As the leading global production services solution provider PRG is continually working on some of the most creatively challenging projects; developing the next generation of technology and redefining the industry as well as our company. Keep track of it all in our news updates and case studies. We will also be posting articles and videos featuring some of our industry's compelling creative thinkers; designers and luminaries.
Go behind the scenes with PRG client PTC and our partners to see the challenges involved in bringing a massive and aspect-ratio-challenging 10" x 100" screen to life for our client's big vision.
When PTC, a global technology provider in software and the Internet of Things (IoT) space set out to plan for their annual global sales meeting, the primary goal was to take their meeting and attendee experience to the “next next next level,” according to Lisa Casello, Sales Enablement Director for PTC. To get the job done, PTC turned to PRG for partnership in delivering 360 production services, which included audio, video, lighting, scenic, labor, as well as custom content creation through PRG’s Media Services division.
With a massive 10’ x 100’ screen as the main visual attraction and conduit to deliver the PTC message, PRG was faced with engineering content and a custom production solution that would meet the unique aspect ratio of the screen.
“Most video in television is 16:9; this is 10:1. So it was being projected onto a screen that was ten feet high by a hundred feet wide.” said Chris Albert, Senior Content Producer, PRG Media Services division. “Everything had to be done in 4K so that when it blew up to this one hundred foot wide by ten foot high screen, it looked crisp and clean.”
PRG and its partners worked alongside PTC through every stage of the production process by taking creative direction provided by PTC and set it to motion on a pixel accurate canvas, creating an immersive and intimate visual experience for the programs attendees.
Commenting on the 360 partnership with PRG, client Doug Hodge, Content Development & Production Manager for PTC, said, “To take our company vision to the next level, you have to find a company that has the ability to do all of it. Not just the production side, but also to be creative and help me collaborate on a new vision to tell the PTC story.”
How will PTC and PRG out-do a heightened attendee experience at next year’s sales kickoff event? “…you guys have your work cut out for you,” said Lisa Casello.
In December of this past year, Andrea Bocelli was on tour hitting eight cities–Las Vegas, Anaheim, Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Boston and Newark–within 24 days. The PRG Team, familiar with both the artist’s needs and the venues, provided audio, lighting and rigging solutions for the coast-to-coast tour. While the schedule was challenging enough, producing pristine concert hall level sound and an unforgettable concert performance and experience within large arenas like the MGM Grand and The Garden provided another layer of complexity–especially with only a few short hours available to load-in, install and be rehearsal-ready.
Alan Henig, PRG’s audio crew chief who has supported the Bocelli tours since 2011, fully understands each venue comes with a new set of challenges. “When the world’s most popular touring opera star happens to be blind, the pressure to have pristine audio is even greater,” Alan stated. “In addition to meeting Bocelli’s sound requirements, we were also challenged to address the audio and lighting needs of a 70-piece orchestra, guest violinist, pop singer, and dancer. The only way we pull this type of magic off is through the exceptional expertise of the PRG Team.”
Due to the unique size of the venues and large audiences, providing a concert hall level of sound took an exceptional amount of experience and audio engineering. “To achieve pristine sound enjoyed by the individual concert attendee equally, we hang an enormous amount of PA and run it at low levels. This approach provides a sound field effect–leaving no seat uncovered,” said Henig. The PRG Team only had a few hours to create this sound experience, sound check it and turn it over for rehearsals. Trucks unloaded at 7 a.m. with the floor and local crew on hand at 8 a.m. to move into the venue. Working quickly and efficiently, the team installed a small, stadium-sized PA system, including 160 to 172 boxes, while also setting up an orchestral show with 85 inputs from the stage. In order for PRG to hand over the system to Bocelli’s Italian sound team by 1:00 p.m., full installation had to be completed within a four-to five-hour window. The experienced PRG crew making this possible included: Tomasz Gagewski, Armando Montalvo, Paolo Mangones, Andre Roy, Justin Willmon and Artur Janota.
