AV Step-Up Can Change Your Event Venue
Audiovisual are tricks and effects of a event
Sometimes your event space just doesn’t fit your vision, right? But that doesn’t mean it’s not the one for you. There’s a lot you can do to completely transform the venue. Audiovisual tricks and effects are a great way to go from mediocre to mesmerizing.
Modern event lighting does more than just cast a rainbow of colors around your space, although that’s fun, too. There are wireless uplighting options, which means you can finally position lights where you want them without worrying about attendees tripping over cords, awkward taping or expensive rigging. You can also spotlight an area of interest for maximum effect. But lighting needn’t be passive. It can be used in a variety of moving ways including laser shows. Lighting even has personality and can be used as a “character” for an MC to interact with.
Screens & Secondary Screens
In the ideal world, rooms would be designed so that everyone could hear and see the event’s focus with equal clarity. That’s simply not the case, at least not without technology. But now event planners can assist attendees by using relay and secondary screens to battle those awkward sight lines and ensure everyone has a great view.
Size doesn’t matter: you may find that no matter where you try to add a screen for better views, it’s just not possible. When that’s the case, consider allowing attendees to use their own device to see every minute of the event up close.
Video & Screens
You needn’t shut your audience off from what’s happening beyond your event. In fact, a lot of event planners are bringing in screens and video to showcase social media comments from elsewhere, broadcast a dignitary or speaker unable to make it in person, or link multiple event sites and crowds. Video screens can bring another “window” to your event, one that can give your attendees a view of anywhere in the world. Many platforms now offer the ability to broadcast from multiple locations simultaneously.
Bring The Outdoors In
While tech is the main focus of this article, it’s not the only thing that can transform a venue. Bringing the outdoors in through the introduction of greenery and flowers can transform a bland room into something spectacular. Beautiful indoor sculptures and gardenscapes can be created through lush plants and design features. Best of all, this type of nature doesn’t come with a concern over an unexpected downpour to ruin your event. With the right lighting and positioning, this can add a fantastic feature to your event.
You don’t have to physically transform your event space if your attendees aren’t actually seeing it. In the case of virtual and augmented reality, you are virtually transforming your attendee’s reality so the walls of your venue don’t really matter. With virtual reality, you could “transport” your attendees anywhere the coder can create, while augmented reality can help your attendees see things that aren’t really there. Either way, suddenly the physical design of your venue matters very little.
Another non-tech idea is fabric. Fabric can add a touch of luxury, depth, color, and texture. It can be used on the ceiling for a quick burst of color when paint isn’t an option. Fabric can also transform seating, taking a drab chair and re-envisioning it as a throne. When lights hit different fabrics or are threaded within the draping, this can create breathtaking effects.
LED Video Walls
If you want to capture another place or time, an LED video wall can create a beautiful landscape. Want to dine on the beach? A video wall can make your audience feel like they have a view of the ocean. These floor to ceiling (or extremely large) projections can make attendees feel like they’re anywhere other than your venue. It accomplishes that without the (sometimes) annoying headgear or limiting the number of attendees that can enjoy the impact at the same time.
Projection mapping is the sort of effect that will take an attendee’s breath away. The possibilities are endless with this type of treatment. Projection mapping projects an image onto a 3D surface. Why is this spectacular? Because it can transform a boring wall into Buckingham Palace or the interior of a spacecraft. It can even switch between the palace and the spacecraft every hour. You can project onto people, in large areas or in small ones. Since it’s a projection, there’s no cleanup or takedown afterward to contend with. Just a quick flip of the switch.