6 Tips for Making Sense of Your AV Budget

Making sense of your AV budget Have you noticed that there are some significant price disparities based on who was providing your AV quote?  In house AV has one number, a national brand has a different total, a local shop may be slightly lower than the national brand. Why the disparities?  What do things actually cost?  When looking over your AV quotes, here are some tips to help you make [...]

5 Considerations for Downstage Monitors

Customized Presenter Views in the Down Stage Monitors Downstage Monitors, DSM’s, Comfort Monitors, they have a few names. Whatever you want to call them, we are talking about the monitors placed on the floor that give the presenter a view of his slides.   Keynote and the newer version of PowerPoint offer the presenter customizable views.  Most presenters want a customizable view when they present in the live environment. I‘ve [...]

Why I like APPL in 2013

First and foremost, I am NOT a stock expert or even an expert on financial markets.  I am a self-professed technology geek that enjoys “changing the world through the production of exceptional events.”  This is just a fun compilation of random thoughts I have had over the past few months.  Just for fun/reference/disclosure, I started writing this post on Wednesday, March 11th.   I purchased a few shares on 3/14 at $433. [...]

Replacing the “Production Binder” with an iPad

Before we had a blog on our website, I set up a blog on blogspot.com. The next few articles are “Technical Musings” that I had previously posted there and am now moving to this blog. I have not changed to content so some of the observations seem extremely dated! Original Post: 9/20/2010 As an event producer, I have recently experimented with leaving the printed binder behind and have developed a [...]

iMovie for iPhone – Needs “Publish Upon Next WIFI Connection” Feature

Before we had a blog on our website, I set up a blog on blogspot.com. The next few articles are “Technical Musings” that I had previously posted there and am now moving to this blog. I have not changed to content so some of the observations seem extremely dated! Original Post: 6/8/2010 I sincerely think that the ability to shoot in HD and the iMovie for iPhone combination alone will [...]

I WAS RIGHT… THE iPad IS COOL (Part 2)

Before we had a blog on our website, I set up a blog on blogspot.com. The next few articles are “Technical Musings” that I had previously posted there and am now moving to this blog. I have not changed to content so some of the observations seem extremely dated! Original Post: 4/13/2010 Before I continue to write about the enjoyment I am experiencing with my iPad, I want to make [...]

I WAS RIGHT… THE iPad IS COOL (and buying two will save me $500!)

Before we had a blog on our website, I set up a blog on blogspot.com.  The next few articles are “Technical Musings” that I had previously posted there and am now moving to this blog.  I have not changed to content so some of the observations seem extremely dated! Original Post:  4/9/2010 It has been almost a week since I joined the fervor at the Apple Store in Lenox Mall [...]