While innovation is the hallmark of PRG's award-winning GroundControl™ Followspot System, GroundControl also offers multiple cost saving benefits to event budgets. In this animation, go on a visual tour of GroundControl in a show setting and see side-by-side comparisons of how GroundControl measures up to a traditional followspot setup. Designers will be interested to hear how savings accumulate thanks to GroundControl's reduction in space, weight, fuel needs, and overall load-in times. In addition, GroundControl also uses the same power distribution as automated lighting fixtures, doesn't require any special cable, reduces seat kills (increasing ticket revenue), and reduces rigging costs.
Hamburg, Germany, and Dubai, UAE: Production Resource Group LLC (PRG) was honoured to work with Balich Worldwide Shows (BWS) to supply a huge multi-surface video projection for the United Arab Emirates National Day celebration in Abu Dhabi.
The event, held at the request of the Crown Prince’s Court, celebrated 45 years since the unification of the United Arab Emirates, and took place in the presence of a selected crowd of dignitaries.
Tom van Hemelryck, VP Global Sports and Special Events was contacted by Balich Worldwide Shows to provide both the technical expertise and technology for this special commemorative show.
Tom brought together video and technology specialists, Yves Winand, from PRG in Belgium and his counterpart Bill Ainley from the group’s UAE operation to work with the design specification from Balich Worldwide Shows. Starting with the mapping of the surfaces, d3 was identified as the media server for this project. It was used to design, and previsualise the projection, and whilst on site used for line-up and playback of the content created by Charles Darby and the team at Clonwerk.
Yves Winand explains: “We needed a strong partner for this challenging project, and we worked closely with d3 to improve some processes on site in order to save time in the line-up. We had to share preparation nights with lighting programming and rehearsals, and waiting for the arrival of large moving elements, so time for the set-up was limited.”
The projection covered over 6500 m2 of floor, which was a particular challenge due to the flat angle and positioning of the projection towers. Either side of the stage, two wing screens of 600m2 were also covered with projection. Four sand dunes, each measuring 35 metres by 8 metres, which tracked across the stage, and a rising sun of 16 metres by 8 metres, which rose from behind the dunes were also projection mapped and covered perfectly as they moved into place during the show.
Panasonic PT-DZ21KE projectors were used for the floor and wing projections, and a combination of Barco HDF-W30 and HDF-W26 projectors covered the dunes and rising sun. In total 126 projectors were used across the event to create the spectacular effect.
Bill Ainley commented: “Whilst this event presented many challenges, we are proud of our team’s ability to seamlessly draw upon design, technical and logistical expertise from three PRG operations across three countries to ensure our approach at the design phase would achieve our client’s expectation on site. This, along with the team of expert technicians who worked very hard in a challenging environment, ensured we could deliver the project to an exceptionally high standard.”
Tom van Hemelryck concludes: “We are delighted to continue our working relationship with Balich Worldwide Shows, and honoured that they chose PRG as a partner in delivering this prestigious, high-profile show. Everyone involved in this show worked in great collaboration to deliver a show which looked truly spectacular.”
Photo Credits: Luca Parisse for Balich Worldwide Shows
Show Credits: Creative & Executive Production Balich Worldwide Shows
The award-winning company DynaMix Media is one of the leading audiovisual technical production agencies in India.
With ever increasing demands for events in India, the PRG Alliance is pleased to announce a new partner in the region.
The new addition to the membership of the PRG Alliance is passionate about great results and meticulous in execution. DynaMix Media is a company recognized in India for their remarkable contribution to events and entertainment, having introduced the 270 degrees projection format to corporate presentations, and the first 300’ wide projection to the local market. The company has a growing number of immersive projection and projection mapping jobs under their belt.
DynaMix Media was founded in 2005 and is led by Mr. Suresh Madan. The company brings to PRG Alliance its vast understanding of video playback and networking systems, and its one-stop rental shop and services across India – offering complete services in video, audio, lighting, trussing, project management and content design.
