How to Produce a Safe Live Event in the era of COVID-19

How to Produce a Safe Live Event in the era of COVID-19

(Photo credit: Eric Maynard.  The United States Air Force Band created a safe live event by using hygiene barriers and HEPA filters along with air scrubbers in order to perform their Annual Holiday Concert 2020 “A Season of Hope” at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Maryland USA) So you’re planning a live event? Not…

The Return of the Drive-In During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Return of the Drive-In During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With isolation comes loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have created new challenges to how we celebrate milestones; graduation ceremonies, weddings, birthdays, retirement parties, funerals, etc. Ritual celebrations are important because they provide structure in an unpredictable world, they help people make transitions from one stage of life to another, they foster…

Crew Scheduling for Live Events in a Smartphone World

Crew Scheduling for Live Events in a Smartphone World

LASSO is not just a scheduling tool specialized for the live events industry; it is a complete communications platform that allows companies to centralize their crew hiring and booking operations. Many rental software packages offer labor scheduling, but none are as comprehensive as LASSO. Finding an Alternative A few years ago I was at a…

Improving Event Planning and Communication With Vectorworks

Improving Event Planning and Communication With Vectorworks

Like the tip of an iceberg, show day is just the small part of your event that everyone can see. Getting to that day takes coordination, planning, and efficient communication. Similar to the part of the iceberg under the water, it’s the pre-production work that provides flotation and allows the tip to be seen. Conference…

Is Your Start/Finish Line Structure Safe?

Is Your Start/Finish Line Structure Safe?

Is the start/finish line structure for your race or walk safe? What happens if the weather changes? Is there a plan? At Event Tech, we use tools developed in conjunction with Clark Reder, the entertainment industry’s premier engineers, to know how our structures will perform. There is no guesswork. We design conservatively with the safety of guests and…

Out With The Old, In With Shure ULX-D Wireless Microphones

Out With The Old, In With Shure ULX-D Wireless Microphones

For more than a decade Event Tech relied on the Shure UHF-R series for all wireless microphone applications. We recently turned over our inventory, selling off all the old gear and buying new. Our clients’ needs were the driving force that led to the purchase of 32 channels of Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless systems. In small meeting rooms with high…

Portable Wheelchair Lift Makes Stage Access Simple

Portable Wheelchair Lift Makes Stage Access Simple

Accessibility and ADA compliance is always an issue when we design stages and structures for special events. A wheelchair ramp made from our Staging Dimensions stage decks is one option, but when space or time is limited, our portable wheelchair lift provides the best way to access the stage. Our wheelchair lift can be moved, set in…