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Multi Function Tower as a Screen Support
Brown's Multi Function Tower is a perfect system for use with
many types of screen. The Rolling Block, when
combined with chain motors, allows the screen to be assembled at ground
level and slowly raised to a working height, making the installation
process simple and straight forward. The following examples show how
two very different screens utilized the Multi Function Tower system
to great effect.
SGIC Film Festival - Glenelg, SA
Held in Colley Reserve, Glenelg in January 2004, opposite Adelaide's now-defunct icon Magic Mountain, the SGIC Film Festival was a celebration of cinema offering free movies every night for beach-goers and locals in a seaside setting. Couples and families brought their beach blankets and picnic hampers to enjoy the nightly screenings as the sun set over the ocean.
Showtech Rigging used their Multi Function Tower in a goal-post configuration to support the 9m wide screen for the 10 days of the festival, which featured such films as Toy Story, Anger Management, The Usual Suspects and Minority Report. 400mm Box Truss was used to hang the screen, with a 12m span of 300mm Tri Truss added at the bottom to ensure the screen was correctly tensioned.
AFL Grand Final Parade
The annual AFL Grand Final Parade is a time-honoured tradition in Melbourne, taking place every year on the Friday prior to that ‘One Day in September’. The Parade consists of the two competing teams, the newly-crowned Brownlow Medallist (AFL best & fairest) and the umpires for the big day forming a motorcade through the city streets and finishing up on the steps of Parliament House, where various dignitaries and the opposing captains and coaches address adoring crowds.
In 2003, Showtech Rigging were asked to provide an arch to support an LED-screen behind the main presentation area, to ensure the crowds were as close to the action as possible. Showtech decided to use their new Multi Function Tower for the 6m arch, using 400mm Box Truss at the top of the arch.