Name: Lisa Terry
Job Title: Bookkeeper
My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
I process wages, pay invoices, raise invoices and general accounting.
My favourite project to date was…
I don’t work on any project directly but really enjoy going to final rehearsals for Opera on the Harbour in March each year!
When I was a kid, I wanted to be…
A psychologist which, in hindsight, may have been helpful sometimes…..
The best advice I have ever been given is…
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
My first job was…
McDonalds. I was 14 and 4 months…
My favourite artist/band of all time is…
There isn’t one in particular but I like rock, so probably The Rolling Stones or Queen. Or maybe INXS…
Three people I wish I could invite to dinner are…
Hugh Jackman, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, and Michelle Obama.
Most people don’t know that I…
Have been at Tri-Point for 10 years now!
Three things I can’t live without…
My husband and two children of course!
Lisa Terry manages Tri-Point’s accounts and finance department. Her role includes providing accounts services such as company payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Lisa works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
So picture this. You’ve just been given a one year all-access pass to any and every festival on the planet (omg wouldn’t that be a-maaaazing!?!)… Where would you go? Europe? Asia? America? Hell, what a round-the-world-trip that would be!! Sorry to disappoint, this isn’t a competition and we’re not giving away round-the-world festival tickets (sad times). But whether you can squeeze just enough dollars out of your piggy bank to do one major festival this year, or whether you decide “f@#k-it” and book yourself a RTW ticket on your American Express card, here’s our bucket list guide to the most unmissable festivals of the year to get you fired up for an impulse visit to ticketek:
BURNING MAN (USA)
Right this very second, you can head online and check out the live feed on the playa at Burning Man 2016 to get yourself in the mood for next year. What could possibly be cooler than partying in a desert dressed like an extra from a Mad Max Film?! Ever wondered what a music and arts festival would be like post-apocalypse? We reckon it would look like this post-modern, cyberpunk pop-up in north Nevada, complete with a makeshift city of tents and RV’s (aka Black Rock City), desert heat and dusty sandstorms to boot. Burning Man is more of a living art installation akin to a Lady Gaga video clip rather than your standard music festival. The line-up of DJ’s is always a last minute surprise, but has included some absolute gems (take Deadmau5 for example!) over the many many years the festival has been going. A total must do (at least) once in a lifetime!!
This is the era of boutique music festivals and Bestival, an award winning 4 day boutique festival set in the heart of the Isle of Wight, is up there amoung the best of them! Always boasting an eclectic line-up, last year’s acts included The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Underworld and Tame Impala, and this year’s line-up flaunts The Cure, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Diplo, Fatboy Slim and Sean Paul to name a few. From the original boutique campsite experience, to the Bollywood Tent, a Cosmic Commune, fancy dress en-masse and even the UK’s first ever Spaceport, it’s this uniqueness that makes Bestival a wondrous world of discovery and adventure, and will keep you dancing not only in September but all year round.
THIS / THAT (AUSTRALIA)
Continuing the boutique festival trend, the Australian festival on our bucket list this year is This / That festival, set on the foreshore of Nobby’s Beach in Newcastle, a leisurely road trip north of Sydney. Following it’s successful debut in 2015, this year the festival promises to go even bigger and better, announcing a delicious line-up including headlining acts Peking Duk and Hermitude. In addition to two main stages, This Stage and That Stage, punters will also be treated to another world full of spectacle over at The Other stage. Enter the portal and be pampered on a daybed like a gypsy prince or princess at the Love-Sik Bay, or transform into your wildest dreams with a stylised photo shoot. The Other is the ultimate bohemian chill zone, with a fairy light enclave and a La La Land for the legendary. You’ll find a killer local lineup there too, dropping the latest and greatest from underground and across the globe.
MAGNETIC FIELDS (INDIA)
Magnetic Fields Festival is a musical carnival set within the historical and decadent walls of the Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan. Boasting a three day bonanza filled with hunting for buried treasure, secret parties around the Palace-like grounds, dancing on the rooftop, flying kites at sunrise and watching the desert come to life in a dazzling haze of mist and sunlight, Magnetic Fields is a diverse (and pretty damn cool) creative take on the worldwide festival scene.
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, aka Coachella, is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which is located in the Colorado Desert’s Coachella Valley. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music and the site is also peppered with large-scale art installations and sculptures. And of course there’s that large ferris wheel which, beyond the palm trees and in front of the desert horizon, has become synonymous amoungst travel and fashion bloggers alike craving that famous Coachella-at-sunset snap to feed to their masses of instagram followers! With an annual line-up pretty much guaranteed to be mega, Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States.
