DJ’s Put It In The Corner

Put it in the corner

Recently I received pictures to scan for a photo montage. The images included photos from a previous event, a Bar Mitzvah, that also had a Disc Jockey, from another company.

This DJ did what most DJs do, he set up center, next to the dance floor. This Bar Mitzvah included a candle lighting service, popular for such events, and the candles were placed on a table centered on the dance floor.

Which means every picture of the candle lighting service included the DJ in the background. No way to crop him out of the image. Every picture of this special moment included the DJ – Cuing music, taking a drink (of water I hope), equipment cables and cords, and brown boxes of props with the logo of Oriental Trading in plain view. Can anyone say UGLY?

When it was my turn to perform for this client, another Bar Mitzvah, in the same venue\room, I set up off to the side, and provided a video screen as the center piece for the dance floor and the candle lighting service. Projecting a big picture of the Bar Mitzvah boy in a baseball uniform to match his sports theme.

I was still plenty visible off to the side, just not in the way of the audience and cameras enjoying special dances and activities. A wireless microphone and a few steps to the center of the dance floor made me the center of attention when needed, and out of sight when not.

Respectfully, prove that it truly is all about your client, and put it in the corner!