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  1. Top 5 Tips for Creating a Fabulous Gala Anna Osherov 17-Jul-2017
  2. How Light & Sound create breathtaking events Renata Korot 11-Jul-2017
  3. Five key ingredients of a successful event Renata Korot 04-Jul-2017
  4. What is your party-planning style? Anna Osherov 27-Jun-2017
  5. Give your corporate event personality Anna Osherov 20-Jun-2017

Top 5 Tips for Creating a Fabulous Gala

Anna Osherov - Monday, July 17, 2017

Top 5 Tips for Creating a Fabulous Gala

Creating a memorable gala can seem like a Herculean task. However, it all comes down to time-management, finding the right venue and decorations to suit your event and having your guests in mind when picking entertainment.

Here are our top five tips for creating a fabulous gala!

1) Don't go it alone

If you're used to organising events on your own, it can be hard to delegate tasks when putting together a gala. But you really should! If you're the only one who knows what's going where and who's doing what, everything could fall apart if you aren't there to oversee it all. Get a group together to help you plan and act - if will be a lot less stressful for everyone!

2) Have a plan

Amazing galas don't just come together on their own - they involve a whole heap of forethought and extensive scheduling. Making sure you get everything that you can organised well ahead of time - such as your event lighting - will make sure you're not frantically running around at the last minute.

3) Pick a great venue

Once you know what kind of gala you're going to be hosting and what it will entail, pick a venue that will suit it. Think about how many people you're inviting and whether they'll all fit comfortably into the space you've chosen. Picking a venue that is easily accessible is also a good idea.

4) Have beautiful decorations

The choice of decorations has the power to make or break a gala. Having knock-out visual services, like state-of-the art LED uplight and dance-floor lighting from Pro Light & Sound, will make your gala feel inviting, look professional and leave your guests with a great impression of your organisation.

5) Choose music or performers that match your tone

Know your audience when deciding what music to use or which performers to enlist the services of. Are you catering to young, party-minded people or a sophisticated and sedate older crowd? No matter your needs, Pro Light & Sound has the audio visual equipment your gala needs to go off without a hitch!

Get in touch now to see how we can help you create a fabulous Gala!

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How Light & Sound create breathtaking events

Renata Korot - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How to use Light and Sound to create breathtaking events

TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live show.

TWO of the biggest entertainment properties in the world — Cirque du Soleil and the movie Avatar — will combine for an arena tour of Australia this year.

James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi hit and highest grossing movie ever with global box office of $3.6 billion, is the inspiration for the Cirque du Soleil show, Toruk — The First Flight, which will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in October and November.

Cameron believes the famed Montreal circus troupe is a perfect fit for his film.   “Avatar is really meant to be a celebration of human motion and human emotion and Cirque is able to capture that absolutely perfectly because it’s all about human performance and physicality,” Cameron said. “It makes you feel alive to watch these performers.”

Toruk is set on the same moon, Pandora, and features the blue-skinned Na’vi characters, but the story takes place thousands of years before the events of Avatar.  Like in the movie, this live show will star an Australian in the lead role.

James Cameron was heavily involved in creating Toruk, which follows three young Na’vi on a quest to save Pandora, and may have sown seeds of ideas that will be included in the coming movie sequels.

The special effects, costumes, and props are fantastic with the lighting and sound scapes immersing the audience in the show.  The acts are visually stunning even without the usual amount of circus performances and acrobatics typical of Cirque du Soleil.   But what the show lacks in death defying feats, more than makes up in the breathtaking visuals and scene changes!   With great use of projectors and lighting, the whole arena is transformed!   This show highlights the effectiveness of great visuals and the effortless way of making the audience feel part of the scene as the projection reaches the seating area. 

How we can do the same for your corporate events and galas:

The technology and techniques being used are not new and have been applied on many large scale Events in the past with breathtaking results. 

Many venues can have the same treatment, whether it be a Gala Evening or Awards night.  We have the facilities to be able to create almost any environment and incorporate almost any theme.  By adding some live performances amongst the guests, you too can create unforgettable experiences for your attendees.  

Get in touch and and see how we can help you put on a breathtaking event!

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Five key ingredients of a successful event

Renata Korot - Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Five key ingredients of a successful event

Whether you are planning a corporate gala event for hundreds of guests or scheduling a private wedding for a few dozen close friends and family, there are a few things which every good function has in common.

