Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

It’s our Birthday!ūüéČ

To celebrate a Quarter-of-a-Century¬†working with our lovely Clients, Crew and Suppliers, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane to reminisce on our origin story, and remember some of the highlights we’ve worked on over the years…

From humble beginnings…

In 1998¬†three career¬†riggers [David Hird, Graeme Dew and Warren Jones], who had worked on film sets, live television broadcasts and international touring stages all over the globe, found themselves working together on a new feature film called The Matrix;¬†shot at Fox Studios in¬†Sydney.¬†That’s where industry legends Ray Brown and Reg Garside introduced them to a production team in urgent need of a rigging company for their new television series, “Farscape”.¬†The guys mobilised quickly; purchasing¬†rigging equipment, borrowing¬†scaffolding from Graeme’s father, Reg Dew, and truss from Tony Davies at Chameleon.¬†Just a few days later, on September 3rd¬†1998, Dave, Graeme and Warren sent off their¬†very first quote together;¬†“Quote 001”¬†for the supply and installation of rigging equipment to suit the Command Centre Set for “Farscape”. On September 4th 1998, they installed the rig at Fox Studios. And Tri-Point Rigging Services was born…

1998

Farscape (TV Series)

1999

Red Planet (Feature Film)

2000

Sydney Olympics

2001

Moulin Rouge (Feature Film)

2002

Star Wars Episode II (Feature Film)

2003

The Matrix 2 & 3 (Feature Films)

2004

King Kong (Feature Film)

2005

Stealth (Feature Film)

2006

Melbourne Commonwealth Games

2007

Ghost Rider (Feature Film)

2008

World Youth Day

2009

Avatar (Feature Film)

Tri-Point worked predominantly on television shows and feature films in the beginning. In 2000¬†Tri-Point were contracted by the Sydney Olympic Planning Authority for the International Broadcast Centre at Homebush. By 2003 we had moved to our current headquarters in Botany, Sydney and increased our major event portfolio to include the 2003 Rugby World Cup and 2005 Edinburgh Military Tattoo.¬†Opening a Melbourne branch in 2006, spearheaded by working on the Commonwealth Games, Tri-Point continued to work on feature films and television shows as well, opening our Gold Coast branch in late 2008 and¬†commencing work¬†on the UK tv series¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôm A¬†Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!‚ÄĚ in 2009, which we’re still working on to this day!

Above: One of countless challenges we have completed for the contestants on “I‚Äôm A¬†Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” over the years.¬†

2010

Biennale of Sydney

2011

Defqon 1 Australia

2012

Australian Open of Surfing

2013

Wolverine (Feature Film)

2014

Eminem Rapture Tour

2015

Future Music Festival

2016

Alien: Covenant (Feature Film)

2017

Australian Ninja Warrior (TV Series)

2018

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

2019

Aquaman (Feature Film)

2020

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (Feature Film)

2021

Thor: Love and Thunder (Feature Film)

2022

Furiosa (Feature Film)

2023

Vivid Sydney

From Quote # 001 at the beginning of September 1998 to Quote # 17603 as at the start of September 2023, Tri-Point has come a long way over the past 25 years in business! We feel humble and privileged to have¬†far¬†too many projects and highlights to even try to regale in one email! Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support us on this crazy journey – we couldn’t have done it without all of you!

In Loving Memory of AFG “YC”

What are your fav Tri-Point moments from the past 25 years?

Send us an email or head on over to our Facebook page and drop us a comment to let us know what your fav Tri-Point moments so far have been.¬†We’d love to compile them all into a collection!

Email us here or click this link to go to our Facebook page.

Team Tri-Point x

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2022-2023: A Year in Review

2022-2023: A Year in Review

Above:¬†Vivid Sydney 2023, “Sonder”

A Year In Focus

It’s been another¬†crazy¬†busy year at¬†Tri-Point, filled with labour intensive staging projects, blockbuster movies and major events. Here’s our latest update for your¬†viewing pleasure!

Highlight Projects

Over the past year, Tri-Point have provided staging and temporary structures to a range of outdoor festivals and concerts including highlights such as NYE in the Park, Midnight Oil, Festival X, Relay for Life Sutherland Shire, Vivid Sydney, Opera on Sydney Harbour, and World Pride 2023.

We have completed the production rigging for a tonne of different shows, including highlights Guns N Roses, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Harry Styles, Fatboy Slim, EPIK, Transmission Festival, Festival X, RNB Fridays, Good Things Festival, Knotfest, Midnight Mafia, the Sydney Opera House 50th Birthday, the Forecourt Series 2022, and Australian Fashion Week.

