Global Thinkers required a unique Audio Visual solution for an awards ceremony

Waters Productions - December 18, 2016

2016’s Global Thinkers Awards was themed upon ‘Philanthropy & Positive Change’. The event’s honourees included the international committee of the Red Cross, award winning novelist Elif Shafak and the Lord Alderdice.

GTF 2016 Awards for Excellence Gala

The organisers wanted a stunning display of visuals and a full film crew. We suggested feeds to the camera for audio recordings. We played Intro and outro music for award winners. The music played as winners entered and exited the stage for added effect. Global Thinkers also wanted a set and stage design with printed graphics for the backdrop, lectern and pull up banners.

After meeting, Waters Productions considered all of the requests within the budget. Our experience meant that we could act quickly and efficiently to design a suitable AV system.

Filming the 2016’s Global Thinkers Awards Audio Visual solution
Filming the 2016’s Global Thinkers Awards Audio Visual solution

The process began with designing the graphics.

Firstly, the process began with designing the graphics. This included designs for the backdrop, pull up banners and lectern. After this, we provided a full lighting rig with spot lights. This focused attention to the award winners. Next, mood lighting was rigged. We used uplighters and two 65” plasma displays. Our team placed these either side of the stage. Furthermore, our camera crew provided a live feed to the displays.

The event was held in the Nash room.

The event was held in the Nash Room at the Institute of Directors. Being a large room, we ensured the event hosts could be heard from all positions. After considering speaker placement, we installed an audio system. We designed it according to the size of the room and guest capacity.

As part of our service we provide a full rig and de-rig.

Two of our technicians dealt with the Audio and Visual aspects of the event. This enabled the event to run smoothly. Afterwards, the guests and organisers showed their appreciation for our service. As part of our service we provide a full rig and de-rig. We always leave the venue in its original condition.

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