Production AV has provided AV equipment to Cheltenham Literary Festival for the ninth year in a row.
The long-term professional partner of the festival provided screen, camera and crew to the festival to capture all the literary action, as many well-known names descended on the festival’s 70thedition. Among those in attendance were headliners Debbie Harry, Lenny Henry, and David Cameron.
Production AV provided ten venues across the sprawling site with equipment, including 2,250-seater The Centaur. Among the quipment provided were Production AV’s high-end stock of Agile Remote Cameras and Barco HDX projectors.
Pete McCrea, managing director, Production AV said: “Cheltenham Festivals is one of our longstanding clients and the Literature events are well attended, respected and hugely enjoyable. This year, we planned for a biggest incarnation of it yet as they celebrated a big birthday and expanded the line ups.”
The company designed systems to fit across the multiple spaces, from the Cheltenham Racecourse Centaur to The Town Hall and multiple temporary spaces in Montpellier Gardens.
In The Centaur, Production AV had to overcome a short build time for the launch of David Cameron’s new memoir, For the Record, which was described as an ‘attention grabber’.
McCrea explained: “We supplied our Sony HDC-1500 Camera Channels – which offer incredible picture quality for HD live events – paired with our Agile Remote Control Cameras and the stunning PPU recently configured by our team here at Production AV. It was a winning combination!”
McCrea, working with Jude Butcher and Tim Perret, managed to complete the project in time.
He continued: “Over at The Times Forum, located within the main Festival site and where Debbie Harry discussed iconic Blondie lyrics and the band’s music legacy, Production AV supplied Barco Projection, brand new to hire stock Dell XPS laptops, Roland Switch Gear and a Sony Camera package.
“It’s a delight to be so heavily involved in such an incredible event, with many of the discussions featured on the Sky Arts channel throughout the festival. The reach for this world-class festival is an incredible advert for the town of Cheltenham – a place we are passionate about supporting with leading technical production.”
A diverse line up of well-known names descended on Cheltenham for the 70th anniversary of its much-loved Literature Festival, including headliners David Cameron, Lenny Henry and Debbie Harry. Throughout the event, more than 800 writers, journalists and cultural commentators appeared.