When Naveen Sharma attended a job fair in Michigan 18 years ago, he probably didn’t realize just a few years later he would own and operate one of the biggest multi-op production companies in the area. Meet our DJ of the Month, DJ Naveen Sharma of DJ Naveen Productions and Event Lighting.
Chauvet DJ: How did you get started in the DJ business?
In May of 1997 I went to a college job fair with my best friend Matt. There was a local multi op DJ company that was hiring – Matt and I both went to there training and got the jobs. We went through extensive MC training for a few months while we shadowed DJs on the job – helping with music selection, mixing and blending the music, and setup and teardown of the equipment. Speakers and amps were heavy back in the day! In 1999 I left the company to DJ on my own and in 2008 we expanded into more of a production company. We provide DJs, MCs, lighting design, screens, projectors, monograms, singers, dancers, and more! We are based in Michigan but travel all over the USA, destination weddings, and international locations! We have the best DJs and MCs in the industry.
How would you describe your company?
(Since we) have grown into a full lighting, sound, DJ, MC, and production company, I am very selective on the events I DJ and perform at. I enjoy planning with clients, lighting design, DJ and MC aspects, and over all planning of weddings. I got into LED lighting in 2010. I purchased 50 CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR 56 uplights. I LOVED THEM! LED lighting was getting big in 2010 and I wanted to learn about it it. I took many courses and workshops and seminars on lighting design. Today every decor company and DJ company provides lighting so I wanted to have an edge. We provide wall lighting, pin spotting, spot lights, intellingent lighting, and even battery powered lighting. The new CHAUVET DJ battery powered fixtures are bright and long lasting – allowing us to put fixtures where power outlets are not available.
How do you think lighting effects an event?
Lighting makes ALL the difference. Lighting can transform your ballroom. It creates a fun atmosphere. Using computer control we can match colors to the beat of the music, and match the theme and colors of the event! We use LED up lighting around the room, LED lights for washing the dance floor and ceiling, and intelligent movers to spot light different parts of the function!
What kinds of CHAUVET DJ products do you use?
My first uplights were the CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR 56. I still use those along with other lighting products. I also have the NEW CHAUVET DJ EZPin pack – battery powered LED pin lights. My new favorite light is my CHAUVET DJ Gobo Shot 50W IRC. Its an LED fixture – very lightweight and I use it for ALL my monogram projections for my couples!
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