Archive for the ‘Charlottesville Virginia Events’ Category

Transformation Tuesday – John Paul Jones Arena

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Welcome to our fifth installment in our Transformation Tuesday series! This week we’ll be looking at an event that we recently completed at the John Paul Jones Arena. Since it opened in 2006, the venue has been home to the Virginia Cavaliers basketball teams, and has hosted countless concerts and other events. It has seating for over 14,000 people, and is the largest indoor arena in Virginia.

For this leadership conference, we wanted to use a large projection screen to accomplish all of the event’s visual needs! We needed it to fill the roles of a decorative backdrop, a presentation platform, and a visual aide for audience members throughout the arena.

Take a look at how we use projection to turn this versatile screen into decor, without sacrificing presentation content or clarity! Using multi-window capabilities, we are able to maintain precise control over the content shown, be it an overall pattern, layered images, or a picture-in-picture video stream.


October Update – Fabric and Projection

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

We are in full swing this season with lots of fantastic events coming up! As we continue to challenge ourselves to provide innovative solutions for our clients, we find ourselves focusing on how to use our tools in new ways to produce interesting and exciting environments. One such tool that we often make use of is fabric. As a relatively simple element, fabric’s uses are often underestimated. But when combined with light or projection content, it can often lend transformative properties to an event space.

For the wedding reception below, we used sheer fabric panels overhead to bring in the scale of the space, and projected organic patterns of light onto them to enhance the overall aesthetic of the room. We also created a subtly whimsical effect by layering sheer drape and twinkle lights, resulting in a cohesively charming setting. (Photos by Allegra’s Studio)

For another event, we used draped panels of fabric as room dividers to define lounge spaces, but also as backdrops for video content to be projected upon. The sheer fabric provided a lively, playful alternative to standard opaque screens! (Photos by Will Kerner)


Transformation Tuesday – Jefferson Theater

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Welcome to our fourth installment in our Transformation Tuesday series! This week we’ll be looking at a space with loads of Charlottesville character, the Jefferson Theater. The theater was established in 1912 as a live performance theater that hosted silent movies, vaudeville acts, and a historic list of performers. Though frequently used for concerts today, this theater has the potential to be transformed into the perfect venue for many types of events!

Take a look at how we were able to transform the space for a gala a couple of years ago! With the help of some projected film stills and patterns and some fun, energetic lighting, the Jefferson becomes a fantastic setting for the Virginia Film Festival‘s opening night festivities!

September Update – Digital Annotation System

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Things are picking up for us this month, and we are looking forward to a fantastic fall full of exciting projects! As things get busier, we are looking for ways to increase efficiency and make communication easier for our clients. One tool that we are excited to implement is our new digital annotation system! Using specialized wireless presentation tools from Crestron, Extron, and Mersive, we have devised a system that allows presenters to interact with their presentation material in real time – think of it as a digital whiteboard! This opens up lots of new opportunities for audience participation, annotation storage, and content sharing!

Our system utilizes Crestron AirMedia to share content, an Extron Annotator 300 that provides a wide range of annotation tools, and Mersive software that allows wireless connection between a wide range of devices. This system fosters collaboration and decision-making, and smooths out the process of presenting and discussing information.


Transformation Tuesday – TEDxCharlottesville 2013

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Welcome to our third installment in our Transformation Tuesday series! This week, as we are brainstorming for the upcoming TEDxCharlottesville event on November 14th, we are looking back at last year’s event at the Paramount Theater! Watch as the Paramount stage gets transformed into a vibrant set for our speakers! Using light, sound, and projection mapping, we aimed to enhance the energy of speakers and audience members alike. We thoroughly enjoyed watching this incredible event come to life, and are proud to be involved again this year!




July Update – Independence Day Celebration at Monticello

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Right now we are preparing for the upcoming Independence Day Celebration at MonticelloAs we get ready for this exciting day, we thought we would take a look back at last year’s event. If you can’t make it in person this year, we will be streaming the event live at monticello.org.

Since 1963, more than 3,000 people from all over the world have taken the oath of citizenship at the annual Monticello Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. In past years, this event has featured accomplished speakers such as Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, gymnast Nadia Comaneci, and musician Dave Matthews, and will feature this week David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group.

We are looking forward to this year's event on Friday July 4th! Come check out the 52nd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello! The ceremony begins at 9:00AM and there will be an open house to follow.

Click below to see a video highlighting moments from last year's Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello!

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Bright & Bold Wedding Lighting

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Thanks to Jack Looney Photography for sharing these beautiful images of a June Veritas wedding that we designed & installed lighting for.  We love the bright colors and bold patterns!

Brighter Birthday Parties

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Thank you to Jen Fariello for sharing these images with us! We provided lighting and decor for this awesome barn birthday party!

Thank You Boar’s Head!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

As the 4th of July approaches we’re still busy doing audio visual installation projects all over Charlottesville!

This week, we would like to thank The Boar’s Head for choosing us to install new sound systems for the Spa, Old Mill Room Restaurant, the Bistro, and the reception area.  We partnered with Bose Professional on the equipment and DMX to provide a music subscription that is perfect for each space.  The next time you’re there, be sure to take a listen!

In addition to this project, we also spend a lot of time at The Boar’s Head each day as we are the preferred audio visual and lighting provider for conferences and events that take place on the property.

Thank You Boar’s Head for choosing The AV Company for all of your audio visual needs!

We Party Like Rockstars

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A BIG thank you to the Music Resource Center for allowing us to be a part of their ‘Party Like A Rockstar’ event this weekend.  It was a great time for a great cause and we wanted to share some photos of the lighting that we provided.  Another BIG thank you to Rick Trabell for capturing it so beautifully in these photos.  More about the cause from their website…

The Music Resource Center® is a state-of-the-art facility where teens can learn the latest technology in the music industry and study and participate in every phase of music production. The mission of the Music Resource Center is to educate and inspire young people and through music equip them with life skills for the future. We accomplish this mission through music education and performance opportunities, as well as life skills mentoring. At the Music Resource Center, the arts are used as a catalyst to fashion real economic and personal development opportunities for our members.