Welcoming Jo Beirne & “Beef” Johnson

Welcoming Jo Beirne & “Beef” Johnson

July 16, 2021 – Pixl Evolution is delighted to welcome Jo Beirne and Chris “Beef” Johnson to its new Pixl Touring division. Jo joins the team as Business Development Manager, and Beef will be stepping into his new Pixl role as Project Manager.

As a member of Entertainment Technology Partners, Pixl’s footprint is global, and resources are unlimited. The new Pixl Touring team will work closely with the American-based LMG Touring to expand their services in Europe and beyond.

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“We are excited to have Jo and Beef join the growing Pixl and ETP teams and are confident they’ll make an immediate positive impact,” 

-Craig Mitchell, Managing Director of LMG Touring & Entertainment.

Founded by a group of like-minded technical video specialists, Pixl has supported concert touring and music productions along with corporate and special events from the start. The team shares more than 200 years of combined industry experience and works closely with clients to deliver their events without losing the personal touch.

The senior management team has been responsible for the delivery of some of the most iconic musical events, such as the Brits, Glastonbury, V Festival, Oasis, Coldplay, U2 and many more. The creation of a Touring division was a natural progression in the next phase of expansion for Pixl.

About Pixl Evolution: Pixl Evolution are experts in live events video, operating primarily in the corporate, music and special events sectors, working closely with clients to deliver exceptional solutions. For more information, visit https://pixl.live/.

 

About ETP: Entertainment Technology Partners helps brands grow their business in the events and entertainment industry by providing shared support in strategy, finance and logistics. This collection of exceptional brands includes LMG, Systems Innovation, LMG Touring & Entertainment, Premier Event Technology, EventEQ, Pixl Evolution, BrainHub, and the CoiL Learning Center. For more information, visit http://etp.net.

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Jo Beirne, Business Development Manager

Jo joins the Pixl team with more than 23 years of experience in the music industry. She started working at Virgin Records in 1997 and then went to work with BAMN management, where she was introduced to live touring. After supporting Westlife’s first tour, she joined XL Video, where she worked for over 15 year and was at the forefront of putting live touring video on the map.

She has been responsible for project managing and coordinating video worldwide for touring acts including The Killers, James Blunt, Gorillaz, Radiohead, Robbie Williams and many more.

Chris “Beef” Johnson, Project Manager

Beef started his career at a small live events company back in 2004. He worked his way up to run the video department before becoming an in-house board technician. The company was acquired by XL Video, where he first met and worked with Pixl’s Lee Spencer as well as Jo Beirne. He quickly discovered a passion for LED and found himself traveling the world working with both corporate and touring clients. He has supported a wide range of high-profile events, including Samsung phone launches, large-scale festivals such as Creamfields, and much more.

In 2013, he went freelance and has toured the world with bands such as The Libertines, The XX, Robyn and The Rolling Stones, whilst still working on specialist corporate events for Google and YouTube.

Welcoming Jo Beirne & “Beef” Johnson

July 16, 2021 – Pixl Evolution is delighted to welcome Jo Beirne and Chris “Beef” Johnson to its new Pixl Touring division. Jo joins the team as Business Development Manager, and Beef will be stepping into his new Pixl role as Project Manager.

As a member of Entertainment Technology Partners, Pixl’s footprint is global, and resources are unlimited. The new Pixl Touring team will work closely with the American-based LMG Touring to expand their services in Europe and beyond.

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“We are excited to have Jo and Beef join the growing Pixl and ETP teams and are confident they’ll make an immediate positive impact,” 

-Craig Mitchell, Managing Director of LMG Touring & Entertainment.

Founded by a group of like-minded technical video specialists, Pixl has supported concert touring and music productions along with corporate and special events from the start. The team shares more than 200 years of combined industry experience and works closely with clients to deliver their events without losing the personal touch.

The senior management team has been responsible for the delivery of some of the most iconic musical events, such as the Brits, Glastonbury, V Festival, Oasis, Coldplay, U2 and many more. The creation of a Touring division was a natural progression in the next phase of expansion for Pixl.

Jo Beirne, Business Development Manager

Jo joins the Pixl team with more than 23 years of experience in the music industry. She started working at Virgin Records in 1997 and then went to work with BAMN management, where she was introduced to live touring. After supporting Westlife’s first tour, she joined XL Video, where she worked for over 15 year and was at the forefront of putting live touring video on the map.

