For a number of reasons, we have decided to cancel our geekout for 2018. We are planning to be back in 2019 in Orlando!
UPDATE APRIL 30:
For a number of reasons, we have decided to cancel our geekout for 2018. We plan to be back in 2019 in Orlando!
Jim Janninck (Timberspring) and I will be once again hosting our annual Show Control Case Studies Geekout tentatively on the evening of Thursday June 7, 2018 during Infocomm in Las Vegas (location to be determined). Here's a wrapup of last year's session.
We are looking for 15-20 minute (max) presentations on a real show control project, meaning two or more entertainment disciplines connected together (lighting and sound, sound and video, pyro and a performer, etc).
Submissions must be submitted here by 9am NYC time Tuesday May 1 2018.
Jim and I will evaluate and select the projects, and in the case that we have more good presentations than we can fit, the earliest valid submission will get priority, so get those proposals in soon.
Jim Janninck's and my annual Geekout during Infocomm this year was the best yet! More than 50 people came and watched four great presentations; and afterwards we joined a Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) mixer just outside the doors.
A very special thanks to Loren Barrows of Alcorn McBride and Eric Cantrell of Medialon/Barco, who sponsored our space and also created the TEA mixer. Eric also brought a Barco Clickshare that saved the presentation from problems in the house video system.
First up was Mitchell Schuh of Smart Monkeys, who presented "Show Control Pushing IT: A Case Study in Large Show Control Networks for Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi".
Next was Drew Dalzell and Ian Burch of Diablosound presenting Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood
Third was Robert Schoneman of Blumenthal Performing Arts who presented on the one man show Basic Training.
And finally was Marc Rosenthal of Personal Creations, who presented on his work on the Strike Force at Binhai Aircraft Carrier Theme Park.
All the presentations were great, and Jim and I extend a special thanks to all the presenters:
We will be looking for presentations again next spring; watch this space and the show control mailing list for more info.