“Our position in the Indian market is not only that of a company capable of delivering complex audiovisual projects, but also one which is attentive to international standards in processes and safety. It is a constant effort for us to implement these aspects in projects in India, but slowly the clients are accepting this is the right path. We know that PRG Alliance has the same principles and tapping into this great resource and knowledge pool will be very beneficial for our company”, declares Suresh Madan, Founder & CTO of DynaMix Media.
This attitude has been recognized by the industry and DynaMix Media was awarded as the “Best Video Rental Company” by Palm Sound & Light Awards 2014.
“We believe DynaMix Media is the best partner for PRG Alliance,” said Tom van Hemelryck, PRG Alliance Director. “When our clients go to India they need a reliable supplier, and DynaMix Media’s credentials and reputation is impeccable.”
For more information about DynaMix Media and PRG Alliance visit the website.
Projection Mapping Case: Fortis Memorial Research Institute Launch, New Delhi
Throughout LDI, the PRG team rallied to provide hands-on demos at the packed booth, letting attendees experience the power of the growing family of GroundControl™ products, the refreshing user interface of the new Mbox v4 software, and a firsthand look at the new ReNEW-LD line dimmable LED Retrofit Assembly. Checkout our favorite photos from the show below.
The new GroundControl™Longthrow, which was previewed at the show (available February), lured crowd after crowd for it's slim footprint and full feature set.
Over at the Mbox stations, visitors had a chance to play with multiple outputs from the new Mbox v4 software.
And in the Retail, Hospitality + Architecture corner, RH+A was showing the new ReNew-LD line dimmable LED Retrofit Assembly.
Production Resource Group LLC (PRG) – the world’s largest supplier of technology and services for events and entertainment has announced the appointment of Simon Kayser as General Manager for its Sourcing & Projects Center based in Shenzhen, China. Simon will report to Gary Boyd, Executive Vice President and COO, EMEA.
A Chinese-speaker, Simon already has extensive knowledge of the Chinese market from his role as Technical Director at PRG in China, where he has been the project manager for key inbound corporate and large automotive sector projects. His first PRG project in China was the Beijing New Year Lighting Show in 2000/1. In 2007 he returned to Shanghai for the World Summer Games, and in 2008 for the Beijing Games. In 2009 Simon moved to Shanghai for the World EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, and he has been based there since.
Putting his technical knowledge to use, Simon will now take charge of the Shenzhen operation, which is instrumental in sourcing video and lighting technology in China. Simon will work closely with Frederic Opsomer and the team at PRG Projects, who specialize in the development of custom LED for special events, touring projects and installations.
Simon’s appointment will enable PRG to expand its offshore sourcing projects, reinforcing its commitment to innovation and new technology.
“After spending the past eight years in Shanghai, I am looking forward to the new role and challenges. I leave behind a excellent team in Shanghai and look forward to the new team in Shenzhen. Developing, sourcing and especially customizing lighting and video gear for our customers and projects, is where I see great potential for PRG and our team in Shenzhen to deliver enhanced services to our customers”
“We are very pleased Simon has agreed to take on this new role in Shenzhen,” said Gary Boyd. “His technical expertise, coupled with his hands-on commercial experience of delivering projects in China, make him ideally placed to take on this new role, and further expand our ability to source and develop new products directly at the heart of China’s technology capital.”
Simon holds a Master of Engineering degree from University of Applied Science Hamburg (Dipl. Ing. (fh)), and he will relocate from his current role in Shanghai, settling in Shenzhen with his family.
PRG, the global partner of choice for the world’s leading entertainment and event producers, designers, and creative talents, announced today the debut of GroundControl Longthrow™ (GCLT), a revolutionary new product addition to PRG’s GroundControl™ Followspot System. In addition, PRG has announced Mbox v4 software for media server professionals as well as enhancements to the RH+A ReNEW-LD–a line dimmable LED Retrofit Assembly. PRG’s new product lineup will be showcased in Booth #2236 with daily demos and hands-on access to products provided during LDI 2016 held this week in Las Vegas, October 21-23, 2016.
“Our goal is to be the market leader across all product categories offering our customer a single-source solution for the most innovative, functional, high-performance, intelligent products and services,” stated Jere Harris, Chairman & CEO of PRG.
