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.
The California Academy of Sciences' latest exhibit, Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity, opened on June 14, and John Murray Productions is very excited to be a part of the project. We worked closely with the team at CAS to execute their unique vision for this immersive new addition to the Academy. Here is what the academy has to say:
"Skin is the way we face our world. Uniquely personal yet universal, this complex organ forms a living interface between organisms and their environment. In this immersive new exhibit, discover the shape-shifting, color-changing, and ever-evolving nature of skin. From thick-skinned armadillos, rhinoceros, and turtles to colorful insects and birds, dynamic displays of Academy specimen reveal the extreme protection that skin can offer while multimedia experiences show visitors how animals heal in extraordinary ways. Interactive elements throughout the exhibit invite visitors to stimulate their own skin’s array of sense to uncover how we perceive temperature, vibration, and pressure. Plus, explore the layers of meaning humans have associated with skin color throughout history and how this shapes the way we view, interact with, and identify ourselves and each other in a modern world."
The process began with the exhibit design team at the Academy presenting our project management team with 3D renderings of their vision. We then devised a production schedule, broke the exhibit into sections, and began creating build drawings used to turn their vision into reality. Working collaboratively with the Academy over many months, we problem solved and value engineered our way to the finished product. Our fabrication team worked tirelessly in the shop, rising to the challenge of meeting the high quality standards expected from CAS. And the install team worked for several weeks to get everything in place, including the installation of a real rhinoceros from the Academy’s collection. This project is our most ambitious in our 30 years in business, and we are so proud of our work with one of California’s premier educational institutions. Please go check it out for yourself. It’s a fabulous exhibit!
The Chevron STEM Zone made their sixth appearance at the Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day held at AT&T Park, and this year’s tent featured more exhibits than ever! This annual event offers hands-on experiments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math like augmented reality stations, and wind energy engineering. Over 30,000 visitors were in attendance at this fabulous event, and JMP is proud to be a part of this educational community event.
Skift held their recurring Tech Forum at the United Club at Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara, and John Murray Productions was brought on board by the event production company Legend Productions Inc. to provide the scenic environment for Skift's popular event.
Working from photographs of Skift Forums past, producer Tony Irik recreated the set for the more intimate space of the United Club, which required a shorter and narrower set that would provide the same impact as the original. The design elements included custom chevron sidewalls inspired by the shape found in the Skift logo and a faux concrete digital print backdrop with a 2" thick dimensional Skift letterset. The set was finished with a custom shaped stage deck that again incorporated the angle seen in the logo, and two large LED screens that flanked the stage. The challenge came in recreating a look from photographs in a tighter space than the original, but the thorough site inspection and quality build drawings ensured a seamless install. It was a pleasure working with Skift and Legend Productions Inc, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
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!
In the world of corporate events, it's not every day you get asked to design a beach themed set. But not much surprises us anymore here at JMP, and when Atema Partners reached out to see if we could build such a set, we took on this playful project with gusto! The looked featured a 44' wide double screen hard surround set designed to look like the facade of a surf shop, complete with shop logo and windows full of surfboards. The beachy color palette of sea foam and beige was created using a multi colored wood trim for the stage fascia and footer on the paint finished screen surrounds. The challenge came in designing a high impact set for a small room with low ceilings. The result was playful yet polished, creating the ideal environment for a non-traditional corporate event.
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.
Xactly hosted their annual CompCloud Conference at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, and JMP worked with Seamless Show Productions to create the scenic environment for their fantastic event. The grid-like set featured a 44' x 14' flat wall dispersed with 4'x4' glow boxes with backlit conference icons digitally printed and applied to the face. A dimensional 5' x 8' Xactly cloud logo acted as a focal point for the stage, while the upstage cyclorama allowed for dynamic light changes throughout the event. Click here to see more images from Xactly's event gallery.
Oracle hosted their 2015 Cloud Conference at the San Jose Fairmont, and JMP worked with Invision Communications to bring the environment to life. The set featured a 16'h x 64' w seamless wrapped wall, with floating screen and dimensional logo. The ground row of lights were cleverly disguised with a dimensional San Francisco skyline which we created using our CNC router and large format printer. The look was clean and modern, creating the perfect environment for Oracle to present their cloud based software.
Target partnered with John Murray productions for their official launch of Made To Matter: a collection of more than 120 store products from 16 brands recognized for their commitment to manufacturing their products responsibly. In efforts to achieve Target's mission for a zero-waste event, attendees explored the products among custom-built recyclable scenery which included wooden furniture and saw-horse tables, CNC routed tree displays, and a structural faux wall made from cardboard boxes. At the end of the event attendees packed up over 350 boxes full of products from the featured brands which were then donated to needy families throughout the San Francisco area via Glide, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty.
AXA is one of the world's leading insurance and asset management groups, and they held their 2014 Conference in San Francisco this May. JMP worked with Immersive Audio Visual to bring the event to life by transforming the gallery floor at the Terra Gallery into a 360 degree projection space created with muslin covered flat walls. We put our large format latex printer to work to create several printed fabric panels that accented the clean and polished look and complimented the dynamic motion graphics provided by the AV team. The challenge came in building over 100 linear feet of flat wall in the confined working space, within a limited time frame, but the result was modern and sophisticated, creating a brand centric environment ideal for conveying the company's message.
