Archive for Projects

150 Years of John Lewis

2014 marked the 150th anniversary of John Lewis in the UK. As part of the celebrations the rooftop of the Oxford St store was turned into a garden, featuring the natural habitat of Monty the penguin together with terraces and a cafe.

 

 

 

http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-150-years/c6001170154

 

FCO Sexual Violence In Conflict

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth office hosted a summit on sexual violence in conflict at the ExCel centre , London.

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This project required us to install an overlay IP wired and wireless network to provide connectivity to 1700 delegates and 123 country delegations, as well as 79 Ministers.

IPTV was also provided for show relay and host broadcast feed around the venue

 

More on the event:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/sexual-violence-in-conflict

Doha Film Festival

The Doha Film Festival is a major cultural festival in the Doha calendar.  Previously a franchise of the New York Tribeca Film Festival, the Doha Film Festival is a week long program of screenings, premieres and family entertainment. It also provides a forum for young Qatari film makers.

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Production Science provided lighting and power services to the event

 

Museum of London

Production Science was engaged by Stage One Creative Services Ltd to provide the lighting and associated AV for the exhibition of the London 2012 Cauldron.

Beach Soccer

 

Our principal brief for this project was to ensure the correct lighting levels for the field of play. Lighting is critical for the TV broadcast and stills photographers, but also there are Beach Soccer Association rules to ensure players have an evenly lit, adequately bright field of play without distracting glare.

The lighting was tested in simulation software to predict the lux levels and check the uniformity achievable in the vertical plane (for the camera shots) and in the horizontal plane (for the players benefit and compliance with association rules).

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Daylight HMI type lighting was used to give the correct colour rendering for camera and to achieve the brightness required with the lowest energy level input. Aggreko acoustic canopy generators were used to reduce ambient noise levels for the benefit of broadcast sound, guests and neighbours. Back up is also a significant consideration for live broadcast and we provided additional tungsten lighting for match continuation in the event of generator failure and the generators were formed into failover arrays for reliability.

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Actual lux levels achieved were around 5% better than predicted. We also provided site power and lighting.

Skype

When Skype had a need for a rock solid connection and Audio Visual support in The Roof Gardens for a very important call, we were pleased to be able to help them.

Fujitsu Tokyo

Production Science has been active in the Japanese market since our inception. We have always specialised in helping companies with live events and exhibitions in all areas of Japan.

We have two Japanese speakers on our staff, as well as a network of contractors within Japan upon whom we can call.  We are experienced in the cultural and technical issues of working in Japan.

We were recently asked to provide production assistance for WRG to assist them with their Fujitsu client for a Global Business Forum, held in Shiodome, Tokyo.

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In addition to Japanese speaking  production management and technical support we imported scenic elements not available in Japan, and acted as liaison between the UK production team and the Japanese suppliers and venue.

More info on our work in Japan

 

Qasr-Al_Hosn Festival

The Qasr-Al_Hosn cultural festival in Abu Dhabi had specific technical requirements for the delivery of their story to visitors. Guests used a mobile application on their phone to scan QR codes located on a trail of culturally significant objects in the grounds of the fort in Abu Dhabi. The QR codes were produced by unusual means such as wood carving and weaving the codes into traditional carpets. Production Science devised a content delivery system that served the content without reliance on the site internet connection, whilst allowing users to click through to social networks to discuss the significance of the objects and promote the exhibition.  This system worked for 3G and wifi users, as well as being available on the internet for off-site  browsing.

COP 18

The 18th Council Of Parties in Doha was a world class event requiring our full attention. We were pleased to supply technical services and equipment to both the President’s and GCC pavilions. Our scope included lighting, Audio Visual, show relay, IPTV and power distribution as well as meeting room support technicians. This event was serviced entirely from our Doha depot.

London 2012

Production Science were heavily involved in the London 2012 Olympics from the initial market feasibility studies in 2009 right through to sponsorship support, test event delivery, media centre provision and Games time structures power distribution and structure and site lighting.

We were contracted both to LOCOG and their suppliers and we were active at Olympic Park and all the main sites in London, Weymouth and Eton as well as non competition venues and the IOC Hotel.

Further details:

UPS in comms rooms and OVRs

Horseguards Parade – structures power and lighting, site and emergency lighting

The Mall – structures power and lighting, site and emergency lighting

Horseguards/The Mall OVR and Timing room technical construction

ExCel – site and broadcast compound lighting

Media Centres – interior fitout and bandwidth