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The Live Life
34 minutes | Feb 27, 2017
Live Life 25: Pack Your Bags
Host: Kurt Wright Guests: Brian Nesbitt and George Tucker What is the one thing a live events person does more than work? We travel, a lot. Whether by car, plane or train we talk about our preferred seat on the plane, perfect hotel room, what accommodations matter most and what tools get you what you need.
24 minutes | Feb 1, 2017
Live Life 24: Content, Content, Content
Host: Wallace Johnson Guests: Bob Foley Content can make or break a show or meeting, Just what goes into making the playback and presentation perfect? Wallace speaks with Bob Foley who has worked on projects ranging from corporate meetings to Pro Bowl halftime shows about the materials, machines, and methods to insure the content team gets it right the first time.
28 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Live Life 23: Broadcast Mix
Host: George Tucker Guests: Kate Brown and Christian Samuelson Kate Brown and Christian Samuelson discuss tips, techniques and the basic check list for providing 'the truck' what it needs. Plus, Audience Mic'ing methods.
50 minutes | Aug 17, 2016
Live Life 22: The Mic Sounds Nice
Host: Kate Brown and Russell Cowans Guests: Paul Bevan and Rob Killenberger Which Microphone and how to place it? We chat with two remarkable Live Sound Pros, Paul Bevan and Rob Killenberger about what works best, where – and what to avoid.
36 minutes | May 26, 2016
Live Life 21: Digital Decisions
Host: Christian Samuelson The decisions needed in moving from Analog mixing desks to Digital range from the technical to tactile touch. Christian leads a panel of experts trough the process, particulars and potential problems when finally moving to digital.
42 minutes | Apr 19, 2016
The Live Life 20: Sway you to Line Array?
Host: Russell Cowans IV, Kate Brown Guests: Daniel Horney, Ken Newman In this episode we discuss the use of Line Array and Point Source Loudspeakers in live sound applications. Special guests Ken Newman and Daniel Horney speak about their experiences with both and offer help tips and tricks for choosing proper boxes for different applications.
47 minutes | Mar 30, 2016
The Live Life 19: Lockn Festival
Host: Christian Samuelson and George Tucker Guests: David Frey Christian Samuelson chats with David Frey of the Lockn Festival fame about what it takes to put on a full festival. From the talent schedules to stage safety and what it is like to rebuild a show after a major storm event.
54 minutes | Jul 8, 2015
The Live Life Episode 18: Road Rash
Hosts: Christian Samuelson with guest: Russell Cowans, John Bracken Christian Samuelson chats with Folks who have lived on the road, stories and advice.
52 minutes | Jun 9, 2015
The Live Life Episode 12 TAC Attack
On Episode 12 AVNation is joined by Jason Harmer of Riggit and host of the ISES Vancouver podcast and the fine folks at TAC - Technical Artisan Collective. The Technical Artisans Collective's mission is to bring production professionals and youth together in project-based learning experiences grounded in the skills and knowledge of theatrical and event production. TAC education reinforces academic and artistic learning, leadership, collaboration and growth through in-school programs and apprenticeships. Running time:52:26
38 minutes | Apr 21, 2015
The Live Life Episode 17: The Taxman Cometh
Hosts: Christian Samuelson and George Tucker with guest: Rob Good Tax Season - or at least the time to pay the piper has just passed. What can we do now to make next years bill better?
56 minutes | Nov 25, 2014
The Live Life Episode 13: The Poo Frequency
Host: Christian Samuelson from Crosspoint Technologies and Mike Postpak of Prospect AV with guests: Chuck Espinoza, Jason Spatz, and Russell Cowan On this episode Christian Samuelson takes the hosting helm with Mike Postutpak chat about dynamics of live sound - getting the right mix, line arrays, steering sound, and keeping it loud but intelligible. And the dreaded poo frequency.
26 minutes | Jun 18, 2014
Staging Infocomm 2014
Infocomm International has ramped up the presence and visibility of the events staging community at the annual show. Listen as discuss the newly unveiled dedicated educational programs and expanded exhibits. We talk with representatives from IATSE, the staging community and Infocomm Board.
77 minutes | Mar 23, 2013
The Live Life 8: Toast n' Eggs
Webstreaming is the new broadcast and has begun to become a more common part of the event staging world. While much of the equipment used to capture the show is still the same the means of transmission may be a mystery to many of us field folks. In episode 8 of the Live Life we chat with Brian Isaacson, president of Communitek Video Systems, about what it takes to produce a professional webstream, the equipment needed, the technology and how to insure the venue and provider are up to the job.
