Oncore AV has been busy this fall, so we’d like to bring you up to date on some of our recent events. From large retreats hosted at the Grand Hotel, to High School football games in the Whitecaps stadium, OAV was on top of things!
October 4th we headed to the Fifth Third Ballpark for the South Christian V.S. East Grand Rapids High School football game. OAV’s partnership with West Michigan Whitecaps allows us the opportunity to provide support for specialty events like these! OAV prepared announcements, graphics on the big screen, and a full audio visual crew for the game. The baseball diamond was converted to a football field to allow the two high school teams to play for a cheering stadium crowd, which gave the players the full all-star experience! Additionally, it allowed OAV a variation from our regular baseball-heavy schedule.
The next day our crew turned around and headed to the Grand Hotel for the Celebrate Your Marriage Retreat, hosted by Jay and Laura Laffoon. This is the 22nd year OAV has provided AV support for the retreat, making it one of our longest running events. We are able to provide lights, sound, and video for Celebrate Your Marriage, and occasionally some dance moves! Even with our expertise, Mackinac Island’s car ban always poses some difficulty. The event has grown each year requiring a lot of new technology, and moving it on horse drawn carts is not always a breeze. However, with each trip to the island our staff improves their strategy and efficiency! After arriving at the hotel, the set up went smoothly and the event went on for 2 days complete with conferences, couples activities, and even a break for the Hokey Pokey!
Stop three was Hops ‘N Highlands at Boyne Highlands resort. OAV’s partnership with Boyne Highlands allows us to provide AV for all in-house meetings and gatherings, and sometimes that means large festivities such as Hops ‘N Highlands. OAV was able to provide a stage, sound, and lights to elevate this already lively event! Although the outdoor venue was a big change for our staff, they faced the rain and wind and successfully put together the audio visuals for this event. Saturday’s festival included booths from local breweries, as well as stein hoisting competitions, and performances by Huckleberry Groove.
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When planning for an event or presentation it is a good idea to consider an Audio Visual service. It can be difficult to know exactly where to start, below we’ll outline a starting point to help your AV team get the information they need to execute your event or presentation flawlessly. Start by asking yourself a few questions about your event.
How big is this event?
Knowing the number of attendees will be a major factor in the equipment and staff needed for the event. The venue size is also important to note, as sound carries differently in larger rooms than in smaller rooms, and indoors versus outdoors. The size of your event can also influence the visual components. Bigger events may need large screens to broadcast visuals to the entire audience without obstruction.
What kind of event is this?
Knowing the line up of your event is crucial. If the event is showcasing speakers or presentations you may want to consider wireless microphones. If your event is showcasing musical performances of any kind you may need larger speakers or microphone stands. Perhaps you want to magnify the speaker onto screens so their face can be seen by everyone, or you could stream the performance to be seen world-wide!
When is your event taking place, and in what conditions?
If your venue has windows and your event is during the day there would be no need for additional lighting, however there are plenty of situations where you would want to light your subject. If your event is taking place outdoors at night, or even indoors in dim lighting you may need stage lights in order to showcase your speaker and set them apart from the audience. Perhaps you are interested in colorful lighting to convey mood or enhance your performance.
Do you want a recording of your event?
This is a factor that is often overlooked but can be very valuable. Maybe you would like to keep the video to use for training purposes later on, or potentially hand out a recording of the event as a keepsake for the guests. Having one or more cameras documenting the event is an investment you may want to consider.
All of these things are important to contemplate when planning for an event. Although it can seem overwhelming at first Oncore AV is here to assist you, and specializes in designing a setup to fit your specific needs. Reach out to our sales team today to get the assistance you need to make your event perfect!