Plymouth’s splendid Devonport Guildhall played host to a night of Acoustic Acts where we handled sound & light for Co Headliners Vince Freeman and Levi Weaver. Support came from favourite local acousticians of the Guitar variety Joe Biddle (pictured above in Blue) and Peter Crawford.
For our second New Years celebration this year we added a bit of colour to the festivities at City College Plymouth for Chinese New Year 2012, Year of the Dragon. CCP’s international students displayed their talents to their friends, families and local dignitaries while we provided lighting in traditional Chinese Colours and some FollowSpot instruction for a couple of our new international friends who wanted some technical involvement in the show and a grand job they did as well. Happy New Year!!
Restaurant Entrance lit for halloween
We are proud sponsors of Dartmoor Zoological park and have been working with Ben and his team for the last couple of years. We have recently provided lighting equipment for a number of special events and functions at the park. This has included lighting parts of the park for special events which include after dark tours. This has been successfully acheived using exterior discharge and LED fixtures and the tours have proved very popular. We also provided special effects equipment for the Halloween Party in October to great effect.
You may be aware that the Hollywood movie of Ben’s book “We bought A Zoo” has recently been released to great acclaim in the U.S. which is set to provide a boost to visitor numbers this year and we look forward to working with the team again soon.
The house lit with LED for Halloween
Saturday 26th November 2011 saw the 13th annual Celtic Beer Festival at St. Austell Brewery’s headquaters. Once again, we were very happy to be asked to provide the technical production required for the event. The event ran from mid day through to 11pm with a total of nine acts ranging from solo performers up to an eight peice sould band. Over 3000 people attended the event which makes it the busiest yet!
Audio was catered for with one of our KV2 Audio ES systems along with our Allen & Heath iLIVE T112 & iDR48 system with stage monitoring being handled by our 10 way L’Acoustics 12XT system.
Lighting consisted of a ground supported truss box over the stage filled with a full range of fixtures including: 24 x PAR64 cans, 4 x RGB colour changers, 8 x High power Tri colour LED spots, 4 x Robe MS250 zoomspot moving heads, 4 x Martin SCX600 scanners, 4 x Martin EGOX4 flowers, 1 x Martin Atomic 3000 strobe, 1 x Martin Magnum 200 smoke machine, 1 x Jem 247 haze machine, Zero88 dimmers all being controlled from the Martin Lighjockey system linked to a Zero88 Jester ML24 control desk.
This was also the first time we used our new DMT Pixel Strip LED batten video system which looked fantastic accross the back of the stage. The sysetm consists of sixteen 1m battens along with the power supply / distribution unit and utilises the new Arkaos KlingNet mapping system in conjunction with Arkaos MediaMaster software. See the videos and seperate post for more details of the system.
The event was a great success and ran without a technical hitch, when it was all over we finally managed to sample what was left (which was not much) of the 150+ ales which had been available throughout the day!