Brooke Fraser 2015 'Brutal Romantic' Tour

CLIENT: Brent Eccles Entertainment

BRIEF: Brooke Fraser's 5th album Brutal Romantic has seen a shift in artistic direction for NZ's favorite daughter. The album release tour travelled through Europe, USA and Australia before it hit Aotearoa's shores for the final shows. UK Lighting Director Liam Griffiths designed a great looking show for the northern hemisphere and we tried to stay true to this. However for the event at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral our Lighting Director Goff departed from the script a little and spent some time lighting the room to create an enchanting atmosphere. Matt Tucker looked after FOH duties and the reviews tell us he nailed it for the Auckland show in a venue renowned for tricky acoustics. Aidan Simons did the duties as stage manager/tech, keeping a heavily pregnant Brooke well looked after. Gordon Dear rounded off the team keeping the precious cargo on the road at the wheel of "horse" one of our trusty trucks. 

SERVICES DELIVERED: Sound, lighting, backline & logistics

GEAR SUPPLIED:

SOUND
D&B Q series line array. Midas PRO 1 and Sennheiser IEM.

LIGHTING
Martin 101 LED movers, Martin Vipers. 3 watt LED batons.

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Northern Eastercamp 2015

CLIENT: Baptist Youth Ministries

BRIEF: Baptist Youth Ministries Northern Easter Camp is a 5-day long, drug & alcohol-free camp held at Mystery Creek Events Centre each year over the Easter holiday. Easter camp brings together over 5,000 teenagers to spend time with their friends, enjoy a huge range of fun activities whilst discovering the meaning of Easter. We take care of the production for the pavilion and for 3 breakout areas across site. Our aim is to provide a high quality production package to serve the diverse range of purposes required by the camp.

SERVICES DELIVERED: Production Design, Sound, Lighting, Stage dressing, LED Video and projection, technical provision and management of Main stage and additional breakout areas.

GEAR SUPPLIED:

SOUND

RCF D Series line array. (32 boxes in 4 hangs) D&B B2 Subs. A&H iLive T112 / iDR64. 16 monitor sends. Shure Wireless Mics. Full Band mic and D.I kit. JBL SR712 Monitors.

LIGHTING
LED 3watt batons, Martin Vipers, 101's, 60+61 Par Cans, Pacifics, 2k Fresnels, 1.2k Fresnels, Follow Spots, LED Par Cans.

VIDEO
30mm pitch lyric wrap around screen, Christie projectors, Video Package

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New Zealand's Longest Catwalk

CLIENT: Heart of the City /  Showroom 22

BRIEF: As part of the 10 Days of Fashion in the City campaign, Heart of the City wanted to put on a significant catwalk show that highlighted some of fashion available from the wide range of local retailers and designers. What better way and place to do this than right in the heart of Auckland City on Queen Street. In wanting to do more than a catwalk show, they wanted to make it New Zealand’s longest catwalk. Measuring 130m it zig-zagged its way up Queen Street between Wyndham and Shortland Streets. This obviously created some logistical challenges for all involved. We were contracted to provide the catwalk, sound system and also a large LED screen and camera system so the thousands of people who attended had a great view no matter where they were. Given the time restrictions due to the show being held on a very busy main street, we had a carefully worked out set up and pack down plan in place that involved a team of crew and technicians who set up, rehearsed and packed down the show all within the space of a few hours.  

SERVICES DELIVERED: 130m Catwalk, Distributed Audio system, Power generation and the camera system & LED Screen.

GEAR SUPPLIED: 75 x Stage decks, Midas PRO1 audio console, JBL speakers, Multi camera shoot and a trailer mounted LED screen.

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ENZO - Stranger than Fiction

CLIENT: Brent Eccles Entertainment

BRIEF: ENZO - Stranger than Fiction reunited five original members of Split Enz along with Eddie's new 15-piece ENZEMBLE dance band and six handpicked contemporary vocalists with a new interpretation of the songs composed by the Finn Brothers, Phil Judd and Eddie Rayner. The show was held in St Mary's Parnell - a heritage building just down the road from where the band was formed.

SERVICES DELIVERED: Production Management, Production design, staging, dressing, lighting and sound.

GEAR SUPPLIED:

SOUND
D&B Q series line array, Midas Consoles, D & B and JBL monitors.

LIGHTING
Martin 101 LED moving heads with our bespoke push up brackets. LED 3 watt batons, Martin Rush sharpies, Selecon pacifics and fresnels, Par 64 cans (outdoor stained glass window lighting) controlled by Martin M1 console.

STAGE
Prolyte decks with custom sections to marry stage with existing structure

DRESSING

Drapes, Push ups etc

 

Kids for Kids Concerts 2014

CLIENT: Kids for Kids

BRIEF: Kids for Kids concerts are mass choir performances, involving many schools all over New Zealand. The stars of this show are our own Kiwi kids, backed by the wonderful Jackie Clarke and former Zed frontman Nathan King. The concert series are used to not only give kiwi kids a chance to show their communities their talents, but also to promote the work of World Vision. As Kids for Kids travels the country, they need solutions that are easily executed and work in many different venues. An important part of the Kids for Kids set up is the grandstand system, which seats hundreds of students on stage at each show.

SERVICES DELIVERED: Sound, Video projection, Staging, Stage and Artist management, Grandstands.

GEAR SUPPLIED:

SOUND
D-Line Series Ground Stacked, Presonus Console 

VIDEO
Christie Projection and Screen

STAGE
450 Seat Grandstand and Staging

 

NYLD//15

CLIENT: The Parenting Place

BRIEF: NYLD (National Young Leaders Days) are a series of events run nationwide for primary, intermediate and secondary school students. They feature nationally and internationally recognized New Zealand leaders who share their thoughts and insights to our young leaders. For NYLD we look after the production management of the tour pooling local resources (where available) with touring equipment nationwide. Our aim with these shows was to make them continually stimulating for the students who attended. This years event combined our 360 degree projection "puffersphere" with LED video walls and Christie projectors. 

SERVICES DELIVERED: Production Supply and Operation for 9 shows nationwide. Event Management by Beaut!

GEAR SUPPLIED:

SOUND
D&B Q series line array / RCF NX Line Array. Midas Pro Console, Shure UHF-R Radio Mics.

LIGHTING
Martin 101's Par 64 cans, Selecon Pacifics and Fresnels, Theatrelight dimming and Martin M1 control. 

VIDEO
Puffersphere, LED video wall, Christie projectors. 

 

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