Recent Projects

On November 22, 2011, the Boys and Girls Club in Burbank had a special guest speaker, Oscar De La Hoya. We set up the audio for the legendary boxer  and he delivered an inspirational speech to the children.  The appearance was sponsored by AT&T, which involved them donating $5,000 to the Boys and Girls club. It was an honor to meet and speak with Oscar afterward.

On December 19th, 2011 we were commissioned to check that a building was sound proofed enough to sustain the impact of the new subway the city built.   We blasted the building with 100 decibels of loud sounds and music. We brought 6 of our Dynacord Cobra-2 speakers comprising 6000 watts of power and had them lifted onto a crane to blast sound to 100db. Turns out, the building was indeed sound proof.

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Toward the end of 2011 we ran the sound for a Hungarian performance using our mikes, mixers, speakers and effects.  The show was fun to watch, running for two hours each night in Hollywood.

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Post Sound Production

Our 5.1 Pro-Tools post sound rooms are industry ready to finish your film.  Our post sound production’s head engineer is led by James Barth, who has worked with heavies such as Tom Petty and Leon Russell, as well as having completed dozens of film projects, including Soul Fire Rising, Consinsual, Live Evil, and much more. For a more comprehensive list of his works, please check out his IMDB.

Our sound supervisor is led by Richard Mercado, who has completed almost 100 different jobs. His most popular works include Cane, Lizzie McGuire, S Club 7, Summerland, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. For a more comprehensive list of his works, please check out his IMDB.

They have done numerous projects together and separately. Our most recent project that has been released was “The Man in the Maze”, which is about four college students doing research about an Indian burial mound, which causes them to mysteriously get trapped in a maze followed by an evil killing spirit. So, obviously playing in a fun field of wild dynamic range between eerie music, frantic, hushed conspiring to blood-curdling screams.  Another project that will be coming out with soon is called the “Telling of the Shoes,” which is about a Manhattan dinner party that takes a dramatic turn. We are so pleased to have worked on these projects and look forward to our future endeavors.

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BrideWorld Expo March 11th

BrideWorld Expo is March 11th at the Pasadena Convention Center. It will take place on a Sunday and have 125 exhibits including Action Audio & Visual.  The BrideWorld Expo will include musical entertainers, wedding gown fashion shows, and much more. This expo will also include many give-aways and  door prizes.

Action Audio and Visual will be showcasing our specialty in wedding videography. We have done videography for many weddings and offer amazing deals and a variety of packages for any type of wedding. Our cost friendliest package includes 2 cinematographers for the ceremony and another for the reception for up to 8 hours of service, which comes with 2 DVDs with a “lasting memories” feature documentary edit. While our diamond package includes 3 cinematographers for the ceremony, 2 for the pre-ceremony,  2 for the reception for up to 10 hours of service, 60 photo montage sequence, testimonials by family and friends, 10 DVDs,  and a variety of documentary edits. If you are in the midst of planning, please feel free to call us today at (888)406-8164 for a free consultation. Or you can click here for more information about our packages.

Check out our demo reel as well:

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Action Updates

Next weekend, Action Audio and Visual will be supporting the National Association of Music Merchants, (NAMM), show with audio reinforcement.  NAMM is held at the Anaheim Convention Center from January 19-22.  It’s free, but you do need to register first.

NAMM is a really fun 4 day concert. It  includes exhibitors, performers, food vendors, and educational exhibition. They’re starting from 6 pm Wednesday night, stopping at midnight, and then starting again at 9 in the morning the next day, this continues all the way until Sunday at 4:30 pm.  It’s going to be intense, and a lot to rig and we’re all over it.

For one installation, we’ll be helping NAMM in a unique way. They’re having a demo for a drumset, but it would be very difficult for the crowd to understand what the drummer was saying while he was doing the demo since there will be a crowds everywhere.  So, the drummer will be equipped with a Comtek M-216 and the audience will be listening to him using individual Comtek PR-216. An excellent way to do a demonstration while in a large room, it makes it so much easier for the demonstrator to insure that no information goes unheard.

Comtek M-216: click here for more information!

Comtek PR-216: click here for more information!

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Happy 2012!

Happy 2012 everybody! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday & New Years.  We took last week off for vacation, but we’re back in the office now.  We had a great New Years celebration & we hope you did as well.

It’s amazing how fast the year flies by. 2011 was a great year for us. We got to meet new people and enjoy growing our relationships with old friends. This past year also showed us what the people want:  We had two products that stood out above the rest, both cameras – our most popular products were the Panasonic AG-AF100 and Sony PMW-F3.

Let’s take a look at these all-stars:

Panasonic AG-AF100: This camera represents an enormous leap forward into affordable, cinema-quality video imaging. Providing all the professional features that videographers expect in an interchangeable-lens camcorder-manual video and audio control, variable frame rates, HD-SDI and HDMI output, and much more. The AG-AF100 not only delivers the image quality, versatility, and control that professional shooters have been clamoring for, but at a price well within most pro-level budgets. Click here to see more about the Panasonic AG-AF100.

Sony PMW-F3: Ths Sony PMW-F3 was 20 years in the making. It is part of the CineAlta 24P family of digital cinematography products and can support multiple frame rates, including 23.98P as well as S-Log workflows. It brings a true “film look” and superior image quality into reach for independent movies, pop promos, commercials and other applications. Click here to see more about the Sony PMW-F3.

So that rounds up our top super stars of 2011. We appreciate all of our customers & supporters and we hope that we can continue to build our relationships. But in case you are new to our business, let us also take this time to tell you about our services.

What makes us stand above everyone else is that customer service is one of our top priorities. We deliver and pick-up from anywhere in Southern California. We can canvas your site to help you decide what would make your event perfect. We can send people for any needs you may require. If you need a DJ, we’ll send you a DJ. If you need someone to set-up, we will send people to set-up. We are here for you step by step in your planning process.

Another special fact: we’re open on Saturdays!

So please call us today to speak to a rental specialist who can help you @ (323)461-4290 or toll free @ (888)406-8164

– Action Audio and Visual