Board Technician (Video)

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Board Technician (Video)

Department: Live Events

Reporting to: Project Director

Location: Pixl Evolution office & home office with travel within the UK, Europe and globally as required

 

Purpose of the Role:

The team at Pixl have a commitment to provide a profitable delivery of live and studio events combined with outstanding standards of quality within our own resources. As part of the Pixl team you will take responsibility for the technical delivery of live events, including technical preparation of the Video equipment. 

Summary of Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with the Projects team and assist in the planning and implementation of onsite delivery of Live Events.
  • Preparation, Maintenance & Testing of technical equipment for projects you are working on.
  • Set up and run a variety of different video equipment to meet the client’s brief.
  • To lead a team of onsite technicians were required.
  • Safeguard all equipment and ensure all returned to warehouse on completion of the project.
  • Develop strong relationships and rapport with key individuals, clients both professionally and socially.
  • Research the latest technology and advise the Project Director accordingly.
  • Project support out of hours when required.
  • To perform other duties as assigned by and discussed with the Project Director.
Experience & Behaviours:
  • Maintain up to date licence for appropriate job required skill e.g., Working at height certificate, IPAF, etc.
  • Highly IT literate.
  • Extensive experience of the corporate and studio market sector.
  • Strong organisational, time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Full valid driving licence and ability to travel, sometimes at short notice.
Skills

A broad experience or understanding of a section of the following is required:

  • LED Screens, Video Walls, Flat Panel Displays & Projectors
  • Cameras & PPU’s
  • Image Processing
Attitude:

A positive attitude gets the work done and motivates others to do the same without dwelling on the challenges that inevitably come up in the role. A positive attitude is something that is most valued by colleagues and clients.

Adhere to reasonable management instruction:

Ensure that the Company’s policies, rules and procedures and obligations are observed in carrying out the above duties. This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be exhaustive. Employees are expected to adopt additional tasks when required; these tasks will be in keeping with the general profile of the role.

For Further Details Contact Email

now hiring.

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Board Technician (Video)

Reporting to:

The Management Accountant

 

Responsible for:

The Management Accountant

 

Location:

Pixl Evolutions office with travel within the UK, Europe and globally as required

 

Salary level:

Full time – £22000 to £25000pa based on experience, can consider reduced hours to flex with school times

 

Main purpose of the job:

The Accounts Assistant will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of Sales and Bought ledgers.

 

Qualities and attributes required:
  • Very well organised with a structured, methodical approach to work
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be flexible and willing to help colleagues as needed
  • Self-motivated with a passion for results
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to senior level
  • Able to work comfortable with MS Office and Excel software and experience of CRM systems
  • Can-do attitude and positive approach to life

 

Summary of principal duties and responsibilities:
  • Accurately coding and checking supplier invoices and challenging any that are incorrect
  • Setting up new supplier accounts as needed and paying supplier invoices via BACS
  • Checking and reconcile supplier statements
  • Setting up new customer accounts and carrying out credit checks
  • Raising invoices and assisting with customer queries
  • Assisting with credit control
  • Processing daily receipts and payments
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Assisting with the month-end close and reconciling balance sheet accounts
  • Preparation of intercompany payments
  • Ensuring correct coding for VAT and first review of transactions in returns
  • Processing staff expenses and ensuring proper documentation and authorisation policies are adhered to
  • Participating in other administrative tasks that fall within the responsibility of the finance department
  • Office front line engagement, phones, front door etc.

For Further Details Email

Marketing Manager

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Marketing Manager

Department: Marketing

Reporting to: Vice President ETP Europe

Location: Pixl Evolutions office with travel within the UK, Europe and globally as required

 

Job Description:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • The ability to travel, sometimes at short notice.
Experience and Behaviours:
  • Basic photo/video abilities.
  • Presentation creation skills e.g., PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with customers and event production professionals in both formal and informal situations.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
Attitude:

A positive attitude gets the work done and motivates others to do the same without dwelling on the challenges that inevitably come up in the role. A positive attitude is something that is most valued by colleagues and clients.

Adhere to reasonable management instruction:

Ensure that the Company’s policies, rules and procedures and obligations are observed in carrying out the above duties.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be exhaustive. Employees are expected to adopt additional tasks when required; these tasks will be in keeping with the general profile of the role.

