XL Video has won its eighth Total Production International Award (TPi) for â€˜Favourite Video Services Company' of the Year.
The 2011 TPi Awards – which recognise the industry's most innovative and ambitious technical, creative and production achievements - were presented by Huey Morgan from the alternative band Fun Lovin' Criminals at the Novotel West London on February 7th.
The win follows a hugely busy and successful year for XL Video worldwide - during which the company also celebrated its 10th anniversary.
The Award was collected by members of the XL Video UK team, and follows on from wins in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
XL UK's Chris Mounsor and Lee Spencer comment, “It is a remarkable achievement to win the TPi Award for the 8th time, especially considering that it's not influenced by any judges, the magazine or promoters ... it's won purely on votes from our peers. These are our friends in the lighting, sound, trucking and rigging industries and in artist, tour and production management, plus all the ancillary industries involved with concert touring worldwide!"
They add that it is a recognition of the "High regard" in which XL is held, a position that has been achieved by the "Hard work, expertise, passion and dedication of everyone in the company", including freelance crews and other 'front-line ambassadors' who support and are an integral part of this incredible teamwork.
XL has worked with and supplied the latest video equipment, skills, resources and technical know-how to some of the most original productions and artists throughout 2010.
Highlights have included Muse, Deadmau5, Roger Waters, U2, X- Factor Live, Eric Clapton, Pink, Massive Attack, Strictly Come Dancing Live, Kings of Leon, The Brit Awards, Download Festival, the Help For Heroes concert, the Doctor Who Live tour, the Papal Visit, the Ralph Lauren Building projections and many, many more.
XL's good friend and long time collaborator Jon Shrimpton won the Video Visionary Award. Shrimpton has worked with XL on numerous projects and directed some stunning shows, most recently with Depeche Mode, Elbow, Paramore, Paulo Nutini and the Scissor Sisters.
Live Production of the Year was won by Gorillaz, a band with which XL has been involved in realising some of the most inventive and ingenious video elements since the company was founded.
XL Video is looking forward to another busy and successful 12 months ahead.
For more press info on XL Video UK please contact Louise Stickland on +44 (0)1865 202679 or +44 (0)7831 329888 or Email [email protected]'. To contact XL Video UK direct, call +44 (0)1442 849400 or check www.xlvideo.tv