Belfast – Ulster Unionist Party Conference 2016

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Production AV were back out once again working on behalf of BNL providing the largest scale production we have jointly worked on to date. We were providing a complete video solution for the 2016 Ulster Unionist Party Conference. We were looking forward to being involved in such a prestigious and well publicised event. In his speech at the conference, Colum Eastwood the leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party stated despite party differences with the UUP, they both aimed to “make Northern Ireland work” and was looking forward to “closer party cooperation”.

3mm High Resolution LED Screen with Barco S3-4K Playback

UUP Party Conference 2016 LED Screen Stage Setup

Using our stock of digiLED HRi3900 Indoor 3.9mm LED Panels, we built a 10m x 3m LED screen as well as providing full processing and playback support using our Barco screen management system. Travelling over with the kit to Belfast the day before, the Production AV team were began the load in early next morning and had the screen built into it’s custom set and operational in three hours. A pair of Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with one acting as a fail safe back up to the main processor. For playback, our Barco S3-4k Screen Management System along with it’s counterpart the Barco EC50 Event Controller ensured that we could output a range of feeds including Keynote presentations, camera feeds and a twitter stream to the LED screen which provided flawless motion to the conference and allowed the UUP to focus completely on laying out plans to do what’s right for Northern Ireland in 2017 and onwards.

The event was a great success and we really enjoyed working alongside BNL to make sure this important event had the best production quality possible. Thank you for selecting us to be the supplier of the video solution we really enjoyed working with your team and the UUP Party itself. We hope to be back for next years party conference to hear the exciting changes the UUP have and aim to instrument in Northern Ireland.

Scarva – Sham Fight 2016

Production AV were once again back in Northern Ireland working for BNL to provide an LED screen solution for the 2016 Scarva Sham Fight. Over 100,000 braved the rain to watch the annual re-enactment of the Battle of the Boyne. It was a really honour to be apart of something that holds so much cultural importance to so many people.

6mm Outdoor Reenactment LED Screens

Back out were our Desay 6.25mm LED Panels ready to test their waterproof design against whatever the weather could throw at it. Two 4.8m x 2.7m screens were built at separate locations on site using Mobil Tech AlpTek 6.5m stands and truss to fly them off the ground. There were a pair of Nova MCTRL660 Processors for each screen with the latter acting as a backup for the main processor. Each screen also had an ImagePRO II Dual which was used to feed content.

On site for the length of the march was one of our LED Technicians who made sure the show ran smoothly from our end.  Endless streams of colorful, eye catching marchers lined the streets of Scarva playing a variety of instruments and in the end it was John Adair, who played King Billy, was victorious – again – on his 25th anniversary of acting the part.

It was a real pleasure to work again with BNL and we look forward to continuing to grow this working relationship with them. Thank you as well to Tourism Northern Ireland and the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council for giving support to the big day.

Lurgan Park Festival – Queen’s 90th Birthday Party

Production AV were pleased to be selected by BNL to provide a LED screen solution for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations hosted in Lurgan Park. Having done so little work in Northern Ireland in the past, Production AV were excited to work with BNL and provide a top quality service for the people of Lurgan to enjoy.

6mm Outdoor Flown Festival LED Screens

Travelling over the day before, we were on site early and were able to build the screens quickly using our Desay 6.25mm LED Panels, creating two 4.8m x 2.7m 6mm pitch LED Screens using Mobil Tech AlpTek 6.5m stands and truss to fly them off the ground.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 below the stage where an ImagePRO II Dual was used to feed content to the screen.

An impressive line up for the evening concert included Rod Patterson Session Orchestra, featuring Siobhan Pettit and Aine Whelan with special guest George Jones performing ’90 Years of Music’ as well as award winning Lee Matthews, who recently won best songwriter at the Irish Country Music Awards. The night was ended with a fantastic firework display to end a special night for the Queen and country.

Our thanks to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for hosting the event and a big thank you to BNL for choosing us as the screen supplier. We hope this is a beginning of a fruitful partnership.