Chances are you are unfamiliar with the little English townships of Kindlington, Houghton Regis or Kendal, right!? But with less population than the three I just mentioned, you definitely know of this one… Probably one of the most famous, if not the most famous, small town in the UK; Glastonbury has become a household name thanks to the epic five-day festival that takes place near Pilton in Somerset. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, caberet, and other arts to keep the punters entertained from dawn til dusk. Last years major headliners included heavyweights like Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Disclosure, New Order and LCD Soundystem, to name but a very small few of the bazillion stages and sets Glasto puts on every year, so you know that – whoever plays Glastonbury next year – you are going to be in for a treat if you make it through the registration process and are lucky enough to get a ticket!
FIB: Festival Internacional de Benicàssim is one of the biggest rock and alternative festivals in the world. Over the last twenty years it has worked its way onto the bucket list of every music fan on the planet, with every edition showing exactly what makes it so good. The festival’s stunning coastal location is lit up by true greats past and present, with the likes of Blur, Florence and the Machine, Bob Dylan, Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire having led the line in the last few years alone. Expect cult heroes, left-field pioneers and tomorrow’s up-and-comers, all within sight of the Mediterranean.¹
EXIT FESTIVAL (SERBIA)
Located in the stunning Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia, EXIT Festival has long been established as a world class event, with its lineups bringing in the biggest stars of rock, pop and EDM year after year. With a recent alumni that includes Guns N’ Roses, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Hardwell, Avicii, Martin Garrix and a whole load more, it’s easy to see how EXIT’s reputation continues to dominate the festival scene.² Founded in 2000 as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans, EXIT goes from strength to strength, having been awarded countless prestigious festival awards from all over the world, and continuously being billed in the top ten festivals on the planet by international media everywhere. That’s got to be bucket list material, right?
FUJI ROCK (JAPAN)
In a festival fan’s own words, “Fuji Rock offers a veritable cornucopia of musical delights”. Named after the location of it’s inaugral event in 1997, which was held at the base of Mount Fiji, the annual rock festival has been held in Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture since 1999. The three-day event features more than 200 Japanese and international musicians, making it the largest outdoor music event in Japan. This year, acts like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beck, Ben Harper and Sigur Ros played to the 100,000-strong crowd across, like Glastonbury, a crazy number of stages and tents and boutique chill zones etc. Catering to all tastes, you are sure to find a little something you’re into here at Fuji Rock.
Likely the world’s biggest and best dance party, Tomorrowland offers a surreal fantastical world of EDM to stimulate all of your senses. Step into another realm with jaw-dropping mechanical stage designs, a world-class sound system, and a no-expense-spared production – from the use of lighting, lasers, fire and decor all over the enormous grounds. At the right pace, you will only have time to visit a handful of the 20-plus stages, so choose wisely and plan ahead. Pulling an international crowd from over 85 countries, promoters claim that Tomorrowland is one of the most multinational gatherings of all time with more countries represented than at the Olympics! Don’t forget to buy or book a tent in advance… it’s going to be one hell of a weekend!
¹ Blurb extracted from Festicket.com
² Blurb extracted from Festicket.com
The much anticipated second installment of This/That festival in Newcastle is finally on the horizon, and what a treat it’s going to be…! The lineup for this year’s festival was announced last week and, with top bill acts like Peking Duk and Hermitude, summer vibes and good times start here!
In addition to the two main stages, This Stage and That Stage, dropping all your favourite summer anthems, punters will also be treated to another world full of spectacle over at The Other stage. Enter the portal and be pampered on a daybed like a gypsy prince or princess at the Love-Sik Bay, or transform into your wildest dreams with a stylised photo shoot. The Other is the ultimate bohemian chill zone, with a fairy light enclave and a La La Land for the legendary. You’ll find a killer local lineup there too, dropping the latest and greatest from underground and across the globe.
Hunt&Gather will also join This/That again this year, curating a unique gathering place where festival lovers can not only get their fix of top quality retail goods and services, but also to let loose in the sand at this years pop up beach party, or even kick back on the giant daybed chilling under a canopy of shimmering streamers while dusk falls over the festival.
This/That festival takes place at Newcastle Foreshore on Saturday 5th November 2016. Get your tix here.
In 2015, Tri-Point were lucky enough to be featured in, U.S-based, Mobile Production Monthly’s industry magazine. The segment was featured in Volume 7, Issue 6 of the publication and focused primarily on the news of Tri-Point bringing the much-loved StageCo brand to Australia, in the form of 20m and 25m steel roof systems to suit touring concerts and outdoor festivals nationwide. Check out the article below:
Hi Everyone, we hope you’ve all had a fantastic summer and are winding down for some well-deserved vacation time this coming winter! It’s been another busy summer for Tri-Point, filled with big staging projects, blockbuster movies and changing faces in the office team. Here’s our summer round-up for your viewing pleasure!
This summer, Tri-Point has provided staging, production rigging and temporary structures to a range of outdoor festivals and events including Stereosonic, Future Music Festival, Soundwave, the Foo Fighters, Opera on Sydney Harbour, the Australian Open of Surfing, the City of Sydney Christmas Concert, NYE at the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour & the Rocks, the Asian Soccer Cup 2015, Sydney Festival and the Bangarra Dance Co’s Anniversary performance at the Opera House, the name a few.
