Jordyn’s Record Hop: Lights, Camera, DJ
Jordyn’s Record Hop was held at the Richboro Senior Center, which is of course, in Richboro, Bucks County Pennsylvania. The theme Jordyn and her parents came up with was “Club Jordyn”, kind of a kids nightclub. Along with other event professionals, it was our job to help accomplish this, particularly the “lights and DJ” aspects of the night club.
We invited photographer Erin Duffy to ride shotgun with us to create a sort of photo documentary of what goes into putting together one of our production events. To this end, all of the credit for pulling it off (on our end) goes to Carl, our Production Manager. Carl is sort of the unsung hero of Cutting Edge, and with the help of event planner Renee Grande and a crack Cutting Edge team, we transformed the room at the Richboro Senior Center.
Carl checks things out upon arrival.
The unload begins.
So much stuff to unload.
As Carl diligently checks in all the lighting gear.
Nate, Adam and Carl take a short break while Marc calls his mom.
Carl screwing around (figuratively) as he picks out the screws and bolts that will connect the trussing structure.
Adam putting together the legs of the trussing structure, attaching the corner blocks.
And then it’s time to raise the structure.
Once the sides are up, both are bolted together.
Once the truss legs are raised, they are quickly secured together.
Here, Carl bolts together the unattached pieces while standing on a scaffold.
(the structure stands at eleven feet).
Adam is happy to see things looking up, while Marc realizes his laces are untied.
Nate, in a moment of confusion asks, “Wait, has anyone seen my iPhone?”
As Marc and Carl begin to hang the lighting from the truss.
Dancers Ashley and Emily arrive and greet Jordyn and her mom.
Carl takes command, giving instructions to the crew and telling Adam (the DJ) and Joe (the other DJ) to start hooking up the sound system.
Carl reading the instruction manual,
“Wait, okay, am I doing this right?”
Is he doing a flip, or falling off the truss?
Carl positioning lights, while DJ Adam tests the sound in the lit up DJ booth.
Photographer Scott Duretz snapping a few photos as the team finishes up while ladders, scaffolds and road cases are stowed away.
And finally “Club Jordyn” is ready for the guests to arrive.
Many hours of preparation go into the setup (and later, the tear down) of this sort of production. Special thanks to our team: Carl and Marc on production, our DJ team Adam and Joe, and MC Nate on sound and production assistance and the event coordinator Renee Grande from Events By Monroe for making this all possible.
A very special thanks to photographer Erin Duffy, for helping us to create this play-by-play photo documentary and capturing these images that helped to tell the story of what goes into creating a Cutting Edge Entertainment DJ and lighting production.
To view the prequel to this blog post, see “Jordyn’s Record Hop”.
Photos courtesy of Erin Duffy
Wow, the frequently spoken of but seldom seen four corner truss. Good work, you guys are beasts.
What a setup! You guys are the best!