helped assemble of rockstars! Happy Holidays and thank you again from EventMediaTech!

 

   

Eventmediatech recognized in Bizbash article!

Event & Media Technologies is proud to have been credited as the AudioVisual Production partner for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s “Monkey Business Gala” by Bizbash.

In Bizbash’s article Rayna Katz describes the uniquely charming gala and its cause, raising awareness and the organization’s science and conservation programs. As a first-time event, it was critical that a high precedent be set for future galas. We made sure to place our best as the TD for this one, and the best crew (haha)

 

The National Portrait Gallery was selected as the hosting venue, perhaps for its characteristic see-through ceiling and floral background.  It can however present some interesting challenges for audiovisual design and our engineers were excited for the challenge! For example, as with most large event spaces, audio engineers know it can be a balance between volume and clarity. The solution was to create audio “zones” to make sure the message was delivered clearly.

Between the 400+ guests, Harrison Ford, Betty White and Flemish giant rabbits, almost 1 Million dollars in charitable donations were raised! How can we help with your next event? Contact us today!

 

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Night of swing @ Ritz DC!

The Duke Ellington Orchestra is known for its 15 piece, captivating performance.  This year was no exception.

The annual DC appearance was held at the Ritz Carlton and all the sound elements of a music venue needed to fit into a ballroom!  The orchestra is comprised of trumpets, saxes, flutes, trombones, piano and drums, 8 separate monitor mixes and wireless vocal performances. All of which presented a great challenge to our sales and audio engineer teams.  However, with above and beyond pre-production strategies, Eventmediatech was able to provide the level of sound reinforcement this award-winning orchestra requires.

While audio was on mission critical,  we won’t forget our video and lighting teams that provided IMAG, a stage wash and awesome dance floor lighting!

To any interested, you can purchase tickets @ Duke Ellington Band. Help support a music group sustaining the musical discography of a 12 time, grammy winning historical figure. Duke Ellington!

 

 

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Eventmediatech storefront gets a facelift!

The new storefront design was a welcome improvement as part of this year’s renovations. It’s really starting to feel like home! We wanted to make sure the departments (Technical Staffing, Production & Rental, Business Admin and Accounting) each had an office to conduct business in and common areas to work together! Message us to stop by, meet each of the department heads and get more involved.

We know the fall rush is upon us, does your upcoming event require Technical Staffing or Equipment Rental? The departments are open for consultation!

Thanks to everyone in the Event & Media Tech family!

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Promotional Filming begins!

Over the weekend, Event & Media Tech and Glass River Media teamed up to begin the filming process for several production videos.  The series will cover a broad range of services, team members and operational procedures that make Event & Media Tech the family and business it has become! The filming was a fun team building experience, that many of the full time staff got to participate in.

Glass River Media took tremendous stress off the afternoon. There was normal business to attend to coinciding with the filming and they understood that completely. They have great artistic vision and can present ideas in an easily digestible manner. We are tremendously excited to continue gathering footage and focusing the script!

  

 

 

FreeSpeak II-Base-II has landed!

We are excited to welcome the addition of the Clearcom FreespeakII  wireless communications system to our rental inventory.

With routing and configuration of up to 25 belt packs and the industry’s most stable platform, it will bring coordination confidence to your event. In this industry, fast reliable communication is one of the safest places to hold investment. Communication between audio, lighting, video, technical directors, the talent and the client all happens at the speed of show.

We will also begin offering training on wireless coordination and the opportunity to “Call Shows” and cultivate technical directors from those who have already mastered several fields.  Let us know @ Contact us if you are interested!

 

 

 

 

 

Habitual weather @ annual concert series

I would guess we are not the only company drying out this Monday morning!  Thanks to the quick action of our team this weekend, our equipment sustained only minor weather exposure. This week the warehouse will be hard at work cleaning, testing and restoring all equipment for the next event!

 

 

 

 

Congrats To Our Featured Technician: Josh Young

Our featured technician, Josh Young, has been killing the game in a serious way! After only a year and some change, he immersed himself heavily into the video realm of production. Being in the driver seat, managing graphics is where Mr. Young finds himself most comfortable. His robust technical skill set, coupled with his superb client-facing personality, makes him a very popular Graphics Operator for some of the largest productions our nation’s capital has to offer. In fact, NASA was in town a few weeks ago at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and Josh got to shake hands with Elon Musk!

Being punctual, professional, and polite are just a few of the qualities that shine through Josh’s work. Any crew would be lucky to have him!

We’re always looking for hardworking, professional, and personable A/V technicians to add to our roster. Please visit our Technician Portal for more information on how to become a part of our team!

Concert Lighting: Programming in action!

Over the weekend, our own Tim Browne enjoyed setting up a concert style lighting rig to work on his Hedgehog 4 Training.  Partially in preparation for a summer concert series he will be programming, hosted at the Dupont amphitheater. The rig will boast (8) Chauvet Rogue R2 Spots, (16) Ovation 910fc and (36) Chauvet Hex 7, (links below) so come see him in action!

 

https://www.chauvetprofessional.com/products/rogue-r2-spot/

https://www.chauvetprofessional.com/products/ovation-e-910fc/

https://www.chauvetprofessional.com/products/colordash-par-hex-7/

 

We will continue to be a great resource for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge in the audio-visual industry. Please check out our rental inventory @ https://eventmediatech.com/equipment-rental/ and let us know what training could take you to the next level! Comment below to receive top priority!