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!
The Pacific BusinessWomen's of California Conference celebrated their 25th anniversary this year, and for the 4th year running JMP worked with e2k Events & Entertainment to provide the environment for their annual event, held at the Moscone center in San Francisco. This year's conference theme, 'Standing Together, Rising Above' was communicated visually with a grand set look that featured a sunlit silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge, spread across 5 large format banners on a sixty foot line of 24' high drape. Two 12' x 21' screens with custom built hard surrounds were flown from truss stage left and right, while our stacked GLO walls flanked the stage to complete the look. The event featured some noted female media icons including Ariana Huffington and Diane Keaton, and was a great success. Click here to learn more about this fantastic event.
Video game creators THQ held a game play event at San Francisco's Bentley Reserve where invited guests from the media and video game blogosphere came to test drive their latest game, Darksiders II. John Murray Productions, Inc. was brought on to provide the scenic environment for this interactive event, which included a 7' tall scale model of the main character, Death, rigged in the center of the room. The Death mask was carved out of eps foam, and coated with a cement mixture which gave it an old stone-like texture. A final coat of paint and charcoal detailing gave the mask an aged feel, while keeping it relatively light. The mask weighed about 60 lbs when completed. The challenge came in rigging it within the historic building, with limited access and a tight installation window. Custom built crypts, re-purposed from the last event we did for Darksiders II, added to the eerily majestic feel of the space while large format graphics, assorted props and lighting effects provided by Holzmueller Productions completed the look. Click on this link for a quick video of the Making of Death
DMA:2010, the annual conference hosted by the Direct Marketing Association, was held this October at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The global event focuses on all marketing channels, from traditional to digital, and is an excellent resource for all marketing professionals. John Murray Productions partnered with Presentation Services on what proved to be one of our most challenging productions to date. The set for the general session consisted of a custom made 126'x25' triple screen surround covered in seamless white muslin which doubled as a projection surface for lighting effects throughout the conference. The real challenge came in installing this behemoth stage set in the Moscone center which essentially consisted of a puzzle of 72 flatwalls in various sizes. The wall was installed in 2 segments, the first of which was flown on rigging points in the ceiling, and the second segment which was attached to the first once overhead. 130 linear feet of white muslin was stretched across the wall, and then cut creating windows for the screens. Three 15'x26' screens were then mounted within the seamless surround. JMP also provided custom circular staging and stage decor including an internally lit, color changing lectern with DMA branding, stage furniture, and carpet. Thanks to a hard working and prepared crew, we had a very smooth install and the overall effect was striking and dynamic, providing an entertaining environment for one of the largest marketing conferences in the world.