Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Demo Time!

Written By: Steve Roudebush

We are pleased to announce the completion of the new Studio at BMI Supply’s main office! This multipurpose space is the final piece of the recent expansion project here in Queensbury. Designed and executed 100% “in-house”, the Studio will serve as dedicated training/learning space for BMI staff and customers, as well as a testing location for new technical theatre products. With a mix of industry practitioners on staff, we’re excited to have a dedicated space for “play” (not that temporary rigs in the warehouse weren’t fun and all…).

The Studio was the original conference room in the BMI building, complete with four big windows. Not particularly useful for evaluating theatrical lighting fixtures…but nice to have for general purpose use. So, we fabricated sharp new window drapes with blackout linings, allowing for simple tie-back points to open things up. For lighting fixture locations, we constructed a 1.5” SCH 40 “jungle gym” and properly anchored it to the concrete floor. Three walls are painted in a dark charcoal gray, with the fourth wall painted a brilliant white for projections and “cyc” washes. We finished the room off with new storage cabinetry and countertops.

The room is stocked with a variety of fixtures, including Source 4s of all flavors, Fresnels, PARS, Seachangers, a moving light, consoles, and innumerable accessories and other devices. We’re planning a rotating inventory of demo gear from our broad list of manufacturers, giving us the opportunity to work extensively with the range of products we sell. The goal is to ensure we better serve our customers by helping them make smart decisions in choosing equipment and supplies for their respective venues.

For our local customers and anyone passing through (or near) the Queensbury / Lake George area, feel free to swing by! We love having visitors.

Thanks for reading, and have a good 2nd half of the week…


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