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 National Nurses United held their 2013 Staff Nurse Assembly at San Francisco's Marriott Marquis, and John Murray Productions, Inc. provided the scenic environment for their annual event. This was our 5th year collaborating with MetroMedia Productions on the Nurses Union's biggest event, and this year we wanted to design and produce a clean and modern look befitting of the Nurse's message and the recently updated hotel. Curvilinear lines and bright accents of nurses red and white were used to accent interconnected circular images of the nurses in action and create the look of the booths where attendees could learn more about helping the Union's cause. The hotel's largest ballroom was utilized for the event's general session and evening entertainment, and the simple and sophisticated set included brand elements such as the nurses logo which acted as a projection surface, and custom made curvilinear screen surrounds. We also transformed the hotel's Mission Tunnel into a gallery featuring black and white photographs of the nurses in action. Six 8' x 12' walls, highlighting six of the nurses' causes, flanked the hallway while an interactive chalk wall allowed an outlet for the attending nurses to comment on their importance in today's society. Overall, the event was a great success and we look forward to working with the Nurses on their next big event.
Christie’s Private Sales sponsored Viral: Andy Warhol and the Image before the Internet Age, a pop-up exhibition held this June at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View as part of Andy Warhol at Christie’s, a multi-year, multi-platform partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. John Murray Productions, Inc. worked with Christie's to design, fabricate and install the exhibition walls and several display graphics within the museum's Hahn Auditorium. Forty reinforced 4' x 8' flats were fabricated in the shop to create the four 20' x 8' x 2' flat walls were built within the space and laid out like an X on the floor. The walls were then wrapped with bleached muslin to create the exhibition spaces for the Warhol art. Display lighting was installed to highlight the works, while information panels were placed in the corners of the room to give visitors a better understanding of the concept behind the exhibition.
Google held their 2013 Global Partner Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View this Spring, and John Murray Productions, Inc. worked with MAS Events to design and fabricate the main stage set and 3 breakout rooms for the technology giant's annual event. The set for the general session included a seamless 70' wide flat wall and screen surround with custom light boxes and 3D logo as visual elements. The edge-lit boxes added dimension to the stage, with a modern look reminiscent of the De Stijl design movement. Three separate breakout rooms included flatwall screen surrounds branded with the partner summit logo, while custom fabricated directional sign posts and graphic walls tied in the look throughout the museum's second floor. The effect was contemporary, clean and modern, befitting of one of the world's most prestigious brands.
JCK Las Vegas was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and for the third year running, John Murray Productions, Inc. designed and installed a custom environment for high end watch brand Technomarine in one of the resort's penthouse suites. The suite's transformation included 5 separate office spaces that were partitioned using our GLO wall panels. Creative from their latest ad campaign was framed and lit to create the walls, while window clings and watery floor graphics finished the look for the suite. Natural light from the highrise hotel windows added a bright, fresh element that complimented the ocean inspired look of the Technomarine brand identity.
National Golf Day, an annual event designed to celebrate the economic, social, and charitable impact of the game of golf in the United States, was one of the stops on the Chevron STEM Zone tour. The event took place in Washington D.C. and part of the JMP STEM zone crew flew out to install a few of the STEM Zone exhibits, designed to highlight the science of golf. To learn more about the event click here.
The annual JCK Watch and Jewelry show was held in Las Vegas this May and for the 4th annual year John Murray Productions, Inc. provided the scenic for Movado group's private viewing and office space in the Mandalay Bay Resort penthouse suite. The Movado Group includes Movado, ESQ and Ebel, and each brand had their own space to showcase watches from their current line. The clean and modern look of the set utilized images from the brands' current campaigns to provide a sophisticated backdrop for which to highlight their products. With a seamless install and very pleased clients, this out of state event was a huge success.
Chevron's traveling STEM zone made another stop in New Orleans, this time highlighting the science of football in honor of Super Bowl XLVII, and John Murray Productions, Inc. was once again on hand to design, build and install the latest incarnation of this educational experience. As part of Super Bowl Boulevard, a four day football celebration with music, food and sports held in Woldenburg Riverfront Park, Chevron's 40' x 60' tent welcomed visitors of all ages to learn about and experience the science, technology, engineering and math of football through a variety of hands-on learning stations. The latest STEM zone featured several new exhibits, including a giant Newton's cradle, a biofeedback exhibit, a field goal simulator and a history of helmets exhibit. These were in addition to our existing stations, like Studio C where visitors can learn the ins and outs of sports broadcasting and production. Volunteers were enlisted to man the stations, educating visitors on the various principles featured at each station. The challenge came in designing & fabricating the entire zone in our shop in Oakland, then shipping it across the country for the install while simultaneously installing another STEM zone in Pebble Beach for the AT&T Pro-am. The football energized crowd was certainly a change of pace from who we normally find at golf events, adding to the fun and excitement of New Orleans during Super Bowl week.
When Be. wines contacted PS Communications with needs for a last minute sponsorship opportunity at NYC Fashion week, we were enlisted to partner with the east coast's Legacy Scenic & Productions to design, fabricate and install a booth that would highlight their new wines. Designed to look like a young, fabulous New Yorker millennial's closet, the booth utilized the brand's bright color palette as the key element in the design. Large format graphics were used to create the illusion of a closet wall, while actual shelves were built out on the back wall to feature the wines alongside fashionable accessories. The brand's four wines, entitled Flirty, Fresh, Radiant and Bright were accented on the wall by their own colors, with the brand's logo featured in the upper left wall. A dazzling faux ceiling was created by draping chiffon above an elaborate crystal chandelier. The look was made complete with a perfect pink carpet. The challenge came in designing and building the booth within a very narrow time period, but in the end, the Be. brand was beautifully represented and the client extremely satisfied with the result.