She has been responsible for project managing and coordinating video worldwide for touring acts including The Killers, James Blunt, Gorillaz, Radiohead, Robbie Williams and many more.

Chris “Beef” Johnson, Project Manager

Beef started his career at a small live events company back in 2004. He worked his way up to run the video department before becoming an in-house board technician. The company was acquired by XL Video, where he first met and worked with Pixl’s Lee Spencer as well as Jo Beirne. He quickly discovered a passion for LED and found himself traveling the world working with both corporate and touring clients. He has supported a wide range of high-profile events, including Samsung phone launches, large-scale festivals such as Creamfields, and much more.

In 2013, he went freelance and has toured the world with bands such as The Libertines, The XX, Robyn and The Rolling Stones, whilst still working on specialist corporate events for Google and YouTube.

Jo Beirne, Business Development Manager

Jo joins the Pixl team with more than 23 years of experience in the music industry. She started working at Virgin Records in 1997 and then went to work with BAMN management, where she was introduced to live touring. After supporting Westlife’s first tour, she joined XL Video, where she worked for over 15 year and was at the forefront of putting live touring video on the map.

She has been responsible for project managing and coordinating video worldwide for touring acts including The Killers, James Blunt, Gorillaz, Radiohead, Robbie Williams and many more.

Chris “Beef” Johnson, Project Manager

Beef started his career at a small live events company back in 2004. He worked his way up to run the video department before becoming an in-house board technician. The company was acquired by XL Video, where he first met and worked with Pixl’s Lee Spencer as well as Jo Beirne. He quickly discovered a passion for LED and found himself traveling the world working with both corporate and touring clients. He has supported a wide range of high-profile events, including Samsung phone launches, large-scale festivals such as Creamfields, and much more.

In 2013, he went freelance and has toured the world with bands such as The Libertines, The XX, Robyn and The Rolling Stones, whilst still working on specialist corporate events for Google and YouTube.

About Pixl Evolution: Pixl Evolution are experts in live events video, operating primarily in the corporate, music and special events sectors, working closely with clients to deliver exceptional solutions. For more information, visit https://pixl.live/.

 

About ETP: Entertainment Technology Partners helps brands grow their business in the events and entertainment industry by providing shared support in strategy, finance and logistics. This collection of exceptional brands includes LMG, Systems Innovation, LMG Touring & Entertainment, Premier Event Technology, EventEQ, Pixl Evolution, BrainHub, and the CoiL Learning Center. For more information, visit http://etp.net.

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Launching Pixl Touring Division

Launching Pixl Touring Division

A Pixl Division Specialising in Live Music Events & Productions

July 09, 2021 – Pixl Evolution, one of the UK’s leading event technology and xR specialists, is pleased to announce the launch of Pixl Touring, a division focused exclusively on concert touring and festivals.

Founded by a group of like-minded technical video specialists, Pixl has supported concert touring and music productions along with corporate and special events from the start. The team shares more than 200 years of combined industry experience and works closely with clients to deliver their events without losing the personal touch.

The senior management team has been responsible for the delivery of some of the most iconic musical events, such as the Brits, Glastonbury, V Festival, Oasis, Coldplay, U2 and many more. The creation of a Touring division was a natural progression in the next phase of expansion for Pixl.

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“With the launch of Pixl Touring, we are developing a unique proposition that will establish Pixl as a key player on the international touring stage, We’ll be making a significant investment in both people and equipment in the coming months.”

– Lee Spencer, Pixl’s Managing Director.

Pixl is a proud member of the global network Entertainment Technology Partners (ETP), a parent organisation to like-minded companies in our industry that connects and combines valued resources while allowing each brand to retain their individual identity. With ETP, Pixl’s footprint is global, and resources are unlimited. The Pixl Touring team will work closely with the American-based LMG Touring to expand their services in Europe and beyond.

About Pixl Evolution: Pixl Evolution are experts in live events video, operating primarily in the corporate, music and special events sectors, working closely with clients to deliver exceptional solutions. For more information, visit https://pixl.live/.

About ETP: Entertainment Technology Partners helps brands grow their business in the events and entertainment industry by providing shared support in strategy, finance and logistics. This collection of exceptional brands includes LMG, Systems Innovation, LMG Touring & Entertainment, Premier Event Technology, EventEQ, Pixl Evolution, BrainHub, and the CoiL Learning Center. For more information, visit http://etp.net.

