29 November, 2006

Shining Out in November

Following on from last month things got even busier in November for Shock. We produced two large events for The Beacon Fellowship, an organisation that promotes charitable giving.
The first was their annual awards ceremony, held in the beautiful Plaisterer's Hall at London Wall. 500 invited guests enjoyed the awards ceremony which was compered by BBC newsreader Martyn Lewis. We projected 10 seperate films about the winners of each category and interviews. The whole event ran seamlessly and was a great success.

The second event the next day was held at the Chicago Business School and was a forum discussing ways of raising funds and giving to charity. As well as recording a keynote presentation, Shock recorded 8 simultaneous breakout meetings.

Other clients for November included; PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Royal College of Pyschiatrists, The London Jewish Community Centre, YAD Arts, FZY, Oakington Manor School, Tall Stories Theatre Company.

14 November, 2006

A Busy October

As with many people in the Audio-Visual industry, shock have had a very busy October. Highlights this month have included several events at the Portuguese Embassy celebrating 350 years of the Douro region. As well as audio-visual presentations these events usually involve tasting fine Portuguese wines and foods (and Shock technicians are always very keen to work on them!)

We've also been working at the Everyman Cinema in Hampstead alongside the Jewish Community Centre for London to produce the Opinion Soup series of Q and A discussions and most recently “Judology” a panel discussion which included Howard Jacobson and David Schneider amongst others.

On a creative note, Shock have been working with Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company and the Brighton Dome to produce the music for " The Night Before Christmas" a specially commissioned new theatre show for young people. The show will perform in Brighton over Christmas and then tour around the country next year.

Speaking of tours there will be 6 other productions running over the holiday
season that Shock has written the music for including "The Gruffalo" and "The Gruffalo's Child" both based on the award winning books by Julia Donaldson. These shows, created by Tall Stories theatre company have been watched by hundreds of thousands of children and their parents over the years and is still going strong. "The Gruffalo" has even been made into a DVD produced by Really Useful Films. If you are interested in buying one or seeing the show live please visit the Tall Stories website by clicking on their name.

08 November, 2006

Brampton Manor School Paging System

Shock recently installed a 3 zone paging system in the library of Brampton Manor School East Ham, London. The brief from the head librarian was a low profile simple to use system that blended in with the decor of the newly built building. We used low impact white speakers and concealed all cabling in the ceiling.

21 September, 2006

Liberal Judaism kept informed!

Shock have just supplied and fitted a whole range of AV equipment at Liberal Judaism headquarters in London.

As well as projection and PA equipment an information screen was installed to keep visitors informed of upcoming events.

30 August, 2006

LimmudFest Sways to the Beats!

Participants were this week recovering from an eclectic mix of music, learning and camping that was LimmudFest '06. Shock provided AV support for the event, highlights of which included the incredible Sway Machinery, Mor Karbasi, the Oi Va Voi duo and GhettoPlotz. The event gets better each year and we're looking forward to next year (and slightly more sun!)

15 August, 2006

Shock Audivisual launches new website

Shock today proudly relaunched their new website

which as well as looking great, will make getting in
touch with us easier. It was designed by the people
at fifo digital and we think they've done a great job!

10 August, 2006

Limmudfest Approaching

Here at Shock AV we're gearing up for this year's
Limmudfest conference which takes place on the
August bank holiday weekend near Southwold in
Suffolk. The festival is a celebration of Jewish Arts
and culture with an educational and 'green' feel
to it, with many of the expected 500 participants
camping. Shock are provided sound and lighting
for 3 stages, as well as 2 cinema rooms and various
other AV equipment. We'll be camping as well so
fingers crossed the weather holds!

26 July, 2006

City Of London Festival "Great Success"

This year's City Of London Festival has been
hailed a great success by organisers
especially thanked Shock for providing all their

AV requirements at three venues around the
mile. Performances this year were varied
as ever with
styles ranging from Jazz to Japanese.

RGM Funk us up again!

Retro-funksters Random Groove Movement
performed last week at Woburn Abbey and got
wedding guests shaking their stuff on the dancefloor
until the wee small hours. Shock provided all the
sound equipment and engineers for the job of