Major sporting events¬†included the NRL Grand Final, the T20 World Cup, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, to name a few.¬†Tri-Point also provided production riggers and steel crew to suit a variety of¬†theatre productions¬†including Amadeus in Concert at the Sydney Opera House, 9 to 5: The Musical, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

This season’s¬†film & television¬†projects have been bountiful, and included highlights such as Mad Max: Furiosa (Film), Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Film), Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (Film), The Fall Guy (Film), Mortal Kombat 2 (Film), Anyone But You (Film), ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ (TV Series), Thank God You’re Here (TV), The Voice (TV), Australian Idol (TV), Paper Dolls (TV), Under Investigation (TV), Last King of the Cross (TV), Space Princess (TV), La Brea (TV), Masterchef Australia (TV), Ten Pound Poms (TV), The Masked Singer (TV), Strictly Ballroom (TV) as well as numerous other films, television shows and TVC’s.

Mad Max: Furiosa

The aptly named black steel ‘Super Tent’ we built as a temporary studio for the filming of Mad Max: Furiosa.¬†

Mad Max: Furiosa

Filming the new Mad Max movie at a former sand mining site in Kurnell. Truss and flyswatters for days.

Opera on Sydney Harbour

Celebrating our 10th year running providing the Water Stage for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Clockwise from top left: Relay for Life Sutherland Shire, Festival X, Woochop Stage, New Years Eve In The Park, Amadeus in Concert at the Sydney Opera House, This That Festival.

Staff News

Kieren Dew¬†finally joined the Tri-Point team! A third generation rigger and stage builder, Kieren follows in his father’s footsteps (Tri-Point Director, Graeme Dew) and his grandfather’s footsteps (Industry Legend, Reg Dew). Kieren provides end-to-end project and account management for a variety of Tri-Point major projects, seeing his projects through to fruition on-the-tools onsite.

Hannah Stewart has been one of our fab casual crew for a while now but has recently stepped into a bigger role at Tri-Point, joining our project management team in order to budget and scope her own projects and follow them through onsite.

Ciara Behan is the newest edition to the team, taking over as Operations Coordinator at Tri-Point HQ. Ciara looks after our lovely crew and acts as their main point of contact. She also coordinates a variety of daily business ops.

Equipment News

COUNTERWEIGHT
In Stock for Hire

Our stock of 1 tonne concrete ballast blocks has been growing of late, and now exceeds 250 x blocks!

Combined with our inventory of 500kg and 600kg blocks, 25kg lead ingots, and a variety of other stage weights and shot bags, we have plenty of counterweight to hire for your event or production.

Send us an email for more info.

TRANSPORT
We’ve Upgraded Our Fleet

Our fleet of trucks and vehicles¬†has¬†grown again this year.¬†We’ve added¬†three new trucks, ranging in capacity from 6 tonne to 8 tonne,¬†and two new work utes to our fleet,¬†allowing us to better service our Client’s and projects on location across the East Coast of Australia.

We’ve also added a new Crew Car to the portfolio too.

STAGECO CLASSIC ROOF SYSTEMS
Available Installed

Did you know that Tri-Point are proud stockists of StageCo’s superior 20m & 25m black steel roof systems?

With two 20m 3-Tower StageCo Classics or one 25m 4-Tower StageCo Classics in stock ex. Sydney, Tri-Point can provide outdoor staging to suit even the biggest of shows in Sydney and beyond.

15M BASS STAGE
Now Available With Cantilever

Our 15m Bass Stages allow for festival production rigging in a lighter heavy duty alloy roof system. Through ongoing RND, the system has been modified in recent years to include a cantilevered header, providing better weather protection for performers, and a larger area in the roof grid for rigging front wash lighting etc.

Tri-Point currently stocks 2 x 15m systems available ex. Sydney. Contact us for drawings.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our lovely Clients, Suppliers and Crew for their ongoing support, and for helping us through another massive year for Tri-Point. We can’t wait to do it all over again next financial year, see you then!

Team Tri-Point x

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Fire Fight Australia 2020

Fire Fight Australia 2020

Fire Fight Australia 2020

Known as the ‘Black Summer’, the 2019-2020 bushfire season was particularly devasting to communities throughout Australia this year. If you are an Australian resident, you no doubt know at least one person close to you who was tragically impacted.

TEG Dainty and TEG Live announced a stellar line-up of major international and local artists to perform at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Sunday 16 February, united together to raise funds for organisations providing vital short, medium & long term “Resuce”, “Relief & Recovery” and “Rehabilitation” assistance in fire affected areas Australia-wide.

The event ran for 10 hours and was broadcast live on television by Channel 7 and Foxtel. A related album by various artists, Artists Unite for Fire Fight: Concert for National Bushfire Relief was released by Sony in March.

Through negotiating favours and discounts with companies, including Tri-Point, organisers were able to keep overheads low enough to raise an incredible $9.85 million for the national bushfire relief effort on the night.

