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      Starting this afternoon Spokane will be once again graced by amazing athletes competing on an international level but VIP Production Northwest started working on this event in February.

Working with Bill Brennan, arena lighting extraordinaire based in Florida, V.I.P. provided equipment, crew, operators and local support to ensure that the lighting was balanced for the broadcast portions and exciting for the exhibition show.  The equipment included 140 feet of truss, 24 Martin MAC 2000, nine 1-ton chain motors, our Road Hog 3 control console and endless feet of cable.  One of the design challenges related to maintaining clear site lines for the cameras.  All of the power and control cables had to be pulled up into the catwalks from the flown truss sections.

We would like to give a shout out to Local 93 stagehands union for providing top notch hands to make the in and setup fast and flawless.  Also we would like to thank the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena tech crew for providing information and support for this first time event.  Finally we want to recognize Ezra Gerlitz – Lead/Lighting operator, Kevin Ford – Rigging Lead and Troy Stratton – assistant lead for your hard work and direction to ensure a functional and clean rig.  Well done all.

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World WIde Dream Builders

Before and after, we  have the equipment and talent to transform a design concept into a memorable experience.  Thanks to the World Wide Dream Builders and Spokane Stage Hands Union local 93 for combining forces with V.I.P. Production Northwest to transform the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena into a setting which will not only entertain, but inspire.

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VIP Production Northwest was proud to be a part of the Let Freedom Ring Celebration this morning presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated.  We appreciate all of our men and women in uniform for protecting our freedom.  Thank you for your service.Let Freedom Ring Program

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Wonderstructure at the bing

Buy your tickets for “Next to Normal” co-produced by The Modern Theater and Coeur d’ Alene Summer Theatre running April 7-17 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Through some creative technical design, the set is constructed using our Wonderstructure legs stacked on each other and then topped with Staging Dimensions deck to provide this 6’ tall stage platform.  Tickets are available by calling 208-676-PLAY or 509-455-PLAY


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Stage deck cleaning day at the shop. Thanks Troy and all the V.I.P. crew for all of your hard work today. One more day and all 120 decks will be ready for the 2016 season.

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