Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 7: The infrastructure

By David Aleksandersen 28. March 2020

Interested in becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? In the seventh blog in this series, we focus on infrastructure and system setup, including connectivity and capturing content from external sources.

These posts are based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.

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Temaer: cables, displays, video pro, mediaserver, professional, adapters

Flexible LED content design demands a spatial mindset

By Adrian Pennington 19. March 2020

Projection has traditionally been considered to have an unassailable advantage over other media when it comes to making any surface a digital canvas. From a shop window to the facade of a cathedral, projection has the edge – particularly when the latest projection mapping techniques are employed. Is that all about to change? After walking the halls at ISE 2020, Adrian Pennington considers recent advances in direct view LED and wonders if the gap has now narrowed.

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Temaer: projection mapping, LED, wow-factor, audience engagement, visitor experience, ise

The State Of The AV Industry 2020

By David Aleksandersen 7. March 2020

According to AVIXA™, the global professional AV Industry will reach a staggering USD 325 billion in 2024. And 2020 started off quite well…  before we learned a new word: Covid-19, coronavirus.

Let’s start with a quick look at the reasoning behind the AVIXA numbers, published before coronavirus made the headlines. AVIXA’s “2019 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis” states that the demand for pro-AV products and services is driven by a global rise in GDP (Gross Domestic Product), because the pro-AV industry provides solutions to almost all facets of the economy. The forecast shows that Asia-Pacific is overtaking the Americas as the largest revenue-producing region, while all markets globally will show growth. 

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Temaer: future, avixa, networking, professional

Interview: Meet Roxanne Wilm, photographer, designer & slide fan

By Jacquie McHale 28. February 2020

Every so often, we get technical questions related to vintage Dataton products, manufactured some 30-40 years ago. When we do, it's usually from enthusiasts who actually owned units "back in the day". So when the support team received a query from an up-and-coming, recently graduated, photographer about PAX slide control units and MIC3 controllers, we were curious, to say the least! 

We decided to find out why Roxanne Wilm, a  26-year old artist from the Netherlands, chooses slide projection as her medium in her project, ORDER I DISORDER. Read on…

 

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Temaer: slide projector, entertainment technology, retro

What every media server operator should know

By John Mims III 18. January 2020

 

As a media server operator and content manager, John Mims, J3Consulting.org, is the go-to guy for leading producers and brands in the US. In this blog, he looks at the role of the operator, and offers practical advice to ensure your next show runs even more smoothly. 

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Temaer: event, mediaserver, avpro, operator

How to avoid the event hangover

By Heather Holm, SoundGirls.org 28. December 2019

 

Have you been there? Done an event that starts at 6 am but doesn’t end until 3 or 4 am. Afterward, you go home, get some sleep, but you still have to get up at a reasonable time to function that day? Then you wake up feeling like you spent the night drinking way too much?

I call this the event hangover. It’s close to the same feeling as a hangover, but you missed the entire section of the night that was enjoying a few drinks and hanging out with friends.  There’s the headache, body aches, your feet hurt, and you don’t exactly remember what time you got home. Does any of this sound familiar?

As I do more and more shows each month with hours like this, I strive to avoid the event hangover as much as I can. Here are the tips and tricks I have found that help me avoid feeling terrible after a long event.

By Heather Holm writing for SoundGirls.org

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Temaer: sound, event, tour, avpro

Interview: Meet David Willrich, DJW, UK

By Nevil Bounds 22. December 2019

This week Nevil Bounds talks to David Willrich, founder of DJW, and a well-known figure in the UK (and international) AV industry. DJW started out in 1986 as a consultancy business focused on museums and visitor parks. Today, the company’s portfolio includes hotels, museums, visitor parks and attractions. Recent DJW projects include the Museum of the Gateway Arch in St Louis, USA; the Qasr Al Hosn Fort in Abu Dhabi (pictured above) and the Strawberry Field Exhibition in Liverpool, UK. DJW also provided the award-winning immersive experiences at the iconic Titanic Belfast experience center in Northern Ireland.

Let's start by rewinding to 1985, when David Willrich was the AV manager at the UK’s National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, a pioneer in the attractions industry…

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Temaer: visitor experience, entertainment technology, TEA

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 6: The display

By David Aleksandersen 15. December 2019

Are you thinking about becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? In the sixth blog in the series, we will dig into the world of displays!

These posts are based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.

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Temaer: LED, displays, video pro, mediaserver, professional, blend, projectors

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 5: Three dimensions

By David Aleksandersen 30. November 2019

Are you thinking about becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? This is blog number five in the series, and this time we're shining a light on 3D files, formats and projection mapping

These posts are based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.

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Temaer: projection mapping, tools, video pro, mediaserver, stereoscopy, professional, 3D

Tips on working cross culturally in entertainment

By Anna Robb 19. November 2019

 

Working in different countries among different cultures can be hard. Yet many in the entertainment industry dive in and end up touring shows, creating events and/or relocating to foreign countries to work as performers, technicians or managers. Anna Robb at TheatreArtLife lists some of her tips to alleviate cross-cultural challenges.

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Temaer: tour, travel, avpro, culture, communication

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