Here are the five key ingredients which will help take your event from a drab, unremarkable affair to an unforgettable night out.


Quality audio equipment is essential to the success of any event. Whether you need to amplify the voice of a speaker or special guest, or simply want to provide music, sound will help ensure the right atmosphere and vibe.


They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but women can also often be won over with excellent catering and a good meal. If your event is going to be going on for several hours then you should make sure to budget properly for food, to ensure that everyone has a pleasant night out.


Good event lighting can go a long way towards amplifying the energy of the room and creating a memorable environment. Make sure to use dark spaces carefully and don't be afraid to be inventive - logo and theme projections and other such effects can really revitalise an event space.


Cramming all of your guests into a small area will make them feel uncomfortable and will generate an unpleasant atmosphere. You should consider using draping and the like to separate the venue, and be sure to leave plenty of room for people to make their way between the various areas.


Good company can be great entertainment in its own right, but it can often pay to invest in live musicians or performers of some kind, depending on the style of event. Make sure that you have the right audio visual equipment on hand to ensure that the performance can be enjoyed by everyone in attendance.

Get in touch now to see how we can help make your event a great success!
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What is your party-planning style?

Anna Osherov - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What's your party-planning style?

When it comes to party planning, there are many different approaches you can take. Some planners are meticulous, with an enviable eye for detail and an insatiable desire to, as the saying goes, have a finger in every pie. Others are more laid back, perhaps intimidated by the number of decisions involved in organising an event, and prefer to let others take the reins.

Here at Pro Light & Sound, we offer a variety of event lighting services to suit any party-planning style.

If you like to have your say in every decorating decision, you can hand-pick individual pieces of audio visual equipment from our extensive range. You can choose whether you want LED uplighting, a colour wall wash, moving lights, follow spots, chandeliers or a mixture of all of the above. You can also pick what colour you want, say, your chandeliers to be. We have white, red, black, blue and smokey crystal available. This means you can easily colour-coordinate your event and really amaze your guests!

In addition to these visual services, Pro Light & Sound offers a state-of-the-art 3D event design service. This service will have particular appeal for the meticulous party planner. It lets you create a 3D image of what your event will look like, and how all your decorating decisions will work together. You can therefore be certain how spectacular your event will look long before it becomes a reality.

For those of you who prefer to let the chips fall where they may when it comes to organising an event, Pro Light & Sound has also got you covered. We have put together a selection of audio visual equipment rental packages, which will at least take some of the decision making out of your hands. To make it easier, we've even named our lighting packages after the kind of events they're designed to service!

The House Party package, for example, contains all of the lighting you need to create a professional-looking party in your very own house. It includes an LED Jive Effect light and a fog machine (among other things), as well as leads, powerboards and protective bags.

Whatever your party-planning style, Pro Light & Sound is here to help!

Get in touch now to see how we can help you plan you best party yet!

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Give your corporate event personality

Anna Osherov - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Give your corporate event personality

Corporate events are all about branding. Everything you choose to fill the evening with - from the entertainment to the decorations - will send a message about your company to everybody present.

Branding is also the way businesses give themselves a personality - something unique that competitors and customers can recognise and respond to.

Here are some event lighting tips to make sure the message you're giving across at your next corporate event is both personal and professional!

Give your logo pride of place

Nothing is more personal that a company's logo. It is an integral part of any business's image. So, why not make it an integral part of your event's decorations?

At Pro Light & Sound, we can project your company's logo through a light fixture in a way your attendees will never forget!

Whether you want you logo projected on the side of a building, the walls or floor of your event venue, or anywhere in between - we can help you out.

And, if you want to take your logo to the next level, we can even project it using a moving light - to perfectly reflect the dynamic nature of your company! We can also make it change colour.

All in all, these visual services offer a stunning and memorable way to get your logo - and therefore your brand - stuck in the hearts and minds of your guests.

Give your lighting a unique spin

Every corporate event needs lights. There are no two ways about it. However, what you do with those lights can show the world - or, at least, everyone you've invited - what your company is all about.

If you want your business and its employees to come across as fun, energetic and modern, why not try a colour wall wash or moving lights?

These will give your event something of a non-formal "party" atmosphere, making your guests feel relaxed and ready for a good time!

