Case Study #2 – Hope For Justice – The Stand
The Stand was an event presenting the horrors of slavery along with music to inspire the redressing of such injustice. This ambitious event was an 8 hour presentation including internationally renowned speakers such as Andy Hawthorne, Ben Cooley and other with corporate worship and music from well known bands such as Delirious, Abundant Life, YFriday, Tim Hughes and Vicky Beeching. Our technical production needed to be versatile enough to support all the intricacies involved. Held at the Birmingham LG Arena there were between 5000 and 6000 people and we wanted to make sure that the audience could hear and see what was happening on stage.
As well as providing a high spec audio system, containing a Meyer Mica Line Array system and Yamaha digital mixers and a full concert lighting system we provided the client with a Full Broadcast Quality Camera, full video and data switching for three high-resolution screens.
Central to the stage was a large 26.5’x15’ screen, projected onto by two stacked 10,000 lumen Sanyo projectors from a front truss. This combination offered amazing clarity and brightness and allowed the video to be seen clearly even with all the lights. We also flew two 16’x9’ screens also with 10,000 lumen projectors either side of the stage to display the camera mix and video footage. The content for three screens were controlled using two Analog Way Graphic Switchers providing enough inputs for various video sources such as computers running powerpoint and song words as well as video feeds from the bands. We were also able to overlay song words for the worship time over the camera mix.
A recent addition to the B&H video kit is a computerised playback system call Wings Platinum. Specifically designed as presentation software it enabled us to load all the dvd clips, video clips and video idents on the computer at high resolution. The timeline-based software allows you to create multiple video and audio tracks to create the ultimate presentation.
Overall the event was a huge success and B&H were pleased to be able to provide technical support for The Stand.
Photos taken by Mark Murfitt – www.markmurfitt.com