Video Tech Services Provides AV Labor, Staff and Crew

Video Tech Services provides elite audio visual labor, staff and crew for live corporate events, conventions, exhibits, presentations, conferences, trade shows, special events, and other corporate environments.

Corporate event planners, convention managers, trade show planners, and event video production companies call VTS because we're a renowned nationwide seasoned provider audio visual technicians who are team players, with years of experience in their area of expertise

VTS specializes in filling the below audio visual technician positions:

 

  • A1 (Audio Engineer)

    The A1 directs the set up, placement, tuning, operation, and strike of the entire audio system. The A1 is primarily used in the General Session and large Breakout Room environment.

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  • A2 (Audio Assist)

    The A2 assists the A1 with the setup and strike of the entire audio system. The A2’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set/strike of wireless-microphones, assembly of line arrays, running of cables and intercom systems. The A2 can be utilized in all show environments.

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  • AV Tech Floater

    The AV Tech Floater assumes the same responsibilities as the AV Tech Operator, but is not dedicated to one room. This position is recommended for rooms that do not require an AV Tech Operator.

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  • AV Tech Operator

    The AV Tech Operator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: operation of simple break-out rooms, set up and strike of LCD projectors, and set up and operation of 8-16 channel analog audio consoles, basic video switcher/scalers, static lighting consoles for basic stage wash and presenter support with basic PowerPoint editing.

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  • AV Tech Set/Strike

    The AV Tech Set/Strike is primarily used for the setting of meeting rooms, exhibits, basic audio, lighting, and video equipment. The AV Tech Set/Strike technicians should not be utilized in specific departments, such as the A2, L2 or V2 positions. The AV Tech Set/Strike can be utilized in all show environments.

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  • Camera Operator

    A Camera Operator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: build and operate all fixed broadcast/studio configured cameras, regardless of lens configuration. A Camera Operator is primarily used in the General Session and large Breakout Room environment.

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  • Camera Operator – Hand-Held

    A Hand-Held Camera Operator works at a non-fixed position. This Camera Operator is primarily used in the General Session and large Breakout Room environment.

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  • Carpenter

    A Carpenter is responsible for the set/strike of all staging, sets and props. Carpenters will provide all necessary tools to complete the assignment and can be utilized in all show environments.

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  • Computer Network Tech

    A Computer Network Tech’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting/striking and maintaining networks, servers, routers, printers and digital signage. The Computer Network Tech can be utilized in all show environments.

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  • Computer Tech

    The Computer Technician’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the set/strike of basic computer systems. These technicians do NOT set up networks. The Computer Tech can be utilized in all show environments.

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  • Digital Media/Playback Pro Operator

    The Digital Media Operator responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the set up and operation of professional media playback systems, with a complete understanding of Playback Pro and other digital playback systems. The Digital Media Operator manages and executes encoding and playback cues. The Digital Media Operator also sets up and maintains all specified recordings during show, as well as labels and delivers all digital media after show. The Digital Media Operator is typically used in the General Session environment.

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  • L1 (Lighting Engineer)

    The L1 works closely with the LD and directs the set/strike of the entire lighting system. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: directing fixture placement, assignment of dimmer patches, power/signal distribution, console programming, and final focus and operation of the lighting console. The L1 is primarily used in the General Session and large Breakout Room environment.

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  • L2 (Lighting Assist)

    The L2 assists the L1 with the set and strike of the entire lighting system. The L2’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the L1 with truss building, fixture placement, power/signal distribution and focusing. The L2 can be utilized in all show environments
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  • Labor Coordinator

    The VTS Labor Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: checking in/out of all VTS techs, distribution and management of the entire VTS crew. The VTS Labor Coordinator is also responsible for assisting with any additions, changes and/or cancellations throughout the entire event. The VTS Labor Coordinator is required for events with crews of 18+, or by request.

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  • LED Wall Programmer

    The LED Wall Programmer directs the setup, configuration, programming, troubleshooting and disassembly of the LED wall.

