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!
Tri-Point Rigging Services brings the much-loved StageCo© brand to Australia’s Festival & Events Industry.
Premier staging & rigging company, Tri-Point Rigging Services, are pleased to announce the arrival of the world renowned StageCo© brand in the Australian festival and events market. Based out of Sydney, and also operating locally in Melbourne and the Gold Coast, Tri-Point are now stocking roof systems from the StageCo© Classics range, enabling them to offer their customers 20m and 25m heavy duty steel roof systems – Australia wide – from this much loved and trusted brand.
With staging and touring in their blood, the three Tri-Point Directors have built StageCo© products in Australia and internationally since the 1980’s. Warren Jones has toured extensively with four U2 world tours, and Graeme Dew has toured as head of staging for Dave Matthews Band, Metallica and Linkin Park all over the USA. Father and son, Graeme and Reg Dew, have been touring StageCo© systems internationally for two generations. Our company Directors are still working hands on from design through to delivery, and are supported by our highly experienced crew, many of whom have also worked internationally as StageCo© touring riggers.
“The StageCo© systems are a great new addition to our, already strong, inventory of staging. Now we can provide our clients with anything from a 6m to a 25m clear span roof, and everything in between. StageCo© are, without a doubt, the best staging company in the Northern Hemisphere and we are absolutely thrilled to be bringing the brand to Australia.” says Victoria Garside, Tri-Point’s Staging Manager.
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About Tri-Point Rigging Services
Tri-Point has grown from strength to strength since its doors opened in 1998. The three Directors have over 70 years of industry experience between them. Having started out as globe-trotting touring riggers themselves, the experience and knowledge that the whole Tri-Point team possesses starts from the very top. Facilitating events, festivals, film, television and stadium shows, Tri-Point are Australia’s premier staging and rigging specialists with a vast inventory of truss, motors and rigging, event scaffolding and decking, stage roof systems and grandstand seating available.