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Fineline Lighting is in the finals for TPI Awards 2019!

We are very proud to announce that Fineline Lighting have been nominated for the Favourite Lighting Rental Company category and we are in the finals for TPI Awards 2019.We would like to say huge thank you to everyone who voted for us!


Winners will be announced on 25th February 2019 at the TPi Awards which is being held at Battersea Evolution London.

Good luck to everyone who has been nominated!

Fineline Lighting Limited Data Protection Policy

GDPR and Your Personal Data

What we need


Fineline Lighting Limited will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. We only collect basic personal data about you which does not include any special types of information. This does however include name, address, email and phone number.

Why we need it


We as Fineline Lighting need to know your basic personal data in order to provide you with our services. We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need in order to provide and oversee this service to you.

What we do with it


All the personal data we process is processed by our staff in our premises at Unit 3 Hithergreen Ind. Est, Clevedon, Bristol.

How long we keep it


We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed. Your information we use for marketing purposes will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.

What we would also like to do with it


We would however like to use your name and email address to inform you of our future offers, new product lines and notices. This information is not shared with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time via phone, email or our website.

What are your rights?


If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Our Data Protection Officer is Sevim Sangwell and you can contact her at sevim@finelinelighting.com

Fineline Supplies LED Screen for Teenage Cancer Trust Shows at RAH

Bristol UK based lighting and video rental specialist Fineline is very proud to have been the LED screen supplier for the 2018 Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) shows at the Royal Albert Hall, which has seen another series of show-stopping performances and unique collaborations which help raise awareness and funds for the charity.

This year’s line-up included Kasabian, The Courteeners, Def Leppard, Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue from legendary reggae band UB40 who appeared as a trio, Nile Rogers and Chic, side-splitting comedy from Russell Howard as well as The Who’s Roger Daltry, who has been instrumental in driving the annual RAH concert week since it started in 2000. This year he curated an evening of special guests including Muse frontman Matt Bellamy leading a super group including Graham Coxon who performed some of the Beatles’ greatest hits.

Says Fineline’s Rob Sangwell, “It has been a fantastic experience all round being part of these incredible shows. The atmosphere has been very inspirational! TCT is a great cause and the organization is dedicated to providing a top quality production and an equally impressive array of talent and entertainment for everyone to enjoy!”

Fineline supplied 153 panels of their Martin VDO Face 5, a 5.2 mm pitch LED screen surface which was configured throughout the week as a flown upstage surface measuring 8.5 meters wide with a drop of 5.1 meters.

It was used to deliver the crucially important Teenage Cancer Trust films and messages as well as by all the artists who played.

Fineline was asked to supply the screen as part of Harman Professional Solutions’decision to support the Teenage Cancer Trust shows.


The event’s lighting and video was designed by Gordon Torrington of PRG who has been involved in TCT at the RAH for many years.Video content was co-ordinated by Chris Farrants who was located in ‘video world’ under the stage, and he managed all the various sources via his Grass Valley Karrera PPU, including cutting the 3-camera mix and receiving feeds of all the playback and ambient footage from a Catalyst media server.

Some individual artists also brought their own content which was integrated into the ‘house’ system and output to the screen.

Fineline were the first UK rental company to invest in Martin’s VDO Face 5 last year, chosen because they were looking for a “flexible and good quality LED product” explains Rob. From a myriad of options, it ticked all the boxes for their video work.

The numerous ways to rig the Face 5 panels was a big bonus, giving scope to be really creative with shapes and objects, while the IP65 rating means they can happily use it outdoors and indoors … so it fitted their workflow perfectly. The 5 mm pitch is ideal for use in both smaller clubby spaces and larger arenas and festivals.

Rob, who is also a bit of a health and safety guru and consultant, was impressed with the product’s Beaufort wind force scale rating of 8 which is “quite breezy” and applies whether it’s flown or ground supported.

It has proved to be a solid investment for Fineline. The screen has been constantly busy on a wide range of shows and events including Bristol’s Love Saves the Day festival, the high profile Eden Sessions, the Outlook and Dimension festivals in Pula, Croatia, the Resistance dance event in Motion, Bristol, The Downs Festival, a special DJ performance by Orbital at The Marble Factory and a host of corporate and experiential marketing projects among many others.

Resistance

Fineline Lighting are very proud to provide In:Motion with Lighting, Rigging and Video when the massive party brand Resistance took over the venue. 50 sq meters of our video wall was installed on the side, the back and the roof of our ground support. Custom video content was supplied by Spencer from Rebel Overlay. We are very pleased to be involved with creating excellent moments once again.

Fineline Lights Shambala Festival

Fineline Lighting headed for some beautiful countryside and chilled vibes renewing its long term acquaintance with and commitment to the eco-conscious Shambala festival – a three-day family-friendly event staged at a secret location in Northamptonshire UK, featuring a diverse and eclectic mix of music, art, cuisine and culture.

The Bristol based lighting and visuals rental company’s association with the festival dates back 12 years, and it was the 9th year for project manager Stu England who led a large crew. Fineline also seized the occasion and the fantastic atmosphere of Shambala to celebrate a super-busy 2016 summer festival season.

