From initial tender through to delivery I cannot fault a single aspect of the team on site – their expertise in making the most of the space at the Arena and the production required to maximise impact was second to none and our delegates were consistently blown away by the events they supported.Events Manager
After five years based in the midlands the annual Summer Institute moved to Leeds for the first time and Saville were pleased to be on hand to support the event. Four days of workshops and activities at the Leeds Arena included a large exhibition and an evening concert courtesy with the 90 piece children’s National Orchestra for All (NOFA).
Over 70 lighting fixtures created a dramatic and dynamic lighting design suitably muted for the conference sessions and then bursting into life for the closing ceremony and space themed video accompaniment from the orchestra. WYSIWYG design software was used to model the lighting design so the client could visualise how the production would look prior to the show.
With an audience of over 3,000 the sound design was crucial. A d&b V series line array was the rig of choice and the d&b design software allowed our technical team to plot the speaker hangs and in-fills perfectly ensuring no deadspots. Two hangs of 10 V-series were flown either side of the stage with six V-series subs under the stage front and six Q7 as front fill. E12 cabinets were used for onstage monitoring. Over 16 channels of Sennheiser 2000 radio channels were mixed alongside 90 orchestra mics and VT line sources by a Yamaha M7 console.
For bright, pin-sharp images a combination of Christie 20k and 14K projectors with specialist long throw lenses were used. The entire event was recorded in HD video using an AJA HD hard disk drive recorder.
A specialist video feature was created from two 6M diameter, 360˚ LED PixelMesh circles flown either side of the stage. These unique screens displayed moving messages, client branding and video montages throughout the events. During the orchestra performance, motion graphics generated by Arkaos software along with video content were mapped to the circles from an Avolites Ai media server. During the exhibition the circles provided an innovative extra promotional feature once lowered and used to display exhibitor names and major sponsor logo’s.
The Teach First event presented our technical and creative teams the opportunity to create and deliver extra value solutions to the event. We provided a full 84-exhibit exhibition shell scheme supported by electrical distribution, signage and AV rental. Careful logistics planning between our technical teams and the arena staff allowed us to meet the critical limited turnaround time for installing the exhibition overnight – right after the concert had finished – in time for the exhibitors arriving at 6am the following morning!
Teach First were keen to measure feedback from the delegates over the four days. Our creative team proposed a bespoke video booth with HD video recording, lighting and corporate graphics. Our specialist Saville Concepts fabrication facility designed, built and delivered the unit at short notice in time for the first show. The booth proved to be a great success providing vital feedback on the event logistics, content and suggestions for next year.
The success of the event can be judged by Saville being awarded the technical production contract for the next three years.