We enjoy answering questions about what we do. In our business, there is a lot to know.
We don’t claim to know it all, but one thing we do know is that sharing our knowledge helps us and our clients work smarter. Throughout our history, TEK Productions has been involved in educating industry professionals on the technical side of live-event and media production.
TEK Tips is a resource for the event community. This resource is mostly limited to terms and guidelines for use in the media production and live-event environment.
Education & Resources for the Production Community
A steel or glass plate perforated with a pattern or image used in a lighting fixture.
RFP [Request For Proposal]
A document from a client with information about a meeting or event sent to a production company to request a proposal and cost estimate for their technical and creative services.
The dimensions of the screen required for the needs of the presentation.
An opportunity to visit a venue to determine if the location has the logistic and technical requirements for an event or meeting.
What do I wear on camera? This is a great question to ask.
Appearing on camera can be an intimidating prospect. Whether you are in a one-on-one interview or live onstage, you want to be aware of your body language and the message it conveys.
Acquiring good video with good audio on your iPad or iPhone can be tricky. Follow these simple tips to help you maximize the capabilities of your iPad and realize your creative vision.
A monetary amount paid for each hour of labor.
The term day rate is used to describe the hourly rate times the minimum base hours (usually eight or ten). Most companies charge either a day rate or an hourly rate with a minimum number of hours. The base day rate is called straight time. Overtime occurs when the straight time is exceeded. The types of overtime rates include:
- “Time and a half” – rate paid at 1.5x the base or straight time rate
- Double time – 2x the straight time rate
Overtime rates may apply on holidays, weekends or after certain times of day, such as midnight. In addition to overtime, “turnaround” penalties may occur if the technician or crew member gets less than a designated amount of time off between call times.
A production company should advise you when these rates apply or if the RFP has accounted for any overtime needed in support of your meeting or event. Some companies may show a day rate on proposals without taking into account the time required by your schedule. Being charged actual rates after the meeting or event can really impact your budget. Cha-Ching!!!
What our clients say.
Mike mentioned how relieved he was when he walked in the door to see that TEK was running the show. He said it immediately put him at ease because everything always goes flawless when TEK is there!
Just wanted to send a note thanking you for all your efforts last week. The program ran flawlessly, and I know the kids had a great time. You all were a pleasure to be on site with, and I really look forward to working with you again in the future! Thanks for all your hard work.
It was a pleasure having you both on board for our event this week. The audiovisual was seamless, and it was a great relief knowing that you had everything under control.