Purpose of the Role:

The team at Pixl have a commitment to provide a profitable delivery of live and studio events combined with outstanding standards of quality within our own resources. As part of the Pixl team you will take responsibility for the creation of high-quality and compelling photography, social media and marketing materials including blog posts, case studies, award submissions and more to support the marketing efforts for Pixl Evolution. Working with the ETP Marketing team located in Orlando, FL, the Marketing Manager will support Pixl’s marketing initiatives through the development and editing of press releases, email copy social media captions and more.

 

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Familiarity with photography and/or videography, capturing and editing photos and videos for social media and website.
  • Create, proofread and edit copy for various marketing channels, ensuring a consistent voice.
  • Write blog posts, press releases, case studies, award submissions and more.
  • Manage award submission calendar.
  • Ability to visit show site to take photos (some shows may take place during non-office hours, weekends, etc).
  • Manage the UK social media outlets.
  • Support the UK sales team in RFP submissions.
  • Maintaining the sales presentations, credentials and videos.
  • Promote the companies brand identity.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

For Further Details Contact Email

now hiring.

7

Marketing Manager

Reporting to:

The Management Accountant

 

Responsible for:

The Management Accountant

 

Location:

Pixl Evolutions office with travel within the UK, Europe and globally as required

 

Salary level:

Full time – £22000 to £25000pa based on experience, can consider reduced hours to flex with school times

 

Main purpose of the job:

The Accounts Assistant will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of Sales and Bought ledgers.

 

Qualities and attributes required:
  • Very well organised with a structured, methodical approach to work
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be flexible and willing to help colleagues as needed
  • Self-motivated with a passion for results
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to senior level
  • Able to work comfortable with MS Office and Excel software and experience of CRM systems
  • Can-do attitude and positive approach to life

 

Summary of principal duties and responsibilities:
  • Accurately coding and checking supplier invoices and challenging any that are incorrect
  • Setting up new supplier accounts as needed and paying supplier invoices via BACS
  • Checking and reconcile supplier statements
  • Setting up new customer accounts and carrying out credit checks
  • Raising invoices and assisting with customer queries
  • Assisting with credit control
  • Processing daily receipts and payments
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Assisting with the month-end close and reconciling balance sheet accounts
  • Preparation of intercompany payments
  • Ensuring correct coding for VAT and first review of transactions in returns
  • Processing staff expenses and ensuring proper documentation and authorisation policies are adhered to
  • Participating in other administrative tasks that fall within the responsibility of the finance department
  • Office front line engagement, phones, front door etc.

For Further Details Email

Audio Project Manager

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Audio Project Manager

Reporting to.

Audio Head of Department

 

Responsible for.

Managing multiple client projects from brief to completion.

 

Location.

Pixl Evolutions office & home office with travel within the UK, Europe and globally as required.

 

Main purpose of the job.

Reporting to The Audio Head of Department the Audio Project Manager will take responsibility for the technical delivery of client briefs, directly or a part of a wider team. Manage & grow client relationships.

 

Qualities and attributes required:.
  • Extensive experience of the corporate market sector.
  • Strong Knowledge of d&b loudspeaker Systems, Dante Networking and Yamaha consoles
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with customers and event
    production professionals in both formal and informal situations.
  • Strong analytical skills and a high level of commercial, business and financial
    acumen.
  • Self-motivated with a passion for results.
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to senior level.
  • Strategic thinker with clear ability to identify, appraise and implement new ideas and approaches for developing revenue and profitability of the business.
  • Highly IT literate, with good knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and experience of CRM systems.
  • Full valid driving licence and ability to travel, sometimes at short notice.
Summary of principal duties and responsibilities.
  • Managing client relationships, to maintain and grow the business.
  • Attend production meeting and site visits as required.
  • Take detailed client briefs.
  • Work with the project and operations team to convert the brief into an accurate technical delivery.
  • Manage the on-site crew to deliver the clients brief.
  • Ensure all equipment returns from site to Pixl upon completion of the project.
  • Consolidate the project budget, promptly to enable invoicing.
  • Ensure all invoicing take place at the correct times.
  • Take an active role in and contribute to the Company’s business strategy.
  • Encourage and build strong relationships with key individuals and major clients, professionally and socially.
  • Identify potential development to Company’s ‘offer’ to meet the customer’s additional needs.
  • Discuss leads, progress and opportunities on a regular basis with the Sales Team.
  • Go to site for events when necessary.
  • Attend trade shows when appropriate.
  • Research the latest technology and advise company employees appropriately.
  • Active role in leading fixed and freelance staff on preparing and setting up a job.
  • Liaise with the project coordinator to arrange sub-hire equipment at the best possible price when required.
  • Project support out of hours when required.
  • Technical equipment research and training as appropriate.
  • Supporting the sales team in RFP’s tending and pitches.
  • Maintain up to date license for appropriate job required skill. e.g Working at height certificate, IPAF, etc.
  • To perform other duties as assigned by and discussed with the Project Director and Sales Director

