Busy spring ahead for ZFX

It’s going to be a busy spring!  ZFX will have booths at SETC in Mobile, AL March 5-9, USITT in Fort Worth, TX- March 27-29 and Cinegear in Hollywood, CA June 6-7.  If you are going to be in the area for these shows, please stop by and say hello.

This will be our first appearance at Cinegear LA.  The two day expo is the premier Film, Video, and Digital Media Expo for the entertainment industry.

Stay tuned for more details following soon.


USITT 2014!

ZFX is gearing up for USITT 2014 in Fort Worth, TX – March 27-29.  If you are in the area, come by and see us in Booth # 809!

Happy Holidays from ZFX!

The entire ZFX staff wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.  We’re looking forward to seeing many of you again soon in 2014!

ZFX has limited number of VIP guest passes available for LDI in Las Vegas!

The clock is ticking and ZFX is racing to prepare for the LDI Expo November 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV.  LDI is the largest annual gathering of entertainment technology professionals in the USA with visitors worldwide.

We’ve received word that we have a limited number of VIP visitor passes for our guests, providing free access to the LDI Exhibit Hall.  Please email jadams@zfxflying.com if you will be in Vegas during the tradeshow and would like to come visit us in Booth #425.

You’ll know you’ve found us when you see the kilts!

Visit LDI’ site to learn more about the conference:  www.ldishow.com

ZFX Prepares for Another Big Year at LDI

ZFX is already preparing for LDI Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.  LDI is the largest annual gathering of entertainment technology professionals in the USA with visitors worldwide.  Stand by for further information as we get closer.

Mark your calendars and make your reservations early for LDI Expo, November 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  We’ll be at Booth 425 (but in case you forget, just look for the kilts).

Visit LDI’ site to learn more about the conference:  www.ldishow.com


UNIQLO Invites ZFX to Develop Third Installment



ZFX is excited to showcase their best installation to date. The centerpiece of Uniqlo Hong Kong flagship store is a multi-story “glass box” containing 12 flying mannequins. ZFX is no stranger to UNIQLO’s creative approach in the design of theatrical retail. After supplying the Shanghai and New York flagship stores with this attention-getting display, we were ready for the next challenge of bringing mannequins to life in Hong Kong.

UNIQLO requested 12 mannequins flying and spinning through multiple levels of the store in a very tight space. As engineers, it took a lot of our ingenuity to make it fit. But as artist’s, we were very thrilled with the results.

Thank you to all involved at both UNIQLO and ZFX! Congratulations are in order on another successful collaboration. We hope to continue to shake up the retail world together again in the near future.

Did we mention that Shanghai’s flying and overhead carousel mannequins have been operating for more than 12 hours a day, every day for over three years? That’s almost as much accumulated air time as Cathy Rigby…

Contact Emily, our Producing Manager to learn how you can shake things up in your store:  eballou@zfxflying.com

ZFX Sends Big Congratulations to Arab Idol Winner

Arab Idol 2013 - Mohammed Assaf

Mohammed Assaf, the 23 year old former wedding singer from the Gaza Strip, was the standout vocalist of this year’s season of Arab Idol.  His hometown took to the streets in celebration of his big win, and local officials have called him an inspiration to the youth and an ambassador of goodwill.

ZFX was proud to be a part of another successful season of Arab Idol, boasting a Starscore of 31 Million views worldwide during its final weeks.  Flying Director Dan Kondas had a great time flying Idol contestants Ahmad Jamal, Salma Rachid, and Parwas Hussain.  All of us at ZFX want to congratulate them on their personal success on the show as well as wish them good luck moving forward in each of their musical careers.  Also, thank you to everyone involved with Arab Idol including the judges for partnering with us on an historic series.

Salma Rachid sings above the clouds in her performance below…

ZFX and Retailer Uniqlo Team up Once Again

A team of ZFX technicians is getting ready to travel to Hong Kong in the coming weeks for the installation of one of our most exciting jobs yet!  World wide retailer Uniqlo is opening a store and has once again asked ZFX to provide an innovative and imaginative “flying” display for it’s newest store.  ZFX staff will be on site to oversee the installation of our specially designed automated system that will move mannequins displaying Uniqlo clothing throughout the store.

Openings availbale in ZFX Master Classes

There are still spots available in the ZFX masterclass sessions during SETC this March.  Two sessions will be offered on March 6th, one at 9am. and one beginning at 4pm.  If you are interested in expanding your understanding of aerial arts and gaining a little first hand experience this is an invaluable opportunity.  Because the conference is being held in Louisville which also happens to be world headquarters for ZFX you will have access to their state of the art facility and equipment.  Classes will be taught by ETCP certified Flying Directors from ZFX with years of experience in all aspects of performer flying.  Whether you are interested in the technical or performance side of things there is something here for everyone.  Register now on the SETC website: http://www.setc.org/register