Get Sound And Lighting Hire Equipment From Professional Companies

10th December 2009

No matter how skilled you may be, when it comes to sound and

lighting, hire the equipment and a professional to set it up and operate it. If

you do not hire this equipment and these services, you will almost always

regret it in the end. Here are questions that you need to ask before you rent

this type of equipment, and get this type of professional service.

  • Are

    professional services available through the rental company? Not all rental

    companies also have professional technicians standing by. You may be

    required to hire third party services instead. Be sure that you ask this

    question, and try to find a service that rents equipment as well as

    services together for the best results.

  • When

    you get a sound and lighting hire from a company, are the services of a

    professional technician included in the cost? Very few companies include

    the professional services with the cost of renting the equipment. In

    almost all cases, the professional services are separate, as they are not

    always needed. However, you may be able to negotiate a deal, and get

    either the equipment or the services at a reduced rate.

  • How

    much time does the professional need to get everything set up and

    operational? It takes time to get lighting and sound properly set up, and

    you need to know how much time is required, so that you can plan for this

    period of time well in advance. You don’t want the professional showing up

    an hour before your event is to start, only to learn that they need three

    hours to get set up. Also find out what is required of you and the venue

    ahead of time, so that there are not any delays. For example, do you need

    to rent generators and such?

  • When

    you have a sound and lighting hire, will the professional be available

    during the event? Unless you specify that you want the professional to be

    available during the event, they may not be. They may get everything set

    up and then leave, unless prior arrangements have been made. Of course,

    you will have to pay for the professionals’ time, but this is usually

    money well spent in the long run.

  • How

    experienced is the professional? Nothing could be more nightmarish than

    having the day of your event come and seeing an unskilled teenager show up

    to set up your equipment. Is this the professional that the company

    promised you? Know in advance how experienced the professional will be,

    and try to meet this professional in advance – for your peace of mind, and

    the success of your event.

Surprisingly, a sound and lighting hire is usually very

affordable, as are professional services for sound and lighting technicians.

Because your event is important, and you want it to appear to be well thought

out and professional, you need great equipment from audio visual hire companies, and even better professional services to pull it all together for you – so that you can tend to more

important matters.