The first Discovery Graduation Ceremony 2012 was held recently at Vodaworld at Vodadome, Midrand, put together by events company, Edith Unlimited.
Edith Venter, a long-time client and owner of Edith Unlimited, who is known for her charity and high profile events, asked MJ Event Gear to provide the full technical. The in-house occasion was attended by 260 people and awarded Discovery staff who had completed various forms of training.
“The event went wonderfully smooth,” said Theo Rood, production manager from MJ Event Gear, who as part of his pre-production work also tested the venues’ LED pillars and projectors prior to set-up to avoid any unforeseen hiccups.
The venue, tables and chairs were draped in white and looked stunning as Robe 600 LED fixtures washed them in colour. “Edith Unlimited rely completely on our creativity when it comes to lighting design,” said Rood. “The brief was to change the lighting colours to enhance the video footage projected onto screens.”
The lighting included 24 Robe 600 LED Washes, six MMXs positioned next to the centre screen and used to create a textured back-drop, and 12 Thomas Pixel Pars. MJ’s head lighting designer – Francois van der Merwe, ran the show on a grandMA and the venue’s Anolis pillars positioned on the perimeter of the room, also changed tones to compliment the gig.
The show incorporated 16 x 9 format footage and camera work, projected by a Barco 14k HD Projector onto a 8m x 4.5m centre screen.