Full Service Live Event Audiovisual and Media Production

With every event and video we produce, we strive to make a difference to our clients and ultimately inspire results.

We are a relationship-based audiovisual provider and media production house. Our name, The AV Department, is a brand promise to our clients that we will be an integrated member of their team and a valued extension of their organization. We do this by being a willing partner in the customer experience. We understand our clients want to work with a company that is focused on partnership, service driven, and easy to do business with -- a company that understands their clients' needs.

Services

LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION

We make the presentation side of an event a success through expert implementation of high-value sound systems, eye-catching projection, and atmosphere-enhancing lighting design.

MEDIA PRODUCTION

We live in a media age and having quality media content to promote an organization and to share during an event is a powerful tool. Let our talented filmmakers tell your story.

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

We're launching this service soon for hotels and meeting facilities. Send us your email address through the form below and we'll contact you when this new service is available.

Trusted Partner

The true measure of success for an audiovisual company is word of mouth. To generate that sort of organic promotion requires successful events (every time), talented video production, brand recognition, and strong relationship building. We believe we check all the boxes and are happy to provide a complete set of references. Below, please find a small sampling of our partners and clients.

Testimonials

Thank you for the great support. I've heard wonderful feedback from our guests. Great to work with you! The AV was perfect and seamless.

Noreen Murdock

Executive Director, Portland Youth Philharmonic
Thanks so much! The AV was flawless . . . the best team we have had in years! Thanks so much for everything!!!!

Brandi Tuck

Executive Director, Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Thank you again for all of your help with this year's Pixie Party! The fundraiser was a huge success and we're so grateful for the amazing work of your entire team. It would not have been the same without you - and we're looking forward to next year!

Jessica Berg

Development Director, The Pixie Project
We recommend the pros at The AV Department to all our clients. With stellar sound and visuals, fundraising and guest experience increase and everyone wants that. Plus, their team is easy to work with, generous and excellent at what they do.

Misty Marquam

Principal Auctioneer + Founder, Marquam Auction Agency
I wanted to thank you again for all your terrific guidance and assistance which contributed to a successful event for us. It was a wonderful event and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I hope we can do it again next year, too!

Lynne Bierut

Senior Associate Director Major Gifts, National Jewish Health
Everything went as planned. Thanks a lot for being so willing and flexible, and making it easy. The event was a big success and it is always a relief when there are no technical difficulties. It was a pleasure!

Mark Alejos

Communications Specialist, Central City Concern
We loved working with you and appreciate how much extra you gave us to make our event so successful. I look forward to working with you and your team again soon!

Lauren Tietsort

Development Director, Parkinson's Resources
What a delight to be working with your great team of professionals to create such a successful fundraising experience for PFHS on Friday night! The auction flourished due to people's ability to hear the message being communicated through superior sound. As the auctioneer, I admired your team's intuitive sense of knowing just what I needed, most times before I asked. I felt supported, with a genuine desire from your team to equip me with everything I needed to do my personal best for the client. Plus, your team is fun, jovial and light-hearted while being extremely professional. I always enjoy working with you.

JillMarie Wiles

Auctioneer, Benefit Auctions 360

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COVID-19 Fundraising Event Response Tookit

A resource for nonprofit organizations whose fundraising events are impacted by COVID-19.
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Rather Than Cancel, Consider Virtual Event Options

Before you cancel your event, consider a virtual event. We have live streaming package options. Don't let COVID-19 stop you from reaching your event goals.
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Spotlight: Portland Youth Philharmonic

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Filming with Drones

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Event AV Walk-Through

Event AV Walk-Through

A walk-through provides the opportunity to solve issues before they become problems and increases collaboration and communication among everyone involved.
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Spotlight: Camp Fire Columbia

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Spotlight: ¡Salud!

The annual ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction funds vital healthcare services and outreach for Oregon vineyard workers and their families.
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5 Tips to Improve Your Next Org Video

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Event AV FAQs

Event AV FAQs

While no two events are ever alike, common topics do come up during event planning. We've answered a few of those frequently asked questions to start the conversation.
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Spotlight: The International School

The International School's annual global auction gala is a celebration of the school's diverse and multicultural community.
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Planning An Event? Discuss AV Early

Audiovisual can make or break an event. Here are five reasons to include AV in your event planning discussions from the beginning.
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Plan and Schedule a Nonprofit Fundraising Video

To help you feel confident producing your next organizational or fundraising video, we’ve outlined the timeline to follow.
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Spotlight: JVC Northwest

Spotlight: JVC Northwest

Filming the JVC Northwest recruitment video took us across Washington state and features spectacular shots from the air and the ground.
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Spotlight: State of Reform

Spotlight: State of Reform

Audiovisual services for State of Reform health policy conferences include a range of audio, lighting, and projection.
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Announcing Our New Media Services Division

Announcing Our New Media Services Division

The AV Department and Portland Center for the Media Arts merged in 2019. The new partnership provides full-service video production alongside live event audiovisual production.
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