Name: Sean Douglas
Job Title: 3D CAD Draftsman
My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
Creating 3D Renders and Technical Drawings of Truss, Rigging, Scaffolding and Staging Systems.
When I was a kid I wanted to be…
I didn’t have big dreams when I was a kid but in the 90s I came across a video tape of a futuristic looking drawing program that could produce 3D images from green lines at the local library. It looked so cool I had to give it a shot.
The best advice I have ever been given is…
Don’t make decisions without eating first.
People often describe me as…
Well-read and really obnoxious about it.
My favourite movie of all time is…
Probably the Grand Budapest Hotel, or maybe Blade Runner 1982.
My favourite artist/band of all time is…
The Memphis Group, they invented the 80s.
Three people I wish I could invite to dinner are…
William Shatner as Captain Kirk, Richard Dean Anderson as Macgyver and Ridly Scott.
If I was an animal I would be a…
My wife says I would be a cat, read into that what you will.
Most people don’t know that I…
I write a lot and I make a pretty mean calzone.
The three things I can’t live without are…
My wife, my whiteboard and the internet.
The strangest thing to happen on one of my projects…
I did some structural work on the elevator cores for Sydney Uni. A crane collapsed and fell right on top of our formwork! Luckily no one was around when it fell but there is a nice picture somewhere of a crane sticking though something I designed.
The worst thing to happen on one of my projects was…
I guess it was the time I was working in a team producing 20 tonnes of steel for a structural platform on an oil rig. It needed to be helicoptered in from shore. The steel didn’t meet their requirements so they dumped the entire load into the sea. Eek! They said it was cheaper to remake it than to helicopter it back… I would love to see there calculation on that one.
Sean has joined Tri-Point Rigging Services in our Drafting & Design Department, producing stunning 3D renders for our clients as well as technical construction drawings for engineering and construction. Sean brings a wealth of design and drafting experience to the company and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome him into the Tri-Point family!
The first Australian Event Awards Ceremony to take place on the Sunshine Coast kicked off with a bang this week, recognising and celebrating the best events in Australia and achievements in the industry around the world between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.
Among this year’s winners was a balance of Event Awards veterans and first time finalists. Byron Bay Bluesfest won Best Regional Event, Ample Projects won Best Achievement in Design for their work on Be The Light For The Wild, Taronga Zoo for Vivid Sydney 2016, and Imagination took home the gong for Best Technical Achievement for their work on Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience.
It was an honour to see Opera Australia take out the award for the Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event for this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: A Production of Turandot. We are proud to be a part of this landmark event, delivering the main stage steel & scaffold infrastructure on the waters of Sydney Harbour at Farm Cove annually since 2013.
After a classy VIP cocktail reception on the lawns, with a firework demonstration from Foti Fireworks, we headed into the beautifully decorated marquee for dinner and the awards ceremony.
Awards Partner, Apples and Pears Entertainment, provided two brilliant acts to entertain attendees. With Sarah Rowan-Dahl creating a stunning artwork through the evening as the show rolled on around her, and Kimberley Heberley’s beautiful voice providing a sweet prelude to the main course. Meanwhile, drumming outfit Junkyard Beats contributed the show-starting bang.
Click here to see the full list of winners.
Tri-Point are Proud Sponsors of the Australian Event Awards.
The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia. The program is guided by ongoing industry consultation to answer the need for cohesiveness across the entire Australian industry, to develop industry identity and to assist Australian operators in cross-development of opportunities between events and event disciplines.
The program is all-inclusive, being open to all Australian events, event managers and support service providers regardless of:
- event type or audience
- event size or attendance
- event location or association membership
It is the only opportunity for Australian events and event organisers to be acknowledged on a level playing field, across the entire national events industry.
For the first time this year, the Event Awards takes it’s annual Awards Ceremony to the Sunshine Coast, to be held on Wednesday September 21 2016 at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Queensland.
To view a full list of the finalists, the winners of which will be announced at the black tie ceremony on Wednesday, click here to be taken to the Event Awards website.
Tri-Point Rigging Services continues a long relationship as a Proud Sponsor of the Australian Event Awards.
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!