Archive for the ‘Event Lighting’ Category

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!

Best of C-ville 2010

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

C-ville Weekly announced the 2010 Best Of winners today! If you haven’t seen them yet, you will find the list HERE. Congrats to everyone on their awards! We are very excited to provide lighting & decor for the Best of C-ville Party on Friday night at the Main Street Arena (formerly the Cville Ice Park)! It will ba a great time, as always, and we hope to see you there!

Texture For Your Tent

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

When clients approach us about wedding lighting and event lighting in a tent they they usually think about what it can add to the tables, the dance floor or even fabric along the sides of the tent. Don’t ignore what is above you! Adding a little ‘texture’ to the top of a tent can be fun too! We can either project a pattern right onto the tent ceiling or onto fabric installed in certain areas of the tent.

Another idea- if your guests will be approaching the tent after dark, light the exterior top of the tent! It makes for great photos!  Here is an example of a pattern on fabric-

It’s Charlottesville Wedding Lighting Season!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Happy Spring! It’s the time of year when we begin doing a lot of beautiful wedding lighting in Charlottesville (and all over the place, really!)  Wedding and event lighting is always fun because it allows us to do something different each time based on the clients wedding colors and style.  Recently a client having her wedding in Charlottesville contacted us about paper lanterns.  She had seen them done well, she had seen them done badly and most of all, she had only seen them in white!  They are actually available in more than 50 colors and styles! A few of our favorites-


Tip- It takes a lot more lanterns that you think to get the look that you see in wedding magazines!  We usually suggest 40-50 of the larger ones just over the dance floor if you are in a tent and 30-40 if you are in an indoor space.  Give us a call if you would like to find out more about unique lanterns or other lighting for your Charlottesville wedding!