With the winter season in full swing, Canadian production company Ottawa Special Events (OSE) increased the scope of its service to corporate clients by investing in 12 of GLP’s large Air Dome 850’s.
GLP Air Domes offer protection against rain and other environmental influences in various sized housings, with the 850 dome purpose-designed for larger moving heads.
They were supplied by GLP’s Canadian distributor, AVL Media Group who have been aggressively promoting both these, and GLP’s Rain Cover Kits into the local markets to counter the arduous conditions.
“We were looking at a product that was going to protect our fixtures and be rugged enough to withstand cold Canadian weather but also be user friendly and a breeze to install,” confirms OSE production manager, Joel Deslauriers. “There were other brands out there, but the builds were not as well designed and price points were a lot higher than GLP’s which also made this purchase very attractive for us.”
Consequently, they are delighted with their decision. “The build was very simple, which was key for quick setup and dismantle of the Domes. It was a lot more lightweight than expected, making it easy for one person to stack and unstack them for storage and transportation.”
Deslauriers explained that the 850 was the only Dome that could fit their larger Platinum HFX’s. “We could have purchased the Air Dome 600 for the smaller Wash fixtures we have in inventory – but investing our money in the 850s was the correct decision, as it allows us to cross-rent large quantities to anyone in the area who has any large fixtures. A further advantage is that we can fit out 6,000 and 10,000 lumen projectors and up to three smaller moving heads.”
A key focus is the large amount of activity taking place around Winterlude 2018, Ottawa’s winter festival. “Now that people have seen our marketing video for the Domes we are getting more and more demand for them, allowing us to increase our projected ROI,” Deslauriers confirms.