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Democratic National Convention Case Study - GES

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The Democratic National Convention (DNC needed an event specialist to supply television broadcast quality lighting systems and elaborate stage scenery for the 2008 convention. To ensure the highest quality production, GES partnered with PRG, the recognized leader in audio visual and theatrical production services. Together, the teams succeeded in transforming two high-profile sports venues into convention arenas which set the stage for a memorable and historic event

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Democratic National Convention Case Study - GES

  1. 1. Case Study | DNCWorld-class audio visual servicesunite multiple venues for the 2008Democratic National ConventionOverviewThe Democratic National Convention (DNC), a series of presi-dential nominating conventions held every four years, neededan event specialist to supply television broadcast quality lightingsystems and elaborate stage scenery for the 2008 convention.To ensure the highest quality production, Global ExperienceSpecialists (GES) partnered with PRG, the recognized leader inaudio visual and theatrical production services. Together, theteams succeeded in transforming two high-profile sports venuesinto convention arenas which set the stage for a memorable andhistoric event.ges.com | 800.424.6224©2011 Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES)
  2. 2. Case Study | DNCObjectives• Mobilize event production services in two locations simultaneously — the Pepsi Center and INVESCO Field.• Coordinate, assemble and install two robust lighting systems in tandem for global television broadcast.• Design and construct detailed stage scenery for two unique venues.• Maintain strict production deadlines while meeting stringent green mandates.Solutions• Two production-grade lighting control consoles programmed more than 800 automated lighting fixtures.• Temporary power and data distribution systems circulated power and control signals for sophisticated lighting systems and other remote devices.• Additional production support for conventional lighting fixtures, trusses and follow spots.• Eco-friendly materials included carpet made of 40% post consumer waste, soy-based paint and low VOC glues.Results• Designed and fabricated complex stage scenery for two high- profile venues while meeting stringent eco-friendly standards.• Successfully installed two advanced lighting systems with temporary power and data distribution for global television broadcast and maintained critical production timelines.• Reduced project carbon footprint by recycling 75–90% of stage scenery, substrates and structure.• Supported local community by donating carpet from the event to Habitat for Humanity and FEMA.ges.com | 800.424.6224©2011 Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES)

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