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Expert Advice for Production and Touring Companies
Calder Sibbald is Black Light’s Events and Hires Manager. Here he explains why Black Light should be the first choice for production and tour companies.
What can Black Light offer production and touring companies?
In one word: Trust. We work with some of the top names in the business and our track record shows that we deliver projects to deadline and on budget.
What’s more, we pride ourselves on being on the same wavelength as our customers – many of our team come from a theatrical background, which means that we know what challenges production and touring companies face and we know how to solve them.
Add to that the fact that we’re located in Edinburgh and you have the perfect partner for any project that is based in Scotland or the north of England.
What benefits does Black Light’s location provide?
If you’re a company coming from south of the border, then using Black Light will obviously cut down on your transport costs. We also offer local back-up and expert local knowledge.
For example, we are old hands at the Edinburgh Fringe and know the people and the venues extremely well. Every year, we supply shows with hundreds of miles of cables and many tonnes of equipment. Make us part of your Fringe team and we’ll take your technical worries off your shoulders, leaving you free to concentrate on your show.
It you are coming to the Fringe in 2014, remember that we can hire and supply the vast majority of equipment to keep your show running. This means that if you get to Edinburgh and find that you’ve lost, forgotten or broken anything then you can give us a call and we’ll be able to help.
What services and equipment can Black Light supply?
We offer a full range of lighting, sound, AV and rigging equipment both for hire and for sale – we can help with everything from single gels to the most technically advanced control systems.
To help you get the right equipment for your needs, we offer consultancy advice for sales and hires. To make your choice easier, we’ll demonstrate various options – in-situ if necessary.
If you need it, we can also supply crew to help you put your kit in place and to operate it. In short, we can supply everything from a complete turn-key service to a simple dry hire.
We can even deliver a project on your behalf to an end client – saving you the expense of sending your team up.
What kind of kit do you supply?
We’ve got a comprehensive range of equipment in stock. We have invested heavily in the latest technology, including cutting-edge LED lighting. We are also the official partner of a number of major suppliers – this means that we’re the place to come when products are launched onto the market, as we are often the first to have them on offer in Scotland.
Overall, this means that we’ll be able to help you with any technical or creative issue. In fact, we love the challenge!
What happens when I get in touch?
When you get in touch we’ll take the time to understand your exact project or product needs. We’ll conduct a site visit if necessary, then we’ll send out indicative quotes. If appropriate we’ll supply drawings and renders of any equipment installations, then we’ll work closely with your team to deliver everything on time and on budget.
What about cost?
Thanks to our strong links within the industry, we are able to offer great prices. We also offer competitive long-term rental rates. To see how cost-effective we can be, just get in touch.
We pride ourselves on being the most responsive light, stage, sound and AV hire company in Scotland. We have a continually expanding hire range of the latest, high-quality equipment from the leading manufacturers. Because we have long-standing relationships with our suppliers, you benefit from great value hire prices and the latest technology.
What’s more, we are often the first in the country to stock the latest bits of kit - for example, we were recently the first to offer the Robe MMX fixtures for hire in the UK.
Great products, support and advice
Our hire staff are all experts at what they do and are on hand to help you make the right choice. In addition, if you've got a lot of equipment to hire, we can create really a competitive hire package for you.
When you’re deciding what to hire, you can talk through your options on the phone or come in a discuss what you need face-to-face. If you drop by, we'll give you the opportunity to try equipment before you hire. Just call to book a time that's convenient.
Technical support and competitive hire packages
We’ll also supply any technical back-up and support you need. For example, we can supply technicians to help set up and operate the products you hire. We can also put you on to our events management team - they'll take any organisational hassles off your shoulders.
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To enquire about hiring products call 0131 551 2337 or click here.
We helped kick start Edinburgh’s high-profile Hogmanay celebrations by supplying lighting equipment for Unique Event’s 2013/14 launch party.
In 2013 we continued our partnership with Edinburgh Fringe’s biggest venue operator.