Apr

02

2015
Tips for a Successful Production-Part 2

  The Show Last week, we discussed seven ways in which you and your production team can best prepare for your live event during the planning phase, or what we call pre-production. Below are Tips for a Successful Production-Part 2, four suggestions for improving your production process during the event itself. Scripts Avoiding communication problems should always be a goal in live event production. One...

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Mar

26

2015
Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

It is that time of year again.  It is always interesting to watch a time lapse video! Watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEVnep8ta4s Here is a photo of the set up from last year at the  Robotics Competition.  It is always a blast to see what the students come up with each year! We are gearing up for the 14th annual Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition to be...

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Mar

21

2015
Tips for a Successful Production-Part 1

Here are some Tips for a Successful Production-Part 1 Pre-Production Few occasions can match the pressure and intensity of live event production – so many balls in air – show management, lighting, sound, video, etc. – and only one opportunity to catch them. If one of those elements should drop in front of an audience, months of preparation and your valuable investment could be seemingly...

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Mar

14

2015
Interactive Koi Pond

How do you build a pond, complete with fish, for an indoor event without getting wet? A Hughie’s client needed two Koi ponds for a Japanese themed event but didn’t want to build ponds and fill them with water and fish. Solution: create the illusion of real ponds with swimming fish- an Interactive Koi Pond. Not only did the ponds look real but the fish...

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Mar

08

2015
A Few Key Points for Venue Selection

  If you are planning an event, one of the most critical decisions you’ll have to make is location. Venue selection is key in assuring your event will be a successful one. Lucky for you, Hughie’s Event Productions has worked in almost every venue in the city and we have a lot of expertise to share, specific to each venue.  Here are A Few Key...

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Mar

04

2015
“Hear” are a few tips about proper microphone usage

  Proper microphone usage is essential whether there is an audio engineer at your event or not.  “Hear” are a few tips about proper microphone usage. It’s very important to remember that there are two very distinct differences in microphone usage with regards to a live sound setting as opposed to say, television. On television, you see the reporter sometimes holding the microphone at his...

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Dec

27

2014
Lighting options for your event

Clients always ask what is the difference between an Uplight lighting, GOBO, and a Pinspot? There are many lighting options for your event. Here are a few of them explaied for you. Up-lights are the foundation of any Event Lighting design. They are placed on the floor of your venue, and are used to create a color wash on the walls or drapery. Gel overlays,...

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Dec

10

2014
VGA or Digital signal

Ever wonder if you have a VGA or Digital signal? Here is the difference between the two. A Video Graphics Array (VGA) connector is a three-row 15-pin DE-15 connector. The 15-pin VGA connector is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and high definition television sets. On laptop computers or other small devices, a mini-VGA port is sometimes used in place of the full-sized VGA...

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Nov

29

2014
Lighting up an event

Lighting up an event can take on many meanings. There are so many choices for lights now, and so many ways that you can achieve color. Incandescent lights (par cans or lighting fixtures that have lamps/bulbs) would use a gel to sheet to achieve the color. These fixtures draw more electricity and produce much more heat than a LED light fixture. While some incandescent fixtures...

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Nov

15

2014
How many lights do you need on a 10’ section of pipe and drape?

Great Question. Unfortunately, the answer is really “what are my options”. It all depends on if you are looking to wash the drape section with a “beam” of color, or a flood type fixture. If the pipe and drape stands alone, behind a bar or area of the event, I would use up to 4 lights per section. This would give the drape a nice,...

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