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CPL Provides Full Production for IPG Event

CPL delivered another slick and streamlined full production package – video, lighting, sound and staging – to the annual Independent Publishers Guild Awards (IPG), staged in the Ballroom at Heythrop Park Resort.

CPL has worked on this event a few times before, the last time in 2014, and was asked back again to deal with all-things-technical for the 2016 event.

CPL’s crew was led by PM Mike Radford, after listening to the brief which was for a ‘classical’ look to the awards presentation, CPL proposed setting the scene with the timeless magic of a starcloth backdrop! This was rigged on a 16 metre wide goalpost trussing structure and flown centrally and directly in front of it was a 12ft 2 inch wide by 6 ft 11 inch tall Stumpfl projection screen.

Content appearing on this was fed via one of CPL’s Panasonic RZ670 6K laser projectors flown in the ceiling, controlled via a Barco PDS-902 switcher and the sources were two Dell laptops which contained all the awards titles and branding. Mike and the team compiled a quick montage of photos of the judging process whilst on site which was replayed at the start of the awards ceremony.

CPL built a 12 metre wide by 2 metre deep stage and twin lecterns – one each side of stage – and applied all the associated graphics and branding.

Lighting was a mix of Miltec LED PARs and SmartBatt LED up-lighters, with Clay Paky Sharpies and Martin MAC 350 Entours for moving effects, complete with a generic stage wash from ETC Source Four Juniors, with an Avo Quartz console for control.

The audio system was d&b, chosen for its clarity and quality as well as manageable dimensions. V-SUBS were installed behind the starcloth for additional weight and atmospherics and four Y7P’s on stands were run in conjunction with E6s for front fills. The main objective was to ensure that the 200 plus guests all enjoyed smooth and even coverage around the room. It was mixed via an A&H QU16 desk.

The sources were background music and mics. The mics-and-stands package included cabled mics for the Voice-of-God announcements coming from backstage, and Sennheiser ME 34 gooseneck condensers for the two lecterns.

Project Manager: Mike Radford