Archive for the ‘Event Lighting’ 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!

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!




August Update – Custom Fixtures and Decor

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

In our office, we always try to keep new, fresh ideas flowing! We enjoy playing with new design concepts that we haven’t seen around yet. So we often find ourselves building custom fixtures and decor for our clients!

One recent example might be the pieces that we built for the NAMIC 2014 Management Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge this past June! One of our client’s requests was to have large rear projection screens surrounded by gold frames that reflected the history and style of the Williamsburg area. Well, as you can imagine, finding frames this size might be rather difficult. So we built some!

We also enjoy building custom lighting fixtures! These fixtures were built for Glass Haus Kitchen by our principal designer. He wanted something that would make an impact while enhancing the unique contemporary feel of the space. We think he succeeded!

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Holiday Party Season Is Coming!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Holiday party season is just around the corner! Are you ready?  If you’re looking for something more than just a boring ballroom, we can help! Have you considered event lighting, fabric or even some interesting furniture?  Contact us for ideas to make your 2011 holiday party the best ever!

Here are just a few examples of holiday parties that we have provided decor services for in the past:

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!

New Equipment for Meetings and Conferences

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

We spent the Winter adding new items to our inventory that keep us on the cutting edge of technology while doing our part to use less energy.  We now have many new audio visual rentals available for your meeting and conferences.  Here are just a few of our favorites:
•    Brand new High Definition Projectors (1080P at 5500 Lumens) and wide format screens
•    Most events use 80% LED lighting fixtures which reduce your carbon footprint by up to 400%
•    100% digital sound reinforcement for groups of up to 3000people
•     Expanded furniture rental inventory for events and conferences
•    Our technicians received over 14 certifications in 2010 from leading industry manufacturers and institutes in 2010

Here are a few photos from a conference that we recently provided audio visual support for here in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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.

Lighting the South Lawn

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

The University of Virginia dedicated the South Lawn Project yesterday.  Thank you to UVA for choosing us to do the lighting & Jen Fariello for these great photos!