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.

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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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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.

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.

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