Enchanteur Maldives Film Awards 2011 :: Sound Reinforcement

Maldives Film Awards 2011
Maldives Film Awards 2011, during technical runs.

The Maldives Film Awards 2011 was held on the 4th of July 2011, and was attended by H. E. President Nasheed as the chief guest, accompanied by Madam Laila.  It is the premier awards event for the small but vibrant local film industry, held by the Maldives Film Association. The event was sponsored by Enchanteur and managed by High Rise Pvt. Ltd.

The ceremony included performances by top local talents such as Unoosha and Ravi (and dancers), and also included a performance by Benny Dayal, who frequently sings for A. R. Rahman.  In addition, the event also featured a spectacular lazer display, curated by Shamin of Beam On.  

Sound Speak

The Cue-list’s requirements were quite straight forward as it was an awards ceremony.  The main challenge was to get a good frequency-response on the FOH and MONs, given the bad acoustical nature of the venue.  To address this, we employed JBL SRX 700s with the dbx DriveRack 4800 and spent a good amount of time, fine-tuning for the best frequency-response possible.

Live / Tour Sound Company: Island Music, Maldives.
Team: Hambe, Shan, Amiko and I

  • Great work
    and great sound…!. On TV I saw a sneak preview of the awarding
    ceremony.  I think it sounds like okay. I think someone, the government or
    the entertainment industry should invest in the future to make a better
    hall or arena to host such events in Malè. I know, Olympus doesn’t fit
    for anything now, while Dharubaaruge has no enough height and, MCSE
    is heavily acoustic for such events. Anyway, keep up the good
    work. – http://www.liyela.wordpress.com