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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Fantastic LED Screen for Nutcracker On Ice

Production AV supplied the Nutcracker on Ice in the Royal Albert Hall with a Desay 6.25mm LED Wall.

The festive spectacular jointly promoted by the Royal Albert Hall and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, welcomed the Imperial Ice Stars to the rink, chose a spectacular 13.6m x 5.4m 6mm pitch screen as a centre piece for the performances provided by SFL group members, Production AV.

Desay 6mm Inddor/Outdoor LED Screen provided by Production AV for the Nutcracker on Ice at the Royal Albert Hall

High Resolution 6mm LED Screen

As part of the SFL Group, Production AV supplied the screen to the Royal Albert Hall for the run of performances over the festive period. A tight build schedule required that the screen build dovetail with the construction of the 4000sqft Ice rink and setting up for the orchestra. This was achieved to deliver the ground supported screen within the required schedules and with no issues. With the screen boasting over 1.8Million LED pixels, the content was fed to the screens over Lightware Modex fibre optic systems, and switched by a Barco E2 system. The tightly scripted show content was run from Apple MacPro machines running QLab, all equipment supplied from the SFL Group inventory.

Our thanks go to Mike Kane who looked after the screen for the successful run of shows.

Desay 6mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Screen provided by Production AV for the Nutcracker on Ice at the Royal Albert Hall