Club Venues – Video/Lighting: ALTA Nightclub Taichung, Taiwan
In order to emphasize on the 30 foot-high ceiling in ALTA, the joint-design team consisting of theLOOP Production and E-Tai Space Design chose the concept of “flower” as its theme and centerpiece as it captures the feminine aspect of “ALTA” perfectly.
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Club Venues – Audio: ALTA Nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan
The major challenge of the project is the rectangular nature of the venue. ALTA’s interior is wide and tall, precisely 122 ft in length, 84 ft in width, with an impressive 30 ft in height. In order to deliver the most extravagant visual impact, theLOOP Production placed the stage on the longer side of the room. Although the main display can benefit from the great length, this posed the audio engineers with great challenges. The design team at Winly Sound Engineering had chosen L-Acoustics sound systems for the project in order to deliver the task.
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Theatres/Performing Arts Venues – Video/Lighting: Cincinnati Music Hall
Built in 1878, Cincinnati Music Hall has long housed performances by the Cincinnati Ballet, Symphony Orchestra, Opera and more. For the renovation, the Opera in particular was sensitive to dimming, color temperature and light quality of the venue’s iconic chandelier and proscenium lights. ETC was able to meet their high quality demands with ArcLamp. The LED fixture marries the energy-saving aspects of LEDs with ultra-smooth dimming. The theatre can still go to absolute zero without any steps in dimming.
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Theatres/Performing Arts Venues – Audio: American Repertory Theater
A recipient of nineteen Tony Awards, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts is widely recognized as a focal point for artistic and technological innovation. A.R.T. recently acquired an extensive Meyer Sound system consisting of a D-Mitri digital audio platform and a complement of 88 self-powered loudspeakers, including new LINA line arrays and an immersive surround setup incorporating proprietary IntelligentDC technology.
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Arenas/Stadiums – Video/Lighting: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
At Little Caesars Arena in Detroi, lighting and multi-media design firm, Illuminating Concepts (IC), was the lighting designer on the project, responsible for lighting the public spaces through to the theatrical lighting in the bowl. IC brought in production design company Crossfade Design to handle the theatrical lighting elements, including the dynamic ceiling, a 43,000-square-foot wire SkyDeck Tension Grid grid onto which nearly 1,700 custom LED strip lights from Elation Professional are mounted.
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Arenas/Stadiums – Audio: Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center, home to the NHL Philadelphia Flyers and the NBA Philadelphia 76ers, made a significant investment in a modern, flexible sound system in order to continue offering their fans a highly engaging game day experience. New Jersey-based integrator Diversified chose a rider-friendly L-Acoustics K2 system for its flexibility, its high-impact SPL and its small footprint.
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Themed/Experiential Venues – Video/Lighting: Empire State Realty Trust's 250 West 57th Street Lobby
When Anthony Malkin, the chairman and chief executive officer of Empire State Realty Trust, set out to renovate the 537,839-square-foot office building at 250 West 57th Street last year, he wanted a lobby on its own to attract higher-paying tenants. Electrosonic, VER and Tactical Manoeuvre collaborated on the new Gensler-designed lobby, featuring a 75.7' x 7.8' art installation in the form of an 8K LED screen created by VER on the lobby ceiling.
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Themed/Experiential Venues – Audio: SPYSCAPE, New York City
SPYSCAPE is a $50 million experiential and highly interactive espionage museum in Manhattan that shows the many facets of the spy-vs-spy gamethrough exhibits allowing guests to test their own spy abilities whilst learning about the history of the spy trades. The technical installation includes L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology deployed across two main rooms of the 60,000-square-foot Midtown venue.
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Museum/Exhibits – Video/Lighting: Lighting Design for Wiess Energy Hall – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The new Wiess Energy Hall is the most contemporary, comprehensive, and technologically advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy anywhere in the world. An intensive 3-year design process made this 30,000 square feet of permanent exhibition a showcase for museum lighting design. Lighting design concepts were conceived together with the exhibit designer Paul Bernhard Exhibits and Consulting who produced photorealistic renderings of the exhibits prior to construction. Christensen Lighting worked closely with the team, providing guidance to realistically integrate lighting into the renderings.
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Museum/Exhibits – Audio: Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Virtual Reality Installation
Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s first venture into virtual reality (VR), entitled “CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)”, immerses a participant in the experience of refugees and immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border. To create the levels required for close realism, the custom VR technology deployed for the VR installation includes massive Meyer Sound loudspeakers capable of producing very high sound pressure at frequencies extending below the threshold of hearing.
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Temporary Video Installation: The Antarctic Dome, Coachella 2017
Obscura was asked by Goldenvoice to build an epic experience for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Working with Pacific Domes, they built a 120′ dome called The Antarctic — the largest geodesic projection dome in the world — and produced "Chrysalis," an 8-minute audiovisual program to be projected at massive scale in full 360º for audiences of 500 throughout the weekend.
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Temporary Lighting Installation: Four Nights, 250 Mayors
For four consecutive days, while 250 United States mayors convened to discuss the priorities of America’s cities, Port Lighting Systems’ Event Lighting & Production Services team perfected four separate indoor and outdoor locations for the four consecutive nights of events designed to showcase the best of Boston.
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