Chris Conti, Product Manager for GCLT, added, “At this year’s LDI event we’re very excited about introducing our new GCLT, a precision engineered automated luminaire, built from the ground up to have a small footprint, big feature set, high output, and fully optimized for long throw followspot applications. The GCLT is not just an incremental improvement of a traditional followspot. It’s going to revolutionize a category that has seen very little innovation over the past 30 years.”
GroundControl™ allows designers huge flexibility in where to locate their followspots and the operators can be safely located on the ground within the venue. In addition to the safety benefits, the GroundControl™ Followspot System also does away with or minimizes “seat kills,” the need to remove seats to create traditional followspot positions – a revenue bonus for venues.
PRG’s new GroundControl Longthrow™ (GCLT) Luminaire is a precision engineered automated luminaire, built from the ground up to have a small footprint, big feature set, high output, and fully optimized for long throw followspot applications. The GCLT feature set includes an ultra-narrow, 2º to 6º zoom, variable frost, a dichroic cross fading CMY color mixing system, variable dichroic color correction, framing shutters, and an iris; as well as full pan and tilt control. All of these features are remotely controlled by a GroundControl Followspot Controller from up to 2000’ away, keeping the operator safe while giving designers more creative tools and options for placement. The GCLT changes the fundamental way in which big long throw followspots are employed by changing the dynamics of safety, rigging, accessibility, and even trucking costs as well.
Experience the all new Mbox v4 software— With live in-booth demos in LED Video, projection, and multiple output systems. Recently used on the Drake ‘Summer Sixteen’ tour, Mbox v4 is a must-see for any media server user looking for a simple, robust solution that provides professional results.
Improved UI: Mbox’s revised user interface provides new controls for patching, output setup, mix setup, and preferences. And the UI now supports independent windows for each output plus the setup window.
Increased Playback Layers: In a dramatic upgrade from previous versions, Mbox v4 increases the number of playback layers in each version of the software along with the maximum content size and output size to allow for 4K playback and output, enhances the pixel mapping, and allows for up to 32 independently mastered outputs (Mbox Designer).
Updated Playback Engine: One of the most significant upgrades to the Mbox software is the heavily revised playback engine. The switch away from QuickTime technology to AVFoundation has unlocked new potential within the software, enabling more layers for simultaneous playback, playback smoothness, both 4K playback and output, and more outputs. With these updates, the software can more efficiently and effectively manage additional pixel mapping capabilities like group mastering and merging, plus the new configurable sources for pixel mapping.
Also on the LDI Show Floor from PRG:
The new RH+A ReNEW-LD— LD Line Dimmable LED Retrofit Assembly + the Bullet 2.0 focusable and compact LED luminaries for a range of architectural and entertainment applications.The line, which includes a daylight and tungsten white light version and a powerful UV blacklight spot, has been installed in a wide variety of themed entertainment, retail, and architectural lighting projects.
The all-new PRG ProShop— Professional Used Gear Website. Come by booth #2236 for a quick tour of the new site with expanded category offerings.
The City of Toronto Mayor, John Tory along with Toronto Industry players including; Cinespace, Pinewood, William F. Whites, Sim Group, Technicolor, SpinVFX, Drake Hotel, Canada Film Capital, DGC, Deluxe, Revival, The Ritz Carlton, and TriBro created a relaxing meeting place for companies to meet with filmmakers that included drinks, appetizers, couches to lounge and listening to some music that was organized by PRG, while charging their cell phone. The location was strategically across the street from the Park Hyatt, where central registration took place.
Events that took place included Famous Scones and Greenhouse fresh-pressed juice from The Drake Hotel, VR demonstrations, International Co-productions, Meet the Locals, and Working in Toronto.
PRG provided LED screens, Lighting Packaging, Stage and Truss.
On Friday 30th September 2016, the AV Awards took place at a glamorous event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The awards, which celebrate the best product, projects, and people in the AV industry, was attended by a team from PRG XL Video, led by Executive VP & COO, EMEA, Gary Boyd.
