Battersea Evolution – London Creator Awards 2017

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Production AV were delighted for the chance to work alongside friends and long time clients LiteUp Events to provide the LED screen solution for the London Creator Awards 2017 hosted in Battersea Evolution. With WeWork committing more than $20 million to innovative projects and the people behind them, we were looking forward to see who would be granted the chance to take their big ideas and innovative projects to the next level.

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Our task was to provide the screens for the event and that consisted of three LED screens and two 95″ screens on parabella stands. Using our DigiLED 3.9mm Indoor LED Panels the 5.5m x 3m centrepiece screen was constructed and flown from the rear truss. The main screen was flanked on either side by two 4.5m x 2.5m screen also flown and built out of the 3.9mm LED Panels. Data was fed to the screens using six DigiLED LED Navigator Screen Controllers with three of the navigators acting as a failsafe hot backup to the main processors. The screen management system was a Barco E2 4K Screen Management System which scaled the data to our screens and was provided by the client. Our final job was to provide the two 95″ screens on stands at the other end of the room that would provide coverage of the event for people in the networking and bar area. Signal was provided to the screens using CAT5e that was run from backstage control into the roof of the venue and then dropped back down at the 95″ screens.

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The event was a massive success with inspiring and knowledge packed master classes on mentorship and creativity, followed by the the hosts Reggie Yates and Carly Wilford announcing the winners. With UK creators walking away with over $1 million in awards that night, it was an incredibly exciting night to be apart of with so many boundary pushing ideas be given the backing they deserve. To top off the evening, DJ Annie Mac got the whole place to their feet dancing the remainder of the night away.

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We’d like to thank LiteUp Events for the opportunity to work on this prestigious event and look forward to the next time we get to work alongside each other. We hope to be back providing the video solution for the Creators Awards 2018!

Olympia London – Feel Korea Concert 2017

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Production AV were delighted to working on behalf of SFL by supplying the LED screen solution for the Feel Korea 2017 concert. Earlier on during the day, the Korean Cultural Centre hosted the London Korean Festival 2017. However, for the evening, Feel Korea returned to Olympia London to host the evening concert. With KPOP blasting through SFL’s PA and the crowds cheering for their favourite artists as they appeared on our screens before the show, our onsite technician Sam McCrea realised he was about to experience one of the most vibrant, outlandish performances he’d have ever witnessed.

3.9mm and 6mm LED Screen Concert Festival Solution

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For this event, both our DigiLED 3.9mm Indoor LED Panels and our Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels were used to create the video backdrop on stage as well as an elevated screen that relayed the live camera shots throughout the show. The stage backdrop was formed using a mixture of SFL’s and Production AV’s stock of Desay 6.25mm Panels to create a 12.8m x 4.5m screen as the centrepiece of the display which was flanked either side by three 1m x 4.5m columns of LED. This layout enabled clever video design to utilized the separate columns as their own entities to deliver more impressive visuals than a single screen of that size could achieve.In addition to this, 84 modules of DigiLED 3.9mm were connected to form a screen and were flown high above the stage to display the camera feeds.

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For the 6.25mm screens, four Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with two acting as a fail safe hot back up to the main processors. For the 3.9mm screen, two DigiLED Navigator LED Controllers the equivalent processors of the Novastars were used to fed data to the screen employing the same failsafe hot backup system. Whilst SFL supplied their own Barco E2 4K Screen Management System to drive the show, our Barco EC50 Event Controller was provided to increase the simplicity and flexibility of the E2 system.

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With the last act finishing on stage, the exuberant crowd were further roused by an encore from all the main acts sporting ‘Feel Korea’ t-shirts as they came out on stage for a final hurrah! With inflated balls thrown around the crowd and confetti cannons shot from the bottom of the stage it created a beautiful end to the show. We would like to thank SFL for selecting us as the LED screen supplier for this event and we look forward to working on many more projects with you in the future!

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Wembley SSE Arena – Rock Assembly 2017

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Production AV were feeling excited to be working alongside GLS Lighting to provide the technical solution for the annual Rock Assembly organised by The Transformation Trust’s as an end of term concert at the SSE Wembley Arena. Production AV felt privileged to be involved in providing a day of inspiration and celebration for underprivileged secondary school children and were looking forward to experiencing all the amazing artists such as The Vamps, The Dixon Bros, Sarah Close and Pink Angels here to celebrate their successes and opportunities for the future.

