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Professional AV Services for Chicago
The AVent Techs provides audio, video, stage and computer technical support for all types of live events in Chicago and the surrounding communities. Looking for a crew of highly qualified technicians for an important corporate meeting or trade show at any Chicago venue? Need stagehands for an outdoor event?
The AVent Techs takes great pride in how we select each technician that we hire. We are confident that you’ll be pleased with what our event labor coordinators can do for your next event.
We are fully insured with both general liability coverage as well as workers compensation coverage. We are also compliant with all federal and state employment rules and regulations. Most important: our technicians are employees, not 1099 contractors. They are professional, responsible and attentive to your needs, because they are employees, not contractors.
Explore the services we can offer your event in Chicago. We look forward to serving you.
Let’s Discuss Your Chicago Event
Have a meeting, convention, trade show, event, public address or other major project in Chicago that requires top-tier audio-visual support? We welcome your inquiry.
Please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Or, simply call us at 213-341-1061. You may also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Available personnel for your Chicago event
A1 (Audio Engineer)
The A1 is completely in-charge of all sound-related aspects of the production. This includes responsibility for the placement and operation of the mixing console, outboard effects/equalization racks, microphone placement and sound reinforcement system.
A1 rates are designated to the FOH Engineer, Monitor/Foldback Engineer, Field ENG Mixer/Boom Operator, and Mixing Engineer (Multi and Single Track recording)
A2 (Audio Assistant)
An A2 is a technician specializing in audio duties. This technician can be responsible for the acquisition, upkeep and use of the audio system, communication systems, microphones and backstage monitors.
A highly proficient technician responsible for operating a video camera on tri-pod in a fixed position for the purpose of I-MAG and/or ISO-record. The operator is responsible for the complete set-up, operation, maintenance and strike of the camera.
Camera Operator (Hand-Held)
A highly experienced technician who operates a video camera for the purpose of I-MAG and/or ISO-record with a shoulder mounted camera (or any other type of steady-cam rig). The operator is responsible for all aspects of set-up, operation, maintenance and strike of the camera.
A highly proficient technician that sets up, color matches and/or blends video projectors (LCD or DLP). This technician also troubleshoots and can also be placed as the tape operator for show run positions.
LED Wall Specialist
A highly specialized technician that is competent with setting up, programming, operating and striking of LED wall display products.
(Please note when booking any projectionist or LED Wall Specialist – specify any gear being used).
PowerPoint (Graphics) Designer
A technician specialising in the concept, design and operation of all PowerPoint presentations and/or show graphics.
A technician proficient in the operation and minor editing of PowerPoint (or Keynote presentations) and show graphics.
(When ordering – Please specify the use of either MS PowerPoint or Keynote)
In control of calling camera shots, program feed and operating the switcher for the show.
A highly specialized technician with the proficiency in operating various video recording and playback tape deck and hard drive based devices
V1 (Video Engineer)
The V1 is responsible of all video-related aspects of the production which includes the video switcher, displays, engineering racks and processors, camera placement and camera control/shading.
The V1 rate is designated to Folsom Operators, Video Control Technician and Video Bay Engineers.
Please note – Encore and Spyder ops are by special request and require at least one week notice.
V2 (Video Assist)
A V2 is a technician specialising in video duties which includes assisting the V1 with the set-up of the “Video Village”, video bay, Folsom switcher(s), signal and power cabling, building and placing camera(s), screen building, displays (LCD’s, Plasmas, LED Walls, etc) and any other duties as directed by the V1 as well as striking of any video related gear.
The L1/LDhas complete responsibility for the overall execution of the lighting design. This person oversees the lighting crew, power management, instrument placement (according to the lighting plot), board programming, lighting “focus”, show operation and strike.
The Lighting Designer devises the complete lighting concept of the show. Core functions include designing the lighting plot, required equipment and liaising closely with the Project Manager (as well as other department heads) and detailing crew requirements.
Master Electrician (ME)
A lighting technician whose responsibility includes all non-design aspects of the lighting in a production and tying in main power, power distribution, circuiting lighting instruments and dimmer patching.
L2 (Lighting Assist)
A technician specialising in lighting duties which include:running power and necessary data control wiring to all lighting fixtures, hanging lights in the proper place, installing the necessary color and image patterns into the lights, and striking of any and all lighting related gear. They can also provide support in the “focus” of the lighting instruments.
Spot Light Operator
Typically an L2, this technician is experienced in the show operation of various spot lights.
AV Technician (Set/Strike)
A technician with an extensive skill set and experiece in audio, video, and lighting. AV technicians may be used in meeting rooms, exhibits and general sessions with the main emphasis of use in breakouts and exhibits.
AV Technician (Floater/Operator)
A show technician that is experienced with floating or operating breakout rooms and exhibits. These technicians possess extensive customer services skills, troubleshooting ability and experience and understanding with show operations.
A technician that specializes in stage set-up including sets and props.
Note: All carpenters provided by The AVent Techs are equipped with specialty tools (Screw gun, basic tool kit, etc).
These are low skill technicians predominatly for moving of gear, truck loading and unloading, truss building and various other positions not requiring a technician of any specific skill set. They provide general support for load-ins and load-outs.
A technician that possess skills for set-up, basic networking and troubleshooting of computers. Typically an L2, this technician is experienced in the show operation of various spot lights.