Winter Party – 3Arena, Dublin

  • Client:

    Winter Party
  • Location:

    3Arena, Dublin
  • Date:

    30th October, 2016
  • Event Specs:

    Avolites Saphire Touch, Capture Argo, Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy, B -Eye K10 & K20 & Martin Atomics

This year saw the return of Winter Party to 3Arena. I was asked to design and operate a custom rig for the major dance event. Working with Session Hire we aimed to create a high impact and memorable show.

My main inspiration for the design was Vegas super clubs that usually have a large feature as the focal point. I also wanted the large arena to feel more intimate so we kept the trusses at a very low trim height to bring the lighting right into the crowd.

I was operating for every act with no guest LD’s so I had to have a very adaptable and complete show ready before arriving on site. My desk of choice was an Avolites Saphire Touch. It’s a great desk for on the fly operation with loads of faders and screen space. Avolites were kind enough to put out a feature about the event. you can read it here –

I used Capture Argo for all my plot work and pre visualisation and their updates just keep better and better. here is the front plot for the show.

Have a look at some fantastic pictures of the show in the gallery and head to Sean Smyth Media to see more of the photographer’s work.

Other Work

  1. Guinness Storehouse – After Dark

  2. JAM PARK – Dublin

  3. Meltybrains? – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

  4. Algorithm

  5. Knockanstockan – Festival 2018

  6. Pre Visualisation & CAD Drawing

  7. Metropolis Festival 2016

  8. Otherkin

  9. Overhead, the Albatross – Big River Man video

  10. Nathan Carter – International Tour

  11. Keywest Live at Vicar Street


  13. MK at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin

  14. Daithí at The Academy, Dublin