Complete Video Solution Rock Assembly 2017

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Our task for the concert was to provide the complete video solution which consisted of projection, LED screen, camera system and video control system. The 6.4m x 3.6m LED screen created using our Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels was flown above the centre of the stage and was used for to display playback throughout the course of the show. On both sides of the stage, a Barco HDX W20 DLP Projector and its projection racking were erected to rear project onto a pair of flown Stumpfl 20ft x 11ft screens. The projection showed the live camera feed from four Sony HXC-100 HD Camera Channels positioned around the venue with the furthest camera from stage having a Canon XJ86X9.3 Box Lens attached to it to maximise the range of focal lengths throughout the show. One camera channel was shoulder mounted and was free to roam around the stage to diversify the visuals and the other two of the camera channels were elevated on the pit floor to provide close up shots of the performers but also rotate to capture the excitement of the groups of school children when they saw themselves on the big screen.

Rock Assembly 2017 Video Solution 1

Our Video PPU housed the drivers of the show with the Barco S3-4K Screen Management System comfortably pushing the playback that was gathered and managed using a pair of our Hippotizer AMBA V4 Media Servers to the LED screen as well as the live camera feed to both HDX projectors. Vision mixing was performed using the Panasonic AV-HS400 Vision Mixer and control units for the camera channels were also installed so that engineer settings such as colouration levels so that the camera operators could focus fully on getting the best shots. Production AV were also requested to record the entirety of the show using our Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro which was matched to a synced audio feed and then provided on SSD cards following the completion of the event.

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With The Vamps closing the afternoon off with a performance to match the frenzied energy of the crowd, Rock Assembly 2017 was over for this year. With 10,000 pupils from across England having the opportunity to explore career options and talk to universities at the Futures Fair before watching the concert in the afternoon, Production AV felt privileged to be a part of this meaningful and benign event. Thank you to GLS Lighting for selecting us as the video supplier for this event, we really appreciate working alongside you and look forward to the next one.

Not a bad place to watch the show! #rockassembly2017 #productionav

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O2 Academy Brixton – Migos & Lil Yachty Music Show

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Production AV were back out once again and were feeling excited to be providing the LED screen solution for the Migos & Lil Yachty concert on behalf of GLS Lighting hosted at the acclaimed and pulsating O2 Academy Brixton. With tickets selling out almost instantly it wasn’t hard to contemplate why, with both huge Atlanta artists offering ‘hotlanta trap’ high on synths, swagger and strangeness whilst performing at the iconic London venue.

O2 Brixton High Resolution 6mm LED Screen Solution

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The LED screen solution provided was actually a combination of two different screens. Using our Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels, we created a 6.4m x 7.2m LED screen that was used as the main backdrop behind the performing artists. The second screens task was to cover the front of the DJ riser that saw the lucky crowd being whipped up into a frenzy by DJ Semtex in preparation for the main act. A pair of Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with one acting as a fail safe hot back up to the main processor. Using our industry standard Barco ImagePRO II Dual for screen scaling, media content was managed using our newly purchased Hippotizer Dual AMBA V4 Media Servers, allowing visuals to flow seamlessly between the two screens enabling the audience to immerse themselves in the show from all angles of the venue.

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By the time the confetti rained down on an electric crowd it was clear that Migos and Lil Yachty have tapped into a fresh style of hip hop and were going to continue their breakneck growth of popularity with Migos recently releasing their new album Culture which went platinum with 1 million sales. From both a technical and performance level the shows went superbly well and we’d like to thank GLS for selecting us as the LED screen supplier for this event and we look forward to continuing this partnership with you throughout the rest of 2017 and beyond.

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Camden Roundhouse – Future Dreams Gala Dinner

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Production AV were delighted to be working again with long time client LiteUp Events, providing a complete video solution at the Camden Roundhouse. The event was for charity Future Dreams – its first Gala Dinner that brought together over 600 guests from the world of property, banking and media with the aim of raising vital funds for breast cancer support to open London’s only breast cancer support centre in partnership with Breast Cancer Haven. With the event being sponsored by the likes of L’Oreal, Production AV were excited to be involved in such an important and high profile event in support of such a noble cause.

Complete Barco Projection and Video Solution for Gala Dinner

Future Dreams Gala Dinner ProjectionThe leading part of the video solution provided were four Barco HDX W16 Flex Projectors that were flown from truss in the roof of the venue. With the the venue shaped in a circle and delegates spread out at tables across the room, each of the four projectors enabled engagement from all angles in the event space. Cabling was run up to the wire grid that stretches across the room and back down to control that was positioned on a balcony above the main space.

Two Sony PMW-EX3 HD Video Cameras were operated by Production AV crew to capture the stunning dance performance by the New English Ballet Theatre that took place on a stage in the centre of the venue. MicroCue Kits were also provided to assist the numerous speakers throughout the evening.  A Panasonic AV-HS400 Vision Mixer was used to smoothly run the show throughout the night and our collection of Blackmagic monitors enabled the production team the freedom to make sure the event was at it’s up most in production quality.