 

Interested in this role?

now hiring.

7

Audio Project Manager

Reporting to:

The Management Accountant

 

Responsible for:

The Management Accountant

 

Location:

Pixl Evolutions office with travel within the UK, Europe and globally as required

 

Salary level:

Full time – £22000 to £25000pa based on experience, can consider reduced hours to flex with school times

 

Main purpose of the job:

The Accounts Assistant will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of Sales and Bought ledgers.

 

Qualities and attributes required:
  • Very well organised with a structured, methodical approach to work
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be flexible and willing to help colleagues as needed
  • Self-motivated with a passion for results
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to senior level
  • Able to work comfortable with MS Office and Excel software and experience of CRM systems
  • Can-do attitude and positive approach to life

 

Summary of principal duties and responsibilities:
  • Accurately coding and checking supplier invoices and challenging any that are incorrect
  • Setting up new supplier accounts as needed and paying supplier invoices via BACS
  • Checking and reconcile supplier statements
  • Setting up new customer accounts and carrying out credit checks
  • Raising invoices and assisting with customer queries
  • Assisting with credit control
  • Processing daily receipts and payments
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Assisting with the month-end close and reconciling balance sheet accounts
  • Preparation of intercompany payments
  • Ensuring correct coding for VAT and first review of transactions in returns
  • Processing staff expenses and ensuring proper documentation and authorisation policies are adhered to
  • Participating in other administrative tasks that fall within the responsibility of the finance department
  • Office front line engagement, phones, front door etc.

Interested in this role?

Dellar Davis Ltd.

Dellar Davis Ltd.

about.

The team at Pixl were commissioned by Dellar Davies Ltd. for their client P&O Cruises, which had previously used the Central London studio at John Henry’s for several successful virtual events. When they decided to produce a Christmas broadcast event, they wanted to repeat the smooth experience.

P&O Cruises had a challenging time during the pandemic, with their fleet of cruise liners in dock or anchored at sea. In normal trading years, P&O Cruises plan several face-to-face events to which they invite members of the travel industry to inform them about their cruise products and new routes/ships. Whilst there were no cruises during the Covid pandemic, there was still a need to communicate with the travel industry. Face-to-face meetings were not possible, so they moved to virtual events to convey their message. These needed to be professional, high-production value broadcasts to reflect their brand and position in the market.

 

challenges.

The P&O Cruises brief was to create a Christmas themed backdrop in a TV studio. Pixl recommended using Studio 8, which has a 3mm LED back wall and a 4mm LED floor. Using this technology, the Pixl team was able to create an immersive extended reality (xR) environment to surround the presenters. Pixl worked with the client to design and create the virtual environment, while also providing all the crew and labour for the studio, including production manager, vision director, camerapersons, stage manager, makeup artists, audio, lighting, crew catering, and more.

 

solution.

The 2-hour broadcast took place on December 17, 2021. Jo Whiley hosted the event, which was a mixture of live performance and pre-recorded videos. Viewers also won Christmas themed prizes during the event. The client provided the virtual platform for the broadcast to be viewed on by 20,000 travel agents and travel industry professionals.

The studio was booked for two days with set build and rehearsals on the first day, further rehearsals on day two and the broadcast in the afternoon. The environment needed to be a corporate, P&O Cruises’ branded set, with a Christmas overlay. The environments were approved at the beginning of December. These were created using 3D Mac and were then ingested in the Disguise VX4 servers sitting in the studio. Three 4k broadcast cameras were used in total, of which two were on studio pedestals and one on a 6m jib. Studio 8 is made up of high-resolution LED walls and floor. All cameras had on board autocue. There were 18 crew in the studio to deliver the technical requirement with a further three people in the production office.

