California Nurses Association

John Murray Productions, Inc. was hired as the design/fabrication team for the CNA House of Delegates at the San Francisco Marriott.  The challenges were threefold.  To design a stage set for the plenary room that was dynamic and allowed for a variety of uses (general sessions, awards dinner, delegates meeting); to design and install a multi-functional environment in the ballroom foyer; and to produce and creatively display all event graphics and signage. In the foyer, we designed, fabricated, and installed four unique environments to meet the many needs of the California Nurses Association.  The first area consisted of four kiosks where attendees could send 'health issue specific' postcards directly to their elected representatives.  The second area was designed to assist attendees in understand the technology associated with various hospitals.  The third area provided access to counsellors on the many benefits CNA provides.  The fourth area was a 400 sq ft retail area for the selling of CNA branded merchandise.

benefits programs rendering

benefits programs rendering

Union Store CAD Rendering

nurses store

nurses store

Actual Photo of the Union Store

The ballroom set design consisted of a 14' x 45' wide RP screen, two 16' x 16' flat walls (located stage left and right) for oversize event graphics, and four 16' x 16' projection surfaces.  In the ceiling we designed and rigged two, 80' x 50' chandeliers, each consisting of over 250 plexiglass pieces, and lit with over 200 LED Color Blasts.  As the focus of the meeting in the ballroom changed from general session plenary, to awards and gala dinner, to delegate session, the four projection surfaces were utilized for slogans, video, and still photographic content.  Additionally, the lighting of the chandeliers and the room overall allowed for completely different environments without have to complete a room 'change over', saving time and money.

stage

stage

Main Ballroom Photo

purple glow

purple glow

Ceiling Treatment

yellow glow

yellow glow

Ceiling Detail

heartbeat logo

heartbeat logo

Apple Event

In partnership with Presentation Services Audio Visual, John Murray Productions Inc. was hired to design the layout, rigging and installation of a an Apple inspired backdrop for an Apple sales meeting where executives were invited to learn about some of their latest products. Our solution included an oversized re-creation of the popular Cover Flow feature found on Apple products. A custom borderless screen was fabricated and used for the presentation. The screen was flanked by large, vibrant, Cover Flow images that appeared to float above the stage.  Rich black velour drapery, accented with lighting, completed the backdrop creating a clean yet striking environment for the presentation.

apple backdrop

apple backdrop

apple screen frame

apple screen frame

ALIS 2009

This year for Alis TV John Murray Productions did a yacht theme for the stage set, with hand painted wood planks, a fiberglass marlin, pictures of fish and other props including a model ship, a bell, wooden ship wheels, etc.  We also did the port-hole lighting, flats, and built the discussion table.  For the main room at this event we set up three large projection screens where we had built specialized surrounds for as well. Designer: Tony Irik and John Murray Carpenter/Artist: Mattie Winther and Nicole Ziedses des Plantes

Final look

Final look

Screens

Screens