Gobo and projected effects specialists Projected Image, and sister company Projected Image Digital, joined forces to host a highly successful open day last week, at their premises in Three Mills Island, East London.
The event attracted a broad cross section of industry-wide professionals. It’s main objectives were to launch the new Version 4 software (Available soon) for the RADlite visual manipulation system, also to highlight the new gobo manufacturing facilities offered following Projected Image’s recent expansion and takeover of a second unit at Three Mills.
It proved a great opportunity for interested parties to get hands on with the RADlite product, for which Projected Image Digital is the exclusive UK distributor.
There was lots of interest in the new gobo manufacturing laboratory, and guests were treated to a guided tour and a run through of the precise science of gobo making – for which the company is renowned. Projected Image also offered a sneak preview of the new Beacon Choice gobo catalogue, with Micke Tannemeyr, CEO & Marketing Director of the Swedish-based Beacon in attendance.
Two demonstrations featured during the Open Day. One was given by LD Chris Watts in the Three Mills preview theatre, illustrating some of the RADlite’s capabilities and potential effects. Meanwhile, in the club room, Steve Warren explored the system’s versatile and different array of spatial, active and ambient effects.
Projected Image Digital’s David March says, “We focussed the Open Day very tightly, and ensured we invited a good selection of relevant professionals from the worlds of lighting, video, visuals and design. We were delighted with the take up, and the amount of time people spent here seriously examining the products”.
The occasion also proved a good social opportunity, with refreshments and plenty of lively debates, banter and information interchange ongoing throughout the day.