In response to media enquiries on the MIRROR concert incident, the LCSD stated, "The Red Pavilion is a multi-purpose venue for holding sports events or concerts. The venue is designed according to different needs and does not have a stage, so there is no resident stage manager. Responsible for the management of the stage facilities." These words really have the Zen wisdom of "there is nothing in it, where is the dust".
Such remarks by government officials reflect their ignorance of large stadiums and their disregard for stage engineering.
Stage engineering is a profession, not a profession familiar to engineers, but another profession developed from the foundation of engineering.
This profession has professional associations in the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan, and the government also has special regulations to regulate development.
Was the "Red Pavilion without a stage" established?
Those who say this should first go and see how many concerts the Red Pavilion holds every year.
All large venues around the world hold large concerts, and all large sports events also require stage engineering. Can a sport be played without stage lighting?
Can it be done without audio?
Such irresponsible remarks should not have been said by government officials if they used logic.
It also reflects their ignorance of stage engineering.
On August 1, the working group co-ordinated by the LCSD and responsible for investigating the cause of the serious accident at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom, making recommendations and following up, conducted an on-the-spot investigation in the Red Pavilion.
(Information Services Department)
Stage engineering is a major with a history of nearly a hundred years. If you go to Amazon, you will find that there are many specialized academic books related to lighting engineering, sound engineering, and audio-visual engineering, and there are also specialized courses. However, the Hong Kong government does not pay attention to it, and there are no professional courses that really serve the industry in tertiary institutions.
There are no professional engineers with stage engineering background in the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Their expertise is building bridges, which is different from stage engineering.
What is stage engineering?
Please take a look at my two Youtube links: "Hu Enwei Lectures | Mirror Accidents Public Understanding of Stage Production Professionals", "Mirror Accidents | Analysis of Government Venue Guidelines Processes for Organizers and Production Companies", they can give you a basic concept.
After the accident, the police investigated, and the team set up by the government also investigated.
In fact, the correct way is that the investigation team should be composed of experts with experience in stage engineering, and look at the problem from a professional perspective.
As for the police, the investigation should be carried out from the criminal direction of human error. The positioning of the two should be different.
But now the government has set up this group, with laymen to investigate the matter of experts, and every time they come out, they only say what laymen say. This approach is very irresponsible.
Stage engineering is a profession with a history of nearly a hundred years.
The picture shows the MIRROR concert.
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According to the logic of these officials, then they can say that the final responsibility is the stage, and accidents happen on the stage. If there is no stage in Hong Kong, there will be no stage accidents in Hong Kong.
Hope this kind of joke isn't made.
But in fact, the neon light tube is an example. Even if there is no accident, the government will make a law to eliminate it. This is what worries the Hong Kong government.
No matter who is the chief executive, if the bureaucratic machine does not change, the bureaucratic habit of laypeople leading the experts remains unchanged, and the Legislative Council does not properly supervise, will the citizens feel good governance?
Really a question.
Therefore, in the much-anticipated October Policy Address, it is hoped that the Chief Executive can put forward some substantive reform proposals in response to the bureaucratic problems of laypeople leading experts.
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