Tri-Point also provided production riggers and scaffolders to suit a variety of additional concerts including the Rolling Stones, One Direction, Ricky Martin and Nitro Circus, and theatre shows including Wicked and Les Miserables.
This season’s Film & Television projects have included highlights such as Gods of Egypt (Feature Film), ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of Here!’ (TV Series), 2.22 (Film), Biggest Loser (TV Series), Masterchef (TV Series), A Place to Call Home (TV Series), Audi (TVC), Mazda (TVC), Childhood’s End (TV Series), and Pirates of the Caribbean (Feature Film).
In our third consecutive year as the supplier for the main stage grid, sat atop the waters of Sydney Harbour, the scaffold underworld, set support and the ‘floating’ PA wings, this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour was a stunning production of Verdi’s ‘Aida’.
Foo Fighters, Adelaide 2015
After a very last minute call to provide our 25m StageCo Classic roof to suit the beefy production for the Foo Fighters tour at Coopers Stadium, Tri-Point are proud to have turned around the design, project management and delivery in just a few days.
Gods Of Egypt (Feature Film)
Great shot of the gantry’s that Tri-Point put into Stage 7 at Fox Studios just before Christmas 2014, to suit the pick-up shots for feature film, ‘Gods of Egypt’. The film, starring Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush, is currently penned for release in early 2016.
Australian Open of Surfing 2015
Nothing lasts forever, and at the end of this summer we unfortunately had to say our teary goodbyes to our Operations Manager, Abi Tabone (pictured right), after 13 long years of service! Abi has left Tri-Point to be a full-time Mum to her three beautiful children, so we wish her all the best for her exciting new future and we hope she’ll still come and visit us from time to time!
Stepping into the role of Operations Manager, Paul Bearne is the newest addition to the Tri-Point family. Paul brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the Live Events industry, where Paul produced many large-scale events including the G20, Opera on Sydney Harbour and Sydney Festival.
In the past year, we have also recruited Alex Duke as our new Head Rigger, Elie Nachef as our in-house Draftsman, and Katiel Steel, our lovely new Office & Operations Assistant. Belated welcome to you all!
Global F23 Mini Tri-Truss – Now in stock!
With an overall width of 220mm (or 185mm c-c), we are now stocking a large quantity of F23 Mini Tri-Truss for dry hire and/or fully packaged rigging installations. Available in 3m, 2m and 2.5m sections with optional 90 degree corners.
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 year, see you then!
Tri-Point have been busy recently working on not one, not two, but three feature films simultaneously.
The Moon and the Sun, featuring Pierce Brosnan, Bill Nighy and Fan Bingbing has wrapped filming in Melbourne following a 3 month shoot. The Chinese-American Co-Production featured elaborate sets, all built under challenging timelines. Henry Richards was head of Rigging Department. Tri-Point provided black drapes, blue screens, truss packages, tab track, scaffold support and span decks for all of the sets at Docklands Studios. Vanessa Edwards, Tri-Point’s Operations Manager handled all of the account management from Tri-Point’s end, ensuring all gear was delivered on time. The fantasy film, based on King Louis XIV’s quest to find a mermaid, will be in cinemas by 2015.
Gods of Egypt, featuring Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is currently wrapping up filming at Fox Studios in Sydney, with location shoots including Auburn Pool and Centennial Park. Tri-Point Director, David Hird, was the Rigging Coordinator for the film, and Tri-Point provided scaffold and decking, camera platforms, truss and rigging to the film. The film has been directed by Australia’s Alex Proyas. In typical Proyas style, Gods of Egypt will be heavy on visual effects and imaginative plot twists. During the film, Tri-Point provided bespoke 400mm Box Truss platforms for SFX Department, Set Support platforms on rolling castors for Construction Department, Overhead Scrim Rigs flown from cranes for the many location shots, as well as lighting and blue screen support for all of the sets.
It’s been great to see a full crew back at Fox Studios again, and it’s always a pleasure to work in the world class facilities at Fox.
San Andreas, a disaster movie, featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, wrapped principal photography this week at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast. It’s been a big, elaborate shoot for our rigging team, headed up by Tri-Point Director Graeme Dew. Working with Gaffer Reg Garside, and Key Grip Adam Kuiper, our truss and scaffolding has been busy since April. We constructed a cantilevered StageCo buttress truss system to support a massive sail over the outdoor tank at the studios. We’ve used our largest green screens to construct a 270’ x 40’ Green Screen stage for a gimble set, we’ve blacked out aircraft hangers, flown numerous overhead scrims from cranes, and provided camera platforms, divers access platforms, and outdoor green screen scaffold walls.
A big thank you goes to our hardworking rigging coordinator Ross Buter, and to the rest of our team who have done a great job. San Andreas will be in cinemas in early 2015. Look out for a sneaky cameo from Australia’s own Kylie Minogue!