Following the announcement of the shortlist for Production Product of the Year, sponsored by DB Systems, PRG’s GroundControl™ Followspot System was announced as the winner in the category which included products from Barco, Elation Professional, Sennheiser, X-Rite Photo and Video, and NewTek Inc.
The revolutionary product is already making waves across the production industry, particularly in the concert touring, theatre and television markets, and the judges commended the way the product is having a huge effect on the way lighting designers and producers design their shows and events.
The GroundControl™ Followspot System consists of a specially customized PRG Bad Boy spotlight which includes an in-built camera, and can be flown from rigging or mounted in locations around a venue which would not normally accomodate a followspot; a truss box which provides the link between the fixture and the controller; and the ground-based controller unit which can be operated from up to 610 metres away from the fixture.
GroundControl™ allows designers huge flexibility in where to locate their followspots and the operators can be safely located on the ground within the venue, without the need to climb rigging. In addition to the safety benefits, the GroundControl™ Followspot System also negates the need to remove seats to create traditional followspot positions – a revenue bonus for venues.
Gary Boyd comments: “I was delighted to accept the award for Production Product of the Year for GroundControl. The product is making huge waves across our industry, and we’re very proud to have developed this in-house. Our R&D team in Dallas have done an excellent job in creating a followspot system which is rapidly growing in popularity and demand!”
For a full list of the AV Awards Winners follow this link.
As Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour nears it's finale, we look back at our best shots from the shows. The PRG crew supported production designer Guy Pavelo's vision with lighting and video. Some of the gear highlights include the GroundControl Followspot System, PRG Mbox v4s, six dozen PRG Icon Beams, 22 PRG Best Boy Washes, 22 Best Boy HPs, 32 Bad Boy Spots, and an 83 ft wide curved video wall made up of PRG-provided Galaxia WinVision 9 tiles.
This summer, PRG Argentina proudly supported the III Edition of the Premios Platino, the most important movie award show for spanish speaking countries. This inaugural event was held at the brand new Punta del Este Convention and Exhibit Center in Uruguay
Punta del Este is known as the “St. Tropez of South America”, due to its beautiful beaches, upscale resorts and nightclubs. This new venue features 25 acres of land, can host 4,000 attendees, has a 72,000 sq ft exhibition hall and 646,000 sq ft of outdoor spaces.
The Award Show is organized by the Entidad de Gestion de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (EGEDA) in collaboration with the Federacion Iberoamericana de Productos Cinematograficos y Audiovisuales (FIPCA). Eight hundred movies from 23 countries participated in this edition of the Premios Platino. The gala was televised through CNN Español, TNT and TVE showcasing in 50 countries, reaching approximately 50 million homes.
Some of the most important acts were: Paulina Rubio, Natalia Oreiro, Diego Torres, Jesse & Joy, and several others.
PRG provided support for this prestigious event with lighting (indoor and outdoor), rigging and full technical services. Eight technicians were onsite for 14 days to assemble and support this event including: 223 moving lights, 154 Conventionals, 90 LED Lighting fixtures, 6 Spotlights and 515 meters of truss
Top 5 reasons you should upgrade to the NEW Mbox v4 Software.
1. Mbox’s revised user interface provides new controls for patching, output setup, mix setup, and preferences. And the UI now supports independent windows for each output plus the setup window.
2. Mbox v4 increases the number of playback layers in each version of the software, increases the maximum content size and output size to allow for 4K playback and output, enhances the pixel mapping (more pixels and new sources), allows for up to 32 independently mastered outputs (Mbox Designer).
3. Synchronization between outputs and servers has been greatly improved, allowing for perfect playback sync across multiple outputs of multiple servers.
4. As with previous versions of Mbox, v4 continues to support the ability to perform single-layer crossfades on every layer.
5. The texture effects in Mbox v4 have been enhanced to allow for better control with up to five modifiers per effect.
Check out some of the new features:
NEW Patch tab has the ability to see what universe/address each component of the server is patched to, as well as the current value for each parameter.
