On the 4th of July, Levy Lighting | NYC produced a fully immersive tent experience for a private residence in Sagaponack, NY. The full technical package included lighting, sound and video design.
Everyone who works in the Events industry knows you cannot produce an event by yourself. Just between the lighting, sound, and video production - it’s all too much to handle alone. So where is the fine line between Do-It-Yourself and overpaying in your technical production costs?
We believe the key is the difference between the doing and the managing - here are three reasons to consider sourcing a full-service lighting, sound, and video production company like Levy Lighting NYC:
MONEY - Think about your costs when sourcing audio, video, and lighting equipment from separate vendors. The charges add up when you consider labor and trucking fees between three different companies, and all their individual taxes on the project.
TIME - Consider the communication with all of your vendors and the complexities behind load-in and strike times, venue restrictions, power distribution and overall design. By sourcing the most limited amount of organizations possible for events, planners can streamline their communications and save more time for managerial aspects of production.
AESTHETIC - When one company brings white colored gear, and another brings black - you’ve got yourself a design issue. Events are growing bigger and bigger, and so is the attention to detail as well as the attendee’s levels of expectation. By employing one company to comprehensively handle your technical event needs, you as the planner or coordinator can concisely dictate your expectations and go greater distances as a designer.
Levy Lighting | NYC collaborated with designer Stephen Burks to create a tranquil beach setting that showcased his iconic Traveler Chair for Roche Bobois. The installation was a part of the annual Dining by Design showcase, which is presented by DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS for the second year.
Levy Lighting | NYC created a virtual fireplace by projecting video content on a partially transparent glass surface.
Ira Levy from Levy Lighting | NYC collaborated with internationally renowned Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos to illuminate her Valkyrie Octopus sculpture, which she created for the Grande Praca at the heart of MGM MACAU, during Art Basel in Hong Kong.
Joana Vasconcelos draws from the marine and maritime, bringing to Macau a magical universe of cultural exchanges and meeting of opposites, with a dramatic sound and lighting scenario conceived and realized by Ira Levy.
Last week we had the privilege of working with Preston Bailey on this wedding at the Frick Collection. The reception was broken down into three parts: cocktails, dinner, and dance. The dinner portion of the reception was lit with pinspots, uplighting, and small movers.
As always, Levy Lighting | NYC brilliantly blended the tech into the space by using wireless pinspots, skinny pipes, and masks for the uplights.
The reception portion of the evening had a beautiful floral display by Preston Bailey. LL used small movers to light the stage and performers so that they were easily seen by the guests.