Every year, Teenage Cancer Trust – the only UK charity dedicated to providing specialised nursing care and support for young people with cancer – hosts a series of live events at the Royal Albert Hall in order to raise much needed funds for the organisation. Since 2000, over £32 million has been raised and this money has helped fund specialist nurses, hospital units and support services right across the UK that help get young people through some unimaginably hard times. This year, the concerts took place from March 20th – 26th and featured live performances from Harry Hill, Alan Carr, Kasabian, The Courteeners before a special Sunday evening gala performance led by long-standing patron Roger Daltrey. For the third year running, Production AV was called upon to supply a range of technical support.
For the weeks’ worth of concerts, Production AV provided a full Camera and LED Screen Package. This included 4x Sony HSC Full HD camera channels along with 2x Panasonic AW-UE100 PTZ channels fed into a Ross Video Carbonite 4k Capable PPU. A pair of disguise Media Servers relayed client content as well as visiting artist content. Production AV also used a Barco S3-4k to send the content from the PPU, Media Servers and visiting artists to the Banner LED and the Main LED.
On the iconic Royal Albert Hall’s main stage, the LED screen was a 8 x 5m Desay M6 LED screen taken from Production AV’s hire stock, with the banner being 23m wide across the back of the stage; again taken from the Desay M6 LED range.
The project was overseen by a team which included Pete McCrea (Project Manager), Tim Perrett and Anna Sadler (Vision Directors), Sam McCrea and Luigi Sardi (disguise/Event Master Programmer), Anna Sadler, Luke England, Dan Proud, Hamish Jardine, Andrea Robustini (Cameras Operators), as well as Mike Kane (LED Tech).