In 2003, Big Event entered the audio/video industry with a group of professionals known for their media talents and excellence in providing exceptional customer service.

Bob Chouinard (Producer/Technical Director)

Tom Bothof (Audio Design/Production Management)

Steve Friederichsen (Producer/Video)

Ross Gish (Lighting Designer)



(18 enclosures + 6 subwoofers)

Tom Bothof Audio Design/Production Management

Tom Bothof launched his career in the early 1980's as a performer in live theatre, which ultimately blossomed into an interest in audio support for live performances. In 1982 he started Twin Town Sound, providing audio facilities for live bands, theatre and corporate presentations. Tom provided audio touring packages, production management skills and sound design services for National touring theater productions. He has 14 years of touring experience with New York based shows such as Pump Boys and Dinettes, Big River, Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, The Buddy Holly Story, The Who's TOMMY and The King and I along with numerous other successful productions.
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Bob Chouinard Producer/Technical Director

Bob Chouinard launched Network Video & Film, Inc. in 1994 to provide location video and editing services for the Minneapolis area. He built a Minneapolis studio and editing facility in the historic 1910 Grain Belt Warehouse and developed the modular, multi-camera fly pack package technology package for the on-site video production community. Bob directs multi-camera live events, broadcast television programs, outdoor music shows, live corporate events and taped live video series. He has consistently been a preferred vendor for local producers and event organizers.
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Steve Friederichsen Producer/Video

Steve Friederichsen entered the industry via television, directing literally hundreds of multi-camera programs. He also engineered multi-camera studio facilities and designed studio lighting for taped television programs. In 1993 he began producing his own projects on film and video, including a variety of award winning films, corporate videos and broadcast commercials. Steve started his own company in 1998, offering high-end location video, lighting and audio services. He has traveled nearly all of the lower 48 on production assignments and has provided project management, production and post-production for selected Fortune 500 clients.
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Ross Gish Lighting Designer

Ross Gish began his career with a Minneapolis based Audio-Visual facilities company, and developed an extensive working knowledge of lighting design, power distribution, projection services and intelligent lighting. Ross' extensive knowledge of rigging and technical production has evolved in the course of designing and installing shows for literally hundreds of corporate events and meetings. He has also toured with national music acts performing functions from audio engineering to tour management.
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Antonio Aguirre Production Support

Antonio Aguirre joined Big Event as an intern, while completing his media studies at Globe College. His initial assignments at Big Event included maintaining and painting the studio, packing gear and loading trucks. Antonio was a quick study, as well as diligent and ambitious, so on graduation from school, he was offered a staff position at Big Event. His current duties include: Production and Audio Assistant, TelePrompter Operator and Live Event Support. Having learned the basics, Antonio is gradually taking on greater responsibility with all aspects of live event production.
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