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Launching Pixl Touring Division

A Pixl Division Specialising in Live Music Events & Productions

July 09, 2021 – Pixl Evolution, one of the UK’s leading event technology and xR specialists, is pleased to announce the launch of Pixl Touring, a division focused exclusively on concert touring and festivals.

Founded by a group of like-minded technical video specialists, Pixl has supported concert touring and music productions along with corporate and special events from the start. The team shares more than 200 years of combined industry experience and works closely with clients to deliver their events without losing the personal touch.

The senior management team has been responsible for the delivery of some of the most iconic musical events, such as the Brits, Glastonbury, V Festival, Oasis, Coldplay, U2 and many more. The creation of a Touring division was a natural progression in the next phase of expansion for Pixl.

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“With the launch of Pixl Touring, we are developing a unique proposition that will establish Pixl as a key player on the international touring stage, We’ll be making a significant investment in both people and equipment in the coming months.”

– Lee Spencer, Pixl’s Managing Director.

Pixl is a proud member of the global network Entertainment Technology Partners (ETP), a parent organisation to like-minded companies in our industry that connects and combines valued resources while allowing each brand to retain their individual identity. With ETP, Pixl’s footprint is global, and resources are unlimited. The Pixl Touring team will work closely with the American-based LMG Touring to expand their services in Europe and beyond.

About Pixl Evolution: Pixl Evolution are experts in live events video, operating primarily in the corporate, music and special events sectors, working closely with clients to deliver exceptional solutions. For more information, visit https://pixl.live/.

About ETP: Entertainment Technology Partners helps brands grow their business in the events and entertainment industry by providing shared support in strategy, finance and logistics. This collection of exceptional brands includes LMG, Systems Innovation, LMG Touring & Entertainment, Premier Event Technology, EventEQ, Pixl Evolution, BrainHub, and the CoiL Learning Center. For more information, visit http://etp.net.

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A Member of the AV Alliance

A Member of the AV Alliance

Pixl Evolution Becomes a Proud Member of the AV Alliance

LONDON – MARCH 1, 2021 –Pixl Evolution, one of the UK’s leading event technology and xR specialists, has joined the AV Alliance, the global network of premium audio visual and event production companies that are dedicated to the delivery of technical excellence, service and support within the live event and entertainment world.

“The AV Alliance has long been considered a formidable partnership of the best technical suppliers to the live events industry,” says Pixl Commercial Director and Co-Founder Guy Vellacott. “To be joining such a prestigious group of like-minded companies is a huge moment for the continuing growth of Pixl in the global market. We are proud to become the latest member of the AV Alliance. We are now looking forward to working with our new partners in delivering excellence across the globe for our loyal customers and friends.”

 

Founded by a group of like-minded technical video specialists, Pixl operates primarily in the corporate and special events sectors. Pixl is a “young company on experienced shoulders,” with the founding members having more than 200 years of combined industry experience. Pixl works closely with production companies, creative agencies, and the entertainment industry to deliver exceptional solutions without losing the personal touch.

 

Pixl offers a diverse range of technical solutions such as audio, lighting, LED screens, video, and various virtual solutions to global brands. From pitch to delivery, design to tender, Pixl works with clients to provide schematic briefs, CAD plans, pixel maps, system designs, technical content, and health and safety documentation.

Since March 2020, the company has continued to innovate and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading specialists in Extended Reality (xR) environments. December 2020 marked the launch of their new flagship xR Studio 8 and highlights their ongoing commitment to investing in the latest technologies for their clients. Studio 8 is located in the Pixl Virtual Studios at John Henry’s, the iconic landmark in Central London.

 

Upon notification of receiving this prestigious membership, Pixl Managing Director Lee Spencer said, “I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that Pixl Evolution has been accepted to join this collection of prominent companies within the AV Alliance. It’s a true testament to the team at Pixl and all the hard work they’ve put in, especially in the last 12 months.”

Pixl continues to offer innovative virtual and xR experiences out of the Virtual Studio at John Henry’s in Central London and is eagerly preparing for the return of in-person events. While the world waits to see what future COVID-safe live events look like, Pixl is in a strong position to continue delivering premium live experiences.

About Pixl Evolution: When you work with Pixl Evolution, you work with an extraordinary group of individuals. With over 200 years of combined industry experience, the management team has been responsible for the delivery of some of the most iconic events over the last two decades. Founded by a group of like-minded technical video specialists, Pixl operates primarily in the corporate and special events sectors. We work closely with production companies, creative agencies, and the entertainment industry to deliver exceptional solutions without losing the personal touch. Learn more about Pixl at www.pixl.live.

