Friday 16th February saw the eighth annual Goole & Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards. I am proud to be an awards committee member and, as artistic technology, provide all the audio-visual services for the event.
The highly successful event sees businesses from the Goole and Howdenshire Area come together to celebrate their hard work and find out who are this year’s category winners.
From an AV perspective the event requires an opening video and a category video which are all produced in Adobe After Effects. The opening video this year had a ‘looking back theme using the Matchbox Twenty song – How far we’ve come. Each category opens with a slideshow video showcasing the best of the businesses shortlisted in that category. The presentation itself is run from Keynote with supporting sponsor presentations produced in Microsoft PowerPoint.
The production is delivered from one Apple MacBook Pro and a standard Windows laptop with audio provided by a first-generation Apple iPad Mini. Video is switched using a Kramer VP720 video switcher which feeds two 50-inch digital signage displays and a large cinema style Epson projector.
As well as audio visual content there's also a printed brochure for each attendee and certificates for the winners. This material as you would expect, is produced with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
The event was a huge success and it’s a privilege to be part of it. You can find out more about the awards themselves by heading over to www.goolebusinessawards.co.uk.