Father Christmas made an appearance on stage in a grotto to assist with the prize giving. Remote presenters were able to communicate with the studio and also view autocue, their presentation slides, and the camera view of the host. This was achieved through Quicklink.

 

results.

The feedback P&O Cruises received was excellent. They were at a point where the business was ready to recommence their cruise liner operation and having a top-of-the-line platform to deliver this message to the travel industry was crucial.

“You all did a really superb job, and we appreciated all the detail that went into the production planning and rehearsals,” said Elaine Dellar, CEO of Dellar Davies Ltd.

Mitel Global Kickoff

Mitel Global Kickoff

about.

Mitel is a global business communications company powering more than two billion business connections with cloud, enterprise, and next-gen collaboration applications. The Mitel Global Kickoff (Mitel GKO) is an annual event held for the benefit of all Mitel employees, educating them on the next steps to success as a company. Mitel’s second large-scale annual event is the NEXT Seminar, a similar event to the GKO, directed at business partners. The events were held to educate audiences about Mitel’s vision and strategy for the coming year. Attendees at both events dove virtually into execution plans and product roadmaps, saw the latest demos in technology, had questions answered by program experts, and capitalized on opportunities to network across the board.

Working with Creative Group Inc, Mitel had used Pixl Studios in 2021 for their broadcasts and received excellent feedback. In 2022, they wanted to push the technology boundaries. Pixl’s dedicated state-of-the-art xR studio in Central London was the perfect geographical location for a global broadcast across several time zones.

challenges.

Pixl began production in November 2021, with the two events booked back two back: GKO in mid-February and NEXT in the end of February. Pixl turned around the intended concept design in three weeks to encompass remote presenters, display presentation material, and cater for a single host and up to five presenters at one time. From ideation to implementation, the eight individual broadcast environments had to then be ingested in Disguise VX4 servers in the Pixl studio for presenters to see where they are in the xR world and interact with objects and live content.

Using xR live, Pixl had to rehearse every move and shot, ensuring the host and presenters were comfortable with their position and camera movement. With over 20 hours of broadcasts in total over the 13 rehearsal days, this needed to be managed very carefully.

Pixl also faced facilitation of four different XR stages to ensure continuity and branding and craft a fully immersive viewer experience. Faced with rendering five remote textures and two Renderstream layers in real time, resources needed to be carefully balanced to ensure the highest quality was achieved and maintained to deliver this event.

solution.

Pixl’s team worked with The Content Studio and Mitel staff to implement common themes and colors complementing each XR stage. Using Disguise RX media servers, sources that were sent into Unreal Engine were translated into a uniform texture on the XR stage, and all textures and reflections were able to be rendered live.

Needing another RX server, Pixl looked to their ETP network and collaborated with BrainHub, the technical team powering ETP, who shipped over extra resources in time to begin the calibration process. The team streamlined the preparation workflow from there, reframing, cropping, and composing content with other technology, prior to sending live inputs to the server.

To account for the importance of the calibration process, Pixl spent five days ensuring the color, spatial, and delay calibrations were spot on. Observing the LED with a sharp eye and staying consistent in the calibration process each day ensured the perfectly balanced image for the client’s viewers.

results.

The feedback Mitel received was excellent. This event enabled them to tell the story about the business and its future roadmap in a way that would not be achievable with standard virtual communications.

The high quality xR sets and branding created realistic sets which, with the use of remote textures, made them extremely flexible. Calibration stayed extremely accurate throughout the event and the transition from LED wall to the set extension was seamless. The colors and spatial mapping were consistent and immaculate in overall cohesion. The end picture was very well received by the client and their viewers alike.

Ultimately, building a strong relationship and good communication with the client led to a clear understanding of intention and goals. Pixl rose to the challenge and delivered two smooth, efficient, and well-received events. The top technological equipment was leveraged to provide the best experience possible for Mitel and their event viewers.

Mitel do wish to get back to live events, as the benefits for face-to-face networking are hard to replicate, but this series of broadcasts proved that one can successfully produce engaging communications using state-of-the-art technology. The next step will be incorporating this into a Live/Virtual hybrid event in 2023.