Jim Janninck and I are really excited about the breadth of projects we have for our annual Geekout during Infocomm!
June 7 UPDATE: Stick around right after the geekout for a Themed Entertainment Association reception with food, drink and bowling!
Here's the talks (in order of submission):
Show Control Pushing IT: A Case Study in Large Show Control Networks for Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi
Presented by: Mitchell Schuh of Smart Monkeys
Exploring how specific user requirements for show control networks push traditional IT systems in directions that are outside of their traditional use cases. The WB Abu Dhabi project consists of 13 primary edge locations plus a core that are tasked with distributing data in a redundant yet segregated fashion. With over 120 switches, the challenges presented by the client forced specific topologies and architectures that are both not traditional for Show Control but also present specific difficulties for IT systems, mainly latency and long term management.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood
Presented by: Drew Dalzell and Ian Burch of Diablosound
Sound, video, and lighting control for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, using Alcorn McBride vCore, Qlab, Brightsign, Martin M5.
Presented by: Robert Schoneman of Blumenthal Performing Arts
In the one man show Basic Training, Kahlil Ashanti plays about 50 different characters. QLab is used to control the light board, sound board and fire all of the sound effects. Once programming and rehearsals were finished, the show was run by the Stage Manager every night with just a GO button. Audio console was a Yamaha O1V, Lighting console was an ETC ION.
Strike Force at Binhai Aircraft Carrier Theme Park
Presented by Marc Rosenthal of Personal Creations
Another chapter in diplomacy wherein the Chinese turn a Russian aircraft carrier into a theme park and bring in Americans to provide the entertainment. Mirage Entertainment’s Strike Force is a water based stunt show with giant flame effects, barrel launches, water canons, falling towers, man on fire burns, pyro, the ship’s massive gun turrets, rocket launchers and anit-aircraft weaponry. Show control system includes safety/ignition feedback, sensors, relay modules, E-Stop, scheduling, audio announcements, timecode, mon storing, deadman switches, interfacing to Chinese built effects and ship control. The system is run using Barco/Medialon Manager.