Public Events include public screenings of major sporting events, public rallies, and town festivals. Often the clients in this segment are organizations, political parties, government agencies, churches or other public institutions. One particularly important aspect in the public events segment is communicating with the authorities involved - and our employees are very well versed in this.
- CAD Services
- Content Capture & Streaming
- Design & Engineering
- Interactive Technologies
- PRG Nocturne
- PRG Post
- Project Management
- Projection Mapping
- Scenic Elements
- Social Media Integration
- Sustainability Services
- Venue Preparation
Perfectly in Tune with Your Venue and Your Audience
Whatever the venue or production, PRG audio systems set the standard for the industry. Our staff draws on years of technical experience to get the details right and achieve a perfectly balanced and tuned system to fit every audio need. We supply equipment for a wide range of markets, including theatre, live music, television, and corporate events.
The Industries’ Best Audio Gear & Technicians
PRG’s inventory of audio gear is well suited for any size production, including consoles, wireless equipment, speaker systems, and signal processing. PRG modifies stock equipment and customizes rigging and cabling to meet a range of audio requirements. PRG will staff your productions and events with the industry’s best audio designers, engineers, mixers, and technicians.
Let PRG work with your team to design, coordinate, and build a sound system that meets your audio requirements for your production.
We are industry leaders in all forms of automation and motion control; having extensive experience incorporating a full range of automation options into scenic elements. From proprietary automation control systems to purposed-designed winches, we can solve the simplest to the most complex of motion challenges. Our decades of experience, attention to detail and our extensive knowledge of the practical demands of automation in a wide range of production environments, allows PRG to provide motion control that is executed with precision, accuracy and repeatability in the safest and most effective manner possible. Designers, production managers, and producers trust PRG to provide precise control of scenic effects for Broadway and touring shows, Las Vegas spectaculars, corporate and trade shows, concert tours, theme park attractions, and events around the world
Having created what has now become the ubiquitous use of Image Magnification (IMAG), PRG Nocturne has the experience to provide the best IMAG experience for a client. IMAG consists of multi-camera shoots of live music events at the arena and outdoor stadium level; anywhere where an artist wants to project an image for those concert-goers that are farther from the stage. The video displays are positioned strategically to support and enhance the live show's audience experience. We can provide LED video and/or projection solutions in various configurations and resolutions to fit the design of the production. Tour after tour, many of the world's most famous artists rely on us for our expertise and road-tested solutions. Our talented and experienced crews, directors and engineers work together with clients to deliver award-winning results at live shows both domestically and internationally.
Create an Accurate Roadmap for Your Project with Precise and Detailed Computer Drawings
Executing the perfect production begins with accurately mapping out the details. In any place where a production will occur, there are multiple considerations that must be thought out well in advance of the show date. This can best be accomplished only after an accurate floor plan is created. CAD drawings are an essential roadmap for all stakeholders involved in putting together your event or production. These precise drawings can help signal obstructions and partitions, exits, ceiling heights, and virtually every other important spatial detail for the designers, planners, production partners, and guests.
Content Capture & Streaming
Extend your community with your event’s valuable content.
Expand your event’s reach by sharing your content with a broad global audience. Based on Sonic Foundry’s industry-leading Mediasite technology, PRG Webcasting lets you stream, capture, upload and manage your valuable meeting content. Webcast your content live over the Internet, or deliver it on-demand to any platform or device.
PRG Webcasting is available for conferences, meetings, and gatherings of all sizes. You simply schedule your presentations and our crew takes care of the rest. Create video anywhere: training rooms, classrooms, live events and more.
Stream your presentations in real time.
Take your meeting to those who can’t attend in person while generating valuable video libraries. PRG Webcasting synchronizes your speakers’ audio and video with their visual aids, and instantly streams their presentations over the Internet.
Capture your meeting content and offer it on demand.
Capture, upload and preserve your content so that users can review it at their convenience on any web browser or mobile device—and in multiple formats, including CD/DVD, MP3, and MP4. Monetize your content to create another revenue stream and new virtual audiences.
Bring presentations alive.
Display any high-resolution content from laptops, whiteboards, cameras or tablets to bring your presentations alive. Enable audience interaction. Embed content in any website or web app.
Manage your video assets.
Manage all of your video assets with a powerful suite of tools that lets you archive, index, customize, secure, search and analyze your content. PRG webcasting lets you manage huge libraries of video-based instruction.
