NorCal AV PRO
Tim Kerbavaz - AV Professional
Event Audio, Video, Presentations, and More
I do events, I tinker.
I put the "Tech" in Technoculture.
I've never met a microphone or a cable I didn't like.
I tinker with Arduino and Rapberry Pi.
I own Talon Entertainment, and I want to make your event great.
I've worked in professional Event AV for 12 years. Here's a bit of that history:
Diving in Head First
Going into Business
A.B. Technocultural Studies, Cum LaudeUniversity of California, Davis
Exploring the intersections of Technology and Culture, Tim Kerbavaz studied everything from space-age habitations and war-inspired industrial design to music production, programming, and video. As the dictator of the Technocultural Studies Club, Tim led UC Davis students and community members in a quest to explore the furthest reaches of the technocultural glaxy. From installation art to guerrilla file sharing networks, Tim got the TCS club thinking outside the classrooms and into the real world.
Owner/Principle EngineerTalon Entertainment
After years of doing sound, Tim decided it was time to break out on his own. Founded with friend and neighbor Aaron Cooper, Talon Entertainment took off as a well-respected provider of sound, video, presentation, and event production services in the Sacramento Area.
Special Event Audio TechnicianUC Davis/Academic Technology Services
Working closely wth clients and with other Academic Technology Services Staff, Tim plans, designs, and deploys event sound and video systems for a wide range of campus events - ranging from ~1000 attendee outdoor festivals to private press conferences to interviews with the chancellor to groundbreakings and alumni functions. In 2012, Tim researched, specified, and designed a portable presentation video flypack for live switching of presentation, playback, and live video sources at large conferences and events. Tim was awarded the UC Davis Student Employee of the Year award in Spring 2013, and started full time at UC Davis/ATS in July 2013. As the Special Event Support Technical Director, Tim produces a wide range of campus events for student groups, traveling conferences, and C-Level Executuves.
Writer/Tech/Social Media JournalistUC Davis/Aggie TV
As a jack-of-all-trades, Tim provided onsite and in-studio support to Aggie TV during the campus protests of 2011. Working with reporters, Tim wrote intro and voice over scripts for critical video news reports, edited daily footage for a morning release, and live tweeted protest and police activity to keep the student body informed. Tim also brokered licensing deals with national news outlets for Aggie TV's exclusive footage.
Teaching Technology Support and Testing TechnicianUC Davis/Academic Technology Services
As a support technician, Tim provided second-tier support for SmartSite, a UC Davis implementation of the Sakai Collaboration Learning Environment. He also performed non-code QA/Regression testing on SmartSite. Additionally, Tim helped faculty and teaching assistants use Personal Response System "clickers." After QA testing new software versions, Tim edited and revised documentation for both Smartsite and the PRS Clickers.
Production ManagerUC Davis/Entertainment Council
As Productions Coordinator, Tim Kerbavaz worked in a group environment to schedule, book, and promote campus events. He assembled and maintained group’s sound system system, and engineered sound for wide range of mid size events (100-400 attendance).
For large-venue shows (500-2000 attendance), Tim served as both pre-show and day-of event Production Manager, specifying and contracting sound and lighting systems and serving as the primary point of contact for artists, technical staff, and venue management leading up to and on day-of show.
Tim designed, specified and maintained an outdoor movie screening system with a 10K lumen projector and inflatable screen.
Additionally, Tim established and updated the Entertainment Council Facebook page and email listserv.
Working closely with ASUCD senators, KDVS (campus radio station), and Campus Unions staff, Tim acted as inter-departmental technical and productions liaison.