Transformit Gorham, ME

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer: Fisher Textiles
Supplier: Fisher Textiles

Fabric 2

Producer: Associated Fabrics
Supplier: Associated Fabrics

Engineer Name 1

Engineer Company 1

Design Name
Scott Hinde

Design Company
HiKu Productions

Architect Name

Architect Company

Fabrication Name

Fabrication Company

Subcontractor Name

Subcontractor Company

Graphics Name

Graphics Company

Project Manager Name
Tom Stulberg

Project Manager Company

Installation Name

Installation Company
HiKu Productions & Loungeworks

Please describe the project specifications

Custom stage set for Variety British Columbia’s live eight-hour Show of Hearts Telethon.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

When HiKu Productions, producer of Variety British Columbia’s live eight-hour Show of Hearts Telethon, was developing a new set design for the telethon, they wanted to go with a modern design that was flexible and adaptable to the different show components with which they were working.

Central to their concept was a design that enabled them to take full advantage of contemporary lighting and video projection technologies. Fabric structures were the ideal solution for this concept.

HiKu and Global BC, the broadcast network televising the show, turned to Transformit’s partner in Vancouver, Loungeworks, to help develop their ideas. Working with Loungeworks they selected Transformit pieces that fit their new concept — several "Crescents," an "Ice Floe" and two "T-Wings" — and engaged Transformit to refine and fabricate their design for an upstage fabric wall with a framed arch opening and wings spanning forty feet.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The fabric composition of this stage set enabled the show’s producers to employ lighting effects and customized video projection mapping to create multiple distinctive scenic looks that changed with the programming throughout the 8-hour show. Scott Hinde of HiKu Productions remarked, “the Transformit pieces allowed us to change the look and feel quickly and effectively during our eight-hour non-stop broadcast."

What were the results of the project?

“The result was a fresh look that dazzled the audience, wowed viewers and helped to raise funds for Variety BC,” noted Hinde.

Transformit’s fabric structures were used as projection surfaces, with the running tally of the money raised projected onto the top of the arch and Variety Club Telethon branding projected on the sides and wings. Talent entered onto the stage through the archway. 

The compelling set and show more than captured the attention of viewers. This year, the 51st annual Show of Hearts Telethon, raised nearly $5.1 million dollars for Variety BC – The Children’s Charity to benefit families who have children with special needs.

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