Skill Set: Audio for Video & Stream, Live Event Audio-Visual, Lighting for Stage, Film, Video, and Tabletops, Audio Production, Video Production, Exhibit Supports, Project Management, Client Side Liaison, Crew Chief/Steward, Creative Design and Writing
Hello, I am Joseph. As of 2022 I will have 43 years of well rounded experience in the AV, Video and other Multimedia Industries. I founded Independent AV & Video, Inc, in 2008, after starting our business in 1992. I have a strong set of skills around working and managing live events and now including a Paid Webinar Option, enabling clients to monetize the stream audience, in order to recoup production costs. I have hundreds of hours operating AV, Graphics, Audio, Video and Mixed Media for Corporate or Institutional Clients in Hotel and Convention Center Venues, on their campuses, as well as being Technical Director & Project Manager. IAV is a fixture in Houston Live Event Audio Visual. Our company works wholesale for most of the Large Production Companies, like CT, AVP, & PRG. Yet, we have a portfolio of Organizations that are what we call, "High Frequency Users" of MultiMedia. For these we provide solutions designed to push messaging from leadership through the company and all the way down to the Crafts.
As I also have extensive experience in Video Production, I am a natural pick for Audio for Video in Live Events. In other words I understand Gain Structure and Signal to Noise ratios. I can do a good job on Video Camera both On-line and in ENG/EFP settings, and I am steady with a Box (long) Lens. We also have audio products that we offer from simply recording Compliance Required Medical Advisory Boards, thru Recording Corporate Leadership, & offering them Post Production options. For these Large Clients, multiple versions may be indicated. In 2022, we have entered the Podcasting Market where we are consulting with a Clinical Trials Company to spread training across Geographies in Real Time or Delayed, utilizing You Tube, Zoom, and coming soon EFP Video production.
Hired to Manage or Direct projects, I have a very disciplined, rather meticulous style, leaving little to surprise. For example, I'm not the guy that goes into red ink because of bad weather on scheduled shooting days. That's what contingency plans & budgets are for.
These are our strengths. I'm not a Live L1 but know and hire them, I am currently seeking a training opportunity around Intelligent Lighting to understand it’s utility better. I understand lighting for Film, Video, and Still Photography. I have always been big believer in Cross Pollination of knowledge, I love to be a Contract Operator for Production Businesses and Broadcasters, however, I am not just a Freelancer, I am an Incorporated business and we have a CPA firm to manage Tax & Payroll responsibilities. We also carry Workman's Comp and Liability Insurance. In 2022, our business, IAV, is 30 years old. Before the Pandemic we entered both the Academic and Integrated Markets. In the Pandemic most Boomers retired or parked their Show Kits, most of those still available in Texas, with the kind of Experientially based knowledge are acquaintances, contractors, colleagues and Friends. In other words we can bring the Varsity with us to your project.
We have crew available, that are paid through ADP. We have working relationships & credit with other Labor Companies nationwide and work very well working alongside Union personnel. In Fact when we need rigging, we use Union Riggers almost exclusively. For me, Operations keeps my skill set tweaked and I get experience on a variety of equipment and work with the newer generations of personnel, finding valuable staff for our business.
Other paid experience I have includes Conceptualization, Script Writing, Labor Coordination, Power Point on both Mac and PC platforms, Still Photography, Project Management, Budgets, and Client Side Coordination. I am seeking Barco 4K Video Event Master Certification.
I'm your guy, if you need someone who can take care of clients, that the last guy you hired, messed up with.
You can put us around A-List celebrities, and myself and my crews are trained keep composure and professionalism. I have years of experience working with Teaching Doctors, CEOs, Acclaimed PhD's from NASA, Attorneys, Politicos, Millionaires and Billionaires. Investment Bankers, Major Consulting Firm Partners, Engineers, Motivational Gurus, Authors, Heads of State and Heads of Faith, Executives of all Stripes and World Class Entrepreneurs. So, we can work well with ego intensive, yet brilliant types and I train our crews to focus on that mission too.
Where I don't like being, is in a place where people look at what I do as just a necessary evil, or where there is that guy in charge, that doesn't treat people respectfully. (You know the type)
We hand pick our clients and they must be serious about our part of the Program. A Multi-Generation Texan and Rancher, my Cowboy upbringing makes me the guy that will level with you. My Dad was a WW2 Hero who became a Physicist and taught me to never settle for average and to be analytical. I was blessed with great mentors. To this end, if we do not believe we can handle your project, we will fess up and tell you; and even try to help you find someone who can. I can pull my own share of the weight, but I am not looking to be is just a Loader. That's for younger guys. Loaders are easy to find and charge less than our Leads do.
I am a serious, professional man, but I have good team skills and am a good fit with most people. I get along with Millennials, Generation Z types, and Boomers like myself, as easily as I do even Older guys than me. All of us started as newbies, no matter how great we are now. I try and teach newer folks in whom I see passion, a desire to pay their dues, and join our industries as a Professional. What we all have in common, is we want to look good in front of the people that trust us with a piece of work.
We have various partners including Language Interpretation, IT, Finance, Production, Logistics, Labor, Law, and Realtors.
If you have a project in Houston Texas, I can help. I have experience in its Venues, and have worked with most of the Senior Techs and Master Techs. I know the AV & Video communities and proud to be a part of both. I also know "where the bodies are buried" Vis A Vi, Venues! I'm a good guy to have on the crew when you arrived minus a critical piece of gear on the trucks, because I know who to call.
I absolutely love what I do and the preeminent people and entities we do it for, and are blessed to work with. I bring passion, and a quest for excellence in what I do. Our business is developing over 108 different income buckets in 3 pricing structures, that include Content Creation, Consulting, Events,IT, Installs, and Sales. In 2022, we are scaling up into Digital Signs, Integration, App Creation, and Consulting about all things MultiMedia. I am proud to be a Media Solutions Entrepreneur, but I love to work with our Media, AV, and Production colleagues. In fact if you are in Town, let me know you are here, even if you don't have a spot for me, so if something gets crazy, you have a local guy, standing by to lend a hand. Have a Great Project and get some Barbecue or Tex-Mex while you are here. Don’t forget the Margaritas. Respectfully, Joseph.
We have been in the industry since 1992.