Following the success of the 2015 series, the eclipse Group recently organised another round of technical seminars for event management students at EMDI Institute of Media & Communication.
The seminars covered the basics of each of eclipse's disciplines: lighting, audio, video, rigging, power, special effects, lasers and health and safety. Taking place over two weeks at the eclipse warehouses in DIP, the heads of each department spent two hours with the students giving them an introduction to their discipline through theory and practical demonstrations.
Highlights from the seminars include a special effects and laser show from Flair SFX & Production’s general manager Sameer Rahman, and a demonstration of the preparation needed to work at heights by head of rigging Neil Spencer as he hoisted a student up a purpose-built demo rig, plus various up-close looks into the inner workings of the lighting, audio and power equipment.
Martin Lubach, eclipse Staging Services general manager commented: “We are extremely happy with the outcome of this year's seminars, each of our speakers did an exceptional job of presenting their department by incorporating all the basic theory while engaging with the students via questions and answers or practical demonstrations. We look forward to what these students can achieve in the future and wish them good luck with their careers.”
Eclipse also plans to continue its commitment to the development of future event professionals by conducting its second internship program for the coming events season. Furthermore, the company will be participating in this year’s Eventice competition, a 'The Apprentice'-style contest where competitors complete challenges to win full-time employment in one of the top companies in the events industry.