The 6th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) were staged at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on 9 and 10 March. Organised by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), they were supplied by Gearhouse South Africa and produced for SABC 3 by Clive Morris Productions (CMP) in association with Grooves Productions.
With the venue confirmed only three weeks before 9 March, the awards were planned and executed in just under 30 days. Owing to an unforeseen change of dates, they were also not broadcast live as anticipated and had to be edited for broadcast on Sunday in a very short space of time. All said and done, it was fantastic that all teams involved pulled off an event of this nature in such a short space of time.May 17, 2012 Read More
Gearhouse South Africa has purchased 72 Robe ROBIN 600 LEDWashes to add to its rental stock, which already includes a substantial amount of Robe moving lights, over 250 in total, which are a mix of ColorSpot and Wash 2500E ATs and 700E ATs and LEDWash 3•192s. They also have around 24 CitySkape 48 LED washes, 16 CitySkape Xtremes.
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Lee Reynolds, Project Manager for the Johannesburg Branch leapt straight into the Production Services world after school when he started work at Spescom Stage and Hire and spent the next nine months learning the basics of audio visual. It was some time later, while working as a freelance production assistant on a Samsung roadshow, that Lee first got to see Gearhouse South Africa in action and the good impression stuck fast.Feb 15, 2012 Read More
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: John McDermott, George Majola, Ofer Lapid, Thembani Wiseman Lokoza, Andrew Potter
The TPi Awards, the premier event for the live production industry, was held on the 13th February 2012 at The Novotel London West in Hammersmith, London. Gearhouse SA was once again awarded the Favourite International Production Company award. We were proud to have even been considered a contender in the company of industry giants such as Ampco Flashlight, Clair, Firehouse (N.Y.), Melpomen and Roadrunner Belgium and absolutely honoured to have won.Feb 15, 2012 Read More
While Gearhouse SA is a technical supplier to the Southern African Live Events industry, Oasys Innovations is a supplier of infrastructure for exhibitions and events. Both companies have evolved into multi-disciplined operations through years of servicing the Live Event market and are market leaders in their respective fields.
The relationship between the two major players has strengthened over a number of collaborations on exhibitions and events. Not only are they similarly structured, with a common approach towards servicing the needs of their clients, but they have found synergy in their range of services which, in the main, complement one another.Feb 3, 2012 Read More
Acclaimed as the hottest electronic artist in the world, Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5, is widely recognised as the guy in the massive mouse head equipped with built-in LEDs sporting video mapping and wowing the crowds with mind-blowing performances and productions.
Based in Toronto, this Canadian progressive, electro and house music producer hit South African shores in December last year with a three cities tour. It kicked off in Cape Town at the CTICC and the following day moved to Durban for an ‘unhooked’ show which did not have the full lighting and video rig. This gave the crew at CTICC a day and a half to strike the kit, transport it up to the Johannesburg venue, Wild Waters H2O, and get it rigged it time for the final show.Feb 3, 2012 Read More