The less glamorous little details of A-V production that really do make a difference
You may have been to an event, conference, or concert and thought “What a great production!” If the production company has done their job correctly, you won’t actually think about the lights, video, or sound, just the message, tone, and overall experience that the technology is there to support. However, if you are a geek from the live event production industry like me, or just someone who appreciates such detail there is still a high probability you’ll be fascinated by the technology of a well-produced event. What most people do not think about though is what is going on back stage; the “Wizard(s)” behind the curtain so to speak. More often than not, this is an area filled with many more industrial, less sensational, but in no way less important aspects of the show.
Access and Egress
One key task for back stage management that most audience members are never aware of is the safe setup of backstage walkwa...