62 minutes | Nov 29, 2012
The Live Life 7: Fiber, Not Just for Breakfast
George Tucker and Mike Postupak from PerspecAV with guests Barry Grossman of Worldstage and Bill Brady from Alford Media . Fiber! For the Event staging world copper is king as it is the devil we know while fiber is this mystical and magical topology used at post production facilities like Skywalker ranch, not a a ballroom. Yet the little glass tubes with the big bandwidth are starting to become a standard part of many shows. On this edition of ‘The Live Life’ we dig deep into the topic with experts Barry Grossman of WorldStage Inc and Bill Brady of Alford Media. We learn the basics of fiber, pitfalls to avoid and the practical knowledge to begin your conversion from copper. Fiber has solutions for event companies of all sizes - will yours be next? Running time:52:31
73 minutes | Oct 18, 2012
The Live Life 6: It's Not Radio
Host: George Tucker and Mike Postupak from PerspecAV with guests Mike Graham of Chavet Lighting Christian Samuelson of Xross Point AV and Aaron Medow of NBC Sports. Lighting - the first in and last out of any show. The job of lighting is to help us see our way, enhance or create a mood and to help the audience focus yet it is at its best when one barely notices it. This is especially true when lighting and video need to work together as elements of a large audience presentation, theatrical event or a boardroom conference call. On this episode of “The Live Life” we discuss the basics from conception and design to the tools and tips on fixing common issues on site. Running time: 1:09:30
53 minutes | Sep 18, 2012
The Live Life 5: Beach Front Property
Host: George Tucker and Mike Postupak from PerspecAV with guests Mike Webber of Peter Schmitt, Ben Escobedo of Sennheiser USA, Cliff Pospisil and Chris Regan of RF Venus. Wireless microphones and intercoms are a ubiquitous part of every show but how many of us truly have the fundamental knowledge to set up and troubleshoot systems? On this Episode of The Live Life we pick the brains of some top RF folks - Mike Webber of Peter Schmitt, Ben Escobedo of Sennheiser USA, Cliff Pospisil and Chris Regan of RF Venus- about resources, myths, the technology and sound advise on trouble free systems. Running time: 53:08
64 minutes | Aug 29, 2012
The Live Life 4: Edumacate Me
Host: George Tucker and Mike Postupakfrom PerspecAV with guests Andre LeJeune and Betsy Jaffe of Infocomm. Everything you wanted to know about educating your staff, (and yourself)The staging world is a go- go business where technical know how is only surpassed by thin margins and 36 hour work days. The only thing more inevitable is the slowdown in the dog days of summer. What do you do? Lay off staff for a few weeks and hope that they are not cherry picked by another tech company or worse your competitors? Instead why not invest in your staff by providing them the means to learn new skill and keep sharp the ones they already have. Hosts George Tucker and Mike Postupak with guests Andre LeJeune and Betsy Jaffe of Infocomm discuss options from certification programs to self paced program, assigned reading, experiments and in house staff sharing knowledge with Running time: 1:03:34
62 minutes | Jun 21, 2012
The Live Life 3: A Cornucopia
Host: George Tucker and Mike Postupakfrom PerspecAV with guests Mike Graham of Chavet Lighting, Midori Connely of Pulse Staging, Jeff Studly of CPR, Dru Whitaker of Drape King, Chris Regan of RF Venue, Chris Curren of TMB, and Nigel Sadler of Green Hippo. The Live Life scoured Infocomm 2012's show floor to find you exhibitors from all aspects of the industry, no corner is left unchecked. As a show note - this being our first live to record from an event we had some technical difficulties with the recording and about 20min of the show was dropped - although the live feed did continue. Our apologies. Running time: 1:02:02
69 minutes | Apr 30, 2012
The Live Life 2: But It's Wafer Thin
Hosts George Tucker and Mike Postupak chat with Donald Guzauckas of HB Group Inc, Christian Samuelson of Xrosspoint Audio Visual and Jason Cooklin of Colortone about the Indiana State Fair collapse report, does the industry need certification and how the general AV staging company can learn the basics and have confidence to know what their riggers are doing. Running time: 1:09:19
54 minutes | Mar 21, 2012
The Live Life 1: Too Many Mics
Host: George Tucker from World Stage with guests Mike Fahl of Dataton SE, Micheal Bridwell of Digital Projection, Mike Postupak of Perspective and Justin Lang of PLSN. On this the very first episode of Live Life host George Tucker, Mike Fahl of Dataton SE, Micheal Bridwell of Digital Projection, Mike Postupak of Perspective and Justin Lang of PLSN discuss the dramatic changes Media Servers and projection geometry have had on the event staging industry. We have a question and answer session on how first time and independent companies can start to work with these systems and debate just how to make a certification and education program for image mapping skills. Running time: 54:04
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