Sir Richard and Sequoia at the Music Center. Sounds fancy, yes? Well it was - Gorgeous looking event with lots o' celebs and lots o' money raised for Virgin Unite. This is Eve Branson's charity to help less privileged in Africa. Awesome. This is Colbie Callait and Common workin' Bubbly together.
Mitch P and Matt Levesque brought this epic church out of the "dark ages" by installing hundreds of LED instruments for a permenant installation. The First Congregational Church in Los Angeles brought ShowPro in to illuminate their main sanctuary (which houses the world's largest pipe organ!), as well as their exterior tower and a few other smaller areas. To sit in this room and see the beauty of the architecture and hear that pipe organ is nothing short of inspiring.
Precision Managed Events invited ShowPro to the VMA party at the beginning of the month. We love it when the VMA;s are in LA! This was a really fun one - we did a 30' x 55' video projection with (4) 18K HDs, and loads of great lighting for LD Frank Olivas. N.E.R.D performed with Ciera for a live cut-away during the show. Hot and Fun man.
We're starting to really enjoy this European gigging thing. The perfect clients from Ubisoft brought us to Cologne Germany this time. We built two booths for GamesCon. Armen and Courtney from Ethos were the design gurus, and the thing looked sweet. The boys report that the Germans were super kind and helpful - must be that 10% beer they drink. Another fun one.
Hot director Billie Woodruff brought ShowPro in to provide state-of-the-art nightclub lighting for his latest film HONEY 2. We used over 400 Versatubes, circle trusses and automated lighting to pump massive energy in to the movie set. Look closely for Chris's cameo in the film!
Our new fav client Larry Abel Designs brought us along to provide all technical production for a Pacsun show, next to the Santa Monica Pier. We provided sound, lighting, staging, power, video and webcast support for the show. 3500 people made it in the gates, and anther 2000 were outside the gates listening to the headliners. Hot fun in the Summertime!
Felix Lighting invited ShowPro to play at a large Maxim event held on the back lot at Paramount Pictures. Dave from Felix wanted to cover the entire Blue Sky Wall with iconic imagery that was created for the event. This image is roughly 80 feet tall and 200 feet wide, acheived using just three Pigi S projectors. Chris Greulach made it happen in a half a day - BIG.
We got the call from one of our favorite people on the planet, Stacey Esquith from Jordanah, to help her out with a unique arrivals kit for 24. ShowPro designer Chris Greulach put together this backlit-truss-versatube step and repeat wall that was a big hit. Stacey and Chris worked with a local graphics house to produce a material that was translucent. So all of the logos really popped on the red carpet. Add some truss and some versatubes, and you have a contemporary arrivals system!
KCC and YPO called with a request to do a guerilla-style production piece in the middle of Beverly Hills. Sound, lighting, power and stage needed to be set up in 30 minutes, to support the craziest act we've seen this year. Mini Lady GaGa. Check it out...
Superstar design firm Visual Terrain brings ShowPro along to help with systems integration at the new Choctaw Casino in Durant Oklahoma. We programmed and integrated 100s of LED instruments, including the Color Reaches shown in this short video clip. In a word - STUNNING!
The 2010 Bowl Championship Series game was played this year in Pasadena, and Sequoia Productions brought us along to provide sound, lighting, video and projection for the 3000 person celebration at the new Pasadena Convention Center. Guests were treated to local cuisine as well as a live show featuring Taylor Hicks. The large event was loaded in, executed and loaded out within 48 hours. Nice way to start the year!