TikTok’s BHM Livestream Series

TikTok’s BHM Livestream Series

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TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service used to make a variety of short-form videos, with genres like dance, comedy and education. In October 2020, the company aimed to host a new month-long livestream series in honor of Black History Month with multiple presentations and events.
 
 

challenge.

While this event was always designed to be a virtual livestream series, it required the integration of many remote presenters located throughout Europe and the Middle East as well as the coordination of off-site location filming around the UK. This was also an entirely live broadcast, with segments lasting anywhere from 45 minutes to two days, with one day rehearsal and a 4-hour live show immediately following. With stream details continuing to evolve and change throughout the month, the timelines for adjusting to updates were sometimes as short as six hours.
 
 

solution.

Pixl provided full technical production management, broadcast services, studio locations and streaming facilities for the TikTok Black History Month series. The team brought the livestream series to life in the Pixl Virtual Studio at John Henry’s in London, filming most of the segments in Studio 7. The Black History Month celebration was also the inaugural event for the relaunched xR Studio 8 at John Henry’s.

In order to ensure seamless remote presentations, Pixl sent Quicklink ST55 or ST500 “Studio in a Box” packages to presenters across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
 
 

results.

Pixl’s technical proficiency, combined with the ability to pivot at short notice and still deliver a high standard, ensured a successful multi-day livestream series.

All livestreams were broadcast from Pixl’s master control room, using a broadcast level PPU, through multiple streaming platforms: Live in App on TikTok, Vimeo, Hopin, Wowza, EventCube and Streamup Live. The livestreams were also pushed out through the TikTok UK account, which has 3.2 million followers.

Pixl is committed to the safety and health of their technicians and clients, following all COVID protocols and safety measures for social distancing. During the livestream segments, Pixl hosted up to six live presenters and up to 25 technicians safely, while following all social distancing and COVID protocols to ensure everyone’s safety and health.

ABTA’s Virtual Travel Convention

ABTA’s Virtual Travel Convention

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Each year, ABTA hosts The Travel Convention, a leading event in the travel calendar. In 2020, for the first time, ABTA held the Travel Convention virtually, enabling the travel industry to come together at this crucial moment in history amidst a global pandemic. The Travel Convention ran as a one-day event with content delivered via a virtual event portal, where attendees could access keynote speakers and business sessions alongside a range of specialist workshops and networking opportunities.

 
 

challenge.

Originally, the three-day conference was scheduled to be held in Marrakech with an estimated live audience of 450 people. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, ABTA decided to take their annual convention virtual. Pixl demystified the new world of virtual events, taking the ABTA team through various virtual solutions for the event. ABTA wanted to provide an engaging virtual experience and decided to use Pixl’s Extended Reality (XR) studio at John Henry’s in London, which included an XR stage, three cameras, autocue, XR services, and Mo-Sys tracking. As Extended Reality is an emerging and ever-evolving technical process, workflow examples are not yet abundant and are constantly changing.

 
 

solution.

Pixl provided ABTA the opportunity to pre-record their content in the studio, which eliminated the pressures typically associated with a live event and provided peace of mind. Over the course of two days, presenters pre-recorded their segments in the XR studio, with the exception of the event’s single remote presenter. Pixl’s Remote Presenter Kit allowed the State Minister for Transport Grant Shapps to present right from home with the equipment and technical support he needed for a successful presentation.

 
 

results.

The conference came to life with the help of 11 Pixl technicians, who used Quicklink for remote presenters and MCR to control the event. Hosted on ABTA’s meeting portals, the conference welcomed an audience of approximately 2,000 people, including 50 journalists, exceeding their initial reach of 450 live attendees. Although this was ABTA’s first virtual conference, it was a resounding success, with attendees remarking that they felt as if they were at the actual conference. The XR stage’s professional appealing background enabled the conference to have a high-quality, TV broadcast feel led by Chris Ship, the event’s professional TV moderator.

The key to successful virtual events is to deliver an entertaining experience. “You have to think ‘TV show’ rather than ‘conference.’ It’s about putting together a slick production that is engaging and interesting to watch on a laptop. It has to hold the audience’s interest and make them want to continue to watch,” says Paul Hutton, President, Entertainment Technology Partners European Operations.

Global attendees during ABTA's first-ever Vitual Travel Convention