Chances are Good That You Have Questions…
That’s OK! I’m here offer my expertise and help you every step of the way. Here are answers to the most frequent questions I’m asked.
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I am qualified and very ready to help steer you through the hurdles of organizing an event of almost any size.
- Do you bring your own equipment? How much space and power do you need? Do you need a table?In industry-speak I come “Self-Contained” and follow the “Pack Small, Play Big” philosophy gained from my pre-DJ years working as a magician.
Unless I specifically ask, I don’t need a table, chair, table cloth, table skirt, additional circuits of power, etc.
I come packed with everything I need – I am a nerd about spatial, power, setup and stage efficiency. I also believe in taking as many hassles away from you as possible.
In a pinch I can perform in a space the size of a broom closet. But will opt for a stage, if one is available and suits the event.
What if I need to fly to your event? I got it covered. My show fits inside of a briefcase small enough to meet Canadian carry-on luggage standards!
- What type of lighting do you provide?Please note, that lighting should always be used to highlight a strong performance. It will never make a performance.
Lighting can be heavily customized to themes, colors, and wacky ideas in general. If you are looking for a rock concert style, or something more classy and subdued, I can make both happen.
But if you would like to see a sample of something basic (and non-customized) check out my Lighting FAQ Video post –
I need to know things like audience size (is it 50 or 500 people?), location (I perform across Canada), the event’s significance (Wedding, Birthday, Bar or Bat Mitzvah) and so on.
I only give out quotes after meeting or having an extensive discussion about the desired result you are looking for from your event. From client feedback surveys completed in 2013, the majority of my clients state that I contributed to over 91% of their events success.
However, the reality is that every event I do takes between 20-60 hours of work to complete. Including 12-20 hours just on the day of the event. Seeing me perform at the event for 3-4 hours is only 10% of the effort.
I bill by the performance, its size, # of performance days, required preparation, performance requirements, and technical requirements. For a quote please arrange to meet with me.
From client feedback surveys completed in 2013, the majority of my clients state that they received “Far more than the price paid” for my talents.
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FAQ – “What Type of Lighting Do You Provide?” Website – www.ericelectric.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/eric1electric Mixcloud – www.mixcloud.com/ericelectric Youtube – www.youtube.com/ericelectrictv I’m asked on a frequent basis about the type of lighting that I use to complement my performances. This video breaks down a few of the most frequently used lighting effects in my shows. It also shows a few clips of additional video and lighting effects I’m looking at adding to my repertoire...read more