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360 degree LED screens

Evolution’s 360 degree LED screens

It’s great when a client of some 15years standing allows us to continue to innovate and push the technical boundaries at their events, keeping them at the forefront of their industry and us at the forefront of ours.

Evolution’s International Production Director, Neil Woodward, commented “This year’s magnificent centrepiece at The London Boat Show was a spectacular 360-degree, LED screen, seemingly hovering above our client’s yachts. It eclipsed the other stands, even if I say so myself!” Thanks Neil!

For the technical enthusiasts, the LED screen measured 10m in diameter. The Screen had 39,680,310 pixels of 3.9mm LED, it weighed 3.25 tonnes and took 3 days to build and configure.

Neil picks up the story again – “it’s not just the amazing screen that we provided, we design and install all of the booming sound and choreographed lighting to show the yachts at their absolute best, as we’ve been doing for 15 years”.

Over the years our state-of-the-art systems have been in exalted company, delivering perfect sound at The Boat Show display for the likes of Alfie Boes, Katherine Jenkins, Only Men Aloud, James Cordon, Chris Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Nicole Scherzinger, Richard Hammond, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Jordan, Claudia Winkleman, Hugh Bonneville, Colin Jackson, Suzi Perry and Ben Haenow. Quite some list!

Neil enthused “and this year I got to work with the legendary Sir Geoff Hurst and TV’s Jake Humphrey as they helped Sunseeker announce their sponsorship of the next four FIFA World Cup finals.”

It doesn’t end with London… our team travelled to the Düsseldorf Boat Show a week later to deliver a version of the set up there , and later in the Summer we’ll be at The Southampton Boat Show with our client …. But we couldn’t possibly tell you what to expect there. (It’s a secret).

For more information about the event, our super-sized and standard LED screens, and our extensive (and amazing) event Production and technical delivery capabilities, please contact Helen Shotton at Evolution International

E-mail        helen.shotton@evolution.international
Phone        0044 1908 965 555 / 0044 7535 669 570

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Size Does Matter! Meet Our ENORMOUS LED Screen

Nothing excites our team more than when we’ve spent months putting together an event, days on the install and then the guests arrive and their jaws literally drop in amazement.  These days it’s getting harder and harder to create something that genuinely makes people say “Wow!”, but last week we managed it yet again by using the very latest in LED technology to create one of the biggest continuous video screens we’ve ever seen at a corporate event. Continue reading

MKBAA – Behind the scenes from an outside perspective

Working in the PR industry, I’ve been to many awards shows. However, the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2016 was particularly important to Jeanius, as we were shortlisted finalists.

It can be very easy to get caught up in the amazing ‘award show’ atmosphere and forget all about the time and effort that was spent making it such a seamless affair – something I’m definitely guilty of, especially when there’s free champagne available.

So in order to really get to grips with how much work goes into organising an awards event, I spent the day with the Evolution team during their preparation and set-up for MKBAA.

The day got off to an extremely early start, with the Evolution technical team already on site by 7am, armed head-to-toe with flight cases full of equipment.

Throughout the morning, the technical production team put together everything from the staging, lighting and PA speakers, to the projectors and three huge screens. After seven hours of physical hard work, the technical equipment was all in place and the venue was ready to be glamorised.

It was then the turn of the Evolution events team to get to work, decorating the room specifically to the client’s request and adding ‘evolution designed’ promo runners to every stair leading up to the room – two tasks I’m sure are overlooked by guests, but are time consuming for the team all the same and a vital contribution to the look of the event.

Everything must be complete two hours before the evening begins, allowing enough time for a run through with the band (playing live walk-up stings) and the celebrity host, actress Debra Stephenson.

At 6pm, guests started to arrive, but the work for the Evolution team didn’t stop there.

Throughout the evening, the technical production team ran the whole event ‘on the floor’, operating live cameras, sound, projection, lighting and follow spots – whilst Evolution’s event management team kept a watching eye over proceedings ‘at table’, to ensure the evening ran smoothly and exceeded expectations.

Once the event had come to an end, it was down to the team to take down all the equipment and leave the room exactly how they inherited it – empty. By 4am they were done!

For the Evolution operational team, this one awards evening saw them hard at work on-site for close to 24 hours, ensuring every last detail of the event was correct, in order to provide the best experience possible – and they were back at work at 9am the next day.

So next time you have an amazing experience at a corporate event, awards evening, or any other ‘do’, be sure to take into consideration the time and effort put into that event and you may start to see it through a whole new perspective. I definitely did!

Daisy Castle, PR Executive, Jeanius Consulting

Creating and saving presentations for maximum impact!

You’ve created your best powerpoint presentation to date, it has images, video, web-links etc.  But is it legible to the poor person stuck by the door at the back?  Is there too much on the slide for your audience to understand and remember?  And, now you’ve saved it, it’s HUGE!

Read our ‘top-tips’ to see how to create, save and send your presentations!

Click on the link below to open our ‘top-tips’ pdf.  Top Tips – create and save presentations