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    1. Claire's Tips, Trends, and Educational Gems: Navigating Backstage Lingo

      Claire's Tips, Trends, and Educational Gems: Navigating Backstage Lingo
      I am now officially back in the world of truss, screen surrounds, and Source 4’s! After a 4 ½ year hiatus at a DMC I have come back to the event productions facet of the events world…and I am loving every minute of it! This did, however, get me thinking about those of us who are not in the world of lighting, sound, and stage sets on a daily basis. Navigating backstage lingo can seem like a daunting task which is why I have decided to start a monthly blog featuring tips, trends, and educational gems.
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    2. Repeat After Me: I Will Provide All Participants with a Valuable Experience!

      Repeat After Me: I Will Provide All Participants with a Valuable Experience!
      Repeat After Me: I Will Provide All Participants with a Valuable Experience! Event managers say it every day. Now, couple that with the need to create value for participants while cutting costs (A harsh reality in today’s economic environment) and staying relevant and you have the latest marching orders for event executives headed into 2012.
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    3. The "B" Word and More!

      The "B" Word and More!
      Susie DiDonato brings great perspective to her position at VDA Productions as Sales Account Executive. Susie combines her theatrical background and event planning expertise to produce corporate meetings, themed environments, trade shows and special events for clientele around the world. Her experience has enabled her to come up with the following short list, providing some useful tips on Budgeting, Branding, and Marketing to help successfully plan your next event.
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    4. Go Outside and Play!

      Go Outside and Play!
      The team at VDA Productions understands that it can be tricky planning and conducting an event outdoors given New England’s unpredictable weather, but we encourage you to find a place that allows attendees a little “face time” with the sun with a suitable rain plan. Think unconventional!  Visit local parks, museums, public pavilions, and restaurants that give you free range of the space both inside and out.
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    5. VDA's Travels!

      VDA's Travels!
      While VDA Productions may have its headquarters in Boston, our team is definitely well-traveled!  In the last twenty-five years, VDA has worked its way across the United States and the map below is representative of only a portion of the distinctive locales where our team has had the privilege to create successful events, meetings, tradeshows, and permanent installations. Keep in mind, this diagram does not include the 11+ countries VDA has worked in throughout Europe and Asia! Through our hard work and experience, we’ve gained the skills, familiarity and understanding to effectively fabricate and produce projects and events that ...
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    6. VDA Productions Welcomes Mickey Johnson!

      VDA Productions Welcomes Mickey Johnson!
      VDA Productions would like to give a warm welcome to the newest member of our team Mickey Johnson, who will be taking the position of Paint Shop Supervisor. Mickey graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 with a major in Technical Theater.  With many years of experience, she has a background in: scenic painting, carpentry, theater, and stage management. A few places Mickey has spent her previous time include: museum exhibit preparation at Chicago Field Museum, as a prop-shop painter at Seattle Repertory Theater, and a Master Carpenter at Walnut Hill School of the Arts in Natick, MA. Mickey expressed ...
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    7. We Are Hiring: Senior Graphic Designer/ Set Designer

      We Are Hiring: Senior Graphic Designer/ Set Designer
      We are currently looking for a Senior Graphic Designer/Set Designer. The newest member of our design team will need to be a self-motivated individual. The ability to manage multiple projects with accuracy is a must. Short turn-around times and seemingly impossible deadlines are an everyday occurrence. Day to day activities include interaction with corporate clients, managing and developing relationships with multiple print vendors, graphic production, and producing renderings for Sales Proposals. At our busiest, we produce as many as 300 – 400 graphics in a single month. The ability to manage freelance over hires would be considered essential
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    8. Congratulate David Breen!

      Congratulate David Breen!
      Congratulate David Breen, Principal Designer and Co-Founder at VDA when you see him next! David was just elected Chair to the Alumni Board at Emerson College and is President of the Alumni Association (Class of '78). The Emerson College Alumni Association fosters and maintains the spirit and devotion of the alumni in an effort to promote the reputation and growth of the College. The Association provides an opportunity for alumni to serve as partners in guiding the direction of the College, and in working to increase its resources through a variety of committees. "Emerson has a new President and I ...
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