NEW Outputs tab shows the ability to add outputs, arrange those outputs on the Global Surface, assign outputs to displays, and finally assign output masters to the outputs.
The Mixes tab can be arranged on the Global Surface similarly to outputs. Mixes are used to help position, crop, scale, and rotate content.
Within the Preferences tab, all of the server’s preferences can now be edited in the Mbox application itself (and in Mbox Remote). Those preferences can be compared between servers and easily copied from one to another.
Seen below are three independent outputs in window mode. Six layers are currently playing, one spread across the Global Surface and the other five assigned to Mixes.
The same three outputs and highlights have the ability to have independent control over color, brightness, contrast, keystone, and shuttering for each output.
NEW capability of the Mbox Remote application to monitor Mixes.
Revised Pixel Mapping interface in Mbox Remote. As in previous versions of Mbox, pixel mapping Contexts can use the Global Surface as their source.
The pixel mapping in Mbox Remote shows that Contexts can also use Layers as a source - instead of the Global Surface.
The pixel mapping in Mbox Remote shows that Contexts can also use Mixes as a source.
Mbox v4 is available for download here!
License keys can be purchased from your local PRG office.
Updated Mbox hardware, running the Mbox Designer v4 software, is available for rental.
2016 marked the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest, one of Japan’s most popular role-playing computer game series, and for the first time, Dragon Quest was created into an original spectacle live show titled “Dragon Quest Live Spectacle Tour”. The show toured with great success in 5 cities from July 22 through August 31.
PRG Japan provided technical direction and production services for lighting, video, scenery, rigging, stage automation, flying effect and LED wrist bands.
London-based STUFISH designed the set and PRG Scenic Technologies in New Windsor made the DMX-control hoist system for the roll-down screens. PRG V476® control console was used to control the 52 roll-down screens to rise and lower individually and in groups, changing formations at each scene, and mapped video images projected on the screens created the digital scenery as the story on adventurous journey rolled on the stage.
PRG is announcing the appointment of Joseph T. Cirillo as its Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Cirillo will oversee all of the company's financial affairs and work closely withJere Harris and the other members of PRG's Senior Leadership Team directing the company's strategic growth and assisting in the Company's capital market transactions.
Prior to joining PRG, Cirillo was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Blyth, Inc., a multi-national consumer products company, where he was instrumental in the company’s growth and managed a variety of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and IPOs. Previously he held the role of Vice President, Reporting & Planning at Blyth, Inc.
“Joe comes with a strong finance and M&A background,” comments Jeremiah J. Harris, Chairman and CEO of PRG. “His experience with a multi-product, multi-national company will be an excellent fit for PRG. Joe will bring good experience and a fresh perspective to the team. We ran an exhaustive search process to find the right person to fill this important role and I am confident we have found that person.”
Cirillo also sees the connection between his career background and his work now at PRG. “I have extensive experience working with multi-national companies both at the corporate and operational levels, and I look forward to working with PRG to help address the exciting challenges of this rapidly expanding global business.”
He sees his role as CFO for PRG to include strengthening and growing PRG’s business. “Today’s CFO has quite logically evolved into much more than a number crunching, analytical assignment. It’s about rolling up your sleeves and carefully listening, partnering and collaborating with all disciplines within the organization to yield real value-added benefits -- better plans, better decisions and increased profits. And that's exactly what Jere and PRG want and something I intend to deliver”.
A graduate of Fordham University, Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and resides in New York where he has lived and worked throughout his career. He will be based out of PRG’s New Windsor, NY office. When not at work, he can be found running, mountain biking and spending time with his family.
PRG was onsite to #KickItTrackside in London, Ontario during the inaugural Trackside Festival, celebrating country music. Acts like Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Randy Houser, and more rocked Ontario’s Western Fair District July 1-2. PRG Canada was pleased to provide audio, lighting, and video support for the festival. Lighting for this event was designed by PRG Canada. Mike Manuel served as production manager for design. Branden Charlton served as production manager for PRG Canada. Produced by Live Nation Canada, Budweiser Gardens, London Music Hall and Western Fair District.
