Intellabeams Come Home
In 1997, Matt got his first bank loan to buy 6 High End System Intellabeams. His mom cosigned the loan as Matt was only 21 at the time. Matt and his company, Active Lighting and Design, used these fixtures to grow the business by leaps and bounds. After several years, Matt sold these fixtures to a local ice skating rink to make room for new inventory. Now, 17 year later in 2014, the lights came home! They had run their course in the ice rink and Matt (pictured left with the fixtures) got to once again, touch the lights that took his business to the next level in the early years of the company. Matt states. “My babies have come home. It means so much to see these lights again. I think about all the great shows that these lights helped us to produce!” Thanks High End Systems and everyone who helped Active Production and Design become the company it is today!
The Active Story
The origin story of Active Production and Design as told by the Owner / President Matt Clouser.
#1 Audio Visual Company in Atlanta
Active Production and design has been ranked the #1 Audio Visual Company in Atlanta by The Atlanta Business Chronicle. This is the fourth year running that Active has been #1 Thank you to all of our staff and clients for helping to make us #1
Active turns 20!
We are proud to announce that Active Production and Design, Inc. is now 20 YEARS Young!! Active Production and Design Inc. has been providing professional Audio Visual services for Corporate, Special, Social, and Fashion Events globally since 1993. Our goal is always to provide our clients the best possible service, while building positive, lasting relationships. Active Production and Design, Inc. also has extensive experience working as a preferred and exclusive AV provider for hotels, museums, and event venues around the country. Active came from humble beginnings as President and Owner Matthew Clouser started the company at the young age of 20yrs old eager to take on the world! Matt Clouser adds, “I could not have imagined that we would be the industry leader in Audio Visual as we are today when I started the business out of the back of my jeep 20 years ago! I am always thinking of the great Clients and Employees that have helped to make my little dream the huge success it is today.” Active Production and Design attributes its growth to several key principals such as, honesty, ethics, hard work, dedication and making sure that the customer is always 100% satisfied. Staying on top of industry trends, equipment and being involved in industry associations has also played a large role in Active’s success.
Active Production and Design’s Social Division was honored to be a part of, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Nene Leake’s, wedding. Our team designed this made for TV wedding using 100,000 lit crystals, wall-washes, uplights and chandeliers of different tiers. The transformation of the venue was an exquisite and a one of a kind romantic fairy tale wedding! Nene herself describes her million dollar wedding to be a dream come true! We are so proud of our social division for their innovative and creative out of the box ‘dreaming’ on this spectacular wedding event!
Inside Weddings, Fall 2014 edition spotlighted Kandi Burruss-Tucker and recognized our Social Division team as the Lighting and Audio Visual Designers! Our team was honored to be a part of the event planning team and was thrilled to transform the venue with splashes and washes of lighting. Having celebrity entertainers, our sound system was key; as we all know, music keeps the guests entertained! Everyone had a beautiful time, and Kandi herself said this was the wedding we were meant to have. Active Production and Design loves having the opportunity to be a part of Kandi’s memorable moment and our other bridal clients.
Martha Stewart Real Weddings
Martha Stewart Real Weddings Special Edition took notice of one of our social division’s lighting creation! Our team highlighted this already rustic and historic wedding getaway by simply adding pinspots and wall washes. You can see the pinspot lights hanging from above to illuminate the elegant centerpieces and the wall washes to make the room glow! Sometimes just adding a touch of light can transform beauty into breath-taking.