S+H gets Bigheaded

LED screen, drapes and special FX specialist S+H Technical Support supplied a full Pea-light starcloth wrap as specified by designer Patrick Doherty for the new Bigheads TV series, a Primal Media production for ITV, recorded in the George Lucas 2 studio at Elstree in Hertfordshire, UK.

The show, presented by Jason Manford, follows in the footsteps of popular series Its A Knock Out, a slightly bonkers comedy games show first broadcast in 1966 which ran until the 1990s, and legendary puppet show, Spitting Image, known for its razor sharp wit and political satire.

Patrick wanted a neat and interesting finish to the studio, so decided on the more modern application of a vintage starcloth effect.

S+H “were brilliant” he comments. The Devon based company has supplied soft goods including starcloths, pea-light drapes and special FX for many of his shows including Strictly Come Dancing for several seasons.

Mark Kenyon was the LD and the series was directed by Richard Van Riet.

For the WE Day 2017 charity fundraiser in the UK, S+H supplied massive quantities of blacks and an extensive pipe-and-drape system to create dressing rooms, break-outs and green rooms plus other backstage areas at Wembley Arena. A crew from S+H installed everything for production manager Natalie Smith.

S+H’s Terry Murtha comments: “We’ve been involved as a supplier for the last few WE Days and are extremely proud to be able to support the movement and its very worthwhile goals”. These included empowering, educating and inspiring people to engage in a diverse range of campaigns, initiatives and global action to raise money that will assist children and young people in securing education and access to better futures.

For the world’s largest and most famous dog show, Crufts 2017, S+H supplied LED starcloth and a custom built LED sign for the main show ring of the event staged by The Kennel Club at the Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK.

The starcloth was specified by Jon Pope of Chichester based Lighting Design Services, the show’s lighting designer since 2009, and was installed along the upstage edge / back of the main ring – making a classic backdrop for cameras, video and other assorted media.

S+H is supplying their Glux 12mm LED screen to the current UK and European tour by rock band 10cc which continues the celebration of 40 years since the release of their seminal Sheet Music album in 1974. A 4 x 3m 10 mm LED screen is used on this leg of the tour and specified by video and visuals designer Ian Holmes of Essex, UK based XIVIX.

Info: www.starcloth.co.uk

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