Design & Engineering
At PRG we think through all of the elements starting from the design, through construction, to transport method, show site assemblage all the way to load-out and disposal. We collaborate with design teams, producers, production managers and technical directors to formulate practical solutions to the challenges laid before us as well as to those that may arise on-site. We have a large expert workforce of industry-respected professionals who know what works and often just as important, what doesn’t. Our team's knowledge saves clients both time and money without compromising the integrity of the design.
Our well-trained staff has years of practical production experience that allow them to offer creative and practical options by looking at the smallest detail and understanding how it needs to fit into the broadest scope. We understand the myriad of considerations and challenges of the most complicated, large scale designs as well as the subtle complexities of seemingly simple, straight-forward designs. Our attention to detail is uncompromising and our dedication to exceeding our clients’ expectations is unsurpassed. Expert support services available in all or part to our clients include:
• Technical Design and Engineering
• Project Management
• Technical Direction
• Technical On-Site Support
Take Audience Interactivity to a Whole New Level
When looking to incorporate interactive technologies into your event or production, turn to PRG for expert advice and guidance. Combining event technologies into one cohesive experience is a challenge uniquely suited to PRG, regardless of whether you're tracking projection or animation, movement of seats, movement of lights, or audio levels, or looking to do something completely new. We work closely with content creators and animators to make sure that what you see and hear throughout your venue blends with both the on-screen and physical elements that you are sitting in or walking through—and blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.
Lighting Equipment to Fit Every Lighting Design Requirement
PRG lighting solutions are among the industry’s most advanced, offering unequaled feature sets with no compromises in performance. All of our proprietary lighting solutions were developed for superior energy efficiency, maximized output, and with a keen understanding of individual user’s needs. PRG builds products that you cannot find elsewhere to solve a wide-range of lighting challenges.
PRG also offers the industry’s best-known brands in lighting solutions from conventional lights to automated luminaires to solid-state lighting.
How to Get The Right Gear and People, in the Right Place, at the Right Time
Whether transporting personnel and materials, storage, or organizing travel, the logistics required in connection with an event are not to be underestimated. The larger the project or the greater the distance to the venue, the more critical it is to carefully plan, book, and manage material handling, transport, flights, and hotels. The loading, unloading and on-site storage of materials also needs to be organized. Logistics may also include space planning for the outdoor areas and the scheduling of delivery traffic.
There is No Substitute for Experience
Knowing how to effectively pack, manage, ship, and deliver materials while optimizing both delivery timing and costs comes from years of experience. PRG begins logistics planning at the beginning of each project - defining event production solutions that will deliver an exceptional event while keeping an eye on any potential logistics challenges. The result is reduced risks, timely and cost-effective event delivery, and successful events.
Logistics Knows no Boundaries
With offices on five continents, PRG manages logistics on a global scale and offers complete international solutions. Our global infrastructure covers Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and the Asia Pacific regions.
Keep Your Project on Track from the Get-go with All of the Right Permissions
PRG works with cities, townships, and neighborhoods to make sure that all permits are obtained BEFORE the project begins to ensure that your project begins on and stays on track. We've done everything from developing life safety plans to presenting project plans to city hall. We make sure all the t's are crossed and i's are dotted so that permitting is a smooth and stress-free experience.
A Great Tool for Brainstorming, Planning, or Pitching Creative Shows or Events
In many of our facilities, PRG provides dedicated studio space for clients to pre-visualize their lighting, scenic automation, and video in a virtual 3D environment in advance of selecting equipment or producing scenic elements. The primary reasons clients use pre-visualization are to visualize different looks or integrated movement in a virtual environment, to determine the best methods for reaching their design goals, to allow producers to pitch creative ideas to their clients, and to rough-in cue structure for the show in advance of arrival at the show venue.
PRG Nocturne is the industry leader in live video production. We provide the technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment for multi-camera shoots of live music events for arenas and outdoor stadiums. We also design, develop, and build our own LED video modules and processing so we retain control over the whole product as well as work with industry-leading partners to develop control and camera systems that are rugged enough for the touring music industry. We set the standard for the industry with our 9mm V-9 and V-9 Lite LED video modules and have expanded the range with V-18 and V-28 right on through to the recent addition of the highly transparent V-Thru LED modules. PRG Nocturne has been designing and building their own V-Stream processing, which allows video engineers to re-calibrate their LED video screens once they are assembled at the venue making for a completely color-calibrated LED video screen.
