On September 26 TDS Creative Club meeting took place at the Glavkino television complex in Moscow. The event was organised and hosted by TDS-Pro.
TDS Creative Club was created as a place where professionals of the industry can communicate in a friendly atmosphere, share experiences and get acquainted with new stage technologies and equipment. It was attended by over 60 delegates.
The day brought together creative and technical specialists from the show industry, representatives of rental companies, manufacturers and equipment distributors to discuss lighting. TDS invited Ayrton to introduce its new fixtures and discuss lighting design trends to the gathering of knowledgeable professionals.
"The Russian show industry market grows rapidly from year to year and the level of events is getting closer to world standards,” says Konstantin Gerasimov, CEO of TDS. "Experts need new tools to complete tasks and they are looking for equipment and technologies that can surprise the spectator. We are sure that the creative and multifunctional Ayrton fixtures are exactly what the Russian show industry needs.
"We ourselves use Ayrton fixtures in our projects. They work extremely efficiently in TV studios and at concert and sport venues. Our company was the first to bring the legendary MagicPanel-602 to Russia. That was back in 2014, and since then Ayrton fixtures have become our favourite."
Ayrton's Simon Gasch, spoke about the brand’s history and the latest technologies used by Ayron in their manufacturing process. He was joined by the TDS team who talked about their lightshow at Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2018 and, via video link, by Jerry Appelt, world-famous lighting designer, who incorporated over 700 Ayrton fixtures into his design for the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon earlier this year. TDS Crative Club members were able to enjoy an interactive Q&A session with Appelt and hear him reveal the secrets of creating large-scale shows and share his experience of using Ayrton fixtures.
Simon Gasch: “The day was a great success with a high attendance of engaged professionals. I was impressed with the highly technical nature of the questions from this knowledgeable audience. It is a reflection of the esteem that industry professionals have for TDS and its work. The standard of professionalism at TDS-Pro is the highest I have ever seen. They are 100% perfect in everything they do and we are very happy to have found them and have them as such a creative commercial partner. They work hard to make Ayrton more accessible to the Russian market and find inventive ways in which to raise the profile of the brand in Russia. They are so well suited to extracting the creative potential of Ayrton units – it’s a partnership for which our fixtures were designed!”
Video footage and photos of TDS-Pro’s show at Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2018 can be viewed here.