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Revolutionary Solution from Verlinde to Modernise Main Glavkino TV and Film Studio
Russia – Providing customers using film set pavilions with convenient systems of equipment suspension is one of the main tasks during film and television shooting and the Glavkino complex in Russia chose a solution from Sofit Light, which involved the purchase of 224 Stagemaker SR5 hoists.
Glavkino film and television complex was founded in 2008. Today it has nine equipped film studios with a total area of 21,000 m2. It is here that the shows are filmed, such as “You are Super”, “Where is the Logic”, other programs for TNT and other popular channels. Pavilions of the complex are also involved in filming of big cinema and popular television series.
Even a year ago, to accommodate lighting equipment and scenery in the shooting pavilions, customers had to employ climbers, lay lines and solve other tasks of working at high altitude with the risk to their lives. It took time and money and management of the complex was faced with the need to extensively modernise the equipment in the pavilions. The main goal was to develop a system of independent suspension which would reduce time required for installation and ease the task of preparing pavilions for filming.
The project presented by Sofit Light duly became the ultimate solution.
“We had a goal to provide our customers with the opportunity to use an automated suspension, since we have very high ceilings, not everyone has access to them, but this is necessary for work,” said Vlad Mazurov, head of the directorate for customers' operations. “Sofit Light managed to submit a project proposal that we were satisfied with, and then to develop the project to its full potential, and successfully implement it.”
“For our company, this is the largest sale of hoists to such a significant customer as Glavkino. We offered Stagemaker hoists of new generation to the management and technical specialists”, said Arkady Shakhidzhanov, director of Sofit Lite. “The feasibility of introducing innovation from Verlinde has been considered for several months, and after considering all the advantages, specifications, and price/quality ratio, preference was given to our proposal.”
In picture: Representatives of Verlinde and Glavkino during the visit to the facility - Denis Chuvilkin (head of the Glavkino hardware complex), Jean-Yves Beaussart (sales and marketing manager of Stagemaker) and Margarita Kovaleva (representative of Stagemaker in Russia and the CIS).
12th February 2019
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