We can provide a wide range of custom LED and/or projection in various configurations and resolutions to meet the creative artist's demands. Video displays are positioned strategically to support and enhance the live show's audience experience. Tour after tour, many of the world's most famous musical artists rely on us for our expertise and road tested solutions. Our talented and experienced crews, directors, and engineers work together with artist clients to deliver award-winning results at live shows both domestically and internationally. PRG Nocturne has received top awards multiple times, year after year, by the music and live touring industry.
PRG Nocturne invented Image Magnification (IMAG) for Journey over 30 years ago and has continually set the standard for live video production in the concert touring industry. We have been a part of most major concert tours over the past three decades since we have a well-trained and highly skilled pool of video technicians, engineers, and directors working today and the best maintained equipment in the industry to back them up.
PRG Post is an industry leader in post production allowing clients to take live content and craft it into a finished, timeless piece. Our Emmy Award winning editors and technicians provide clients with solutions to the most challenging workflow problems, in house, or thousands of miles away on remote.
From our home base in the heart of Manhattan, PRG Post can over see your productions’ shooting, offline editorial, graphics, finishing, sound design and mix, from SD to 4K, all under one roof.
At PRG, we are committed to providing quality and consistent project management and labor focused on the successful execution of your event. PRG will provide a dedicated account team of key PRG professionals who will deliver consistent, exceptional service. PRG is a powerful partner in the planning and execution of your event. We are able to not only address technical requirements but also transform your event ensuring your attendees leave with an experience that truly articulates your message and achieves your objectives. PRG understands that the experiential event world is constantly changing at an incredible pace, especially in the realm of technology and event design. Regardless of your goal, we have the people and technology to support you as you look to create an innovative experience for your audience.
Transform Anything into a Video Display Surface - for Events, Exhibits, and Installations
With PRG's projection mapping experts, turn objects such as buildings, vehicles, and scenic staging elements into a display surface for video projection. By using specialized software like PRG’s Mbox Designer software, combined with large format, ultra high resolution video projectors, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped and digital media is applied to the object so that it visually “wraps” or conforms to the object’s dimensions. We can combine the projected video with, or be triggered by, audio to create an immersive narrative.
PRG has been involved with some of the most of challenging projection mapping projects in the world. From buildings to industrial equipment on a trade show floor, we have developed solutions for mapping video content onto any surface to help deliver brand messages and wow the audience.
PRG Post offers world class resources to our clients in the field. For over a decade, we’ve worked with broadcasters all over the world on live sporting events, fashion shows, award ceremonies and even game shows. We deploy auto-failover ISIS and Unity systems bringing shared-resource environments to any project, anywhere. We have an extensive broadcast engineering background and can build an efficient post production solution tailored to your project’s specific requirements. We are able to seamlessly interface with production trucks, provide EVS/Avid integration, take and send router feeds, and roll live to the truck or internet. With depots in Los Angeles and New York we have gear, whenever, where ever you need it.
Safe and Reliable Rigging Solutions Meticulously Designed with an Eye on Every Detail
Our dependable rigging solutions employ unprecedented innovations that reduce setup and dismantle times, as well as offer flexible creativity in event design. All of the PRG rigging team and PRG rigging products address the need for structural safety, compact storage and ease of transport. We continually not only meet industry standards but well exceed them in both workmanship and the selection of components.
We have also pushed the creative possibilities with the development of PRG’s purpose-built truss and rigging products. Our award-winning innovation of PRG BAT Truss offers unprecedented creative flexibility, structural safety, and cost-saving reductions in both time and storage needs. Our well-respected rigging team includes ETCP qualified personnel and we pride ourselves on our safety program. PRG’s rigging is trusted by clients across market segments and is used across the production disciplines of lighting, video, audio and scenic.
At PRG, our commitment to the integrity of the designer’s vision and delivering solutions extends to our attention to the smallest of details. Our master craftsmen work in tandem with our technical designers to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality; fully functional, efficiently constructed, and completely safe. We have a large expert workforce of industry-respected professionals; in fact many of our craftsman have over two decades of experience. PRG brings a rich history of elegantly executed scenery and props work, along with technically advanced engineering, to all our clients’ projects.
Our skilled and talented team puts in careful planning to create an element that replicates the design exactly while also integrating structure considerations, set electrification needs and/or touring transport requirements. We know that prop construction is a balance of visual and practical needs that PRG understands extremely well. Regardless of the size or application, our team will help to technically design a solution and construct a reliable, durable prop that exceeds both the project’s design and function requirements.
Social Media Integration
Build and nurture a vibrant community for your attendees.
