Professional Sound - February 2018 - Page 13

Drifter Rigging Launches New Website Following its inauguration in 2017, Toronto’s Drifter Rigging has launched its new website at Drifter Rigging is an automation rental house that specializes in touring, arena, and event rigging and load monitoring. Production veteran Mark “Drifter” Desloges launched the company in the spring of 2017 with the aim of offering the Canadian market access to the most widely-used automation products for mid- to higher-range produc- tions. The company’s first formal job was the extensive automation for the 2017 Calgary Stampede’s Grandstand stage, featuring Drifter Rigging’s Kinesys Elevation 1+ variable speed chain hoists and Libra load cells. The new website features videos and photos of demos and projects, as well as rental, project, and contact information. For more information, go to WFW Expands February Freeze to Two Days William F. White is preparing to host the 17 th annual edition of February Freeze. This technology showcase is a pre-NAB exhibit that lets production professionals navigate the latest innovations and technologies while connecting with one another. This year, the event has expanded to two days, Feb. 6 th and 7 th , and will once again be held at the William F. White Centre in Toronto. Day one of February Freeze, from 1-9 p.m., will host the expected technological showcase with over 50 varied vendors onsite. That day will also include industry panels and an interactive set. Day two fea- tures a full day of scheduled programming with educational product demonstrations from equipment developers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Production professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in production technologies are invited to take part in free workshops, seminars, and panel discus- sions, participate in demos, ask questions to industry leaders, and test new equip- ment onsite. For more information, go to PALAIS DES CONGRÉS DE MONTRÉAL PROFESSIONAL SOUND 13