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  • LED Wall Tech

    The LED Wall Tech assists the LED Wall Programmer with the set/strike of LED walls. The LED Wall Tech’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assembly/disassembly of LED walls and patching of signal and power.

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  • Lighting Designer (LD)

    The Lighting Designer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: designing the plot, fixture placement, power/signal distribution and the final “Look” of the show. The LD position is primarily used in General Session; pre-production meetings with the client are highly recommended.

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  • ME (Master Electrician)

    The ME works directly with the LD/L1 with the distribution of power, assignment and patching of dimmers and lamp replacement. The ME is primarily used in the General Session environment.

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  • PowerPoint Designer

    The PowerPoint Designer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the design and assembly of the presentation and the operation of the show. The PowerPoint Designer is primarily used in the General Session and large Breakout Room environment.

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  • PowerPoint Operator

    The PowerPoint Operator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set/strike and operation of the entire PowerPoint Presentation. The PowerPoint Operator is primarily used in the General Session and large Breakout Room environment.

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  • Project Manager

    The Project Manager is an industry professional who is proficient in pre-production, operations and management of crew and gear. This person is the on-site Operations Manager and the liaison between the client and the crew. The Project Manager also interacts with venue management. The selection of a Project Manager is based on the level and difficulty of the project, i.e.: meeting-room coordinator, general-exhibit coordinator, large-exhibit-booth coordinator, or general-session-production manager. The specific roles of the Project Manager should be defined by the client, to ensure the selection of the proper individual. This position is typically supplied by the client.

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  • Projectionist

    The Projectionist responsibilities include, but are not limited to: placement, stacking, converging and potential blending of all projection equipment.

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  • Show A2

    The Show A2 assists the A1 during show. The primary responsibilities include: management of wireless-microphone frequencies and interfacing with presenters. The Show A2 is recommended primarily in the General Session environment.
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  • Show Director

    The Show Director oversees the entire show, ensuring the harmonious integration of all departments, in addition to calling show cues. Generally, the Show Director must participate in script creation and show planning. The Show Director is used only in the General Session environment.

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  • Spot Operator

    The Spot Operator is proficient at operating various types of spotlights and is comfortable taking cues on intercom from the Show Director.

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  • Stagehand

    The Stagehand responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting in general labor, such as load-in, set-up, strike and load-out. Stagehands are NOT SKILLED LABOR. The main role of the Stagehand is to assist with laborious tasks such as case pushing, cable runs, scaffold building, and heavy lifting of various pieces of equipment. The Stagehand can be utilized in all show environments.

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  • Technical Director

    The Technical Director is a video engineer who specializes in the cueing, calling, routing and switching of the cameras. The Technical Director is primarily used in the General Session environment.

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  • Teleprompter Operator

    The Teleprompter Operators are owners/operators of their own equipment – they provide primary and backup systems. The Teleprompter Operator is responsible for script preparation and editing, before and during the show, as well as the set/strike of their equipment. The Teleprompter Operator is typically used in the General Session environment.

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  • Truck Loader

    The Truck Loader is the labor for loading and unloading of trucks.

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  • Truss Spot Operator

    The Truss Spot Operator is a qualified spot operator that is accustomed to working with heights and for long periods of time without breaks (harness and safety equipment provided by client).

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  • V1 (Video Engineer)

    The V1 directs the set/strike, configuration and operation of the entire video system. The V1 is primarily used in the General Session and large Breakout Room environment.

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  • V2 (Video Assist)

    The V2 assists the V1, projectionist or tape op with the setup and strike of the entire video system. The V2 responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set/strike of projectors, screens, monitors, cameras, playback and record systems. The V2 can be utilized in all show environments.

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  • Working Lead

    A Working Lead is required for a crew of 10-17 technicians. The responsibility of the Working Lead is to act as general liaison to the on-site Project Manager and the VTS office. The Working Lead facilitates the check-in/out of crew. When not performing the aforementioned duties, the Working Lead will perform his or her duties as assigned. The Working Lead can be utilized in all show environments.

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