Welcome to FIX8GROUP

WE DISCUSS

From Pencil Sketch and Blue Sky thinking, we love to talk through creative challenges that push the live event horizon.

WE DEVELOP

We take those challenges and work them, test them, sometimes break them. Then make sure all aspects are not only creatively stimulating but also technically viable.

WE DESIGN

We live in a 3 dimensional world so we think, design and work in 3D. Our applications and technology follow a path to maximize creativity with technical reality – images, influences and ideas through to 3D drafting and technical layouts. We love to blend technology with creativity.

WE DELIVER

FIX8Group is exceptional in having the creativity and technical excellence in house for design and idea generation – along with production and live event operational experience which covers all forms of events and broadcasting. Our delivery encompasses the whole production flow from ideas and planning to onsite activation in one smooth process.

ABOUT US

We are Market Leaders in innovative event technical delivery.

We operate at the cutting edge of visual production. The core production team offer world beating experience and energy along with the ability to bring the most up to date and startling visual applications into the live arena.
When creativity, content management and system design operate best they operate hand in hand together providing complete solutions complex live environments.
– Projection and LED Mapping
– 3D Interactive Design
– 360º Widescreen
– Immersive Presentations
– Production, Lighting and Video Design
– Programming & Operation
– Content Creation
FIX8Group provides a centre where these complex live environments and detailed productions come to life.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch we’d be delighted to hear from you!

Our Team

Neil Trenell

Neil Trenell

Managing Director

It’s a creative space out there, let’s use it all!

John Montague

John Montague

Production Director

Detail is one good thing, quick reaction to change creates the right balance

Nick Charalampidis

Nick Charalampidis

Technical Director

Protocols and Pixels, Media Servers and Data, this Greek has all the gifts

Charles Wright

Charles Wright

Warehouse and Logistics

Remembers what’s buried inside every box

Frankie Dinsley

Frankie Dinsley

Accounts

Office goddess keeps us all on track and under control

Filipe Martins

Filipe Martins

Head Of Design

Never mind 360º or x,y and z. there’s dimensions out there only Filipe can see.

Helen Marenghi

Helen Marenghi

Project Coordinator

Henry Crawfurd

Henry Crawfurd

Animator

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Projects Director

Emily Oates

Emily Oates

Project Coordinator

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Some Fun Facts

Pixels Pushed (Million)
Miles Traveled
Trucks Loaded
Worn out Coffee Machine

Services

Programing + Operation

Programing + Operation

From pixels to PAR cans and everything in between, the FIX8 team have a wealth of skill and experience of programming at the highest levels. Specialising in, but not limited to, MA2 consoles we love nothing more than getting behind a console whether it’s on site in an arena, theatre, television studio or muddy festival field or back at base in one of our 2 purpose built pre visualisation studios. To us, there is no difference between lighting and video. It is all part of a bigger visual canvas and the programmer has that important task of taking technology and using it to create something visually spectacular that always enhances and compliments the action on stage. We take this role very seriously and from creating millimetre accurate 3D models so that any pre programming seamlessly integrates with the real world set and fixtures, to tireless attention to detail, FIX8 are ready and willing to take on any programming challenge.

Production Design

Production Design

Drawing from our collective decades of experience and the diversity of our past and current clients, FIX8 are well placed to provide the perfect visual design for any concert, event or television show. We always approach every design with a view to making it service the production as a whole. Lighting should blend with scenic and video elements, not compete against them, to create a single visual canvas. We employ a variety of tools to bring our designs to life at every stage of the process. From producing photo realistic visuals, to comprehensive, detailed CAD plans as well as great relationships with some of the industry's leading rental houses, you can trust FIX8 to deliver from concept through to show time, every time. 

Project Management

Project Management

The devil is in the detail and at FIX8 we are all about the details in every aspect of our projects and events. We have an experienced Project Management team on board with years of combined experience working on some of the most complex events of recent times. We can manage all technical aspects of any event or conference from initial brainstorming sessions right the way through to final delivery. We work very closely with our in house design team to ensure that briefs are being followed and that someone is always keeping an eye towards budget and schedule requirements. Our team has a friendly approachable yet highly professional manner that end clients love which helps them feel at ease when delivering their event in what can sometimes be an intimidating technology filled environment. Whatever the event requirements, FIX8 has the ability to see it through.

Technology Integration

Technology Integration

Technology is a wonderful thing but it can also be a nightmare to some people. At FIX8, we understand that there is a need to be able to take technology and seamlessly integrate it into whatever application it is required. Whether it is cutting edge projection mapping software, the most advanced multi channel moving lights or something out of the norm such as motion tracking or creative LED or virtual reality. We love to take all the new and different elements and make them work in harmony. We can take multiple technologies and blend them together or integrate into a new environment where you would not normally expect to see it. We have fantastic relationships with some cutting edge software and hardware developers who we work closely with to help realise any brief. Nothing is impossible to us.

Content Creation

Content Creation

News

Lighting Project Management and Programming for Umbro Advert

FIX8 were approached by Director of Photography Shaun Atherton to help bring his and Beautiful Productions ideas for the latest video advertising campaign for the new Umbro Velocita boot to life. We advised Shaun on the best fixtures to use to create the best effects possible as well as sourcing the suppliers for the equipment. We chose to use PRG to supply all the moving lights and cable infrastructure and they were more than willing to take on this challenge, which due to studio availability had a tight timeframe.

On site Fraser liaised with shoot Gaffer, Simon, to integrate the moving light rig with the more traditional TV elements to ensure it would all run as one system which Fraser could easily control and manipulate from his GrandMA2 console to create any look that Shaun and the Umbro team wanted.

Here is a link to the finished product!

Credits:

Production Company: Beautiful Productions

Director:  Richard Oliver

Director of Photography: Shaun Atherton

Gaffer: Simon Atherton

Lights by: PRG and P.K.E Lighting

Rigging: KRS Rigging Services Ltd

FIX8Group delivers immersive digital experience at LeadDog installation

LeadDog Marketing Group, the award-winning, integrated experiential marketing agency, recently appointed event technologist FIX8Group to manage, design and deliver the visual and digital technology for a boutique experiential installation in both Paris and London on behalf of the $46bn global personal technology company Lenovo.

Aimed at a curated group of Lenovo’s customers, the events attracted top architecture/engineering and technical firms to discover and experience the latest in Lenovo computer technology.

Conceived and led by LeadDog, the tech installation was built around a series of interactive digital drawing applications and a facsimile of a digitally enhanced underground train that featured an interactive LED floor, wall mounted touch screen technology and LED lit ceilings and walls.

With a brief to visually align the concept with Lenovo’s messaging on interconnectivity and the business’ controlled path into the future of technology, FIX8Group worked in tandem with two of Lenovo’s design teams to create and deliver the content, technology and control systems, along with the fabrication design team at Millington Associates who built the physical train carriage.

“For the touchscreens inside the tube train we liaised with production and an internal designer at Lenovo and for the interactive drawing package we worked with the internal digital team at LeadDog,” said production director for FIX8Group, John Montague. “All the content for the LED floor and the LED pixel tape roof in the underground train was created by FIX8Group digital animator Henry Crawfurd and programmed on site using blend and merging techniques in our Green Hippo media servers.”

FIX8Group provided the management and system design for several touchscreen drawing apps, which directly conveyed the resulting images to portrait-hung 75″ wall mounted televisions. The company also designed and specified the digital control and created the dynamic digital content that continuously played across the underground train’s bespoke LED floor and pixel mapped roof.

The project design demanded numerous technical elements, which had to work seamlessly together under continuous use for prolonged periods of time as Montague explained: “We needed robust tried and tested yet discrete technology that would impress a knowledgeable audience, evoking a futuristic and forward looking experience. We were working with multiple channel Bluetooth headset communications that needed to relate to the content on specific screens in a small space, which was challenging. We also had to seamlessly mix the Pixel tape mapping with the LED floor and content from the 55″ touchscreens, which in itself involved a HTML based interactive file and a host of other complex control systems.”

The multi-skilled FIX8Group also installed and managed all the wifi networks across the various venues for the guests and production along with all power and distribution for the entire event.

Family opening Christmas presents

Lighting Design and Programming for Dreams ‘Replace every 8’

We were pleased to work with re:production providing Lighting Design support in their Christmas video advertising campaign for Dreams- ‘Replace Every 8 This Christmas!’

As well as providing the GrandMA2 Console, Fraser was responsible for programming. Motion control created a seamless transition between the different ages of the cast members- actually filming in reverse so the actors got younger till they were playing their actual age.

Here is a link to the finished product!

Credits

Production Company: re:production
Director: Phil Hawkins
Director of Photography: Ed Moore
Gaffer: Russell Greenghalgh

FIX8Group support Brizefest16

We were proud to support Royal Air Force Brize Norton at Brizefest in September where we provided video mixing and camera infrastructure. Brizefest, which has run since 2008, is a huge event which attracts around 10,000 Service personnel, family and friends.

The event, which includes a concert and fireworks finale, is both spectacular and unique; volunteers from the AV industry work hand-in-hand with military personnel to produce the largest event of its type in the country. The Service volunteers are led by Warrant Officer Miller, who has been producing events inside the RAF since 1993.

We are delighted to be part of the industry sponsorship at Brizefest, a special event which celebrates the contribution made by RAF Brize Norton Service personnel and their families.

 

FIX8Group flies high at Turkmenistan brand new airport launch

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Visual production expert FIX8Group successfully managed and delivered a complex projection and content management project for an event staged by Turkish construction group Polimeks for the Government of Turkmenistan to launch the country’s brand new, state of the art international airport.

FIX8Group sent in one of its top projection mapping teams for the unusual ten-day project, which culminated in a mixed media spectacular that centered around Turkmenistan culture and history. Held on 17th September at Ashgabat Stadium, the event was attended by more than 20,000 people.

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FIX8Group shortlisted for both the AV and ET Awards 2016

FIX8Group has been shortlisted for three awards at two of the Entertainment Technology sector’s major awards ceremonies; the AV and the Entertainment Technology (ET) Awards 2016.

Shortlisted for ‘Production, Rental & Staging Company of the Year’ at the AVs in September the group is also nominated for ‘Best Projection Mapping’and the ‘Best Technology Partnership’in the ET Awards in November.

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Testimonials

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Contact Info

  • Alcatraz Building, Hallam Mill, Hallam Street,
    Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6PT, UK
  • +44 161 480 8881
  • www.fix8group.com





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