Walk4Friendship 2017 Audio Design

The Sunday prior to Labor Day has been the annual Walk4Friendship, which is a community walk that raises crucial funds and awareness for the Friendship Circle – a nonprofit organization for individuals with special needs.  For the past four years, VSP has been honored and humbled to support the walk with nearly 5000 people in attendance.

This years created a few unique challenges, one is is having two nearly identical sound systems but for different applications.  Opening Ceremonies is an emotional ceremony that required audio clarity for the 15 minute presentation.  At this space we utilized our ISP Technologies 2208 Line Array System which provided the required clarity.

The Entertainment space at the Farber Center, is very unique, as the event takes place in a park lot in the shape of an “L”.  For this we incorporated the 2208 Line Array System in a back to back senerio, along with the ground stacked line array “The Mongoose” system for Delay Cabinets along the 350′ MidWay.  One of the challenges is power and cable paths, which were strung along the buildings facade to assure the safety of guests walking.

A thank you to the Farber Center, The Friendship Circle and the Walk4Friendship for continuing to utilize VSP for audio requirements.  We’ll see you in 2018!

For more information on the Walk4Friendship, please visit www.walk4friendship.com.

To take your event to the next level, please call Aaron @ 248-762-2898


Walk4Friendship 2017 Opening Ceremonies

Walk4Friendship 2017

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2.75 Million Pixels of LED Video Wall Panels Deployed

Over the past three weeks, VSP has designed nearly 2.75 Million individual LED Diodes for two amazing events.  Lets take a look:

Milford Memories requested a video design that was self-contained, including live video playbacks and interactive commercials for their nearly 10,000 parsons attending the Beer Tent area for a two night span.  In order to combat the weather, VSP deployed one of its weatherproof LED Video Walls, supported amongst a 4 tower truss structure with over 1500lbs of counterweight. Thru wind and rain the structure was a perfect design for the festival.  During the evening hours, a live multi-camera video feed was streamed to the screen for guests outside to feel apart of the atmosphere.

Fash Bash 2017, a client for multiple years, wanted to try something new.  In order for the nearly 675 guests to view the fashion show that took place in multiple galleries of the DIA, VSP deployed 2 indoor LED Video Walls for Fashion Show guests to view, along with  6 delay monitors for guest viewing throughout the lower level of the DIA.  The screens needed to be a comfortable size for guests to view, but also for models to walk under during the show.  Video content included a live multi-camera video shoot, custom animated graphics along with video B-Roll and sponsor logos.

Throughout both event, all the video processing, switching and communication was 100% behind the scenes in self contained control spaces hidden from guests.  This allowed for the Technical Director to Communicated to the Camera Operators and Switcher Operator without disrupting guests and taking up valuable real estate.

For more information on LED Video Wall Rentals and 100% complete production services, contact Aaron today at 248-762-2898.

7×4 Outdoor LED Video Wall deployed for Milford Memories.

7×4 Outdoor LED Video Wall deployed within a 4 legged truss structure.

LED Video Wall Package with HD Crystal Clear Images.

A Rear look of our suspended LED Video Wall

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FOH National Showtime Feature

A Special Thank You to our Client “Brighton High School” for their continued trust and business.  Also a shoutout to Crystal Gardens, DJ B-RICH and numerous manufactures also being featured in the “SHOWTIME” section of the nation publication by “Front of House”, July 2017 Edition.

For more information on taking your event to the next level, contact us today for a consultation.



FOH July 2017 BHS Showtime Feature

Direct Hyperlink of the Showtime feature can be found at:   http://fohonline.com/ci/43-showtime/16909-brighton,-mi-high-school-prom.html

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Custom Decal & Dance Floor

Still looking for that Custom Decal and/or Unique Dance Floor for your next event?  With this unique transfer technique we can take your logo or monogram (we can also create one for you) and install it directly onto our dance floor.  Looking for that Silver Glitter, Gold Glitter, unique holographic or metal design dance floor?  Choose from over 50 different styles, colors and variations.

Looking to try something new?  Consider a Round, 1/2 Moon or Oval Dance Floor!  VSP is the only company in the tri-state area offering a round styled dance floor.

VSP offers one of the cleanest and most pristine dance floor in Metro Detroit.  For each dance floor rental, the floor is machine scrubbed, sanitized and lightly re-polished for that perfect satin shine.

To inquire or request a booking call 248-762-2898 and Ask for Aaron.

Round White Dance Floor

White Dance Floor with Custom Decal

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HAVEN Hero Gala 2017

On May 5th, 2017 HAVEN of Oakland County will celebrate the stories of true heroes: Survivors of domestic violence and those who empower them.

This signature “Hero Gala” will be a glamorous, fun-filled evening that incorporates a seated dinner, silent & live auction, entertainment, inspirational speakers and an exciting afterglow event with live entertainment.

Visionary Sound Productions is honored to be one of nearly 45 Sponsors of this amazing event and a proud supporter for the last 4 years.

If you are interested in supporting HAVEN and/or would like to attend the Hero Gala, CLICK HERE to Purchase Your Tickets for this amazing signature gala.

We look forward to seeing you their.

-Aaron Barris, President / Production Designer of Visionary Sound Productions LLC


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Ultraviolet A / UVA

Ultraviolet A, also known as UVA or Blacklight is used often in the Entertainment World.  The neat thing about UVA is that people cannot perceive UV directly since the lens of the eye blocks most radiation in the wavelength range of 300–400 nm, typical and professional UV fixture operate between 360-750 nm, which is why your eyes can’t actually see the light output from the fixture.

