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!
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:
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:
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:
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.
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…”
Please join us in welcoming Martin Jordanov to the avstrategies team as of September 2nd 2014. Martin will be located in the Vancouver office and will fill the position of Production Manager. Originally from Czechoslovakia and having lived in Australia for many years, Martin has a world of knowledge to share. Welcome Martin!
We are excited to announce that Derek Orr has joined the avstrategies team as Branch Manager for our Calgary office.
Derek’s 17-year AV career has included stops at 3 other national audiovisual firms. He has worked in sales, production management & technical director roles on countless events of all sizes over the years. When not working he can often be found jumping from perfectly good airplanes, just for ‘fun’.
Welcome Derek to the avs team!
After a hugely successful year focused on opening and managing our new Calgary Branch, Christopher (Monty) Montgomery has now joined the growing avs National team as Senior Production Manager, National. In his new role, Monty will be responsible for planning and executing many of the larger avs activations across North America.
Monty’s most important role will begin this November as Monty and his wife, Isolde, welcome the birth of their first child.
Skills Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian Youth. The Canadian Skills Competition is an Olympic-style competition showcasing students’ technical and leadership skills.
We utilized one of our 12’x36’panoramic screens and 100 feet of our LED star drape to provide the scenic background. Content was projected using two of our 15K Christie HD projectors routed through our Christie X20 Spyder to create a blended image. We also customized our VH1 podiums with the event graphics and provided all of the rigging and lighting.
Our ability to deliver national service, along with the consistency of our equipment and expertise across Canada are some of the reasons why PRP chooses avstrategies as one of their preferred national vendors.
We have recently added low profile Meyer stage monitors to our national inventory. The MJF-210 low-profile high-power stage monitor reproduces audio faithfully with high intelligibility at high outputs levels with ample low-frequency headroom. We now have these Meyer wedges in our avs Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary locations. This investment furthers our commitment to providing professional audio equipment and delivering full-service audiovisual staging, technical support, and show production services to our customers across Canada.
We have recently added Martin RUSH MH 1 Profile lighting fixtures to our national inventory. These super bright LED moving head fixtures with efficient optics punch out a variety of effects and colors from two gobo wheels and two color wheels.
Their small size and versatility make them perfect for small and medium shows.