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 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.
Oracle Open World is the world's largest information technology event dedicated to helping enterprises understand how to harness the power of information. Working with InVision Communications, John Murray Productions was a part of this annual event held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, providing scenic production for several of the partner sessions including one held at the Novellus Theatre at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and another at the Westin St. Francis. For the Novellus event, we began with a large 30'x50' cyclorama in front of which we installed varying heights of our saw tooth Glo Wall set. The staggered Glo Walls flanked a 12'x16' screen which served as the focal point for the event.
The stage at the Westin St. Francis also incorporated our Glo Wall set, which worked great with the fiery red Oracle branding. A 16'x40' backlit cyclorama provided a clean backdrop on which to hang the Oracle logo, which was made of dimensional foam painted Oracle red. Two large screens flanked the stage. This set was optimal for lighting effects, creating a dramatic yet simple environment for one of the main sessions at Open World.
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.
Union Store CAD Rendering
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.
Main Ballroom Photo
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.
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