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AV Company or Production Company: What's the Difference?

At VIP Audio Visual, we regularly hear from our clients about the terrible experiences they've had with AV providers at other events. Sloppy setups, poorly configured equipment, missed cues, and a general lack of attention to the details seem to be a common thread in these stories. Unfortunately, many clients (and their audiences) have come to accept this as normal.

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Meet the Crew: C. Landon Griggs

Landon Griggs joined VIP Audio Visual Company as Project Manager in September 2018. Highly organized and detail-oriented, he keeps projects moving on schedule and does everything he can to support the VIP AV Team.

His responsibilities vary from day to day and include managing project schedules, making sure the right people are assigned to the right jobs, ensuring that job sites are safe and productive for the crew, and making the work of his coworkers as smooth as possible. He enjoys spending his days surrounded by supportive people who enrich his life, from his coworkers to the clients he interacts with daily.

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Meet the Crew: Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies has been part of the VIP Management Team for the past three years. As Accounts Manager, he manages orders, inventory, and productions at Roundhouse Conference Center at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. He works with clients including Chevron, SAP, BlackBerry, and Rodan + Fields, and manages special events for Sunset Development Company, proprietors of Bishop Ranch.

Almost every event at Roundhouse includes a presentation by a VIP in the company. With an absolute attention to the task at hand, Stephen ensures that everything sounds and operates smoothly. Part of the thrill of his work is the opportunity to make each and every event a success, no matter what factors come into play.

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Meet the Team: Understanding the Roles of your A/V Crew

Last time you looked at an A/V contract, you probably got a list of crew positions for labor. Ever wondered who all those people are, what they do, and why it takes so many people to get the job done? Let’s explore the typical positions on a show.

Most A/V companies, including VIP Audio Visual, divide responsibilities into three basic categories: audio, video, and lighting. There are other tasks such as set design and production, but the three basic categories will be needed on almost every event. The crew required for each category varies based on the size and complexity of a given event.

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