‘Production values’ is a term often used to describe the skillsets that are employed by creative teams in video and television production. During the COVID-19 pandemic, broadcasters have had to find new ways of engaging with the viewer. But have these always been as successful as they could have been, and can they learn a thing or two from the excellence that AV rental and staging companies provide?
‘The New Normal’ is a phrase which has been used and perhaps over-used in the last few months when describing our lives post Covid-19 lockdown. From a business and meetings point of view, how will our interaction change and what will that interaction look like?
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on visitor numbers to museums, attractions and tourist destinations around the world. Not to mention the all-important revenue that is attached to these. What can on-line and ‘virtual’ tours offer and how many organisations have grasped the opportunities that lie out there?
During this difficult time due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people are turning to podcasts in order to find alternative forms of entertainment. In this blog, regular broadcaster and audio tech aficionado, Nevil Bounds, explains why it has never been easier to create your own podcast and on an economical scale.
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…
Technology is an ever-changing world of improvements and concepts. But how can you capture a client’s enthusiasm for implementing these innovations? Nevil Bounds looks at the role of client, integrator and manufacturer in embracing change.
It’s that time of year again. Hard to believe that InfoComm 2019 is just around the corner at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida in June.
InfoComm is the largest professional audio-visual trade show in North America. With 1,000 exhibitors and an estimated 44,000 attendees from 110 countries, InfoComm is once again showing us that producer AVIXA continues to expand its professional development and certification, as well as a superb showcase for the latest technology.
Read on for facts, news and tips for your visit to the OCCC!
Over the last 10 years, social media has been used extensively in our business – but not always with the success that it may have deserved. In this blog, I take a look at some of the challenges of this astonishing way of communicating, and highlight a few of my personal favourite social media practitioners!
The Integrated Systems Europe show is in its penultimate year at the Amsterdam RAI venue. It is expected to attract over 1,300 exhibitors and 80,000 attendees. How has this event gone from strength to strength and successfully covered such a wide variety of topics? Nevil Bounds has attended every ISE since the 2004 launch and shares his top 10 tips for making the most of your visit to ISE!
Both the technology we use to communicate and the role of the account manager in the AV world have changed hugely over the years. Industry veteran Nevil Bounds muses on time, tech and shifting roles.