However, you may be organising a classy, formal get-together. If this is the case, we suggest installing chandeliers (which we stock in a variety of colours) or - if your event involves speeches or performances - a stage spotlight.

Whatever your business's personality, Pro Light & Sound has the right audio visual equipment to make it shine!

Get in touch to see how we can help your corporate personality shine through!

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See Your Event Come Alive in 3D

Renata Korot - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

See Your Event Come Alive in 3D

Some people are planners by nature, and they love to watch over every little detail as it happens. This is certainly true for many who host events, as they want to make sure they go off without a hitch.

It can be hard to sit back and relax if you've got a big event coming up. You might worry about your event lighting, your audio visual needs like big screens and sound systems and, as host, you might even have the extra burden of memorising a speech or toast.

But did you know that your event can be presented to you almost completely - before it even happens?

With a 3D rendered event planner, the event of your dreams can be visualised right in front of you.

A 3D rendering of your event

The visualisation will include all the little details such as venue, your drapes and decor, tables, visual and audio technology, furniture, tables, chairs and more!

You'll be able to see a visual representation of the event as it is planned to happen on the night. Play around with your desired floor plan and seating arrangements and see how many guests can comfortably fit on the dance floor.

Experiment with your event lighting to check when exactly you want the spotlight to come onto the speaker, or how late in the night you want the strobe light party to begin!

If you want confidence in your event and peace of mind that it will run smoothly, visualising the event beforehand is a wise idea. You can fuss over the details and have creative control, but still have time to remember your speech and enjoy the event, rather than experiencing anxiety over technical troubles like screens and sound systems.

Breathe a sigh of relief as you know you've seen it fully visualised and working to plan, safe in the hands of professionals.

Get in touch today see how a 3D Render will help you visualise the event of your dreams!

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Light Your Night to Remember

Renata Korot - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Light Your Night to Remember

So you want your corporate event or gala to be a night to remember? Then it's important that you banish boredom and create an atmosphere that is truly entertaining.

After all, a workplace event should be something that represents your company in its best light - and that's why the right event lighting is crucial to the impact of your event.

How lighting can help your party pop

If you want your party to be a sizzler rather than a drizzler, then it's time to decide on a fantastic lighting scheme.

There's nothing more dull than a bunch of guests standing around in poorly lit room with one-dimensional lighting. That's not what a party is about!

Instead think about dynamic lighting that can truly enhance your event. If you aren't feeling confident about designing a lighting scheme of your own, then enlist the skills of an event management service who can provide you with all the ideas and equipment you'll need to really make your workplace party an illuminating affair.

The options are endless. Want a dazzling disco ball? Check. Strobe lighting? Check. Fairy lights? Double check! You don't need to stick to a uniform, unoriginal lighting theme when there is so much more that you can do to make your event amazing.

Some other ideas you might want to consider include LED uplights, colour wall washes, moving lights - and maybe even a spotlight around a speaker onstage for great effect!

'Follow spots' are spotlights that can be moved around a room to follow a figure, which can be another fun addition to your event.

You can even have your logo or monogram projected against a wall or a canvas, in case you want it really driven home that you're the fantastic company behind such a great party!

And don't forget the myriad of chandeliers on offer, which go a long way in fostering an elegant and charming event atmosphere.

Go on, go the whole nine yards with your event lighting and have your guests talking about it for weeks to come. It'll do team morale a whole lot of good!

Get in touch now to see how we can help you turn your party in to a sizzler!

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Get a Dynamic Gala Event with Lighting

Anna Osherov - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Get a Dynamic Gala Event with Lighting

One of the best features of lighting is the fact that it's dynamic.

Unlike strings of balloons or flowers, event lighting can evolve as your gala progresses. It can often be a lot easier to set up, too!

You can not only choose patterned and coloured lighting that suits the theme of your event, but also alter these as the festivities continue.

Just as there are different stages in the day, there are different stages in a gala event. Usually things start off formally and get more relaxed (and maybe even wild!) as the evening draws to a close.

For instance, while your guests are sitting down to that delicious meal your caterers have painstakingly prepared, you can implement a simple lighting scheme that doesn't distract them from their dinner.

Use elegant white lights that will give the venue a cheerful and relaxed feel.

