Active Production And Design Blog

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Active Glows Crazy at their 25th Anniversary Celebration!

​2018 is a monumental year for Active Production and Design. We celebrate 25 years of audiovisual and production service to the Atlanta area and beyond! As a celebration of this milestone we wondered how we could offer a memorable experience to our employees, clients, colleagues and friends. We have been blessed to work with the best venues, planne...
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Reunited and It Feels So Good!

In 1997, Matt got his first bank loan to buy 6 High End System Intellabeams. His mom cosigned the loan as Matt was only 21 at the time. Matt and his company, Active Lighting and Design, used these fixtures to grow the business by leaps and bounds. After several years, Matt sold these fixtures to a local ice skating rink to make room for new invento...
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Meet Active's NEW Director of Creative Services, Paul Grady!

Active's Creative Services Division  is thrilled to welcome a new Director, Paul Grady! Paul is a native Atlantan and was introduced to the event industry through being an event photographer throughout college. He met his wife, who was a videographer in the industry and ran a business with her dad. He became part of her family AND business fam...
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Utilizing VR for an Immersive Event Experience

Published by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development – Active Production and Design, Inc. Virtual Reality, in various forms, has been shown in the media for decades. However, the actual experience had not been easily accessible until recently. The Virtual Reality of the past involved large cumbersome rigs that were not conv...
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The Growing Audiovisual Industry

The Growing Audiovisual Industry -contributed by Matt Clouser, President, Active Production and Design, Inc. In the earlier days of the audiovisual industry, companies were often divided into disciplines. You had companies that specialized in lighting, audio and video independently. But through the need to simplify the process for the end client, t...
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Take the "Work" out of Networking!

- Contributed by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Active Production and Design, Inc. As the event industry grows, so do its supporting associations and memberships. We all want to keep our finger on the pulse of the trends, tastes, and talents of the best in the business, and many times that comes from attending associat...
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Meet the Active Team - Tony Wallace

In today's blog post we feature Tony Wallace, Active's resident Video Director & Engineer. Tony grew up in Albany, Georgia and brings an extensive history in radio and television. He began his career as a radio DJ moving on to television production work and helping to bring a Fox affiliate in Tallahassee, FL to air. After moving on to beco...
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AV as a Career

-contributed by Matt Clouser, President, Active Production & Design, Inc. The Audiovisual field is a fun and rewarding career path, it has shaped my life in ways that I would have never imagined. It is also a very hands on industry that can't be taught adequately through books. The only way to excel within the industry is to get "front line" ex...
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The Show Must Go On! Surviving the Flu Season as an Event Professional

          - contributed by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing & Business Development: Active Production & Design. It's that annoying time of year, the time when we can expect the impending seasonal illnesses; the sniffling, nagging cough, fever, and all the other symptoms the NyQuil commercials d...
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