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maestro

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If we had a se-up of the year award, that would get it hands down! :shock:
Very, very nice my man!!! :!:
 

SPINDOCTORDJ

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Mastero, wait till my job after this Sat pics before saying Set-Up of the Year award because I have something in the works as long as it does not snow....

Nice set-up, was that done my by you or a production company. Did you run a distro for power?

Dave Parks
 

unlimitedsounds

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HMMM

I wish I could book jobs that let me use that much trussing and lighting. Around here they dont seem to want to book lighting packages or even talk about it...
 

Anthony Martorano

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Dave Parks said:
Mastero, wait till my job after this Sat pics before saying Set-Up of the Year award because I have something in the works as long as it does not snow....

Nice set-up, was that done my by you or a production company. Did you run a distro for power?

Dave Parks
I'm going to throw my hat in the ring for a few events we have coming up in February with TSA. I know Wags will have another HUGE one here in a few weeks too. Maybe we'll make a trophy and vote on it at the end of the year, lol :p .
 

DOUBLE_PLAY

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Anthony Martorano said:
Dave Parks said:
Mastero, wait till my job after this Sat pics before saying Set-Up of the Year award because I have something in the works as long as it does not snow....

Nice set-up, was that done my by you or a production company. Did you run a distro for power?

Dave Parks
I'm going to throw my hat in the ring for a few events we have coming up in February with TSA. I know Wags will have another HUGE one here in a few weeks too. Maybe we'll make a trophy and vote on it at the end of the year, lol :p .
I think that that would be a totally different discussion. IMHO, there is a BIG difference between bringing in your OWN equipment and putting on one hell of a show rather than just calling in a production company to handle it.

Anyone on this board that has a school that has the money to bring in another company to handle sound and lights can put on a show like that. Only a select few here can do something huge on their own.
 

maestro

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You're right Chris!

What are those big box like structures at the top of the vertical truss corners? Is that some kind of winch assembly? How did you get that massive structure up? At what point were the light fixtures and speakers attached? :?:

Friggin' awesome set-up! :!:
 

SPINDOCTORDJ

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Anthony, I'm in... But we prob have to do 2 catagories as I and some others can handle everything without a production company, and you guys have to get some help... J/K.

Just wait till after tommrow pics...

Dave Parks
 

Anthony Martorano

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I was actually just kidding about the whole contest thing... but I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea?? We need some more action on this board, it's been dead for a while.

It would be kind of neat to see who does the most outrageous stuff. We could split it into two categories as Dave said... one with production and one without production (all "in-house" gear). On the other hand, this shoudn't be about "who spent the most money on gear," it should be about who does the most outrageous, exciting, and unique dance.

Getting the thread back on track a little... Rocklouder that is probably the most unique trussing setup I've seen!!! The trussing itself is an attraction! Great job! It looks like the students were having a fantastic time.
 

Anthony Martorano

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DOUBLE_PLAY said:
Anyone on this board that has a school that has the money to bring in another company to handle sound and lights can put on a show like that.
Care to back that statement up? The hard part isn't putting on the show, the hard part is selling these shows. You have to convince the school to think completely out of the realm of their comfort zone and re-budget and prioritize the entire event. THAT is the hard part, not making the phone call to the production company and ordering a bunch of MAC 2000s.
 

DOUBLE_PLAY

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Anthony Martorano said:
You have to convince the school to think completely out of the realm of their comfort zone and re-budget and prioritize the entire event.
For productions like we are talking about, I would think that a school would know that they can't just hire a guy with a pair of Mackies, given the amount of students and room size.

I've never had to convince a school to re-prioritize. Simply tell them, "This is what it costs for an event this size," and if they don't like it then tell them thanks anyways and hope you book that date to another client.
 

DJPops

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I wish I could afford to buy gear of that magnitude. Oh Lotto Lotto Lotto, when you gonna hit the Powerball for me.
 

Anthony Martorano

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DOUBLE_PLAY said:
Anthony Martorano said:
You have to convince the school to think completely out of the realm of their comfort zone and re-budget and prioritize the entire event.
For productions like we are talking about, I would think that a school would know that they can't just hire a guy with a pair of Mackies, given the amount of students and room size.
You'd be surprised, unfortunately, at how many schools have been burned by "that guy with 2 powereds on sticks." We get calls all of the time.

For the larger production shows, 95% of schools need to re-prioritize their entire event budget. We're not talking about the average $1000-1500 homecoming dance here. These shows Dave does, the show that Rocklouder showed pictures from, and our production shows are probably in the $3000-$6000 range.

When you first tell a school that is used to paying $800-1000 that you want to bring in a show that is going to cost them 5-7x what they are used to paying, smoke will come out of their ears. They can't even grasp the concept of the difference between the package pricing. Then when you start talking numbers, they find that they are paying $2000 for paper and cardboard decorations, they start realizing that cutting this and that will allow them to add $X to their entertainment budget.

It's not as simple as walking in there and throwing a number at them and saying "this is what it will cost." It's about giving them options from bare-bones to extravagant. Is all the gear necessary sometimes? Heck NO!! They're paying for the "WOW" factor, not each individual piece of gear or wattage figures. Schools pay for Val, Dave Parks, TSA, and other HUGE shows because they want their students to experience the opposite end of the spectrum from "the guy with Mackies on sticks."
 

UpbeatsDJs

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Great Anthony
I have been doing this style of marketing for 4 years now (rolling decoration, balloon, favors and ect) budgets into our PO. We handel it all and do it all. Amazing how long it takes for them to understand this concept. You got to be a sales person and explain it with emotion that suck them into your way of thinking. But once you get your foot in the door. The sky is the limit!!!!

It will be another great year!!!!
 
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