Top Factors to Consider in Audio, Video, and Lighting Design

September 10, 2017

The right audio, video, and lighting design can take any space to the next level, just as the wrong setup can completely ruin an event. For this reason, it is imperative you take the time to understand the do’s and don’ts of audio, video, and lighting (AVL) design. Whether you are interested in AVL design services for a church, school auditorium, commercial building, professional building, or other event space, 4Stage AVL is here to help you every step of the way.

Tackling the AVL components of an event can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you are doing or what direction you want to go with it. This is why we encourage you to sit down with one of our AVL technicians and come up with a game plan before moving forward. One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to audio and video design, in particular, is not having a clear direction of how they want to use these components. Regardless of whether your space is a house of worship or commercial building, the first step is to sit down and write down your intentions and end goal. Once that is taken care of, our Dallas-Fort Worth AVL experts will have what they need to get started.

Both audio and lighting can dramatically impact an event or video shoot in a myriad of ways, including:

  • Lighting can change the mood or overall feel of an event or video
  • Poor lighting can make an event fall flat
  • Poor lighting can result in more time in the editing room, which means more money spent
  • Light can impact the overall quality of your project
  • Bad audio can have a negative impact on attendee experience
  • When lighting and audio don’t complement one another it can lead to an event falling flat

These are just a few ways both audio and lighting can negatively impact your event and attendee experience. To avoid these common mistakes, we encourage you to contact 4Stage AVL today.

The Do’s and Don’ts

Now that we have looked at a few ways audio and lighting can change an event, let’s go over a few do’s and don’ts’, of AVL design:

  • DO use lighting to set the tone and mood
  • DON’T forget to consider the various lighting techniques available to you
  • DO make sure you are in communication with the venue or event space and understand what their in-house lighting, audio, and video capabilities are
  • DON’T settle when it comes to the equipment being used or design techniques
  • DO set a reasonable budget for yourself and your team
  • DON’T make major changes to your project without talking to your AVL provider
  • DO meet with your AVL team well before the date of your event and discuss your event’s size, theme, and needs
  • DON’T expect your AVL technician to read your mind and understand your needs without you telling them what you want

We hope these tips will help set you up for success when it comes to planning an event and using audio, video, and lighting to enhance the space. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 4Stage AVL today.

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