Jeff Hudson, CSEP
We've all been affected deeply by the Coronavirus. Loss of jobs, stores shut down, worldwide uncertainty, and sheltering in place are just a few of the once-a-century type of occurrences we're experiencing. The event industry in particular is getting hit hard. After an emotional roller coaster, we're seeing some light and adapting fast. Here's what we've been up to and a few of the ways we're pivoting to stay relevant and resilient!
Rescheduling and cancelling events. This was the first, but worst and most dreaded phase of our new life. We put a new policy in place for clients unable to have their event due to Covid-19 related government mandates. It was two (unpaid) weeks solid on the phone and sending emails. The bulk of it is done, for now. Unfortunately, requests for rescheduled or cancelled events continue to trickle. We've consulted our legal team and...
When planning an event of any occasion it is important to consider your audio and visual needs. Choosing the right vendor and equipment for your scenario could make all the difference in the efficacy of your event. When making decisions about your A/V needs, here are a few things to consider.
1. What is the event space like?
It is always important to visit the room you are booking beforehand to know what type of audio and visual equipment will be needed to make your event the best it can be. There are a couple of determining factors when detailing your needs. First, what is the size and shape of the room? For instance, the size of the room correlates with the size of the equipment needed. Smaller spaces may not need as many speakers or screens to get your message across clearly. Secondly, as you consider the room layout ask yourself- will there be angles at which some participants can’t see the main stage or presenter that might require additional equipment? A well placed secondary projection screen or speaker might make all the difference for a...more
"Should I Hire a Professional DJ for My Event?"
Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate event, or private party around Austin, you will want to create a vibe that’s fun and engaging for everyone. You might be thinking a live, professional DJ sounds like a lot of fun, but you’re wondering if paying for professional services is the right way to go. Many people skimp out on this service and hire amateurs, friends or relatives to play Spotify playlists, thus missing out on the fun experience and professionalism a seasoned DJ brings to the event.
There is so much more to effective DJ services than just playing music. Here are five reasons you definitely want to get a professional DJ to work at your wedding or event:
1. Professionalism and experience
Professional DJs know how to run an event and read a crowd. They have clocked thousands of hours entertaining guests at weddings, corporate events, galas, conferences, and...more
Jeff Hudson, CSEP
With SXSW 2020 right around the corner we decided to recap our award winning 2019 SXSW work in Austin, TX. (Yes, we just returned from the 2020 Texas Star Awards Gala in Houston put on by the ILEA Houston Chapter where we won Best Entertainment Under $25,000 for our work described below!) We worked about 15 events but our largest of SXSW 2019 was 9 days in a row helping promote the new Visible cell phone brand.
We were hired by an advertising agency out of New York City to create a studio recording experience inside a custom made building that was on 3 sides transparent ("visible"). Spacecraft Entertainment provided all the instruments, backline, microphones, karaoke tracks, video screens, lighting, AV equipment, recording software, and staffing. Our crown jewel was the process to deliver recording on a fun cassette tape USB...more
Written by Miguel
It can be difficult knowing what to play for a holiday party. With an ever-changing audience making sure everyone is having the time of their life can be harder than it seems. We at Spacecraft want you to succeed! Check out our tips for hosting the best holiday party in town. We've also thrown in a little treat of our own. A special holiday playlist!
1. Diversify. As DJs we rarely play a full holiday themed dance set. Include classics, hip-hop, current pop and more. In the end, do what's best to keep people dancing!
2. Be Inclusive! From Kwanzaa to Hanukkah to Christmas, there are many different celebrations happening simultaneously around the world. That means in the melting pot of the U.S, you are bound to have a diverse audience at your party. Keep this in mind when considering your unique playlist.
3. Make it fun! Did you know Mariah Carey's - All I Want for Christmas is the number one most downloaded Christmas song of all time? At 3.2 Million downloads Mariah Carey’s...more