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Scene Change May Not Be The Right AV Company For You

Wrong for you? What's the deal with that?

AV suppliers come in all sorts of sizes and styles. They suit different types of clients. Sometimes it’s a capability thing, or budget. Sometimes it’s just your personal vibe.

There are hundreds of regular presentations and conferences going on right now all around the country that don’t need Scene Change. They’ll be just fine without us.

Yet Scene Change has a devoted following among some clients. Who are those people? How do you know if Scene Change is right for you?

We mainly work with event industry professionals. People whose job it is to assemble a team that nails all aspects of the show without fuss or surprises. Seasoned pros who produce blue chip events every week want to deal with AV people who operate on the same wavelength.

Industry clients don’t have time to spoonfeed new people information and instructions. They can tell pro gear from the cheaper, riskier stuff.

So we’re not talking about the everyday presentation, the one that can be safely organised in-house by someone with various other job roles.

The 4 Situations You Need Scene Change:

HIt’s a heavy, must-not-fail situation.

IThere are important, unforgiving people on stage or in the audience.

JWhen it’s technically complex, needs design and lateral thinking.

KWhen the audience will notice production values.

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HIt’s a heavy, must-not-fail situation.

Major business announcements. New product launches. Dealer channel gatherings. If these events are compromised, there are big commercial implications. So there are lots of people on the client side with a major interest in a zero fail rate. It doesn’t have to be a giant production. Sometimes it’s just a flat screen in a room, but it had better be a very good flat screen.

IThere are important, unforgiving people on stage or in the audience.

“No pressure or anything but…” There’s a lot more on the line when you have, say, the CEO of a major bank on stage. Apart from the obvious importance of it all working, the AV techs are going to be talking to that CEO, and if they’re using a radio mic, literally touching them. You want techs with the personal skills to operate in that rarefied environment. In the general AV world, those techs are scarce.

JWhen it’s technically complex, needs design and lateral thinking.

Venues get busy. Sometimes the templated ‘the screens always go on this wall’ approach is legitimate to keep everything running to schedule. But for some events, you don’t want the McShow. Scene Change people are used to dealing with the unusual and the difficult. We can do technical designs that will make the event feel completely bespoke for the same budget as regular looks. And we can handle really complex shows in a calm, planned fashion because we do those shows most days.

KWhen the audience will notice production values.

We’ll be honest here, lots of audiences don’t notice production values – the extra 10-20% of fine details that take a show up to the next level. That’s totally cool, just as some audiences love to eat party pies (and so do we). But some audiences do notice production quality. More accurately, they just feel it. There’s a big difference between showing PowerPoint and showing a film that’s been made just for this event. It only takes one weak link in the live production chain to crunch something beautiful down to YouTube-grade. And if they wanted that, they could watch it on their phone. We do a lot of artistic shows, where the artist has sweated for years over their creation and want it delivered exactly how they pictured in their head. A lot of corporate producers feel the same.