In the spirit of welcoming the Winter chills, we thought it only fitting to reflect on the glorious Outdoor Events that the long and sun-filled days that Summer allows us. As part of this homage we have compiled a quick list of outdoor event essentials to help you plan properly for next season. Last month we shared the first part of this blog post - which focussed on having the right people for the job, styling for outdoor events, and making sure your equipment is weather-proof.
There’s no setting for an event that can compete with nature itself.
If you’re organising any kind of gathering that could take advantage of the season and a beautiful natural setting, or spill from the confines of a building into manicured grounds, then you should embrace the opportunity. While getting out amongst it can add some logistical and physical challenges, this shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes on offer. All you need is an experienced outdoor event company to take the stress and hard work off your hands. We have the equipment, strategies and processes in place to ensure that your guests are comfortable, entertained and delighted.
If you’re familiar with the magic of 2D and 3D projection mapping, it will come as no
surprise that this is just as deployable outside as in. In fact, many people are familiar with
the possibilities of this technology because of a famous outdoor event – VIVID Sydney.
VIVID sees the facades of famous Sydney buildings, including the Opera House itself,
transformed by high-powered projectors beaming digitally controlled and animated images
onto their giant canvasses. VIVID runs through the night, in all weather, its expensive
projection technology waterproofed by housing in protective structures.
This same technology is available through Staging Connections, who can not only provide
the equipment but also design and create custom content for your event. It’s a creative
tool whose uses are as diverse as the events industry itself. Imagine your guests emerging
from a day of conferencing at a luxurious rural retreat, based in a large manor-house style
hotel. Set in magnificent manicured grounds, the ballroom opens huge French doors onto
a sweeping lawn area, which has been set-up with marquees for a sophisticated garden
cocktail party. As the sun sets and your guests enjoy drinks and canapés, the broad neoclassical
façade they look back to starts to subtly shift and change with the fading light,
as a multimedia display picks out architectural features while reinforcing the subject and
theme of the day’s activities. This is just a small example of what’s possible.
Staging Connections’ experience in providing services outside the confines of a venue
spans every conceivable kind of occasion, from cocktail parties for dozens to large-scale
sporting events for hundreds of thousands. In addition to a full inventory of staging,
rigging, lighting, audio and vision equipment specially built for weather-proof use,
Staging Connections have also implemented a company-wide event safety system called
StageSafe, a suite of processes, protocols and tools that has created a culture that
keeps the safety of guests and employees foremost in all staff member’s minds.
StageSafe is unique in that it is an holistic safety programme created expressly for
the events industry. Drawing on years of risk assessments and practical experience,
StageSafe brings together all the data and knowledge the company has accumulated
and puts it directly in its employee’s hands via a smartphone app. Staff can consult
working practice documents, easily access information on safety standards and log
hazard or incident reports in real-time, reporting data directly to in-house safety experts
for analysis and action. All data is analysed to apply continuous improvement to work
practices, ensuring the health and safety of customers and staff at all future events.
Staging Connections are justifiably proud of the StageSafe system, and were honoured
with the ‘Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety’ gong at the NSW
Government 2014 SafeWork Awards in 2014. “StageSafe is not just a system, but a way
of doing things, an attitude that the whole Staging Connections team bring to each
event they deliver,” said Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director at Staging Connections.
“Our crews are trained in all aspects of what they do, and understand that safety is
paramount in creating a brilliant show.” Following the systems’ great success, Staging
Connections have confirmed their dedication to OH&S by making the StageSafe app
available to the rest of the events industry.
Staging Connections have the privilege of operating in some of
the world’s most beautiful natural environments, including the
breathtaking sweep of Sydney Harbour, the tropical beauty of
Far North Queensland adjoining the Great Barrier Reef, the Red
Centre of Alice Springs, the paradise that is Fiji and a myriad of
parks and protected areas throughout Australia, New Zealand,
China and Singapore. With experience across longitudes,
latitudes, climates and all weathers, a Staging Connections team
will know and respect their area and the environment, delivering
a meaningful and thoughtful event no matter what the scale.
With such a diverse range of environments available for outdoor
events, think about what you can achieve for your audience over
the warmer months. Enchant with a beautifully lit garden, inspire
awe under a canopy of stars, bond families together with a picnic
in a park or reward high performers in a tropical paradise.
Staging Connections will help you get out there.
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