White Space Creative Solutions contracted White Production Design to supply a full technical support package to a recent charity gala dinner for the England Football Foundation at Sopwell House in St Albans. With the full England squad, special guest Pelé and a number of key industry figures in attendance, the production had to be flawless.
A key part of the installation were two independent ground support truss structures at the front and rear of the room that suspended the significant lighting, video, audio and set installation. The trusses had to be millimetre perfect to guarantee the best use of space in the room. Numerous additional spreader trusses were built up into the ceiling voids to obtain the best positions for lighting and projection. Products included Prolyte H40r, H30v and H30d with around 160m of truss being used in total.
The headline entertainment for the evening was provided by James Bay and his band. To accommodate his production rider the PA was bolstered to include a full D&B Y-series line-array system and Digico control system in addition to the Yamaha QL5, QL1 and full Dante signal distribution system installed to take care of the rest of the event.
Lighting design for the event was taken care of by engineer Tim Soden who made use of around 60 moving head fixtures throughout the room including White PD’s Robe Robin Vivas.
Other key services supplied include:
- Full stretched black-wrap of the main room
- CNC-cut logos for the set
- Multi-level stage platform
- LED video wall as the centrepiece of the backdrop
- Chauvet Well-Flex uplighters throughout the venue
Production management was taken care of by Kurt Bowen of White Space Creative Solutions who, in addition to the technical install by White PD, supplied full 3D visuals and CAD plans for the event, print, large format displays, on-screen content and video production.