At Mstarr Productions we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service, at the best possible rates, to ensure that events achieve maximum impact and that all parties involved are delighted at all stages of the event planning process. We are specialists in the event technical solutions field – sound, lighting, AV, staging and set design remains our core focus – and by ensuring we do what we know best, it enables event managers and coordinators to provide end clients with the best possible service – a win-win situation for all.
10 ways we benefit event managers and coordinators:
We all know the perils of being the middle-man between client and supplier as you’re responsible for ensuring everyone is on the same page (often without knowing the technical aspects of “making something happen” from a tech and lighting perspective) and that the end result mirrors the client expectations. Mstarr Productions is committed to providing best service at all times to ensure it’s one less thing for coordinators to worry about.
2. Provision of obligation free quotes & 3D renders for client briefs and presentation
The challenge with being the intermediary is ensuring you relay the client requirements accurately to ensure you achieve their vision. In order to avoid any miscommunication or last-minute changes, we provide event coordinators with an obligation free quotation as well as a 3D render of the event setup to include within the client proposal. This way we can ensure everyone is aware of the final design in order to manage expectations and execute with a clear vision.
3. Transforming venues from ordinary to extraordinary with skilled lighting
One of the most under-rated event elements, is really good lighting. It is a fairly inexpensive way of transforming venues into a colourful wonderland, emphasizing points and moments within a conference or presentation and highlighting the stars of the show – whether these are people or objects such as vehicles. With one of the country’s best lighting designers on our team, you can rest assured that your event will receive specialist attention when it comes to lighting design and management.
4. Handling technical riders for entertainers
When booking performers, receiving the technical and hospitality riders can cause a sudden moment of panic – with requests for specific items and processes and inflexible performance demands. Whilst we can’t assist with the (sometimes) extreme food and beverage requests, we can ensure that with a simple click of a button, you can forward the technical rider via mail and we’ll take care of the rest.
5. Ensuring optimal acoustics for presentations and speeches
Every venue provides its own benefits and challenges, and one aspect which is critical for events, is ensuring optimal acoustics regardless of venue shape, layout and design. We encourage site inspections so that we, as the events technical supplier, can provide you, as the event coordinator, with suggestions, advice, solutions and any concerns in order to enable event coordinators to better manage client expectations.
6. Referring & sourcing speakers, entertainers & band
Having been within the event technical industry for a number of years (decades in fact), our team at Mstarr Productions have an extensive combined database of speakers, entertainers, MC’s and bands. Event coordinators are able to pull on our knowledge of entertainer suitability and the benefit of personal relationships to ensure they select the best act to achieve client objectives.
7. Sound checks
One area which we NEVER overlook, is the importance of sound checks prior to an event. For event coordinators, this is a way to ensure all is running smoothly and as per the event brief, as well as to give entertainers the opportunity to test settings and ensure their performance is the best it can possibly be. At Mstarr Productions, our setup timelines make provision for sound checks to ensure all parties involved are satisfied with the technical aspect prior to the event commencing.
8. Provision of Level 1 BBBEE rating
An important administrative requirement for many companies these days is supplier contribution to the overall BEE score. We are proud to be a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor, providing clients with the maximum possible points from a supplier perspective.
9. Flexibility & Responsiveness
One thing we do know is that change is inevitable, things happen which are often beyond people’s control and that our friend Murphy and his law are a very real consideration when planning events. For event coordinators, we understand the pressure placed on your shoulders to ensure the event runs smoothly regardless, and often without giving clients any indication that something went amiss. At Mstarr Productions, we walk the event planning journey with you – we’re part of your team – and as such, we will endeavor to find and create solutions for any unexpected mishap or challenge that may arise from a technical perspective, to ensure everyone achieves success regardless.
10. Transparency & Integrity
Mstarr Productions is committed to maintaining open channels of communication, providing sincere advice and offering specialist knowledge to ensure the best chance of event success and client approval. We work with event managers and coordinators to ensure all events are executed with the best intentions, providing excellent service at the best possible rates. Your success is our success, so you can rest assured that we always bring our A-game!