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.