Create the perfect atmosphere at your event. Atmosphere is everything at an event. It is the cornerstone by which every constituent element gathers and it can make or break your special evening.
Unfortunately, there is no single action you can take which will conjure up the perfect atmosphere; it takes careful planning, attention to detail and professional help to get everything just right. However, when done properly, you can be confident your event will be everything both you and your guests could have hoped for.
Today, we’ll focus on two areas which will bring vibrancy, clarity and, above all, excitement to the party: light and sound.
Lighting is absolutely crucial. You want to create a dramatic, impressive impression for anyone entering the event. It is also the ultimate scene- and mood-setter and can transform even the most mundane locations into jaw-dropping works of art.
Among the lighting techniques which can be employed are LED uplighters, which can enhance any venue’s internal architecture, colour washes which can bathe ceilings, walls and floors in any shade of your choosing and gobos, which can liven up dead spaces and draw attention to specific areas by shining patterns and corporate logos at them. Intelligent lighting can certainly trace its roots back to music events, but moving lights are also equally at home at any event where you want to elicit an air of grandeur and visual excitement.
Take an award ceremony, for example. During the evening, your lighting engineer can create an exciting lighting design to lend gravitas to key elements of the ceremony; the winner acceptance speeches, guest speakers and hosts can be lit appropriately and in harmony with any music that is used. The results are cohesive, enjoyable and always impressive for anyone in attendance.
That brings us onto sound. An event simply isn’t an event if you can’t hear it. Sound reinforcement technology has come a long way in recent years, and, in order to make yourself heard, you no longer have to rely on a rig the Rolling Stones would be proud of. A professional sound engineer like ours at Precise will recommend the right type of system for any given event, based on the venue size and content which needs to be amplified. This is a particularly crucial balancing act which needs significant, professional attention at events where music isn’t the main focus.
We’ll use an awards ceremony as an example again. Such an evening would undoubtedly include musical elements, but they must be balanced carefully with what is arguably the main thing that needs to be heard clearly – spoken word. Every venue will have dead spots and areas where it is trickier to project sound, and it is therefore crucial that the best equipment and technical knowhow are enlisted to make sure those sitting in such areas can hear every word.
Happy event planning! Just don’t forget the light and sound…