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.
Host Analytics, the leader in cloud-based financial applications, held their annual Host Analytics World conference at the SFO Marriott in Burlingame, and JMP partnered with Seamless Show Productions to design and produce the scenic environment for this year's event. The set for the general sessions consisted of a 35' wide truss arch, rigged with a combo of our translucent 2x2 tile set and custom printed tiles with the conference's logo and theme, The Future of Finance. The stage was flanked by our glo wall columns and two 9'x16' screens with hard surrounds, and finished with an upstage, up-lit cyclorama. The look and feel continued into the ballroom foyer where we installed window graphics, branded the registration area, and wrapped the escalator with vinyl graphics, resulting in a consistent brand image throughout the hotel.
For Giorgio Armani's exclusive VIP event, John Murray Productions, Inc. was hired to create an elegant runway and dining room inside the Nieman Marcus in Bellevue, WA which was used to showcase the label's latest collection. We transformed the space by creating a 44' by 35' enclosure in the center of the high end retailer's showroom. VIPs were invited to dine after the show in a separate space created using custom built soji screens. The label's branding was presented on black plexiglass and featured on the runway and in the dining area, further emphasizing the sophistication and classic appeal of the Giorgio Armani label.
The annual Ace Awards were held this January at San Francisco's Palace hotel. John Murray Productions, Inc. worked in conjunction with the designers at InVision Communications and Legrand Designs to create the environment for the two day event, which featured 24' x 12' backdrop of interwoven stainless steel mesh panels and 10' tall brushed aluminum columns flanked by custom steel framed projection screens. The result was a multi-faceted surface which allowed for dramatic light changes, thanks to lighting designer Chris Legrand. For the second day of the event, John Murray Productions, Inc. fabricated a custom built retro television frame for the surrounding screens.
photos courtesy of Chris Legrand