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Your One Stop Shop For Party Technology

audio visual companyPlanning an event is no easy task.  Between deciding the food, guests, entertainment, and decor, it can feel like you have no decision making power left when it’s all done.  On top of that, if you want to have any sort of lighting, video presentation, or even music, you need to contact completely different vendors…for all of them.  However, at Tolar AVL, we can provide you with all of the tech for your event.  Unlike competition, we don’t just specialize in audio-visual production or lighting, we specialize in all things tech. 

Event Lighting

Lighting can not only give a great look to your event, it can accomplish so much that you may be able to downsize your decor.  Whereas a table linen can only cover so much, the right lighting can span an entire room.  We don’t only do general event lighting, but stage lighting as well.  Many indoor stages are already outfitted with a lighting system, but our services are perfect for lighting at outdoor events like open-air plays and concerts, or your beautiful outdoor wedding.

Video Services

Tolar AVL can provide the visual equipment that you need for you event.  We have movie screens and projectors ranging in size up to 9‘x12’, perfect for your event indoors or out.  These are great for presentations, slideshows (that one might see at a graduation or birthday party), films, and more.  We even have Jumbotron rental available.

Audio Services

Any audio services that you could need to go along with our video services we’ve got.  We have the audio equipment to broadcast your movie or presentation as loud as you need.    Whether you’re planning a small private event or a community wide festival, we can set you up with the audio visual system that fits your needs.

On top of lighting and AV, Tolar AVL also has pipe and drape rental.  This essential part of AV is what allows for a “behind the scenes” at your event.  Pipe and drapes hide all of the ugly technological wiring that is crucial to the success of your event.  At Tolar AVL, we can be your one stop shop for party tech, so call today to let us know what you need!

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Using Tolar AVL For Your College Programming

sound production californiaCollege campuses offer a wide variety of activities for students and members of the surrounding community alike.  From concerts, to music festivals, to movie showings, and more, Tolar AVL can provide the sound, lighting, or video equipment for any type of college event you may be throwing.  If you’re a member of your school’s programming board, consider using Tolar AVL for your next event.

Music Festivals

Though many colleges have the proper equipment for running small, coffee shop-like concerts, few have the equipment on deck to run a full scale music festival.  A popular annual event for colleges large and small alike, a music festival draws in the community and provides a fun, safe space for people of all ages.  Putting on a great show that has interesting technical effects and runs smoothly is what will keep people coming back again and again.  Tolar AVL can provide you with the newest, most state-of-the-art audio equipment for your college’s music festival, and provide you with the lighting for a great show as well.

Outdoor Movies

If you have the good fortune of living in beautiful Northern California, you’re going to want to take advantage of that weather as much as possible.  Outdoor movies are a fun, easy way to bring the community together.  At Tolar AVL, we have screens that go up to 9×12 feet in size and projectors that run as bright as 10,000 lumens.  The expert video production along with the expert audio will facilitate a movie watching tradition that your fellow students would be sad to see go.  Most college campuses offer some sort of weekly/bi-weekly movie event, so why not add something different and make it outside?  For only a bit of extra money, you can put on a professional movie showing on your quad.

Field Day

A little less common on college campuses, Field Day is typically associated with elementary schools.  It’s a day in which classes are cancelled and kids get to just get out and play, competing in a series of easy to understand, fast-paced games.  These games include egg toss, water balloon fights, kickball, and anything else you can think of.  The hardest part of college programming is getting people to come to your events, as everyone is so busy with school, work, friends, and more, so having killer audio equipment to blast music and show people that something fun is going on can be a great tool in boosting attendance.

For all lighting, video, and audio production needs in Northern California, call Tolar AVL today!

Theater Lighting Tips

theater lightingStage and theater lighting is absolutely essential to the overall aspect of productions, community events, and/or corporate parties. Theater lighting is essential to a production. Without lighting, a production can be flat, monotonous, and lose its entire purpose. It strings an entire piece together because it gives the audience the ability to actually see what is right before their eyes!

Theater Lighting Tips

Understand Your Event

It can be particularly difficult to understand when there is a beginning or an end of a scene without stage lighting, when characters, actors, or participants are supposed to make an entrance, and who is even present because people are not even properly visible without lighting — let alone the right type of lighting! Lighting is more than just lights hitting a person’s face; theater lighting is an art because it can be on, fall on, follow, and focus on a person’s face to enhance and thus highlight their facial features. You just can’t have a theatrical stage without proper lighting!

Have Color Set the Tone

Theater is an art, so in a theater and lighting production, use the color of light to set the mood and tone of what is happening on stage. This is where you can get a bit creative and begin to use filters. If a dramatic and sad scene is occurring, try setting the colors to a dim and cool tone or throwing a blue tint on. On the other hand, brighter colors like reds, oranges, and yellow can promote a more positive feel, although red can also be more angry and passionate depending on what scenery and music accompanies it. As humans, we tend to put specific colors with certain moods and feelings. Humans even have a tendency to predict what may happen when they see specific colors beforehand.

Mixed Patterns and Movement

You can use light to have patterns and movement throughout the stage when needed or if the scene or event calls for it. A perfect example would if you were having the stage play, “Peter Pan,” and needed to move the character of Tinkerbell around and decided to move a beam of light around the stage to act as a fairy. Other stage productions will use light in creative ways by having it come up on the stage as a pattern with sound effect to appear like a storm, tornado, trees, or starry night sky.

There’s certainly a world to educate yourself on when it comes to lighting, but these are some brief basic theater lighting tips that can point you in the right direction for an excellent video and stage production.

Are you having an upcoming special event and in need of a professional team to capture your event on film? Look no further and contact Tolar AVL today!

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