What you see glowing under a blacklight, whether on a neon poster, an invisible hand stamp or a newly washed white T-shirt, are phosphors.  A phosphor is any substance that emits visible light in response to some sort of radiation. A phosphor converts the energy in the UV radiation from a blacklight into visible light that you see glowing.

Here are a recent event, that utilized 6 UV Fixture to achieve an even glow amongst students at LHS.  The students also applied neon tape in abstract shape for added texture and unique looks.

To consider adding UV Wash Fixtures to your next event contact us at 248-762-2898 for more information.

Neon Abstract Shapes Created by the Students at LHS.

High School Glow-Out with Moving Lights

High School Glow-Out

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1,872,000 Individual Pixels Have Arrived (AKA: LED Video Wall)

Your Turn-Key Solution for LED Video Wall Rentals is just a phone call away.

  • Unique or Conventional Set-Up Configurations
  • Seamless
  • Stunning Clarity
  • HD
  • Redundant Back-Up Processing

Call Aaron Today for More Information and Booking Availability. 248-762-2898

eMag4 LED Wall In a Stage Arch Design Featuring a Red/Orange Effect

eMag4 LED Wall in a Stage Arch Design Featuring a Red/Orange Effect

10' x 4' LED Wall Design Featuring Shadow Dancing Graphics

10′ x 4′ LED Wall Design Featuring Shadow Dancing Graphics

eMag4 LED Wall In a Stage Arch Design

eMag4 LED Wall In a Stage Arch Design Featuring a Blue Star Burst Effect


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UMatter #SpeakUp #ReachOut

Special thank you to Friendship Circle @ the UMatter board for having VSP apart of uMatter’s first conference and speaking engagement.

UMatter is a teen driven initiative within the Friendship Circle family with the goal to help teens struggling with isolation and other tough life situations by providing a forum for topical discussions, facilitating life-saving trainings and providing an opportunity for our teens to help their peers.

VSP was contracted to provide Audio for this motivational & powerful event.


FOH View

FOH View

Audio Reinforcement

Audio Reinforcement



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648,960 Pixels

648,960 Pixels are nearly ready for your next event in 2017!  Can you guess what this exciting new production element is?  Avaiable as of February 1, 2017.


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DIA Gala Grandiosa, a Sucess.

Did you know the Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the most iconic buildings in Detroit?

It’s also rated as the 6th top museum in the United States.

Anyway, with approximately 8 billion dollars of art within this massive museum, extreme care is a must when working in and around these important art galleries loaded with art treasures from around the world.

Now, I’m proud and honored to share with you, in just 3 short nights, the amazing VSP team magically turned ten art galleries along with the building facade into an eye catching theatrical and dramatic experience for all the Gala Grandiosa attendees, all without a single issue.

Guests at the gala experienced the magic of Spain. Each enjoyed sensory feasts, lush gardens, flamenco, the running of the bulls, rolling fields, fiestas, nightclubs and much much more.

Thank You, Thank YOU, THANK YOU to the Detroit Institute of Arts, Forte Belanger & Display Group for entrusting Visionary Sound Productions to do all the lighting, sound & video at the DIA’s Gala Grandiosa! We loved working with you and your excellent team to help make this a truly memorable event for all.

THANK YOU to the crew of VSP……Brandon, Ben, Dave, Brett, Amy, Rick, Valerie and Shawn for all their long hours & dedication to help to make this all possible.  First In and Last Out.

Great Hall

Main Dining Hall also known as “Great Hall”.  Creating soft and slow movement using texture and color to create an elegant dining experience. Biggest Challenge is not being able to rig production elements and keeping UV Rays away. This was accomplished by using 90% LED Based Fixtures. (Yes, the Moving Lights are LED Driven)


Riveria Court was also a Dining Room but with a darker theme for different tiered guests. Space was bathed in Pure Reds, with added movement & texture for the ceiling elements. Biggest Challenge is knowing the room is a work of art. so extra care is taken to insure the art is safe with large ballets for trussing towers.

First portion of the event that guests walk into. Enhancing all the decor elements with lighting and audible effects. This was accomplished by hiding compact speakers within the decor using “water running down a stream” effects.  Biggest challenge is finding the balance between theatrical and general comfort lighting.

Building Facade

The Main Entrance to the DIA off Woodward Avenue…(Used as the exit for guests) was also an important aspect of this gala. This was the last portion that guests would see when departing. Our client choose the colors and we turned facade Red. Biggest Challenge is not being able to refocus the existing lighting so there are a few darker spots.

First portion of the event that guests walk into for the After Glow. Enhancing all the decor elements with lighting and audible effects. Lighting was modified to showcase the evening after-glow guests are entering a much more upscale party. Challenge…short turn around time between dinner and after glow guests.

Running of the Bulls, after Glow

Kresge Court, was the center of attention for Salvador Salort-Pons (Director) presentation. Biggest Challenge is working in a brick room with high glass ceilings. Speaker placement and monitor placement was key throughout the lower level of the museums event spaces so ALL Patrons could clearly see and hear Salvador’s presentation and invite to the dining spaces. Display Group custom manufactured a full size bull which had a backdrop of a bull and a matador in a tasteful but artsy video loop projected directly onto a brick wall.

Prentis Court was home to the Mega-Bar for Cocktail hour and the after-glow. Color rendering was key for Cocktail hour as specific pantone colors were required by the client. This was accomplished using a 4 different styles of fixtures to achieve two completely different looks for two segments of the event, but without modifying or moving equipment. (Photo shown is the early stages of the afterglow)

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