Projects Department Ltd is a specialist independent company providing a wide range of services to the entertainment lighting industry. The core of our business is exceptional products and service. We offer consultancy, design, supply and installation services to customers all over the world, we have many years experience working together with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Sony BPE, IPE, Strand and ARRI Lighting. Our portfolio ranges from a small one camera “talking head” studio all the way up to Pinewood TV studios and YouTube Space. Each job is different to the last and we will always consider your individual needs during consultation to provide you with the best possible equipment. We work with all manufacturers of professional lighting equipment and a number of specialist television supply companies which allows us excellent flexibility and range in term of both product variety and price. As part of our service we can supply cameras, vision mixers, sound equipment and acoustic consultancy. For full details of our suppliers and services please see the appropriate section on our website. We are always on hand to advise, so please get in contact to discuss your project.
Being an independent company gives us the benefits of both flexibility and loyalty in regard to our dealers which ensures we can offer the best products at the best prices. Projects Department has a huge range of suppliers and products which are suitable for film, TV, video, live broadcast/production and still photography. Whilst we have our preferred suppliers who we have found to share our passion for providing excellent products and services we will always listen to your requirements and advise on the best possible option for you.
All products supplied by Projects Department are covered by the full manufacturer’s warranty.Our product range includes a full spectrum of lighting units and equipment, this includes LED, Fluorescent, HMI, Tungsten, Soft lights, Lighting kits, Lamp head accessories and spare lamps, Battery packs, Green screens, Studio curtains and lighting grids. Please contact us for a personal quote. All we require is the measurements of your studio space, however if you have a particular product or exact specifications please send us the details and we will advise accordingly. If we are unable to fulfil your enquiry we will let you know immediately, in all cases we will do our best to meet your needs.
Our years of experience and close links with all of the lighting system manufacturers ensure that you are always being offered the best solution for your needs. The design of the lighting system for a TV studio is not a subject that excites many broadcast engineers. Furthermore it is not a system that needs upgrading very often and therefore it is possible that the clients own engineers will not have the up to date knowledge for lighting systems. Our role is to ensure that we keep abreast of the developments in broadcast lighting so we can offer an up to date consultancy service. By working closely with the end user we can design a system that meets their needs precisely. Then, in many cases our customers prefer to deal direct with the manufacturers of lighting equipment . Projects Department can offer assistance in this area and can negotiate on your behalf with the suppliers of your choice to ensure the most appropriate product is offered at the best price. Our years of experience and close links with all of the lighting system manufacturers ensure that you are always being offered the best solution for your needs. Alternatively, Projects Department can extend a full turnkey solution and supply, install and commission the complete system.
Projects Department are specialists in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and handover of television lighting systems.
This is our mainstay operation and we take pride in offering a flexible design service that ensures your needs are met using the most appropriate equipment.
We have many years experience in designing lighting systems for new studios or for adapting existing studios as part of a refurbishment. Our work encompasses the simple supply of one tungsten head or the complete design, supply and installation of a 1000m2 telescope studio.
We can offer solutions for broadcast lighting, studio lighting, film and location lighting, OB vans, portable lighting kits, lighting stands and grip, web casting, lighting control systems, dimmers and mains distribution systems.
We have equipment for all types of entertainment lighting such as HMI for film and OB work, low wattage fluorescent for use in news/interview studios, Redheads & Blondes for location lighting and of course conventional luminaires for use just about anywhere.
Suspension systems such as simple barrel grids, Internally wired bars (IWB's), IFF tracking, Skytrack, pantographs and drop arms, hoists and telescopes are all within our capability.
For moving lights we use the services of our close friend and moving light specialist; Mr Andy Pivec. Andy is a well respected moving light specialist and we are proud to be associated with him for all our moving light requirements.
We work closely with the best manufacturers such as ARRI, Strand Lighting, Photon Beard, IFF/Manfrotto to ensure that we always offer professional broadcast quality equipment - our prices may be low but the quality is assured.
Should your requirement be for the lighting of a program or show we maintain close links with freelance lighting directors who can offer this service direct. Please contact us for further details.
Using our many years of experience working closely with other trades involved in your project we can ensure a smooth installation.
The coordination of all of the aspects concerned with the fitting out of an entertainment lighting system can be complex. Not only does the installation of the lighting system need to be performed in an orderly manner but the integration of the lighting systems with all the other aspects that make up the venue need to be carefully integrated.
With our many years of project management experience and by working closely with the other trades involved we can ensure that the correct products arrive on site at the most opportune moment ready to be installed in sequence.
We offer the services of our experienced site supervisors to oversee the work of your contractors.
Once your lighting system has been delivered the installation will be paramount to a successful project. Whether you are using your own installation contractor or have engaged the services of Projects Department, it will be vital to have good site supervision to ensure the work progresses in an orderly manner and in line with your requirements.
We can offer the services of our experienced site supervisors to oversee the work of your contractors or in the case of our own installation team these supervisors are naturally included.
For simple installations we can brief your own installation contractor in the most appropriate installation methods to ensure a trouble free installation.
For larger projects or where you wish to use our own installation team we can offer the services of fully trained electricians and mechanical fitters.
The installation of a lighting system can be a relatively simple task. However, there are a number of factors to be considered to ensure a trouble free and successful installation. These include factors such as sight lines for the audience, ensuring signal segregation to eliminate noise and not least compliance with the relevant regulations.
For simple installations we can brief your own installation contractor in the most appropriate installation methods to ensure a trouble free installation. For larger projects or where you wish to use our own installation team we can offer the services of fully trained electricians and mechanical fitters. All of our installation work is conducted in line with the relevant European regulations and we will additionally take into consideration any local regulations that are applicable.
Finally we complete our installation with the issue of "as built" drawings.
Although we specialise in television lighting we recognise theatre lighting is completely different. Our experience of theatre lighting is extensive and as such we are able to offer all of the services mentioned in connection with your theatre project.
Theatre lighting is similar in many ways to television but then again is worlds apart. It is important to recognize that they are different and as such we treat them as different industries.
Although we specialize in television lighting, our experience of theatre lighting is extensive and as such we are able to offer all of the services mentioned in connection with your theatre project.
We are able to supply a single luminaire, replacement lamp or roll of colour gel right through to a complete design for a theatre lighting system.
Projects Department participate in a number of exhibitions around the world. In some instances we will have our own dedicated space and in others we will be sharing the space of one of our principles such as Photon Beard.
BSC Show- UK 31 Jan to 1 February 2020
Media Production Show - Olympia, London 13 - 14 May 2020
IBC, Amsterdam 11 - 15 September 2020
Peter Daffarn will also be attending the following Exhibitions - Just look for the massive grey beard!
ISC Show - Amsterdam 11-14 February 2020
Prolight and Sound - Frankfurt 31 Mar - 3 April 2020
NAB - Las Vegas USA 18-22 April 2020
Broadcast Asia - Singapore 9-11 June 2020