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avstrategies provided audio & lighting production support for an intimate private show featuring Patti Smith, performing with band member Tony Shanahan. The party celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Pyrrha Jewelry and was held at their new Vancouver studio on November 21st.

We provided a Meyer MINA package for audio reinforcement and utilized some of our new Elation SixPar 200 fixtures for ambient room lighting.

AV Strategies Sound & Lighting for Pyrrha Jewelry 20th anniversary show with Patti Smith

Check out our team in Toronto all ready for the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour!

The travelling hockey festival will feature our Stageline SL100 – with certified tech Martin Jordanov and Meyer audio support for the entire tour … and for fans there’s also entertainment, hockey and live music along the way!

Toronto AV Strategies Team

Here’s yesterday’s load in before the action on Festival Street (King Street West) in Downtown Toronto!

avstrategies are happy to be a part of the action at the Toronto International Film Festival #TIFF15 

AVS Toronto gearing up for TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival

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AV Strategies Ltd. is pleased to announce that Direct Impact Media will be joining us from July 1, 2015 as members of the avstrategies team. (more…)

avstrategies has added the Stageline SL100 Mix stage trailer to its national inventory – with the premiere activation as the Main Stage at Vancouver’s annual Italian Day on the Drive, Sunday June 14.

The Stageline SL100 Mix is an incredibly versatile stage with a wide variety of setup options from band shell to full size stage.  Its innovative, lightweight construction enables it to be towed with a standard pickup truck, maximizing access options and reducing transportation costs.

It features extensive opportunities for customized event branding and banners, and is ideal for festivals of all sizes, with the ability to be setup as either a main stage or weather protected Front of House mixing position at larger events.  The SL100 mobile stage is already one of our most popular staging options this summer!

 

Martin Jordanov and the AVS Stageline SL-100 Mix

AVS Stageline SL-100 Mix at Italian Day

In recognition of Autism Awareness Day 2015, we took on the challenge of Lighting it up Blue!
This time the Toronto guys joined iconic landmarks like the Great Sphinx and the Empire State Building and transformed their loading dock Blue using outdoor projection and LED lighting for Autism awareness day on April 2nd.
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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! (Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!) from all of us at avstrategies!

To mark the occasion our Toronto guys transformed their loading dock into a poster board with Irish imagery using outdoor projection. Including a 10th Century Irish Round Tower which was projected on a large smokestack, and an Irish Castle dating back to to the mid 1800’s, they finished the scene off with a cheeky Guinness on the side and some Green LED lighting on the remaining stubborn snow!

St Patricks Day AV Strategies Toronto

Senior Production Manager, National

AV Strategies is a Canadian Audio-Visual Event Services company with branch offices across Canada. We are looking for a Senior Production Manager to join our Vancouver team working on national event activations. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working as a team leader/project manager in the A/V rentals industry.
They must be proficient and/or certified in various technical fields such as:

  • AutoCad 2014 3D drafting
  • WYSIWYG-Cast drafting
  • Meyer MAPP Online Pro – Proficient
  • Meyer Sound SIM-3 Analysis – Certified
  • AMX Control Systems
  • Crestron Control System
  • Knowledge and experience relating to ECTP Rigging Standards
  • Solid Computer Networking capabilities
  • Solid MAC & PC computer software suite capabilities
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English
  • Basic written and verbal skills in French

This person must have a resume that includes live sound engineering for large scale concert applications, visuals engineering experience with multi-camera switching, HD projection, seamless graphics switching, LED Wall technology, simultaneous interpretation equipment, etc. A valid BC driver’s license or the ability to attain a BC driver’s license is required.

Job duties include:

  • Sound engineering for large scale corporate and entertainment events
  • Designing event floor plans and audiovisual layout using AutoCad
  • Mapping and engineering Meyer Line Array solutions for specific venues
  • Design and install AMX & Crestron Control Systems for permanent installations
  • Meet clients, analyze requirements, and design appropriate audiovisual solutions for large events, festivals and concerts.
  • Work effectively as a team member to execute multi disciplined audiovisual staging projects.
  • Manage and maintain internal network across three provinces

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package including, basic and extended health, dental care plan, and disability and life insurance benefits.

Apply by email only with cover letter and resume/cv to:
careers@avstrategies.ca

Work location: 1295 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC

Title: Senior Production Manager, National

Employment type: Permanent/Full-time

Salary: $65,000 – $70,000 CAD annually, based on experience

We are pleased to announce that avstrategies has recently added the versatile QSC TouchMix-16 touch-screen audio mixer to our national equipment inventory.

Combining the power of a full size mixing console with a convenient compact size, these 16 channel mixers provide the ability to create advanced audio setups for complex events or keep it simple and precise for smaller event operations, providing impressive, crystal clear results for any application.

Their small size and versatility, including iPad app-based wireless remote control and on board MP3 recording and playback, make these  powerful digital audio mixers perfect for conference and reception applications. For more specifications see our Gear page, or the QSC website.

QSR TouchMix-16 New Audio Mixer

We have just wrapped up our support of the David Suzuki Foundation’s cross-country Blue Dot Tour. The tour covered 34 Canadian locations from St. John’s, NF to Victoria, BC and all points in between. The final show in Vancouver included appearances by Neil Young, Feist, Chantal Kreviazuk, Barenaked Ladies, Hey Ocean, Margaret Atwood, and Raine Maida.

avs crew chief, Martin Jordanov travelled with the Suzuki Foundation in their tour bus, receiving support from our local branch offices in Toronto, Calgary, Prince George, and Vancouver also. We provided full audio, video and lighting support along with venue technical integration.

It was great to part of such a positive undertaking. David Suzuki summed up his inspiration for the tour in the following way:

“I have lived an entire life, and if there is one unwavering truth I have learned it is that things change. Rights change. Our concept of who we are and what we hold our highest values to be change. But they don’t change on their own. It takes a million different people committed to a single, beautiful ideal, over a long period of time to make real change happen. This is what you are a part of now, and what the Blue Dot Tour has always been about…”

 

David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour

David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour

The David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour.