Chauvet-sponsored Concert Benefits At-risk YouthPosted on July 1, 2013
CHAUVET® DJ and TRUSST® joined forces to illuminate a fund-raising concert geared toward at-risk youth and orchestrated by Sharing Hope Empowerment and Reaction, S.H.E.A.R. Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Chauvet Quality Control Technician Anthony Durden. Durden and CHAUVET® DJ Product Coordinator Raglan Jones, outfitted the stage with 26 CHAUVET® DJ fixtures and a 24-piece TRUSST® setup.
For a prominent focal point on stage, Jones created a TRUSST®-built cross crafted from one 8.2-foot and three 3.28-foot sticks of truss, one 6-way corner block and one 30-inch base plate and warmed the structure with four SlimPAR Quad 6 IRC wash lights. To add dimension, he incorporated six Intimidator Spot LED 350 moving heads mounted atop two 3.28-foot, two 4.92-foot and two 6.56-foot sticks of TRUSST® warmed with six SlimPAR Quad 6 IRC wash lights into the design. Additionally, two 4BAR Tri wash lights provided performers with front lighting, while two Geyser RGB fixtures, two Impulse 648 strobe lights and a Nimbus dry-ice machine added impressive, eye-catching effects. Two Hurricane Haze 2D haze machines placed at the rear of the stage enhanced beams and tied the light show together. CHAUVET® DJ Product Manager Nick Airriess used the ShowXpress programming software to quickly and easily create a variety of looks.
“The TRUSST® trussing system gave me the freedom to create a simple design that held a prominent stage presence and coincided with the theme of the event,” Jones said. “With such limited stage space, a clear focal point and accent totems illuminated with CHAUVET® DJ gear proved to be the most effective setup and really enhanced the live performances.”
The event, featuring live performances as well as seminars on overcoming peer pressure, bullying, drug abuse and homelessness, was a first for S.H.E.A.R., Inc. Nearly 300 people attended. The event raised money for at-risk youth to attend summer programs held at the Miami Rescue Mission.
“This event planted a tremendous seed into the minds of our parents, young adults and youth who are living in South Florida,” Durden said. “I am honored to serve our community in such a powerful way and I am grateful and thankful to CHAUVET® DJ and TRUSST® who teamed up to help.”