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With the Gala raising a staggering £625,000 to towards breast cancer support, the event was a massive success and it was a special night for Production AV to feel apart of something really significant and impacting. Thank you to LiteUp Events for selecting us as the video supplier for this event and we are looking forward to providing more video solutions for Future Dreams and play our part in beating breast cancer.

ExCeL London – Move It 2017 Dance Exhibition

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Production AV were back out once again this time to ExCeL London providing the LED screen for London Studio Centre’s exhibition stand at the Move It 2017 Dance Show. Contact us soon so your stand can be taken to the next level at Move It 2018! With over 24,000 dancers attending the three day event, Production AV were excited to be providing the video solution for one of the biggest dance studios in the country. The aim of Move It is to celebrate all forms of dance and performing arts and with several performance stages, workshops, stalls and dance programmes our onsite LED technician Sam McCrea certainly had plenty to do!

High Resolution 3.9mm Exhibition LED Screen Solution

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Using our high resolution digiLED Indoor 3.9mm LED Panels, we provided a 5.5m x 3m LED Screen that was built on our LED ground support system mounted on a Litedeck stage. As well as providing the screen, playback and lighting solutions were also catered for. The kit was loaded in the day before the event and the screen went up quickly – under 4 hours from loading in to completion. A pair of Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with one acting as a fail safe hot back up to the main processor with a redundant cable route. Scaling for the screen was handled through the Barco ImagePRO II Dual which had no trouble showing LSC’s promotional videos and other media content that was being cued and ran through our Apple Macbook Pro and PlaybackPro software. Four Source 4 Junior Profiles were positioned above the screen on a discreet truss structure and provided a fixed lighting state so members of the dance community had a space in the exhibition to learn what London Studio Centre was all about.

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The event was a massive success, with LSC able to use the LED screen to reveal all the amazing talented they have curated in their studio in the most eye catching way possible. We’d like to thank London Studio Centre for choosing us to provide the video and lighting solution for your exhibition and we hope to back working with you for Move It 2018 to show another great year of dance and performing arts.

The Royal British Legion – Remembrance LED Screen Installation

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Production AV were feeling excited and privileged to be supplying LED screens for an event of real importance. Working on behalf of LiteUp Events we were providing the Royal British Legion with a Remembrance focused screen installation featuring four videos of young veterans’ experiences in St Paul’s Square, London.

One of the aims for the Royal Legion in this years Remembrance was to encourage people to “rethink Remembrance” as it is believed that younger veterans are often forgotten about and struggle to recover from the experiences they’ve faced during their time serving.  Within the video content, World War Two veterans read out, intensely emotional and hard to bear stories only to reveal they were not their own, but belonged to the four veterans featured in the rest of the piece. The Royal Legion were trying to “challenge common perceptions” and Production AV were very proud to play our part in making that happen.

High Resolution Outdoor 6mm LED Screen Charity Installation

Remembrance 2016 LED Screen Installation

Using our stock of Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels, we created a unique LED display making five individual columns, each two modules wide varying in height from 2 metres to 4 metres. The intended effect was for each column to display it’s own separate visual content but also come together as a collective unit and display these intricate and eye catching displays that did a really good job at piquing the interest of the crowds of people passing through the square.

Content was run using  PlaybackPro Plus on an Apple Macbook Pro, which then was sent to the individual LED columns using our industry standard Barco ImagePRO II Dual which was well within it’s capabilities to scale the data being fed to each screen. Two Nova MCTRL660 Processors were also used to manage the screen with one being set up to act as a redundant hot backup to the main processor, along with a main and backup cable path.

As the screens were being put into a raised set, we were not using our standard ground support and provided a safe alternative solution using scaffold tubing of various lengths for the different size screens and created a secure supporting structure behind the screens which clamped onto the screen itself. Despite the square being fairly open to wind flow, the screens had no issues for the three days they were in use.

Remembrance 2016 LED Screen Installation

We would like to thank the four veterans: Anna Pollard, Ben Poku, Sam Jack and Stewart Harris for sharing their stories and for their service in protecting this country. We’d like to thank the Royal British Legion for their sustained and determined effort to continue providing support for our veterans no matter what generation they are from. Finally we’d like to thank LiteUp Events for choosing us to provide the video solution. We hope next Remembrance we can again provide our services to help illustrate the great work the Royal British Legion are doing.

SSE Wembley Arena – Seasick Steve Concert

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Production AV were delighted to continue working with Crosstown on behalf of Seasick Steve to provide a full video solution for his biggest ever headline show at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Having previously been the video supplier for Steve in his UK 2015 tour, we were looking forward to being back for his ‘10 Years Out Of The Dog House’ party that was promising great crowd atmosphere and funky guitar work!

