Case Study: MLE Fashion Show & Exhibition
Event Type: Sporting Event
Audience Numbers: 1500
As regular audio visual hire and production supplier to events in the Northwest, Humphries Audio Visual was delighted to be awarded the contract for The Liverpool International, the largest & longest-running tennis exhibition in Europe. This four-day tennis exhibition is played annually as a grass court warm-up event before Wimbledon. The event takes place at Calderstones Park, Liverpool.
Event organisers sought an experienced company with an in-depth knowledge of large-scale outdoor event production with specific expertise in sound, lighting & video solutions.
The Technical Solution
Outdoors the HAV Team is tasked with providing a high quality JBL PA system that would offer even sound coverage for the Centre court & the surrounding grandstand, as well as a number of practice courts each with its own dedicated PA set up. (For both speech & background music). Sennheiser wireless Handheld Microphones were deployed for audience Q & A & Sennheiser fixed gooseneck microphones for the umpire’s chair ensuring sound was clean, crisp & feedback free throughout the day.
Inside the corporate hospitality marquee, the brief was to create an inviting ambience for guests & sponsors to relax, dine & network. An L Acoustics Arcs PA system was utilised to meet the needs of the entertainment which included band & DJ performances as well as a fashion runway in the afternoon, showcasing local suppliers.
We were tasked with creating a staging area that could be used by the entertainment as well as a section catwalk that would snake between tables & could be used during the fashion show. Our stage hire department chose to deploy a smart Revostage Modular Staging System due to its small footprint & smart appearance. The marquee also benefitted from a live camera package to capture the action on stage & broadcast this to 4x Panasonic 75’’ ultra HD displays on unicol K base stands set up along the length of the marquee. The displays were controlled via our Roland v-1hd to mix video footage, sponsor logos & advertising messages on screen. Our lighting technicians designed an impressive system to provide general ambient lighting, front lighting of the stage & dynamic moving effects. This comprised Chauvet wireless Uplighters, Showtec Phantom Moving Heads & LED Profile spots. Our team of senior technicians used Avolites for control.
A high level of event production was achieved by our project managers & event technicians, which resulted in a successful event & a very happy customer. Our experience in delivering outdoor events such as festivals & sporting functions, combined with high-end equipment & experienced technicians, ensured the sound was clear & crisp & the schedule of entertainment was supported throughout.