A whopping $9.85 million raised for:

‚ÄúRescue‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Rural and regional fire services in affected states

‚ÄúRelief & Recovery‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

‚ÄúRehabilitation‚ÄĚ ‚Äď RSPCA

Tri-Point senior crew standing by at the show: Gillian Huxley, Michael Bell & Robin Chelton

NEWS, RIGGING

Proudly Supported By

Tri-Point, and many of our industry peers, proudly supported the landmark event. Tri-Point provided concert box truss and chain motors to production, as well as a team of production riggers, led by Robin Chelton, working split shifts day & night to complete the rig, show call and de-rig. For bump out, Tri-Point provided as many as 18 x riggers for production bump out alone.

Robin, his onsite crew, and the Tri-Point office team were all deeply proud to be to be a part of such a great cause that is so close to the hearts of all Australians, together, united.

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Cobargo Bushfires

Cobargo Bushfires

Cobargo Bushfires

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news with our Tri-Point family and friends, that the Godfather of rigging and outdoor staging in Australia and worldwide, mentor to Tri-Point and to so many of us personally, Reg Dew, lost his house to the bushfires in Cobargo on NYE. Reg is in fine health and coping stoically, as anyone who knows Reg would expect him to be.

Reg has been active in the Cobargo community for many years and as such is facilitating service providers for a benefit concert to be held at the Cobargo Showgrounds on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Tri-Point will be providing a stage for this event with absolutely zero cost to the Cobargo community. We will absorb and donate all the costs incurred.

As such we are asking for any crew who are able, to donate their time to this very worthy cause. TriPoint will provide the crew with transport, accommodation, meals and pay a per diem to ensure all crew have some money in their pocket to spend locally.

“Reg has been active in the Cobargo community for many years and as such facilitating service providers for a benefit concert to be held at the Cobargo Showgrounds at a date yet to be announced”

NEWS

UPDATE: Cobargo Unites! Folk Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19

It’s with sadness that the Yuin Folk Club, Cobargo¬†and the Cobargo Folk Festival announce the cancellation of our Cobargo Unites! benefit concert because of coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings. This benefit was planned for Sunday 3 May at the Cobargo Showground.¬†This is a further blow for Cobargo as it follows the cancellation of the 25th Cobargo Folk Festival this year because of the fires that went through our area on New Year’s Eve.

The 3 May benefit was being staged at minimal cost to the Club and the Festival through the generosity of the musicians and Tri-Point Rigging Services, who were all donating their time and expertise. Cobargo Unites! was a fundraiser that aimed to raise $200,000 for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund for the fire-affected communities of Cobargo and district. This event would also have brought many visitors to the Far South Coast, supporting our local businesses and injecting much needed funds into the local economy.

Sadly, this is not to be. It’s important that we protect the health of our community and our visitors and not risk increasing public exposure to a virus which may be potentially fatal to some people. When the situation improves, we will look again at options to bring great live music to Cobargo and our region.

Many thanks to all the people who rallied round to support Cobargo and district, particularly Tri-Point Rigging Services, Lee Kernaghan and SHANE HOWARD – GOANNA and to all the performers listed on our wonderful poster, created by artist Marcus Piper who also donated his services. So sorry that we couldn’t pull this off. It would have been awesome…¬†All tickets will be refunded shortly.

If you would still like to donate to help the bushfire recovery efforts in Cobargo and district you can contribute here:

and direct to our bank account here:

Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund Inc

Bendigo Bank

BSB: 633 000

Account no: 171 210 016

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BAFTA Winners 2019

BAFTA Winners 2019

BAFTA Winners 2019

“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here” has taken out a coveted gong at this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.

Tri-Point Director, Graeme Dew, and his team of Tri-Point riggers have run the onset rigging department for the popular TV show, shot in Northern NSW, since 2009.

The ITV Studios production beat Dragons’ Den, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, and The Real Full Monty to take out the BAFTA for the Reality & Constructed Factual category.

Read more here.

“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here” has been awarded the 2019 BAFTA Award for the Reality & Constructed Factual category.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Tri-Point

Celebrating 20 Years of Tri-Point

Celebrating 20 Years of Tri-Point

Twenty years ago, our three Directors joined forces to deliver the rigging for Farscape; a TV series shot at Fox Studios in Sydney. And the rest… is history.

We had a great time celebrating our big birthday at at the Beresford in Surry Hills with all our extended Tri-Point family and friends. Special thanks to Tom at Pattons for the epic Tri-Point media wall, the one and only Abi Tabone for making the EPIC Tri-Point birthday cake, Merivale for hosting us in their awesome event space, and to everyone who came along to celebrate with us.

We would just like to say a huge and heart-felt thank you to all our amazing clients, suppliers and crew who have helped us along the way to reach this wonderful milestone. We couldn’t have done it without you all.

“Special thanks to the one and only Abi Tabone for making the EPIC Tri-Point birthday cake.”

NEWS

20 Years of Tri-Point’s Directors.

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