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AVI-SPL Creative Show Services presents Tampa Small Business of the Year Awards

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2012 Small Business of the Year Awards

On Friday, September 20th, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce will hold its prestigious 33rd annual Small Business of the Year Awards banquet. Small businesses have been defined as the “backbone of America’s economy” and AVI-SPL Creative Show Services is proud to support it.

For more than 10 consecutive years, we have participated actively in the SBOY Awards preparations and execution. CS2 provides the sound, lighting, video, screens, projectors and 15+ crew members for the night of the event. Although the ceremony is only one night, we have already worked on this project for almost six months. CS2 works with the Tampa Chamber to enhance the show graphics provided to us. We created all of the video content, including intro videos and category videos that highlight the 23 finalists. In addition, all of the voiceovers and magic themed music was compiled by the CS2 team.

To qualify for Small Business of the Year, a company must have between 5-250 employees, have been in business for at least three years, and must be located in the Tampa Bay area. Every year the awards ceremony is thematically organized. This year’s theme is “The Magic of Small Business” and features magician and illusionist Nathan Coe Marsh, who was recommended by our creative team, and will perform live at the event.

Check back here after the event for post-show updates and photos from the event.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

AVI-SPL Creative Show Services Presents Stadium of Fire

"Stadium of Fire" "Independence Day" "AVI-SPL"Provo, UT – This Independence Day, for the 8th consecutive year, AVI-SPL’s Creative Show Services team joined one of the biggest patriotic celebrations in the country – the America’s Freedom Festival in Provo, UT. The festival dates back to 1870s. The signature event is Stadium of Fire that takes place on July 4th and has been ongoing for the past 33 years.

The event attracts an average of 40,000 visitors from all 50 states and in addition, it is televised to more than 1 million military men and women around the world via American Forces Network. This year the event was sold out and reached 65,000 spectators.

While the rest of the country was celebrating, we were behind the scenes, making sure that everything goes as smooth as planned. AVI-SPL, as a proud owner of catalyst media servers, provided all media control-playback equipment. We also created all lighting and visual elements that were projected during the entire Stadium of Fire. Those included creative designs for the performance of Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, who headlined the event, as well as for pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and the acrobats from Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil.

The celebration culminated with breathtaking fireworks, said to be the largest stadium fireworks show in America.

Go behind-the-scenes in this video:

AVI-SPL Creative Show Services Hit the Road with Andrea Bocelli

"Andrea Bocelli" AVI-SPL "Creative Show Services"Andrea Bocelli kicked off his 2013 U.S. Tour “Passione” with a show-stopping concert on February 8 in Sunrise, FL. The world renowned tenor wowed his audience of more than 12,000 people with over 2 ½ hours of pop and operatic performance and drew standing ovations during several encores. Bocelli performed the well-known “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” and “New York, New York” among many.

Of course, the entire event would not have been complete without the incredible support of our own team from Creative Show Services, led by executive producer John Orchard and technical director Keith Lasher.

For the past 12 years, AVI-SPL has supplied all video and lighting equipment for Bocelli’s U.S. tours. This tour required four 53` trucks to transport the gear. This year, the staging features a 60×40` LED screen that projects live segments from the concert combined with imagery provided by the Bocelli creative group. A team of 15 people from AVI-SPL, (5 lighting and 10 video operators), together with 30 local stage hands, work each show.

While Bocelli is touring around the world, AVI-SPL is preparing for his next U.S. appearance on June 5th in Denver, CO, followed by Los Angeles, CA; Anaheim, CA; Newark, NJ and Albany NY.

In December, Bocelli will be back for his Christmas tour, starting on December 7th in Las Vegas, NV. He will also visit Phoenix, AZ; Brooklyn, NY; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL and Atlanta, GA

As usual, CS2 and AVI-SPL will be there to ensure that Bocelli’s admirers will receive an amazing and unforgettable experience. For more information, visit www.andreabocelli.com or www.creativeshowservices.com.

AVI-SPL Event Production Team Lights Up the Holidays

"Event Production" "AVI-SPL" "Creative Show Services" PriceWaterhouseCoopersTampa – Our Event Production team put the new PriceWaterhouseCoopers building in the spotlight. The corporate holiday party hosted a crowd of more than 1,800 PWC employees and their families outside the new facility.

In planning the event, the PWC team originally envisioned a daytime event, but when our Event Production team suggested a light and music show on the building facade, the event planning team decided to reschedule the party to early evening.

To light up the building, our team spent about eight hours programming the show, nine hours on set-up (over two days) and two hours to strike after the event.

Equipment used includes:

  • 52- Hanson Wireless LED fixtures
  • 48- Colorblast 12 TRX LED Fixtures
  • 36-Colorblast 12 TR LED Fixtures
  • 12- Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures
  • 4- Impression LED moving head

The team used WYSIWYG software in-house to pre-visualize the show and program before making tweaks live on-site at PWC. The show was programmed through a GrandMA 2 Light console, MAnet to DMX node, which was programmed manually, then synced to SMPTE time code.

The total power for the lighting and sound was only 60amps– about as much as your home stove. Wow!

Our team also provided a stage for announcements, and a truck-mounted video wall for digital signage throughout the event.

Watch the video of the light and sound show:

Creative Show Services Hosts “After 5:00” Event

Tampa – Get up close with the latest interactive technology at the next “After 5:00” event at AVI-SPL’s Creative Show Services office Aug. 1, 2012 from 5 -9 p.m.

This “After 5:00” event will allow professionals from all over the Tampa Bay area a chance to meet up and network while viewing the latest interactive technology, including:

  • Mobile Apps for Events
  • Video Teleconferencing Station
  • LED Wall Technology
  • 3D Mapping
  • Video Design Trends
  • Much, much more – web streaming, lighting environments, digital signage and the most knowledgeable experts in the industry!

 Watch: See highlights from last year’s event!

AVI-SPL has partnered with Meeting Professionals International Tampa Bay and American Marketing Association of Tampa Bay to host this event. To register, click here.

AVI-SPL’s Creative Show Services Offices location:

6206 Benjamin Road

Suite 310

Tampa, Fl 33634