Fineline Lighting News


Fineline Supplies LED Screen for Teenage Cancer Trust Shows at RAH

20-04-2018

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

13-12-2017

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.

Free Martin P3 / Face 5 Training Day

20-11-2017

Due to high demand on our training day back in May, we promised that we would have another training session towards the end of the year.

Fineline Lighting are offering another FREE TRAINING day at our warehouse near Bristol on Tuesday 28th November 2017. Training will be provided by Fineline Lighting and Martin Professional and will cover all aspects of assembly and operation of the Martin Pro VDO Face 5 screen and also the award winning Martin Pro P3 series system controllers.

As many of you may know, Fineline Lighting have bought a substantial stock of new LED video screen. Our product of choice is the Martin VDO Face5 HB which is a high brightness outdoor-rated video panel with a pixel pitch of 5.2mm. Fineline are the first in the UK to stock this great new product from Martin by Harman.

Fineline Lighting are actively seeking freelance crew to work with the screen on upcoming projects.

So if you’re a Lampie or similar and you fancy learning about LED video screen then sign up for our FREE TRAINING by dropping an email to sevim@finelinelighting.com with VIDEO TRAINING in the subject header with your contact details. Please feel free to pass this email on to who you think might be interested. All welcome!

Further product details can be found at http://www.martin.com/en-us/product-details/vdo-face-5-hb

We are looking forward to seeing many of you on the training day.

All the best wishes

The Fineline Lighting Team

Job Vacancy- Part Time Bookkeeping&Administrative Assistant

13-11-2017

Job Vacancy

Book Keeper/Admin Assistant (Part Time- Flexible hours)

Fineline Lighting are looking to recruit an experienced Book Keeper/ Admin Assistant on a part time basis 2 days a week to work for our company based in Clevedon/Bristol. The hours can be flexible and could work around other commitments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support on the supplier ledger (invoice posting, invoice filing, invoice payments , bank reconciliation etc)
  • Manage the expenses process (including petty cash)
  • Support the accounts administrator where appropriate
  • Support with day to day office administrative tasks

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts software
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package and especially Excel
  • Strong office administrative skills
  • Accuracy with attention to detail
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Reliable, punctual and professional attitude
  • You will receive pro rata paid holidays and public holidays. Hours of work 09.00 hrs until 18.00hrs. Days and hours can be flexible and negotiable to fit around other commitments.

    The hourly pay rate is £8.50 per hour.

    If you are interested, please apply by emailing your CV to sevim@finelinelighting.com

    Thank you for your interest!

    Fineline Team

    Fineline Lighting Marks the First UK Purchase of a Martin by Harman FA

    19-04-2017

    Bristol-based lighting and visual specialists Fineline Lighting announces that it has made a significant investment in the new FACE 5 LED system from Martin Professional, becoming the first UK rental company to do so. Fineline Lighting's purchase is made in anticipation for the beginning of Europe's outdoor event season.

    Although Fineline Lighting has been providing video screens to their clients for several years, they never previously carried LED screens. It was extremely important for Fineline Lighting to invest wisely so the team researched extensively before making their purchase.

    "We were looking for a creative LED screen system that could fulfil many video applications, from IMAG to large complex backdrops," said Rob Sangwell, managing director, Fineline Lighting. "It needed to be of sufficiently high resolution and IP65 weather-proof for outdoor events such as festivals and sporting events. Based on the results of our exhaustive research, Martin came out on top."

    One of the most attractive features of the Martin FACE 5 is that they are not batch dependent, which will allow Fineline Lighting to cross-rent the panels. The updated P3 processors are another element that appealed to the Fineline Lighting team because of its power, reliability, and simplicity. Martin Professional's support and backup was also key to the final decision in addition to having an existing relationship with the brand.

    "It makes perfect business sense to invest in a brand which is trusted and recognized throughout the world," said Stuart England, head of operations, Fineline Lighting. "The FACE 5 system is one of the best LED screens we've seen and we're really looking forward to supporting our customers' events."

    Fineline Lighting has already provided a small quantity of their 50sqm of FACE 5 for the Snowboxx Festival in the French Alps. With the coming UK summer season, however, the FACE 5 system will be in full use with its first major summer deployment in late May at Love Saves The Day in Bristol, on both the main and second stage.

    "Fineline Lighting's investment in a FACE 5 system is a tremendous addition to their business as it will bring a completely new and enhanced experience for their customers' audiences across Europe," said David Stewart, key account manager, Harman Professional Solutions, EMEA. "We are pleased to welcome Fineline Lighting to the Martin network, and look forward to working together."

    Fineline Lighting can be contacted at + 44 (0) 1275 871800