The New York City Ballet’s (NYCB) Annual Art Series continues its commitment to “cross-pollinate the disciplines of performing and visual arts – and their audiences.” The art series, now in its fifth year, invites leading and emerging artists to collaborate and create site-specific art in the NYCB’s Lincoln Center home during the winter season. This year, NYCB and creative agency Hugo & Marie, turned to SenovvA for projection expertise to deliver Finnish artist Santtu Mustonen’s astonishing atmospheric digital art installation, Cross Pollination. Located on the David H. Koch Theater Promenade, Mustonen’s large-scale video installation was produced from a series of original digitally altered paintings that transcend a sense of motion within his dynamic pieces.
SenovvA’s Dave Taylor & Frank McMinn provided LED & projection technology for the 89th Annual Academy Awards broadcast LIVE on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, February 26, 2017. The award ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and honored the best films of 2016.
BCS (before computer simulations) current events were considered about as popular as watching grass grow, aside from discussions and role playing in school. There was no active participation. Games were played mainly outside in a park, with the exception of board games or crossword puzzles inside the house.
Fast forwarding to the present, students are most fortunate to be actively immersed in a ﬁctionalized AV simulation based on a real-life event: the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Thus was developed the Situation Room Experience (SRE) at the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries that are located, respectively, in Simi Valley CA and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX.
SenovvA was first introduced in 2015 to Oblong’s Mezzanine Infopresence System, a dynamic, multi-surface, visual collaboration platform that immerses users in live video, presentations, applications and much more. SenovvA quickly recognized an opportunity to push this multi-screen, collaborative, data-sharing platform beyond its original boardroom design and into a live show environment. With Oblong’s approval and support, SenovvA co-developed and engineered a robust solution to the existing Mezzanine platform. Watch Teaser
The room is buzzing with energy. News reports are flashing across the screen. The networks are racing for the latest scoop. Confusion and chaos are threatening to spread in the aftermath of a crisis. Someone asks, “What are we going to do?” Now all eyes in the room are fixed on you. This is the Situation Room Experience at the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries. Watch Trailer
In early 2016, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, California, asked SenovvA to help design a cutting-edge, interactive learning environment called The Situation Room Experience. This 90-minute simulation challenges high school and university students to manage a fictional international foreign policy crisis, making key governmental decisions and reporting on events as they happen.
For the past three years, Samsung and McKinney have trusted SenovvA to deliver their high-profile press conference and product launch showcase at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event held on January 4, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Watch Teaser
SenovvA’s live entertainment producing experience was at full throttle for this year’s event. SenovvA’s team coordinated with multiple subcontractors to construct custom-fabricated scenic elements along with five different types of automation, which included nine trucks of gear and 100 crew-members. SenovvA was able to fulfill extremely high client expectations and produce a flawless event that showcased the featured products while highlighting the executives launch presentations.
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) held their annual fundraiser at the Pacific Design Center on October 6th, 2016 in West Hollywood, at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck. SenovvA has proudly been supporting this charity for over 10 years with professional, top-notch production staff and equipment at a reduced cost. SenovvA Project Manager Chris Veluz said, “The idea is to put more of the money into PPLA’s work and less into the production of the fundraiser. But the quality of the production still has to be world-class. That’s where we come in.”
Veteran Executive Producer Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions selected SenovvA, to provide display expertise services for the Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on September 24, 2016. Frank McMinn, President, SenovvA asserted, “ Don has a long history producing programs of the highest profile… whether it’s a special event involving the President of the United States, The Emmy’s, The Oscars or the Super Bowl Halftime Show…. he and his team are the best in the business and we’re always ready to support them.”
SenovvA was a proud sponsor and thrilled to host SEGD’s Digital Foundations Bootcamp at their Los Angeles Headquarters. This was the annual “Xplorer” event that focused on digital workflow and practices in the experiential graphic design field. The audience was SEGD team members looking to gain insight and skills in the digital design processes, as EGD makes the transformation of adopting digital workflow and practices. Members of SEGD are responsible for the visual graphic design of everything from signage to experiential public spaces.
The theatre inspiraTO festival 2016 was a huge success. It is now three years since SenovvA decided to become a sponsor and donated all the projection technology and professional advise for the festival. We would like to express our appreciation for all the ongoing commitment and support SenovvA is providing. Thanks to your help, inspiraTO festival became widely known for its digital set design and production. Most of our staged plays are written by American playwrights, who come to Toronto to see the their play on stage. Without exception, the digital set projection aspect of the staging is being highly praised…”as stunning”. The management of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts of Sheridan College and Theatre Operations, Uof T was so impressed that they decided to follow our example and asked us for assistance. So has Brott Opera in Hamilton, who reached out to theatre inspiraTO and SenovvA’s Dave Crainford and asked for assistance with the staging of La Boheme.