ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing and installing innovative flame retardant fabrics, tracks and motion control systems for achieving the creative vision of theatre, event and entertainment professionals.
To reveal the Halloween-styled performers, Ed Walker (Head of Events UK & International, Vevo) had to overcome the challenge of finding a stage-filling canvas that was dense enough to project on and flexible enough to pull up as a Venetian curtain using a system that was able to raise the drape in only 6 seconds.
The solution? ShowTex supplied a 6 m high by 17 m wide Venetian style screen made of Filled Cloth stage canvas and a made-to-measure Hispeed Roll-Up system consisting of three 6 m units combined with one motor as a large modular system. Walker brought in the specialists and had a ShowTex technician on site during the installation and for tuning the system.
Walker explains: “We came across ShowTex’s Hispeed Roll-Up system. In this case wires are attached to the barrels to pull up the screen to where it needs to be. It was problem-free, which was surprising as I thought it would need a lot of adjustment. The previous system could do it in 13 seconds, but the barrel system by ShowTex did it in six - we could have even done it in 2.5 but that was too fast!”