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Production at One Thing Conference ...

Over Christmas and New Year Resource Group was busy preparing for the One Thing Conference
for iHOPKC in Kansas City. This was their largest conference with 37,000 registrations.
Set up was extensive and started back on Dec 21st with a pre load and rig set up unloading
10 semis of equipment on the first day.

Load in at One Thing

Over the next 6 days the Kansas City Convention Center was transformed from grey concrete
to a conference ready for tens of thousands of people.

Setup at onething

The final touches being all the drapes hung from the ceilings, carpeting and house lights over
1200ft of floor space. The center is almost 300t wide and 1200ft long with lighting trusses
down the center of the whole venue and multiple Line arrays combined with 12k Christie HD
video projectors to provide the final show and event look and feel for the week of One Thing 2013.

One Thing Conference

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Resource Group AV using graphical ...

Marketing changes – new staff and new ideas. You will start to see a lot more poster and pictorial ads about Resource Group AV, based on events that we have produced some recently and some over the last few years.

The idea behind the pictures was decided upon as a way to let prospective clients see the range and scope of projects that Resource Group AV has previously done and what they can do in the future.

This weekend launched the graphic below on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. The picture was one of a series taken at Chicago All State Arena, and shows the most moving lights up to that time, with 800 movers over the stage and over the floor area of the arena.

Stephen Brown
Production Director
Tel: 863 701 2010

Resource Group AV call me grphic

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Mack Daddy list of resources ...

While I was looking at some details on film making this weekend I came across this awesome site with prolific links and detail on film making resources that it was too good an opportunity to not pass on to others.

To read the full list of resources clink this link: Mack Daddy list of resources for filmmakers

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10 point checklist before buying ...

So you are about to invest in a video projector for your venue or room.
Here are 10 key facts to think about before you buy anything.


1. Before you choose any projector, firstly decide what the application and future use is going to be. Decide what it will have to do and what will be shown on it.

2. Where will the screen or screens be placed? Do you want one large screen across the stage, or screens left and right. Is the screen in the middle going to be used for eye candy or imag presentations, while the left right screens are only for camera imag?

3. The next question is what size screen do you need. Obviously the larger the better. But as you go bigger, ¬†you are affecting the decision of question #1. Most of the new screens are based on the 9×16 format commonly called widescreen. However one drawback to this is that if you have a lot of presenters or speakers that are to be shown then you will have a lot of blank real estate space around the presenters.

4. Natural light – How much natural daylight comes into the venue will affect the decision on the brightness or ansi lumens of the projector. How much lumen output you need depends upon; the level of ambient room light in your room, the size of the image and what the quality of the projection screen is.

5. Is there enough space behind the screen for the projector to be hidden from view or will the projector have to be mounted and used from the front? Whenever you are using front projection one of the things to be aware of is the noise of the fans in the projector.

6. What lens will you need? To maintain maximum brightness have the shortest throw lens possible without distortion and obviously one that will allow installation to be easy.

7. If you are planning on multiple projectors; do they all show the same picture or do you need graphics on one screen and imag on another?

8. What cabling will you use from the switcher to the projector? HDMi, DVi, SDi, VGA, Cat 5 wiring?

9. How will you turn the projectors on and off or do you plan to leave them on all the time? Alternatively some projectors allow you to program them so that they turn on and off at certain times per day.

10. Finally go back to #1 and decide whether the projector you are choosing is going to be upgradeable for future uses.

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