About Clem Harrod
“It started with a vision, and I knew this was something I HAD to do…”
Clem Harrod serves as the Owner and Chief Projection Officer of CLEMCO.AV. Establishing his company in April of 2016, Clem began studying the Art of Television and Event Production in 1992. Prior to receiving his Bachelors of Science from Florida State University in December of 2001, Clem was an active member in the College of Communication’s professional production group known as Seminole Productions. It was there he learned three key skills: the art of storytelling and seeing things for more than what they appear to be on the surface, the ability to anticipate and predict outcomes through shooting sporting events, and how to stay focused and attentive while working in energetic and entertaining environments.
Upon his graduation from Florida State, Clem began an internship with the Orlando Magic. There, he established himself as a very talented sports videographer and continued shooting NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, and various other NCAA events for 15 years. Through his contacts in the broadcast industry, Clem was introduced to, and simultaneously ran a career in, Corporate Event Production. There, he began as a stagehand and through his strong work ethic and friendly personality, quickly worked his way up the ranks to become a very skilled Video Projectionist. Using Panasonic, Barco, and Christie projectors, Clem now partners with many well-known production companies and their Fortune 500 clients to produce events for audiences of up to 20,000 attendees. As a Widescreen Projectionist, Clem not only has experience with blends, curved screens, and projection mapping, but he also has experience working with Independent Contractors from all over the world.
“One thing I have learned through my 25 years of experience is that the gear is just the gear, but the people operating it make all the difference. The individuals who come together to create and facilitate the experiences are the ones who make it memorable. I believe I am one of those people. I believe I am an individual who isn’t afraid to do what’s necessary to ensure the positive outcome of a show. Because I believe we only get one chance to make a great first impression, I want it to be a good one… #Projection101” – Clem Harrod
CLEMCO.AV is a Labor Consulting and Networking Resource for Independent Contractors in the Live Event Production Industry. With mixtures of Career Guidance and Individual Brand Management to Tax/Financial and Insurance Providing Services, CLEMCO.AV is here to assist you in your success. By gathering these resources and information, we are a one-stop shop for Independent Contractors needing help.
In addition to helping Independent Contractors find the tools they need to have a prosperous career, CLEMCO.AV prides itself on being a collective of highly skilled, motivated, and client friendly Audio-Visual Technicians. These “Certified” AV Techs have experience in a variety of in-show environments, can be trusted to put forth their best efforts, and will ensure your show’s success. We will work with you to make sure your clients, and their end clients, are happy.
Our team understands that not everyone is passionate about what they do. Everyone doesn’t feel the connection to the bigger picture, nor do they understand how their small piece plays a role in the project’s overall success. At CLEMCO.AV, we do. Allow us to help you project the best image possible.
What People Are Saying
When it comes to pre-production for video projection, Clem is one of the best at this of anyone I know. As a Freelance Projectionist we often times take for granted that we are receiving the right gear on a show to do the job. Then, come to find out, we’re missing the correct mounting hardware, or we have the wrong cable lengths, etc. This is the last thing we want to happen for a timely load-in.
What Clem has done with his processes, is take this worry out of the equation. With detailed information, including cabling, projection distance, projector layout measurements, along with pre-show client interaction, you will have more information than you would ever have thought to have right at your fingertips. His impeccable ways make for a dang near flawless and low stress load-in. As well, his willingness to answer your calls and messages in a very timely manner are greatly appreciated.
Thank you Clem/CLEMCO.AV, for all you have done for me!
Clem’s gift as an educator can not be overstated. As I pursue Projection as a career; his mentorship has been paramount in the progress I’ve made thus far. His learn by doing model has been a tremendously powerful tool for me. I have brought on several high end clients in the last year and do so with the confidence that I now have a greater foundational understanding of the landscape of projection. Moreover it’s the intangible insights that he’s shared with me that have been the secret sauce.
I have been working with Clem for over 10 years and have seen his growth as an industry leader in both trade and passion. Clem understands that succeeding in the production industry is more than just knowing the gear… its knowing the people as well. You see that through his work on The Production Channel, a blog and podcast that he personally helps lead and bring stories from the industry to the industry.
Over many years and countless freelance jobs together, I have never seen Clem pass up an opportunity to help train and guide those in need. From fully explaining the duties of a job down to a motivational conversation, I know many people that have Clem to thank for their success, at least in part, including myself.