A truly unique company, Shoot Aviation are the experts in everything flying related for TV, Film and Media projects.
The company supplies and engineers a multitude of both working and mock up aircrafts with their heavy involvement within the UK’s thriving film industry requiring all manner of modern and vintage aircraft to be supplied.
For the ultimate in flexibility and cost savings for interior based filming requirements, the company has complete 45ft sections of a modern Boeing midsize airliner, divided into left and right halves, which are fully customisable and modular for ease of filming. These are built into converted shipping containers making transport and location a much more convenient prospect than using a real aircraft of that type.
We were contacted by the Shoot Aviation team to provide a strong modular raised flooring system for their latest construct, which will be a 747 / Jumbo Jet sized transportable stage set in similar design to the midsize version mentioned above.
They were looking for a stage deck floor system that was frame based with removable top surfaces and lightweight, whilst having good surface loading capabilities. This would allow them to support the aircraft seating when needed, and allow complete removal if required for camera access and floor level shooting.
Using the standard 2m x 1m platform sizing for both its cost and simplicity, the floorplan of the enormous mockup would require a significant amount of surface area to be covered, so a total of 68 decks would be required, spread across the separate modular aircraft sections.
Our Alustage Light stage platform is one of the industries most lightweight yet durable stage deck products, lending itself to many different uses and situations that require a hardwearing, durable and adaptable system.
Supplied in this situation in their raw wood ‘natural’ finish to allow the carpet flooring of the aircraft set to be attached, they can also be easily replaced should damage occur.
The frames themselves are a custom extruded aluminium box section, which gains immense structural rigidity and anti-deflection from its construction method compared to a traditional multi piece welded frame.
It uses less raw material yet massively increases the loading capability and torsional strength due to the extrusions intricate internal design. A central underbrace ensures centre panel flex is minimal, and the quick fit leg clamping system makes stacking and transport of the panels quick and easy.
The team at Shoot Aviation are very happy with their chosen system, as it provides them with a flexibility in use that a fixed wooden framework or steel welded system could not match in terms of cost, weight or versatility.
The finished set will provide many years of service, and find its way into a wide variety of uses and scenarios both on and off screen, and Stage Concepts are thrilled to have had a part in its creation.
68 x Alustage ‘Aludeck Light’ SCA03 Stage Platform – 2m x 1m in Natural Finish
36 x Alustage Clamping Clamp
200 x Alustage Self Leveling Inserts
From the V&A museum and Saatchi Gallery, to Warner Brothers Studios and Crystal Palace FC, our truss systems and bespoke designed truss constructions have found homes in a wide selection of both public and private events and for a variety of tasks.
We have also supplied trussing and stage deck systems to the Next and TopShop group, Harley Davidson, Jump Giants Trampoline Park, alongside the many private individuals and trade customers that have purchased everything from a singular stage deck right up to a large festival stage roof system.
Large circular truss lighting rigs and stage platform systems for film sets, structural truss arches and walkways for exhibitions and shopping centre events, vehicle plinths and truss for showroom displays, truss based obstacle courses, and the supply of full professional sound and lighting packages means Stage Concepts can fulfill your project requirements no matter how large or small they may be.