• Assif Khan

Event Setup Crew and AV Technicians - Typical Event Work Day in Singapore


What is a typical event crew and AV technician event work day in Singapore when you,

  1. Hire event setup and teardown crew

  2. Hire a lighting programmer

  3. Hire a soundman

  4. Hire a video technician

Here is a fun video by Electric Dreamz on what a typical event setup crew and audio visual technicians work day is like.

EVENT SETUP AND TEARDOWN CREW

Event setup and teardown crew are hired by AV rental companies to setup sound system, event lighting, LED wall and other event audio visuals.

Event setup and teardown crew are outsourced by AV rental companies when they have back to back events and do not have sufficient full-time manpower for event AV setups and teardowns. Experienced event setup and teardown crew are much sought after as they are able to work independently and can understand instructions clearly to ensure hassle-free event setups and teardowns according to desired layouts.

Event setup and teardown crew are always included as part of your AV rental packages.

Event setup and teardown crew hiring rates usually start from $150 per day depending on the scale of event (no. of AV equipment used).

SOUNDMAN - SOUND TECHNICIAN

A soundman or sound technician is a skilled professional engaged to test and manage sound systems to ensure consistent high quality sound delivery throughout events according to requirements and program flow.

A soundman is always included in a client's sound system rental package. However, clients have the option to engage their own freelance soundman, which would mean lower sound system rental costs from the AV rental companies for their audio equipment as you will only require them to deliver, setup and teardown.

Rates usually start from $200 per event. Take note that if live background music is required for your event and if you will not be providing the music and song list, a deejay has to be hired.

LIGHTING PROGRAMMER

A lighting programmer is a skilled professional engaged to test and manage event lighting to ensure consistent high quality lighting delivery throughout events according to requirements and program flow.

A lighting programmer is always included in a client's event lighting rental package. However, clients have the option to engage their own freelance lighting programmer, which would mean lower event lighting rental costs from the AV rental companies for their lighting equipment as you will only require them to deliver the equipment, setup and teardown.

Rates usually start from $200 per event depending on the number of lighting and the number of lighting cues (complexity) required for the event.

Experienced lighting programmers are also expert lighting designers and can provide valuable advice on the best lighting layouts depending on the purpose, mood, type of event, stage size and etc.

VIDEO TECHNICIAN

A video technician is a skilled professional engaged to test and manage LED walls and projectors to ensure consistent high quality video and visuals throughout events according to requirements and flow.

A video technician is always included for LED wall rental and projector rental packages. However, clients have the option to engage their own freelance video technician, which would mean lower event lighting rental costs from the AV rental companies as you will only be requiring them to deliver the equipment, setup and teardown.

Rates usually start from $200 per event.

Did you know that event crew and AV technicians are actually the most underrated event elements considered for successful events in Singapore?

Experienced, skilled and professional event setup and teardown crew, soundman, lighting programmers and video technicians are a vital factor towards ensuring successful high quality events.

Here is what a typical event work day is like for an event setup and teardown crew, and AV technicians in Singapore. The timeline provided is an estimate based on a small scale event.

Event setup and teardown crew would have to report in for work at the warehouse for loading up the delivery lorry with the required AV equipment for that day. Sometimes, the loading is done the day before, if it was convenient to do so. Sometimes, when they are also to fill in as event setup crew and teardown crew, with additional salaries, the AV technicians do assist in the loading work and report to work at the warehouses too.

After loading up the lorry, the event setup and teardown crew will proceed to the event venue with the lorry or transport provided by the event company or AV rental company.

Upon arrival at the event venues, the driver will look for the best possible parking space for convenient unloading of the AV equipment, which usually is at the event venue loading bays. After unloading, event setup work begins.

How do event setup crew keep it all so neat and tidy at events?

If the AV technicians are engaged by AV rental companies only for the purpose of testing and managing the AV equipment, they are usually told to report to work directly at the event venues. If the AV technicians are hired directly by clients, they would report directly at the event venue too. They will usually report in at expected AV equipment setup timings.

After event setup work has completed, AV technicians begin testing all the AV equipment to ensure everything is in order. After testing is complete, AV technicians go through the program flows and configure or programme all AV equipment according to requirements.

Afterwhich, either rehearsals can begin or everyone waits for the event to start.

AV technicians hired for events professionally manage event sound, light and video throughout events, from start to finish, paying attention to every detail to ensure consistent high quality delivery.

After event has ended, event AV equipment teardown work begins. AV technicians who have been hired only for AV equipment management services, especially those who have been hired directly by clients, report off after event ends.

AV equipment are then loaded up and it's back to the warehouse to unload and report off. If AV technicians have been engaged with the additional roles of event setup and teardown crew, they proceed back to the warehouse to assist with the unloading too.

Looking for event manpower solutions?

Do you have an upcoming event requiring event setup and teardown crew, soundman, lighting programmers or video technicians?

Check out Electric Dreamz Event Crew and AV Technicians Online Booking with costs and hiring rates.

We are a one stop solution event company who can provide low cost AV equipment rental rates for quality AV equipment and hiring services for experienced and professional local event crew and AV technicians in Singapore with proven track records in the events industry.

Feel free to contact us through email at assif@electricdreamz.com or call us at +65 8586 0502 or +65 6683 9541, alternatively, please feel free to visit our event crew page for more information.

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