Swiss Air Heidi Look-a-Like

Swiss Air held a publicity event at the San Francisco Embarcadero's Justin Herman Plaza, and John Murray Productions worked in partnership with Winslow Events to provide the scenic needs, utilizing our new large format printer. The event consisted of a Swiss Heidi Look-a-Like contest, and surely only San Francisco's best were on hand. The stage consisted of three 4'x10' flats that were covered with a seamless print featuring Swiss Air's own airliner flying high above the Matterhorn. This focal point was flanked by stretched spandex, with a panel for the judges in front. For the runway, we custom built red fascia sides for another 4'x10' flat that fit seamlessly onto the stairs at the plaza. Perhaps the highlight of the production was an 8'x8' panel covered with a gorgeous image of cows in the Swiss alps which was printed and seamed in our print shop. The event was a hit with a good time to be had by all, especially the winners of the contest who won free Swiss Air flights. Photos courtesy of Swiss Air & Winslow Events.

heidi tran

heidi tran

heidi stage

heidi stage

heidi runway

heidi runway

heidi

heidi

man heidi

man heidi

heidi group

heidi group

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

Academy of Friends '09

Guests joined together to watch the Oscars at this years Academy of Friends with also reveling in the ambiance of the events theme of  Superheros, Villains, and Divas.  John Murray Productions was responsible for the main stage at Fort Mason where we donated five 12 ft x 4 ft painted flats of superheros and villains in a similar style to the invitations.  We also hung 25,000 sq/ft of drapery, built and installed two 32' long glow bars,  stretched a rented marley dance floor, and made a paper reveal where characters burst through and entertained guests. Producer: Winslow and Associates

Artist: Nicole Ziedses des Plantes

reveal

reveal

full stage

full stage

close stage

close stage

red room

red room

City Beat Luncheon '09

This year at the annual City Beat Luncheon, people came to talk about what kinds of economic innovation San Francisco has on its agenda. Our friends at the Chamber of Commerce asked John Murray Productions to come up with a stage set that would compliment the innovated conversations that speakers would inspire, and that gave a definite San Francisco feel.  We projected a San Francisco silhouette behind a beautiful three dimensional Golden Gate bridge that stands 9 ft. tall and 16 ft. long that we carry in our inventory.

gobo behind

gobo behind

bridge

bridge

Check out this site to see the CEO of Wells Fargo talk at the City Beat Luncheon.

http://www.sfchamber.com/eventsprogs/events/events_lunch.php

Alana Bat Mitzvah

For Alana's special day John Murray Productions was called upon to help design and transform the already elegant St. Regis hotel into an entertaining environment.  The main ballroom was designed to provide an interactive feel where kids and adults could move in front of spotlights and create playful silhouettes, dance on the elegant white dance floor, bounce their JMP provided "Alana" squeezy basketballs, and participate in games that the DJ inspired.  JMP also went through the beautiful family albums and printed some favorites in a larger format to present them in a layered, semi-random aesthetic in the foyer where guests would enter the event. Designer/Producer: Tony Irik

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Teal

Teal

Green

Green

Wall

Wall

Balls

Balls

TED '09

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Conferences moved to Longbeach this year! Thousands of people now attend -- indeed, the event sells out a year in advance -- and the content has expanded to include science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world.  Over four days, the conference brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers (around 50 speakers), who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).  John Murray Productions built the Energy Pavillion, sponsored by Shell, incorporating over three tons of real coal, recycled wood, metal cages, and acrylic.  The exhibit designed by Thinc Design intended to demonstrate the amount of carbon used in our day to day lives, and to inspire a dialogue among attendees as to our future energy solutions. Designer: Thinc Design

Fabricators: John Murray Productions

2 tons of coal

2 tons of coal

Building Coal towers

Building Coal towers

Fuel

Fuel

Ted rendering

Ted rendering

Tower

Tower

tent

tent

Carbon

Carbon

little coal

little coal

Big Coal

Big Coal

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