Fineline supplied lighting for the main stage – a Wango’s tensile structure featuring a large central pole and a free-standing arch at the front; the 4-pole big top Kamikaze stage utilised for fun sports in the daytime and as the pumping dance tent at night; and The Playhouse, a theatre cabaret venue with a lively variety programme, which was crewed by students from Truro College on a work experience initiative.

Main Stage


A bit of ingenuity on the rigging front was required here, involving an 8 metre span of truss bridled off the saddle-span’s central pole, which supported two 16.5 metre runs of Supertruss also picked up off an 8 metre spreader truss at the front that doubled for front lighting positions. This effectively created a large ‘V’ shape and also a ‘rag’ truss at the back. A mid truss was added by resting an additional on top of the two V spans.

The basic trussing concept was originated by Fineline’s Wingnut and has been used for the last few years to optimise the non-linear space whilst respecting the elegant aesthetics of the saddle-span design.

In this configuration, it is also important to load the trusses evenly to keep the weight balanced, all adding to the challenges.

Lighting wise, the installation comprised 8 x SGM Giotto 400s, 6 x Robe 600E Spots and 12 x Robe LEDWash 1200s for the moving elements supported by eight bars-of-6 PARs, 8 x 4-lite linear Moles, four 8-lite Miles, six Source Fours and four Atomic strobes.

These were all run off an Avolites Tiger Touch II console with a fader wing.

Fineline also provided two 12 metre high V-Towers to fly the main stage PA.

Kamikaze


Stu designed the rigging in this venue, based on a large ‘X’ truss – with the two spans of truss measuring 12.5 metres end-to-end - flown between the four tent king poles.

Over the stage, the Fineline crew rigged a 38 ft. wide by 12 ft. high goal post at the back to support a projection screen and provide lighting positions.

“We worked very closely with Anne Chapman and her company Totem-FX who designed the extensive eye-catching décor which worked hand-in-hand with the lighting towards the visual enrichment of the environment,” explained Stu.

This year they created five giant scenic ‘funnels’ which were hung from Fineline’s trussing.

The central one was hung apex up from centre X via a 1 metre diameter circle truss above and a 4.4 metre circular truss below, and each of the four tent poles had an apex-down funnel attached to a 3 metre diameter truss rigged about half way up the truss.

Sixteen Miltec LED PARS were used to internally light the funnels, rigged on the trussing circles and highly effective in boosting the visual ambience.

The stage and dancefloor lighting was designed to give a plethora of big old-skool ravey looks … utilizing eight Atomic strobes attached to the lower truss ring of the centre funnel, the main moving lights were all Chauvet - a mix of SR Beams, RH1 Hybrids and R2 washes - and these were augmented with eight 4-lamp PAR bars, eight 2-lite blinders, plus some Strand 500W codas for the daytime activities and 1K fresnels for key lighting on the stage and DJ booth.

The console was another Tiger Touch II with a wing, and two lasers supplied and operated by Martin King from X-Treme Lasers were also rigged onto the stage goal post truss.

The Playhouse


Stevie J Brown, lighting designer and lecturer from the BTEC Production Arts Extended National Diploma in Production Arts course at Truro arranged for four of his students to work as Fineline crew in the Playhouse venue, giving them a taste of what it’s like to work in a real situation, dealing with a range of production challenges and finding solutions.


They worked hard throughout the festival weekend engaging in multiple jobs from rigging lighting to programming and operating shows for an assortment of artists.

The rig consisted of three 9 metre long trusses flown between the tent king poles covering the front and two sides of the stage area, and a ground supported 10 x 4 metre goal post built at the back of the stage with a projection screen hung in the middle and lighting all around.

The entertainment line-up ranged from aerial artists to magicians and comedians so they had to take a multi-purpose approach and devise a lighting scheme that would work for everything …. with a limited amount of kit and time.

“It was definitely a learning curve and they had to think on their feet” comments Stu, adding, “which will be a constant requirement if they decide to follow a production industry career, so it was a great opportunity”.

The lighting supplied included 20 x conventional PARs, 12 x LED PARs, 12 x ETC Source Four profiles, 24 x Harmony fresnels, ten 500W fresnels, with four High End Studio Spot 250s, six Chauvet R2 washes and six GLP Impressions for moving lights, together with a third Tiger Touch console and 48 ways of dimming for control.

Fineline’s crew chief was James Harrington, Wingnut designed lighting for the main stage and on the technical team were Rachael Mule, Shoki, Ian “Cookie” Brooks, Jan Osborne, James Box, Kris Lundburg, Kevin “Chippie” Blewett and Steve Walsh.

Sam Werrett, Ophelia Sollis-Price and Katie Meeson from Truro College crewed the Playhouse stage together with lighting designer Steve Brown and dimmer tech Alan Porter, who were joined by Greg Haynes from Avolites’ technical support team.

“It was a fantastic end-of-summer event” comments Fineline’s MD Rob Sangwell, “and in the opinion of many, the best Shambala yet! Many thanks to our core crew for all their work and commitment this summer and also a big thank you to Shambala for having us back again this year, long may the adventures in utopia continue.”

Excellent weather made the secret location all the more magical for delivering another amazing Shambala.