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!
When Immersive Audio Visual approached us last minute with a complicated pixel mapping project for the 2014 Kaspersky Cyber Security Summit, we quickly hopped on board to create a dynamic projection surface. The set consisted of a 75' wide by 13' high flat wall with a center screen, and flanking walls covered with boxes of varying size that the projection team masterfully used as a backdrop for their set. The challenge came in building such a detailed projection surface within a very short period of time, but our crew managed to build the entire set in 2 days, coming to the rescue when another vendor fell through. The result was fantastic! Click on the video above to see the ship build, install and projection in action.
The Tech Awards is an international awards program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. John Murray Productions worked with McCune Audio Visual to create the environment for this annual event held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The challenge began several months ago in our scene shop when the initial design for a 15' x 70' borderless screen was created. After working through the design, a solution was reached and the welding began. The giant borderless screen is the first of its kind in our shop, and was designed to be size adjustable in 15' sections. Over 1,700 linear feet of steel was used for the project. Bleached muslin was stretched over a foundation layer of blackout material to ensure a consistent and opaque projection surface. The massive screen was flown on box truss, and with the absence of a screen surround the projection surface appeared to float in midair. We also provided a chandelier made from our 2x2 tile set as the focal point above the bar. Color changing lights were used to illuminate the structure internally. The over all result was clean and polished providing the ideal environment for the technology awards event.
John Murray Productions, Inc. was pleased to be a part of TED's Mission Blue Voyage that took place this April. A collaboration between Sylvia Earle and TED, the five day cruise of the Galapagos Islands featured 100 esteemed guests and twenty-five inspiring speakers whose participation helped draw public attention to the urgent need for ocean protection. John Murray Productions, Inc. worked with Thinc Design and McCune Audio Visual to create the video studio onboard the National Geographic Endeavor. Our mission was to record and podcast approximately 30 episodes for the TED podcasts. The set was shoehorned into the ships lobby, the 7' ceiling caused considerable lighting challenges. The scenic elements consisted of up lit layers of translucent fabric printed with underwater images and hung floor to ceiling utilizing magnets to rig the fabric to the ships low ceiling. There were a few hurtles to producing these podcasts, not the least of which was getting all the studio gear onto the ship via Zodiak boats. For more on Mission Blue click here.