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#workitwednesday Roland V-8HD Video Switcher

By | rentals

The very portable and versatile Roland V-8hd Video Switcher recently joined the inventory at Galactic Entertainment.


The features are:

  • 8 HDMI inputs
  • 3 HDMI outputs
  • Built in multiview monitor
  • Aux output for a diferrent video feed
  • 18 – channel digital audio mixer with effects
  • Remote Control app available via App Store
This video mixer has what we need in this age of video meetings and streamed events for all sizes.
Visit Roland V-8HD for more information and to rent it for your next production or streaming event!
*Roland UC-01 Codec available for streaming

Light Up Live Sept 22nd Press Release

By | Concert, Press Release

1 September 2020


As of today, the Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community has an event hashtag all their own. Event
organizers are asking venues and landmarks across the country to light up their buildings and marquees
in red on Tuesday 22 September to raise awareness for an industry that remains dark.

Early response has been overwhelming. Organizations, grassroots groups and individuals are coming
together to ask and assist with illuminating landmarks in red, bringing to light the many performers,
creators, technical, logistical, and management support personnel who drive a $100 billion Canadian
economic engine.

The selected hashtag #LightUpLive #EclaironsLesScenes draws attention to locations that have been
primarily dark for over six months due to social distancing restrictions. Live event workers are encouraged
to participate using social media, and participating venues and installations can be tracked on an
interactive map at the event website ( https://lightuplive.ca ).

“This grassroots movement has seemed to catch fire,” says Morgan Myler, co-founder of the Live Event
Community group, which formed in March as a result of the cancellation of events worldwide due to
COVID-19. “We started with a resource guide for workers to access critical health, financial and training
opportunities when COVID-19 hit.”

According to Statistics Canada1, the arts, entertainment and recreation sector lost 152,000 of 486,100
jobs between June 2019 and June 2020, and 86% of businesses experienced a high level of impact due
to the decrease in demand or cancellation of services2. Those that are still employed have seen a 45%
reduction in hours worked 1 . The corporate and business events sector directly employs an additional
229,000 Canadians according to a 2017 Oxford Economics3 study.

“I’m always impressed to see how quickly the event industry can respond,” says co-founder Rob Duncan
“but considering how quickly the work stopped, people are really looking to do something, however
symbolic it may be.”

The Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community will run Tuesday 22 September from an hour after
sundown, coast to coast. Follow along at https://lightuplive.ca . Live event workers looking for resources
can visit https://liveeventcommunity.org

(647) 483-4102
Media inquiries:
Morgan Myler, 416-720-6477 vicepresident@iatse58.org
Rob Duncan, 416-809-2488 rob@freakypeople.ca

1 https://capacoa.ca/en/2020/07/employment-in-arts-and-culture-june-2020/
2 https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3310022901&pickMembers%5B0%5D=3.4
3 https://insights.eventscouncil.org/Full-Article/2018-global-economic-significance-of-business-events


Live Event Community Mission
It’s in our name – we were founded as a community of Live Event Workers, to support and amplify the
voices of freelancers and gig workers who do not belong to a representative organization. We speak to
government and advocate for essential support for event workers not covered by traditional programs
such as Employment Insurance. Finally, we offer a crowd-sourced database of health, financial, industry,
and training resources for Canadians. We provide a place for those in the community to help each other.

Who Are We?
Live Event Community was created on 12 March 2020 in the aftermath of mass event cancellations
across North America due to COVID-19. Live event freelancers were worried that their livelihood had
disappeared overnight. Four live event professionals in Toronto registered a URL, spun up a phone
number and launched a social media presence on Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn and Facebook to provide
a vetted source of information available to all.

We have no funding and no membership. We do have an organic reach of 30,000 and 1,200 followers on
Facebook, and a mailing list that has nearly tripled in the last week.

Our organization has a similar request to the government as many other travel, tourism and live event
1. That the government recognizes that our industry has been devastated by the effects of
COVID-19, and there is no set date for return. We were the first out and will be one the last to
2. Continue financial support for live event workers until the industry is back to work.
3. Assist companies throughout the supply chain who work to create, produce, manufacture and
support an industry that will have to wait until large gatherings are safe again.

The Ultimate Triple Threat: Vancouver Event Production

By | Concert, Drive In, Graduation, Speaker Rentals

From bedtime stories, to musical groups, to Hollywood feature films, “the rule of three” (Latin- “omne trium perfectum”) principle hints that forms of three are, at heart, more satisfying and effective than any other number of things. We could list the best things that comes in three, but we’d rather focus on our favourite of them all. When it comes to the rule of three, Vancouver event production literally sets the stage for phenomenal events. Let’s break it down into the trio of components that make Vancouver event production setup absolute perfection.

The Opener: Event Staging Setup

Think back to all the visually stimulating events you’ve witnessed; conferences, trade shows, general sessions, investor meetings, corporate theatre productions, exhibits, displays and political events. Before you heard the show or saw the entertainment, the atmosphere of the night was intentional, and event staging setup made sure of it. Whether you’re going for casual, or professional, or dazzling and enchanting, having the right event staging setup pulls together the feel of the event to get guests into the right swing from the get go. Vancouver event production can create a dynamic backdrop, central seating, unique décor and stage placement to draw attention to the right places. Build around your imagination to give your audience the focus for the main event. 

Feature Act: Event Lighting Setup

Event lighting setup takes center stage of the Vancouver event production features trio. Giving your event an entertaining spotlight to capture audiences of all shapes and sizes, the lighting of the show is vital to an unforgettable night that keeps your audience at the edge of their seats. While keeping the focus on the speakers, dynamic lighting can be adjusted to fit the focus in the spotlight. With the right planning, event lighting setup can be the most exciting special effect Vancouver production setups offers – have it sweep across the backdrop or capture the emotion of a show with a subtle dim, or amp the excitement with quick halts on the speaker. It all depends on the show, and the mood, but the visuals here are key.

The Grand Finale: Event Sound Setup

With event lighting setup and event staging setup, there is only one step left to pull off the perfect event setup triad – crystal clear event sound setup. You know the saying, “it isn’t over until the fat lady sings”? Well what good is her singing if you can’t hear her? Music to your ears translates to bringing music (or whatever the presentation on center stage may be) to your audience’s ears, and making sure there is high-definition clarity. Your Vancouver production setups experts will eliminate your worry of pitfalls like feedback, muffled sounds, and bright reverb returns on vocals; all things that distract your guests from the main event you’ve been working so hard to put together. Don’t mess around like a clown, take your event sound setup seriously because it can make or break the entire show!

Post by: Kelsey Burns