MILOS truss takes on a strong supporting role
The extensive range of MILOS truss supports just about anything – lights, sound equipment, LED screens, glass, wood, textile, etc. It reliably handles light to heavy loadings and can be used as a temporary or permanent solution in an extensive range of locations. For a big project in France, several hundred meters of MILOS M290 Quatro truss took on a strong supporting role. In fact, it took on a total of seven supporting roles, for seven TV studios, in four buildings, on the Altice Media Group campus in the French district of Porte de Versailles, Paris.
Working together with Red Bee Media for this project was Eric Brancherie (TV Lighting Designer for NextRadio TV), who was responsible for selecting and sourcing all materials in the construction of the seven studios. You can imagine that the equipment needed to furnish seven TV studios came at a premium cost. Well, you would be right. In fact, a total of € 2.5m was budgeted just for the lighting (light, trussing, wiring, installation). The cost for the studio, control board, video equipment, control room and audio components were in addition to this amount. For a project of this size and importance, Eric needed to source his studio materials from a supplier he could trust and that had a proven track record. The company he chose was ESL After discussing all details with Eric, and receiving the final order for material, ESL delivered the lighting, truss and chain hoists for all seven studios. The long list of equipment included a few hundred meters of black MILOS M290 Quatro truss, 700 LED spots and fresnels, 900 moving head projectors, 60 chain hoists, a few kilometres of ESL cabling and a few dozen square metres of ESL green screens.