Antin Infrastructure Partners
At the beginning of last February, we were contacted by the agency Exigent Events of London, in our capacity as “preferred supplier” of the Westin Hotel Excelsior Rome.
This is the concise email we received:
I need a quotation for AV at the Westin Excelsior on 15th May.
We will need a large wide format projection (approx. 10m wide and 3m high) which we normally use a blended projection for (2 10K+ HD projectors) and a computer software to blend…
In addition we will need a PA with around 10 wireless microphones and a lighting package.
From these few lines came an exchange of correspondence and telephone conversations between the London agency, the Westin Excelsior Rome’s event office and our Product Manager, Eric Bassanesi. Our intent was to be able to get more information from the Client, in order to understand his overview of the event.
Despite our communicative effort, all we could get was a picture, not enough to answer all our questions.
An “important” 8-meter backdrop covered with TNT black felt, with a base measuring 2,5 meters and over 3 meters of opaque PVC to be used as a borderless screen. A platform of the same length covered with the same kind of felt. An architectural lighting system with a blue dominant to dramatize the contrast with the blackness of the stage and the setting of the hall.
Winter Garden Hall
Audio video system
01 8-meter backdrop with an integrated screen
08 Led bars for lighting effects on the backdrop
20 Par Led for lighting effects along the perimeter of the Hall
02 EPSON Full HD 10K lumen video projectors from the back of the Hall
01 S3-4K Barco for emission control and full-screen image projection with a 2880×1080 pixels resolution
04 Mac laptop
01 Technical direction with digital audio mixer
12 Digital QLX-D Shure radio microphones for questions from the public
04 UR Shure radio microphones for the speakers
01 Amplification system with DXR8 Yamaha bi-amplified speakers and two DXS12 Yamaha Subwoofer
01 Accessories set, such as D’San Perfect Cue and LimiTimer
04 English-speaking technicians of high professionalism and experience, for assistance during the tests and the event.
- Venue set-up, including technical testing: 1 day
- Staff employed for set-up, assistance and de-rig: 10 highly professionally-trained technicians
- Project Manager: Eric Bassanesi