Oliver Giving has been delivering mad vibey tunes and the highest quality production value at major Night Hoops events for two years now. He graciously volunteered his time and equipment at our events with the goal of giving back to at-risk youth.
Night Hoops is a charity organization that provides supportive programming for over 400 Inner City youth in Vancouver and Burnaby and we are proud to call Probiotic Soundsystem a partner.
The musical experience inspired several of our youth to engage with audio/video production and our scholarship recipient chose to study music production at Emily Carr.
I am sincere when I say Probiotic Soundsystem is venture worth supporting.
Probiotic Soundsystem, owner Oliver Giving, was a huge contributor to our Parkgate Community Services Society’s Preteen Dances beginning in the Spring of 2014 to our last dance of school year in 2015. Oliver is a community minded individual who brings his talents as a DJ and knowledge of lighting and sound. Probiotic Soundsystem’s mandate paralleled ours in that Oliver wants to focus on creating fun safe spaces for youth.
After sampling one of our preteen dances Oliver was excited by the energy of the 500 preteens in attendance; however, he saw opportunities to improve the engagement of participants. Oliver used strobe lights and video projection to increase the appeal of the dances; he turned the lighting into a production. The youth loved Oliver’s video loops that would include clips from movies, hit music videos, silly dance clips, and information on relevant youth issues. One occasion, Oliver helped us prepare a video slideshow that included stats, facts, and tips on hearing safety. This was hit and a perfect example of how Oliver knows his audience how to cater his services and equipment to them.
Oliver’s gear and attitude are top notch. The lights were highly quality and pivotal to turning our gym into a giant lightshow. Oliver was approachable and open to suggestions by the youth and other staff members. We never had to worry about lights, cables, and extension cords as Oliver had it all and was self-sufficient. Oliver volunteered his time for these 8 dances and worked with us to ensure the cost of the equipment never exceeded our budget even though we were getting access to gear valued upwards to $10,000.
We will miss having Oliver Giving’s at our future dances, but thank him for his contributions and know that Probiotic Soundsystem will have a huge impact in empowering youth to host and be involved in organizing their own events.
Probiotic Soundsystem has been amazing to work with time and time again. Oliver always has a well planned set up for our annual youth dances. He’s our go to guy to help us create the perfect party atmosphere. He’s very reliable and brings the best quality equipment to our events. We host dances at lots of different venues and he always knows what to bring, and how to arrange his equipment to best suit the space. Our events have an awesome reputation and go off without a hitch thanks to Oliver!