brand.LIVE called on avs to help ring in the New Year by providing a turnkey solution for Vancouver’s public, NYE 2016 celebration at Canada Place.
We provided the audio, lighting and video solution for the main stage as well as enhancement lighting, and video & audio feeds to the promenade and VIP hosting area.
brand.LIVE, had a significant challenge to install a StageLine SL260 truck stage on the street in front of Canada Place and to get all of the lighting, audio, and video display equipment fully set up and in operation within a 7-hour timeframe. brand.LIVE leaned on avstrategies to manage much of the technical production process and to ensure everything was tested and ready to go.
In the audio department, we provisioned a d&b audiotechnik V Series line array and cardioid subwoofer array to provide an exceptional audience experience while not disturbing the surrounding residents and hotel guests. Our in-house lighting design team put together a comprehensive stage lighting package that took every eventuality into account for all bands and stage activities. For visuals we provided a high-def LED video wall, flown from the stage roof and fed with a mixture of live video, sponsor graphics, and the all-important New Years countdown clock.
The event was a huge success on all fronts. Organizers expected an audience of 15,000 while the final count was an audience of over 80,000 taking in the festivities.
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.
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!
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!
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.