The California Nurses Association and National Nurses Organizing Committee held their 2019 Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly at the SF Hilton Union Square, bringing together nurses from around the world to promote patient rights and global activism, and JMP is proud to be a part of their production team. The three day event included a complete takeover of the hotel, including the Grand Ballroom for their plenary sessions featuring a centered 60’ x 15’ rear projection screen and flanking 16’ x 13’ LED walls. The Yosemite meeting space transformed into the nurses’ networking area and art gallery, featuring work by artist activists in a beautifully curated collection titled Recognition: Labor Meets Art in Explorations of Identity and Social Justice. Works such as Or, the Whale by Berkeley artist Jos Sances highlight social justice issues important to the nurses union. The look was big, bold and polished, befitting the nurses and what they stand for. We love the nurses and look forward to our next project with them.
Fastly, a leading edge cloud platform that powers over 10% of the internet by accelerating and securing user experiences, held their 4th annual Altitude SF Customer Summit at Terra Gallery and we were happy to partner with the events team at Fastly and Venture Further Events to bring the vision for their stage sets to life.
Inspired by Fastly’s Altitude motherboard motif and their desire to create a modern, clean, white-on-white stage set, producer Tony Irik designed the focal point of the primary stage to feature a 10’ x 10’ back-lit replication of the pattern with a halo-illuminated Altitude conference logo. The illuminated motherboard, a subtle under-the-hood nod to Fastly’s behind the scenes role helping the devops community, sat upstage of a large seamless flat wall used as a projection surface and corridor for restroom access. Raw pine accents brought a warm and natural element to clean bright look of the set. The secondary stage featured a dimensional conference logo in the same wood finish to tie both floors together. The challenge came in working in the beautiful yet unconventional space at Terra Gallery, where access is tight and the event space features various architectural obstacles. In the end, the JMP crew and the teams they worked with brought the space to life on time and on budget. Most importantly, the client was pleased and we look forward to working with them again.
Zuora held their 7th annual Subscribed Conference this June at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, and John Murray Productions teamed with the audio visual masters at Immersive to bring the corporate theater set to life. The conference, highlighting the global economic shift in focus from products to users, came 10 years after Zuora's inception and has grown ten-fold in attendance since their inaugural event. It needed a look that was as big as the conference's growth, so we went big!
Working from Immersive's designs, we began with a 110' wide x 18' tall flat wall set comprised of 5 sections: 4 projection surfaces and a large center wall. The walls were seamlessly wrapped in white muslin before the custom halo illuminated set pieces were applied. The focal point of the set was the companies dimensional SUBSCRIBED logo, which we fabricated using our CNC foam cutter. The giant letters and set accents were 4 - 8" thick, made from EPS foam and skinned with foamed PVC for a matte surface that the creatives at Immersive pixel mapped for a dynamic projection surface. We used over 450 linear feet of LED strip lighting from Prism Lighting Group to create the backlit effect, and the combination of illuminated surfaces gave the set an interesting dimensionality uncommon to an all white set. The challenge came in the form of a short install window which required a pre-rig of the giant wall in our shop, allowing the wiring to be tested and dimensional elements dry fit, ensuring a seamless install. The finished look was bright, bold and clean.
When Mike Oku envisioned a giant 3D logo for his client AppDirect, he chose John Murray Productions to fabricate and install the multi layered centerpiece. This 40' x 16' stage set consisted of 5 layers all suspended by 1/16" wire rope on different vertical planes to give the set a floating appearance. Mike and his team of lighting designers subtly painted the set with light from below and video images were precisely pixel mapped to appear only on the logo, adding even more dimension to this stunning graphic. Thank you Mike for the great photos and the repeat business!
Professional networking giant LinkedIn held their B2B Connect 2015 conference at the Metreon in San Francisco, and John Murray Productions partnered with the designers at Invisible North to bring the event's environment to life. The event focused on the future of B2B marketing, and had a few interactive zones where our custom fabrication skills were called upon to create a user experience.
The welcome treatment featured a custom built, aluminum finished archway with backlit logos. Continuing into the space, users were greeted by a double sided graphic wrapped wall that acted as a divider between the entry way and presentation space. The front featured the event's branded imagery, while the backside acted as a screen surround for 2 monitors highlighting interactive features for the attendees.
The presentation space consisted of a 26' wide x 16' flat wall nestled between the venues pillars, and wrapped in a fabric print which also acted as a screen for the presentation content. In addition,we branded our glo-bars on the cocktail reception deck with a backlit aluminum logo in a similar fashion to the entryway. The look was bright, vibrant and professional. Photos courtesy of the Invisible North & Jeremy Cortez Photography.