PRG Presents lets you incorporate social media—including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn feeds—into your meeting content, allowing you to create a sense of community that extends far beyond the four walls of the conference center.
Stream social media where it has the highest impact.
PRG Presents lets you display social media feeds in digital signage located in high-traffic areas where attendees have the greatest opportunity to see it. You can also feature live social media feeds during and between presentations, keeping your audience interested and engaged.
Get feedback in real time.
PRG Presents’ social media capabilities create an instantaneous feedback loop as attendees share reactions and opinions to speakers, topics and the meeting itself.
Increase audience engagement.
By allowing your attendees to view and contribute to event-related social media, PRG Presents extends and reinforces your community. People who weren’t able to attend the meeting also benefit from attendees’ live updates from the event.
At PRG we know that a strong, stable foundation is at the core of any successful endeavor and that is why PRG ensures that our staging solutions are unmatched in the industry. We offer rugged, reliable construction that is the PRG hallmark of this workhorse scenic element, whether stationary, multi-leveled, or automated to lift, roll or slide PRG has the experience to solve the most challenging of decking designs. For touring, theatrical events, television broadcasts, live events, festivals and/or any and all other temporary need staging applications PRG has the right team to develop the right solution. We have even developed the popular staging solution – the PRG Rolling Deck. It is a flexible, portable stage that offers strength and durability and is also quick to assemble. The Rolling Deck is engineered for safe, efficient and rapid deployment and is easily repositioned and reconfigured. The design is based on a standard 4’x8’ (1.22m x 2.44m) size. PRG’s Rolling Deck is ideal for all markets.
Minimizing Environmental Impact in Design, Manufacture, and Installation of Technology Products and Services
PRG helps you minimize your productions' impact to the environment throughout the design, manufacture, support, and use of our products and services by reusing, recycling, and adopting processes that conserve raw materials and energy. We are committed to recycling of materials, lamps, and other expendable items from our lighting, audio, video, and scenic operations. We recycle used equipment to extend the lives of durable items and minimizing electricity consumption through the efficient design of our lighting and power distribution systems. We use environment-friendly products and practices in the manufacture and maintenance of our products including working to reduce volatile organic compounds in manufacturing and rental operations.
PRG understands the need to minimize fuel consumption through careful planning and management of logistics. This includes combining orders on trucks whenever possible and transferring inventory between locations to minimize long-distance deliveries. We utilize paperless systems whenever possible for processing bids, notices, purchase orders, and invoices. Our innovative testing and equipment handling equipment and processes reduce test times of equipment to lower electrical consumption while ensuring quality. PRG will also suggest substitutions of more energy-efficient technologies in place of requested technologies whenever the substitutions will fulfill your performance objectives.
PRG understands that all scenic elements not only have visual design requirements but also must function flawlessly to completely realize the designer’s vision. PRG works closely with our clients to address the structural issues integral to the scenic elements themselves but also the infrastructure requirements for safe and precise installation the set into the physical space itself. Whether freestanding, rigged, or requiring of more extensive venue preparation PRG’s team of project managers, technical supervisors, and engineers have the experience and knowledge to ensure that scenery transports and loads-in as planned.
Portals and Prosceniums – we have the capabilities to address the structural needs as well as the finish work required for even the most intricate or ornate of pieces. Structures and Armatures – we understand the unique nature of supporting scenic elements, even large, complicated pieces that have to move. Our team of welders, carpenters, and technical designers can solve the support challenges of scenic pieces, props, and full sets, whether installed or touring.
Structural Steel – for applications that need heavy-duty support, we can design, engineer, supply, and install structural steel for either temporary or permanent applications. With in-house engineering and technical designers we can go into a theatre in advance of a production and provide structural support for winches, catwalks, or hanging points for rigging. We add value to the production by solving structural problems that they encounter in different spaces.
PRG Nocturne has been supplying projection and LED video systems for live music and concert tours since the early 80’s when they invented Image Magnification (IMAG) for Journey and have been a part of most major concert tours over the past 30 years. Whether it’s the latest in projection technology or the cutting edge of LED video modules, we have the experience to support designers, helping to realize all their creative designs. Additionally, we supply the cameras, switching, and controls for IMAG systems to support video directors and engineers in capturing the artists and expanding the concert goers experience through images at the show. Our PRG video products, including the PRG Nocturne V-Series video modules and the PRG Mbox media server are ideal solutions for concert touring applications, especially for vibrant images, creative content management and pixel mapping applications.