Flightcase Warehouse Meets MTV
Last night, the biggest stars of the music world took to the stage in Rotterdam for the annual MTV EMAs. Wanting to top off a night to remember with a totally unique memento, MTV asked Flightcase Warehouse to create custom flightcases that'd make the ideal gift for VIP guests. Packed with goodies and stylishly designed, our one-off cases fit the bill perfectly.
Custom Made for MTV
Our bespoke flightcases presented a Souvenir EMA Award, microphone and not one, but two pairs of Évos headphones. We finished the case in true star-studded fashion with branded engravings, LED lighting and a pull away glass panel signed by the celebs themselves!
The big winners of the night
Chart-topping juggernauts Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga both claimed two awards during the night, whilst 20 year old Dutch DJ and producer Martin Garrix also won two trophies. Other EMA winners include British pop act Little Mix, Canadian hip hop artist Drake, teen Swedish newcomer Zara Larsson and alternative US two-piece outfit, Twenty One Pilots. The ceremony itself paid tribute to the late music icon Prince, with the EMA trophies being turned purple – the artist’s signature hue.
If last’s night’s celebrations have you inspired, we’d love to hear about it! Our team of friendly experts are always ready to work on your projects – and not just whether you’re in the music industry! Whether you're looking to upgrade existing kit, audit your flightcases for 2017 or need an entirely bespoke solution - make Flightcase Warehouse your first stop. Simply call 01827 60009
Christmas is a time for giving, so as a special gift and festive thank-you to our valued customers, we're now taking pre-orders on Spider guitar cases for 2017 delivery.
Select from a fantastic range of guitar cases and order today for shipping January 12th. If you have any questions about specification, or to find out about our bespoke service, contact our team on 01827 60009 now!
What can you pre-order?
Our exclusive Spider brand cases are designed to keep your acoustic guitar safe from everything from scratches to hard knocks. Pre-orders are available on the ABS Jumbo and Dreadnought hard cases.
Shaped cases that are guaranteed to turn heads without sacrificing security. Available hard cases include the Gibson SG Type, Aluminum Universal and Gibson Les Paul, with compatibility for all Stratocaster and Telecaster types.
you're looking for? If you have something more specific in mind, why not check
out our bespoke Pro-Flightcase service?
We can build a custom case to your exact specifications, with a range of materials, stylings and extra features to choose from. Pro-flightcases can be fitted with precision to the shape and dimensions of your guitar, making them the perfect solution for protecting vintage and custom gear.
These days, larger productions have so many dazzling
elements included it can be harder than ever to make your show stand out above
others, let alone Saturday night prime-time behemoths. Light fixtures and their
dynamic use can make the difference between a huge attendance or viewing
figures, and being cancelled almost immediately. Whilst set design and special
effects are all very important (as is audio), lighting is the key to creating
drama and atmosphere on a stage, and it all begins very early on in the production
Producers, directors and lighting professionals start with intense meetings months before the show is due to take place, where every aspect of the live event is planned out meticulously. Once the meetings are over and the show is on the road however, production really does begin to speed up. Live tours for example are by nature hectic and fast paced. Many production elements do not survive the rigours of the road, and when beginning its new tour cycle equipment is vigorously tested. The X-Factor for example is a modern day colossus in terms of production efforts alone, and its live tours are no exception. Before every tour, there is a huge (around 17,664 square foot!) arena hired for rehearsal purposes, where all equipment can be tested extensively.
Once all faulty, damaged or outdated equipment has been replaced or re-hired, any staples the show may be known for are perfected, and then it’s time to try out any new ideas. LED strobe panels for example have recently become a very popular addition to many live shows, with the wash light feature allowing for it to become a part of the set, rather than another conspicuous production element. Implementing these modern fixtures offer an ability to revitalise any long recurring tour; surprising the audience visually is a guaranteed way to keep interest in your show high.
For the X-Factor, looking to the future is incredibly important. The live tour that precedes the studio show has to match the brand aesthetic, and this can be quite difficult to do in time with the busy schedule demanded by the show. If the set cannot be ostentatious then, it is up to the lighting and special effects team to pack the extra punch. One of the production heads on the X-Factor has been quoted as saying ‘The (fixtures) slice through stage lighting to bring an almost architectural look to whole picture and often serving to pull the artist out from the backdrop ensuring they remain the focus of visually busy shows. (Fixtures) Can also be called upon to create dimension and structure to the huge arena shows such as X Factor.’
Lighting is really not to be underestimated. Under the supervision of a great lighting designer, any show can transform itself into the pinnacle of live or televised events through its use of lighting. Whether you are out on the road or mounting a static production in a studio, the right equipment is bound to make a difference in how your viewers receive your work.
To learn how to keep your fixtures and other production pieces safe, visit www.flightcasewarehouse.co.uk. Featuring a great range of UK manufactured flightcases (and similar products) that are designed in house specifically for lighting kit, we also offer many other bespoke solutions for any production transportation requirement. Having proudly worked with the BBC, BskyB and ITV, we know how to handle large scale productions, an