The 86th Annual Academy Awards featured SenovvA technology on the red carpet, on stage, and backstage in the green room. Our 2014 crew included Frank McMinn, Dave Taylor, Eric Leverton, Joe Sebenius, Jim Agnor, Bill Starnes, Luke Frey, Scott Goegebuer and Coty Shipe. SenovvA’s Senior Projection Engineer Dave Taylor celebrated 25 years on the show along with President Frank McMinn in his 21st year. “This year’s show called for a nice mix of LED and Projection technology,” said Dave Taylor, “we were happy to have been able to successfully deliver the end product envisioned by the designer and producers.”
Projection systems integrated into the Oscars broadcast included two Christie HD 18 projectors used for house screens flown high above the audience left and right. Three Barco HDF-W26 26,000-lumen and WUXGA HD DLP Projectors recreated the image for the “Best Picture” Screen on stage. Six Barco HDQ-2K40 40,000-lumen and 2K (HD-Digital Cinema) DLP Projectors were used for the Proscenium projection and “Wizard of Oz” number.
LED systems included 288 Revolution RD3 LED tiles that were used in the two rolling screens utilized for several of the packages, including the In Memoriam package. The Cyclorama Screen was 70’ wide x 35’ tall and made up of 595 WinVision 9.75mm LED panels.
“We were pleased to work with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences again this year, “ said CEO Kevin Harvey, “our entire crew is dedicated to excellence in everything we do and we are proud to be associated with Hollywood’s biggest night.”