Staging and set design is a fundamental consideration for all Audio Visual productions. It allows you to transform your ordinary auditorium, conference hall, or any other venue into an inviting space for both presenters and attendees. It is vital in making an event experience extraordinary. Below we want to share they key factors to consider for your next event.
Custom Set Design
Personalized podiums and lecterns
A podium is a raised freestanding space created to improve a speaker’s sight over the audience, enhance vocal projection, and enhance visibility to the audience. On the other hand, a lectern is th slanted stand where the presenter places their tools while making a presentation. Both work hand-in-hand to create the right connection between presenters and the audience.
Stage decking and fabrication
Podiums are designed through stage decking and fabrication. The decks are interconnected and supported with mechanically strong legs to create the desired podium size and height. If you plan to hold regular events, personalizing stage fabrics can help you save on branding costs and create a lasting memory that your audience will remember.
Scaffold and custom rigging
How you position your sound, lighting, cameras, displays, and other staging equipment affects the overall feel of the event. And that forms the basis of event rigging and scaffolding. For instance, cameras can be suspended using motor hoists and cranes through a technique called flown rigging or can be mounted onto existing structures, all which affects the final event experience.
Drapery banners and signage
Lightweight items like drapery banners and signage can be hung strategically using catenary wires to communicate the desired information. For lightweight equipment that cannot be suspended or supported from the ground, trusses come in handy.
Lighting and Camera
Everything from the light intensity and tone, to the angle and stage lighting pattern, is equally important when it comes to creating an impactful stage. After all, the goal is to enhance visibility, create the right mood, emphasize where necessary, and ultimately run a captivating event.
Whether you are live-streaming or pre-recording for a virtual event, quality cameras come in as the bridge that connects you to your audience. One key trend in recent days is multi-camera production. Streaming from different angles helps you choose the best footage at each point and makes your event look dynamic.
Using the right microphones makes the presenter’s life easy and streamlines the experience with the audience. We all know how frustrating it is when the audience keeps asking, “what did he say?” So to ensure the best results, microphones are used alongside other sound equipment like mixers, speakers, audio, switchers, video switchers and more.
Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) walls are created by joining multiple LCDs (tiles) separated by bezels. Think of each tile as a larger version of the same displays used in televisions, computer monitors, and smartphones. Their high resolutions make them ideal for video wall applications to project text content, images, and videos more precisely.
Unlike LCDs, LED walls are usually a single display with no bezels in between. Thousands of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are used to come up with the desired display size that is then fitted on the wall. They feature good color accuracy, energy efficiency, and good refresh rates.
Is Staging Design For You?
From the points we have discussed above, designing an impressive stage is quite instrumental because it affects the delivery of ideas, and can subconsciously tune every attendee and presenter’s mind to align with your goals. So whether it’s a conference, tradeshow, meeting, or a virtual event, event staging is worth every dollar!