Archive for the ‘Event Lighting’ Category

Transformation Tuesday – Virginia Film Festival Wrap Party

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Welcome to our seventh installment in our Transformation Tuesday series! This month, we thought we’d share with you our work for the Virginia Film Festival’s Late Night Wrap Party! The party was held at the Main Street Arena last month, and our goal with this event was to capture the fresh, energetic spirit that encompassed all of the events surrounding the festival.

Take a look at how we transformed the arena using our custom chandelier clusters, a fabric divider, and some fun lighting and projection content!

December Update – Projection Mapping Panels

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

This month, we are taking a look at a fun recent project that allowed us to expand our range when it comes to projection mapping! We recently had the pleasure of working with TEDxCharlottesville again, and were tasked with creating a stage set that would be responsive to the speakers’ needs and reflective of the topics being discussed.

We created a backdrop using Wafers from Atomic Design – flat fabric panels with a slight warp to lend a sense of undulation and texture to the backdrop as a whole. Using animated content from motion graphics artist Jonah Tobias, we were able to provide a flexible, visually intriguing, responsive set for this year’s TEDxCharlottesville speakers!

Photos by Edmond Joe, Bud Branch, and Kimberly Powell

Transformation Tuesday – Opening Night Gala

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Welcome to our sixth installment in our Transformation Tuesday series! A couple of months ago, we showed you how we transformed the Jefferson Theater for a Virginia Film Festival event back in 2012. For this year’s Opening Night Gala, we took it up a notch using some new tools.

The goal for this event was to capture the essence of the setting for the festival’s opening film, Big Stone Gap. We decided to do so by mapping the interior of the Jefferson with projected video! We utilized autumnal imagery that depicted some of rural Virginia’s natural surroundings, as well as some geometric animation for a change of tone as the event went on. We also made sure to highlight the architectural features of the space that make this venue so unique.

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!