6mm LED Screen Concert Video Solution

Seasick Steve 6mm LED Screen Solution - Wembley Arena

Using our stock of Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels, we built a 9.6m x 5.3m LED screen that was flown at the rear of the stage. As we were providing the full video solution, two Sony HXC-100 HD Camera Channels and a Sony PMW-EX3 HD Video Camera were positioned around the venue with the aim of taking the production quality to a new height with multiple live feeds running to screen. Control was set up in front of house and the live feed management was run using our Panasonic AV-HS400 Vision Mixer Portable Production Unit (PPU). Two Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the screen with one being set up to act as a redundant backup to the main processor. Scaling for the screen was handled by a Barco ImagePRO II Dual – industry standard due to it’s great processing.

Seasick Steve 6mm LED Screen Solution Alt Angle - Wembley Arena

The concert went exceptionally well, with the screen performing perfectly throughout the evening and our skilled camera operators not missing a moment of the exciting evening. Seasick Steve had an amazing performance, bringing people up on stage to sing with him made it a real party atmosphere and he managed to turn the arena into the most intimate venue. He also didn’t let his eccentric reputation lessen as he turned up to the venue driving a tractor! Production AV filmed Steve’s arrival at the iconic venue for playback on the LED screen, as well as introductions for the support acts.

It has once again been a real pleasure working with Steve and his team and we’d like to take a moment just to thank them for selecting us to provide the video solution for this performance. We hope that we’ll be back in Spring for his next one!

Royal Albert Hall – José Carreras

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As part of the SFL Group, Production AV supplied the LED screen to the Royal Albert Hall for José Carreras in his first headline appearance since 2008 to premiere A Life in Music. Using our Desay 6.25mm LED panels, we built a 12m x 2.7m screen that was flown above José and his performing orchestra as the centre piece for Carreras to visually tell his incredible life in music story.

Opera Performance 6mm LED Screen Solution

6mm LED Screen - José Carreras

Arriving for an early load in at 7am, the Production AV team had the screen fully rigged and operational by 10:30am which allowed the sound technicians free access to setup the orchestra’s positions. Two Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the screen with one being set up to act as a backup to the main processor. Control was set up a floor below the stage where an ImagePro II Dual was used to feed content to the screen. The show was in the evening and a technician was on site the entire time monitoring the screens which worked perfectly throughout. Below is an audience member’s picture of the special night.

Our thanks to SFL for choosing us as the LED Supplier and we look forward to the next time the Royal Albert Hall needs an audiovisual solution.

Camden Roundhouse – Buddy’s Bar Mitzvah

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Production AV were happy to provide an LED screen solution to long term clients LiteUp Events working on behalf of Ruby J Events. Supplying the focal point for one of the most memorable nights of Buddy’s life was a special moment and we felt privileged to be apart of the team creating that experience for him and his family and friends.

6mm LED Screen Bar Mitzvah Solution

6mm LED Screen - Buddy's Bar Mitzvah

Once again, our stock of Desay 6.25mm LED Panels were used to create a 6.4m x 3.6m screen that provided a centre piece for the nights events. The screen was flown using truss and the Desay rigging bars and screws along with 1.5m soft steels and 3.25t bow shackles to balance and hang it safely. 1.5m drift wire was also used to lower the screen to prevent the screen obstructing moving lights. Two Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the screen with one being set up to act as a backup to the main processor.

Rear view of 6mm LED Screen - Buddy's Bar Mitzvah

Content was fed to the screen using a Barco ImagePro II Dual that was placed backstage with control. Using a single SDI cable, we connected the ImagePro to the lighting designers Hippotizer V4: Karst which gave him the ability to add effects to the the screen content to match the changes he made with the lighting throughout the show. This enabled the designer to seamlessly control all the visual display which heightened the production value.

Hippo Media Server & 6mm LED Screen - Buddy's Bar Mitzvah

Included in the entertainment for the evening were an array of singers and musicians as well as a DJ. Production AV supplied the Sony PMW-EX3 HD Video Camera which was used to film the artists on the stage as well as well as interact with the crowd so they could enjoy seeing themselves on the big screen. The screen was loaded in on the morning of the event and was put up with quickly and with ease allowing other parts of the event production to be completed faster. The screen worked perfectly throughout the entirety of the show and was derigged the night the event ended.

Our thanks to LiteUp Events for choosing us to be the LED supplier and for Ruby J Events for organising the event.

Band in front of 6mm LED Screen - Buddy's Bar Mitzvah

Here is a wonderful recap video by Ruby J Events of preparation for the event.

Black and White Barmitzvah Magic from Ruby J Events on Vimeo.