Vodafone HQ, Newbury
Vodafone HQ, Manchester
- Project Delivery
- Budget Ownership
- Leading the on-site team
- Supplier appointment
- AV, Lighting, Rigging, Set, Staging, Power and Crewing
In September 2019 Vodafone launched their 5G network, and I was asked to work with Senior Producer Neil Warburton to deliver the production.
The Newbury HQ was the main venue which required a large ground supported truss structure, blackout to make a ‘theatre box’, full lighting, audio visual and staging. The key to this event was to go from a stage which had the basic appearance of a standard conference stage, to a reveal of a hologram provided by Musion, where a young football fan would meet her idol Steph Houghton.
In the Manchester HQ footballer Steph Houghton was filmed, and both live video and audio was sent over a 5G network to the video system in the Newbury HQ.
The key challenge with this project was taking the Newbury HQ and turning into a large fully blacked out theatre venue. This was achieved by designing a bespoke ground support truss which sat just millimeters from the roof.