Orlando 2015 Show Control Case Studies and Geekout during Infocomm!

We've got a great line up for Jim Janninck's and my (now-annual) Geekout at Infocomm!  The free and open-to-all event will be held at The Melrose Center in downtown Orlando at 101 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 at 6pm SHARP (we have to be out of the space by 7:30) June 18th, 2015.  

Here's the talks (in order of submission):

Celebrate America

Presenter: Tyler Gothier, CTS

Celebrate America is one of the largest family-friendly events in the Sacramento area.  The production includes a patriotic musical with over 150 cast members, a Black Hawk Helicopter presentation, Navy Seals Parachuting onto the venue, and concludes with a spectacular aerial fireworks display.


Presenter: Joseph White, CTS, Senior Sales Engineer, Alcorn McBride Inc.

DreamPlay by DreamWorks in the City of Dreams Manila is the first Family Entertainment Center based on characters from DreamWorks. It uses media heavy guest interaction to entertain kids and adults alike for hours. It represented many unique challenges for show control from the sheer number of devices to direct interactions with guests expecting a magical escape from reality into the DreamWorks universe. A magic talking mirror, animated characters interacting with live actors, and a challenge not to wake a sleeping ogre work together to bring the world of DreamWorks to life in Manila!

Lifepoint Church

Presenter:  Paul D. Henderson, Ph.D., Design Principal, Wave

WAVE designed and implemented a new central campus for Lifepoint Church in Fredericksburg, VA, including a new 1000-seat broadcast auditorium, overflow and breakout spaces, offices, and circulation spaces. In addition to full audio, video, lighting and IT design, WAVE implemented a show control system to manage all auditoriums, conference rooms, and lobbies. A network of multiple Medialon Showmaster controllers provides control of all displays, digital signage, audio processing, and architectural lighting. This allows the playback of interactive multimedia shows in the lobbies, touch-panel controls of all equipment for casual users, and full-building supervision of equipment.

Presenter: Kevin A. Zevchik, US Manager, AV Stumpfl

The T-Rex Cafe’ at the new Disney Springs (formally Downtown Disney) in Walt Disney World was ready for a revamp of their ceiling projection and animatronic control system.  A Wings AV platform replaced a dated 5 projector blend with a brand new 2 10k lumen laser projector blend utilizing VIOSO camera calibration to keep the projectors in blend and alignment without ever touching them.  Moreover, the control system for 24 animatronic dinosaurs was upgraded to a new high amperage relay module system and a front-end system using a wireless iPad to facilitate the dinos, special effects, and a tour that is offered to school and children groups.  

Close parking to the venue is Melrose Center Parking is directly across the street from the Main Library in the Library Garage 112 E Central Blvd. $2/hr, $15/day, open 24/7.

At 8pm we will start drinking, um I mean meet to further geekout at Ceviche Tapas 125 W Church Street. Late night mini-golf is not out of the question either.

I'll post any updates on the day of the event on my twitter feed.  Hope to see you there!