Our Favourite Bespoke Projects from the Last 4 Weeks
As always, it’s been a busy month for Flightcase Warehouse. The Pro Flightcase team (our bespoke arm for custom flight case creations) has been building non-stop in our Staffordshire workshop, completing fantastic projects for a whole host of inspiring customers. To round off the year, we wanted to share some of our favourite projects from the last 4 weeks and give you some great ideas for your next flight case. So, let’s jump into it!
On Tour With Ryder’s Creed
It’s always a pleasure to work with musicians hailing from neighbouring areas and this December we were able to lend our expertise to a project for Midlands-based band, Ryder’s Creed. We built a road trunk flight case for the hard-rock quintet to help keep their gear safe whilst they undertake a busy touring schedule, playing shows for their loyal fan base. Get to know the band a bit better and check out their latest news and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @Ryderscreed. Great to work with you, guys!
Setting Up Shop with the Charles Martin Watch Company
Luxury timepiece retailer the Charles Martin Watch Company approached Pro Flightcase looking for an on-brand point of sale solution that would help inject something truly unique and multifunctional to their showroom. Our team went on to create a bespoke hybrid flight case concept that teams modern, industrial style with point of sale display and secure storage for high-value luxury items. The company chose to complete their flight case with our signature Black Edition matte black ionised finish and a sleek glass counter top. The end result is functional, heavy-duty and on-brand design and will house leading luxury names including Rolex, Cartier, Bulagri, Tag Heuer and Omega.
Cutting Shapes for Paul Lairat
Any guitarist will tell you to call Paul Lairat instruments unconventional, and even would be an understatement! So, when a bassist came to Pro Flightcase looking for a custom fit flight case for their own Paul Lairat bass, it’s safe to say they had their work cut out. Our team took accurate measurements of the guitar’s wildly varying shape and distinctive cut-out body and created a one of-a-kind, specialised flight case featuring a digitally-cut foam insert that will protect the Lairat to perfection. It’s always a pleasure to work with iconic kit!
If you own valuable equipment that needs that extra level of protection, talk to the Pro Flightcase team today about a custom flight case designed and built to your exact specification. Whether you have your measurements to hand and are ready to quote, or you need some friendly advice of how to get started, we’d love to hear from you. Just call 01827 60009 or email email@example.com.
Here in the UK, December is characterised by families, couples and groups of friends descending on towns and cities to get their fill of fun festive activities. But despite the famous British weather and shorter days, we do everything we can to soak up the Christmas atmosphere. Here is a quick list of wonderful yuletide events taking place this month to help give you Christmas-outing inspiration.
1) The Snowman Live
Blending a stunning live orchestra with a screening of the iconic festive film, The Snowman Live is running for a number of dates in the UK until 30th December 2017. This is a brilliant way to introduce kids to live orchestral music through incorporating a beloved Christmas movie that’s sure to enchant and capture their attention. You can view remaining tour dates here: http://www.carrotproductions.com/
2) Christmas at the Eden Project
The Eden Project undergoes a dramatic change in December that’s sure to captivate all ages. Stunning light shows, soundscapes and live music are all on the bill during the Christmas period for The Eden Project’s “Festival of Light and Sound”. Think fascinating light displays making use of the lush horticultural canopies as their backdrop and surround sound music filtering through gorgeous greenery. Learn more at http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/festival-of-light-and-sound
3) Christmas Markets
Arguably the UK’s favourite continental import at this time of year (maybe apart from the gluhwein) – the much-loved Christmas Market! City centres are decorated to the nines in European festive style and feature plenty of festive food and drink stalls, ice rinks, hand-crafted gifts and much more. Many markets are now joined by fairs and live entertainment stages too. Check out your nearest town of city’s offering and head out for a relaxed day of festive fun.
4) Disney on Ice
Is there a better way to bring Christmas cheer to little ones or fully-grown Disney lovers alike than a trip to Disney on Ice? Probably not! With spectacle, magical special effects and sing-along live music, the show is sure to leave you wide-eyed and with that warm and fuzzy festive feeling. Check out tour dates at https://www.disneyonice.com/gb/en-gb/shows. Not a Disney fan? Consider your night out a master class in live production.
If you are working on delivering events this Christmas and need to make sure your kit remains protected throughout a busy December schedule, get in touch with Flightcase Warehouse. We provide both off the shelf flight cases and bespoke solutions too for tailor-made protection. Call 01827 60009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more today.
Live event technology is constantly developing and delivering breath-taking spectacle – both in terms of technological complexity and creative brilliance. As directors and engineers continue to up their game with the passing of every new event, creating a visual experience that truly leaves attendees wowed is becoming increasingly challenging. Therefore, building a solid, fail-proof foundation for your live event is absolutely essential if you want to keep ahead. Whatever concept and content you decide on, make sure to follow these 4 modern-day golden rules.
1. Match Content Quality with Presentation.
Obviously, the deployment of cutting-edge technology by a skilled production team is a core pillar when it comes to event success. However, the content that is brought to life needs to be high quality, creative and engaging in order to enthral audiences for the full duration of your visual experience. Without substance (from pictorial storytelling to musically-led graphics), you risk delivering an experience that’s more tech demo than it is venue-filling spectacular.
2. Create and Facilitate Shareable Moments
It’s a sign of the times that nearly every facet of industry can be made or broken via digital presence. That’s why it’s become vital that events are set up with audience engagement at their forefront. If your event is led by visual experience, you’re already armed with literally the best shareable content on offer, so make it as easy and obvious as possible for attendees to connect with you and extend your visibility online. Establishing an engagement agenda with share-worthiness at its centre will help increase reach, drive enquiries and encourage bookings from utilising a network of essentially organic advocates.
3. Be Your Own Best Advertisement
There’s no better advertisement for you than, well. You! Make the most of every visual experience delivered through integrating sales and marketing opportunities alongside fun and performance. Your audience will be comprised of people who can make use of your services, or recommend you in a professional capacity, so ensure that B2B resources are readily available and that you have an effective mechanism in place for capturing those individuals as “leads”.
4. Elevate The Ordinary to “Wow”
The delegate experience can be massively enhanced by deploying state-of-the-art technology in new and exciting ways. For example, using display screens as part of engaging visual experiences isn’t anything new – but being creative with your delivery and experimenting with the latest innovations of a standard product can produce spectacular results that leave a lasting impression. Going back to those screens: with the advent of 4K and the extra pixel space it allows, you can deliver HD content to multiple areas using a single output, meaning your display possibilities are significantly expanded.
Flightcase Warehouse specialises in the design and manufacture of protective kit for live events technology, AV, lighting and visual engineering professionals. To find out how we can help you at your next event, please email email@example.com or call + 44 (0) 12827 60009 to speak to our experts.