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Forum showcase for Simz video

Production News
14 February 2020

PLAYING A flagship show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town (cap. 2,300), Little Simz decided to use video for the first time.

Production manager Eric Wade of EZ Services says he not only wanted to enhance the visual impact of the show, but also capture quality footage, for promotional use. Seeking a new video supplier, he turned to Cheltenham-based Production AV.

“We wanted to give everyone in the audience the same experience, regardless of whether they were on the balcony or tucked away where sight lines weren’t so great,” he says. “We had a pretty tight schedule and Production AV were quick to quote and crew the show. The efficiency of their work made the experience very pleasant.”

The package included two Sony HDC 1500R Broadcast Camera Channels, two Agile Remote Camera PTZs, and the supplier’s own PPU, alongside a Barco Image Pro to process data being fed to the house projection system.

Production AV’s Nathan Dunbar, says, “We understand the challenges of live music video in a demanding environment. You only get one chance to make it perfect.”

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