ELeague, the new professional eSports league formed by Turner & WME | IMG, celebrated their first championship in style. The event was held at Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta on July 29th-30th and broadcast live on TBS network and digital platforms. Pro competitive video gaming teams Fnatic, Virtus Pro, Na'vi, and Mousesports faced off in front of a captive crowd, where Virtus Pro emerged the victor of the inaugural season, and PRG got a front row seat, proudly supporting with integrated solutions for scenic, LED video, and lighting.
PRG invites you to come try out the award-winning PRG GroundControl Followspot System and other proprietary PRG products at the PRG Lighting Product Showcase August 9-10 at our Atlanta location. This showcase will feature a full demo of the PRG GroundControl Followspot System, as well as PRG Best Boy, Bad Boy, and Series 400 products.
The PRG GroundControl Followspot System won the Live Design 2015-2016 Products of the Year Award for Best New Followspot and is continually getting buzz in major trade journals for its innovative applications.
The two-day showcase will take place at the PRG Atlanta office at 1053 Willingham Drive, Atlanta, GA. The August 9th showcase is from 1 PM - 4 PM, by appointment only. Please contact Kerry Keenan at email@example.com to make an appointment for a private demonstration (limited availability). The August 10th showcase is open to the public and runs from 9 AM to 2 PM EST.
PRG Atlanta Lighting Product Showcase
Demo PRG GroundControl, Best Boy, Bad Boy, and Series 400
August 9th - 1 PM - 4 PM, By Appointment Only; Contact Kerry Keenan firstname.lastname@example.org
August 10th - 9 AM - 2 PM, Open to the Public
Hosted at the PRG Atlanta location, 1053 Willingham Drive, Atlanta, GA
GroundControl on Springsteen's Take Me to the River Tour via Lighting and Sound America - Excerpt: "It can do anything a regular followspot can do, but a lot of those functions also can be controlled by the console operator; for instance, if you want an extremely smooth fade that's insynch across five lights, it can happen in a way that five human operated lights rarely can do in lockstep with one another." Jeff Ravitz, Production Designer for Springsteen
Shakespeare Live! from the RSC with Technical Support from PRG XL Video - Excerpt: "We do not have traditional followspot positions in the auditorium, so this new GroundControl technology, enabled is to include bright spotlights in the production without having any seat-kill. It really helped us achieve the result we wanted without adversely affecting the production." David Tanqueray, Theatre Production Manager for Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Production Resource Group (PRG) is proud to announce they have joined the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) sponsorship family. PRG’s New York-based Media Services group will serve as the official video partner for CEMA and the 2016 Summit by providing video production services.
PRG will be providing video support for the duration of the event, including lighting, grip, cameras, and editing needs. The result will be a selection of videos created exclusively for the event, including kickoff, daily recap videos, promotional videos, recorded interviews, and custom CEMA animations. In addition, PRG will create video content to help promote CEMA through social media channels.
PRG intends to create a case study based upon the results from the video content marketing strategy they created in collaboration with CEMA. PRG then plans to present this case study during a breakout session at the CEMA Summit in 2017. In the future, PRG and CEMA hope to work together to provide new educational content for the event marketing field, including additional video content and curated catalogues of presentations based upon the success of this partnership.
“We’re delighted for the opportunity to serve as a CEMA sponsor,” says Matthew Carson, Vice President of Agency Channel Support at PRG. “CEMA is one of the top professional event organizations in the country, and we’re excited to work with them during this year’s Summit, and on additional upcoming events. Our team is known for bringing world class integrated event solutions to our clients, and we’re excited for the opportunity to promote awareness of CEMA’s educational offerings through content produced by PRG Media Services.”
The CEMA Summit 2016 took place July 17-19 at the Mariott Newport Beach Resort and Spa in Newport Beach, CA.
Above: Day 2 video from CEMA Summit, shot and edited onsite by PRG Media Services
About CEMA A voice for the industry, CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association) is the premier community for event marketing professionals, association peers and partners. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA creates solutions to business issues. For more information, please visit http://www.cemaonline.com or call (916)-740-3623.