UK based video and production specialist Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) supplied PPU, projection system and crew to Second Sight Video for a recent Skoda brand experience event, culminating in an incendiary gig for 5000 people by top international DJ, Tiesto. The event was staged at the LG Arena at Birmingham’s National Exhibition centre and was promoted virally via selected social media channels.
The CPL team was led by project manager Lee Gruszeckyj (Lee G), who also showed his talents cutting the live camera mix. Gruszeckyj mixed the show using an AVHS 400 full PPU, including a wireless comms system and wireless radio links to four Panasonic P2 cameras. In addition, a 4-way digital AJA Video KiPro record facility was provided as part of the PPU.
The camera mix was relayed to two 8 metre wide projection screens set up in a feeder area entered by guests before going in to the main arena. Each of these was fed by a CPL Panasonic 10K projector running via fibre cables. In addition, the TX was sent to an edit suite on site, so clips could be created and posted live on the internet and Facebook as the event unfolded, giving it a real resonance and ramping the general excitement levels.
"It was a straightforward show for CPL," reported Gruszeckyj. "It flowed smoothly due to good and detailed pre-planning."