When it comes time for speeches or presentations, dim the floor lights and try some of Pro Light & Sound's other visual services on for size.

Using stage spot lights or follow spots can add a real sense of occasion to any presentation, whether it's being made by an ultra-famous guest speaker from overseas or one of your fellow employees.

Finally, when the evening is well-and-truly underway, you can crank up the music (with one of our state-of-the-art audio systems, of course) and switch on some dazzling party lights!

This is the time to break out the colourful LED wall washes and moving lights. If you want an even starker contrast, talk to Pro Light &Sound about doing some funky pattern projections.

We can not only project your organisation's logo during the earlier, more sedate part of the evening, but also bewitch your guests with custom-made patterned lighting that will wash over them as they hit the dance floor.

Which, for the record, Pro Light & Sound can also provide you with.

You don't have to be chained to one look or mood for your entire event - let your lighting progress as your gala does!

Get in touch today to see how we can help make your next Gala shine!

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Themes for Your Next Gala Event

Renata Korot - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Themes for Your Next Gala Event

Have you been trying to come up with a theme for your next gala event, but just don't know where to start?

Pro Light & Sound has decided to help you out by coming up with a short list of themes that are simple, yet effective - and your guests will be talking about your gala event for years to come!

Black and White

If you want to keep the evening formal, you can't go wrong with this tried-and-true theme. Encourage your guests to come dressed in accordance with this colour scheme, and organise decorations and event lighting to match.

Pro Light & Sound has a wide range of black and white lights for you to choose from, including chandelier, LED wall washes and moving lights. If you want to get up and groove, we can also provide you with a glossy white or slick black dance floor that matches your theme.

Letter Party

Don't worry, this theme doesn't involve a trip to the post office. Basically, you pick any letter of the alphabet and instruct your guests to arrive dressed as something beginning with that letter.

You may want to choose the letter that your company's name starts with. Couple this with one of Pro Light & Sound's most popular visual services - logo projection - and you've got a winner! Your business's name will be lit up - in any colour you choose - and it's first letter will be on everyone's lips.

Winter Wonderland

The weather may be starting to get warmer, but that doesn't mean you have to throw a summer-themed event - that's what everyone else will be doing, anyway! This theme is easy to pull off and extremely effective when it's done right!

Using Pro Light & Sound's audio visual services, you can create a beautiful space with blue and white lighting. Complement this with flowing white drapes (which we can also organise for you) and you've got yourself a winner.

These are just three ideas - imagine what else you can conjure up with Pro Light & Sound's selection of audio visual equipment rentals at your disposal?

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Glitz and Glamour At Your Gala Event

Anna Osherov - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Add Some 'Glitz and Glamour' to Your Gala Event

Even if you are well-versed in the trials and tribulations of event management, planning a gala event can be a daunting task.

There is such a wide range of bits and pieces to organise, and so many people to cater for!

To make life a whole lot easier for you, Pro Light & Sound has put together the "Glitz and Glamour" gala event package.

This package contains everything you could possibly need in terms of audio and visual services to create a truly spectacular gala event.

We'll begin with the visual services. Pro Light & Sound can provide you with a huge selection of stunning LED and programmed moving lights that will make your gala event glow.

In addition to this, we can hook you up with stage washes and spotlights that should add a little something extra to whatever performers are already lighting up your stage.

With our audio systems, we can also make sure these performers are heard clearly in every corner of the room. The "Glitz and Glamour" package contains state-of-the-art audio equipment that is suitable for up to 1,000 guests.

So, you might want to extend your guest list!

While amazing and reliable av equipment is an important part of any gala event, there are other factors to consider. Don't worry - Pro Light & Sound has thought of these, too!

We can offer you a stage with gloss overlays, if your venue doesn't have one, as well as gorgeous drapes to act as a backdrop.

That's not all. Pro Light & Sound's expert team of audio visual installers is also adept at fashioning grand entrances. This means your guests will begin experiencing the splendour of your gala event before they even get inside!

This aspect of the "Glitz and Glamour" package comes complete with red carpet, poles and a media wall - so you can all feel like celebrities!

If you want to know more about the different event packages Pro Light & Sound offers and how they can help take the stress out of event management, check out our brochure or fill out the contact form on our website.

Get in touch today to see how we can add the Glitz & Glamour to your next Gala event!

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