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2013 OCADA Orange County International Auto Show Annual Luncheon

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The Orange County Automobile Dealers Association hosted their annual meeting and auto show preview event highlighting the strengthening of the auto industry in Southern California and progress in providing valuable scholarships to young technicians attempting to enter the automotive industry. The Showpros Group was called on to produce the event featuring a keynote by decorated Navy Seal, Marcus Luttrell.

For the event The Showpros handled staging, crew, lighting, sound, projection (using an 11′ x 16′ screen), and show control.

VENUE: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
DATE: October, 2013

ACG Los Angeles 2013 Business Conference

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ACG Los Angeles took over the Beverly Hilton Hotel for their annual, two-day, deal-flow and finance conference. The sold-out conference spanned most of the hotel’s ballroom and meeting spaces for general sessions, keynotes speakers, including President Bill Clinton, breakout sessions, and private equity showcase.

The Showpros was enlisted by ACG Los Angeles to provide creative services, assist in content development, post-production of media and videos, as well as staging, on-site production crew coordination, staging, lighting, sound, projection and show control.

On the main-stage our multi-image set included two ‘7x’14 side screens (HD projection), two “70 LCD displays in vertical, an “80 LCD display on center stage and our Digital Podium – all operating together and separately to reinforce the speakers and panel discussions.

VENUE: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

The Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County 22nd Annual Awards

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For the 22nd year, The Showpros Group was called on to produce the the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County Annual Awards. President and Executive Director Bobby McDonald commented that, “John Brown and The Showpros have been my trusted go-to event producers for years. They know exactly how to make every event spectacular.”

Prior to the the awards event The Showpros provided scripting, pre-show production, creative direction, and content development. On-site The Showpros handled stage management, show control and sound plus providing grip crew.

The Black Chambers annual event honors businesses, individuals and veterans’ that demonstrate incredible support for creating opportunity within the community.

VENUE: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Showpros Production-BSA Orange County 2013 Eagle Scout Recognition

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The Showpros, Orange County’s premier event production company, were tapped to produce the annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner for the BSA Orange County Council. Attended by more than 400 guests this sold-out event featured the honoring of current and past recipients of the Order of the Eagle Scout.

The Showpros worked with BSA prior to the event in creating the right environment for this prestigious evening – and on day-of, managed move-in, staging, lighting, projection, sound and front and back of house.

During the live-show our production team worked with the event photographer to assemble a 3 1/2 minute video, a musical collage featuring photos taken at the event. The video was the featured closing for the evening.

VENUE: Crown Plaza Hotel – Garden Grove, CA

California Bank & Trust Commecial Conference Production

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The Showpros got the call to produce the annual, internal conference for the Commercial Banking practice of California Bank & Trust, a day-and-a-half meeting that included an awards dinner and 3/4 day series of seminars.

Over the course of two months we helped their executive team develop a “baseball” theme, created logos, art and style guides, shot and produced four, five-minute client testimonials as well as designed the awards and conference sets and managed all portions of the event itself (lighting, staging, show control, photography, sound and projection).

VENUE: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort – Carlsbad, CA

BSA Orange County Council Annual Recognition Dinner

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BSA Orange County Council, a 25-year Showpros client, once again asked for our expertise in producing their annual recognition dinner and awards. The event honors their Silver Beaver recipients and other Scouting VIPs. Ahead of the event we worked with BSA to produce the honoree videos, look and feel for the event and show-flow. During the live event we provided sound, lighting and visual effects plus show and crew control.

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Garden Grove, CA

Laguna Art Museum Art Auction 2013

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The Showpros, Orange County’s premier event production company, got the call to help Laguna Art Museum (LAM) produce their annual art auction followed by a “California Underground Club” themed after-party. The event showcased works of art from over 100 premier California artists such as Charles Arnoldi, Tony DeLap, Laddie John Dill, Manny Farber, Joe Goode, Helen Lundeberg, and Kim McConnel. The three-part event included a silent auction, a live auction and post-auction party.

Ahead of the event we worked with LAM to create the imagery to showcase the art during the live auction, and design a sound, lighting and visual package that would work for all three segments of the evening. Once on-site we provided:

Visual: Two 80″ + one 65″ truss mounted LED screens, controlled via “Watchout” playback system for live auction and special effects, projected special effects in museum entry/registration.
Lighting: High-intensity architectural lighting inside and out, wireless par can lighting for the underground club, and stage and podium feature lighting.
Sound: Sound reinforcement to four silent auction galleries plus the live auction main gallery/underground club, podium and wireless mic’s, digital mixer and sound engineer.

Following the event we heard from Sarah Strozza, Director of Special Events, Laguna Art Museum. She wrote, “I heard nothing but wonderful things about the services you provided and your very professional staff. People were raving about the decor, the lights on the building, and the overall set up. As always, you killed it and it was a pleasure working with you! . . . I’m pleased to report that the event was a huge success and we thank you for playing a crucial role in that accomplishment! This year was a record-breaking year making it Laguna Art Museum’s most successful Auction […]

CHOC “Cherishes Children 2013” Gala

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The Children’s Hospital of Orange County hosted a major fund-raising gala dinner and live auction. As part of the staging they would be using 10′ tall by 120′ wide LED video wall. We were contacted by the show producer to create and produce the visual and digital media elements and provided creative control/programing using Dataton Watchout© to take advantage of the spectacular size of the  video wall. Using Watchout we treated the wall as seven individual screens and and then seamlessly constructed graphics and video elements that spanned the entire wall or appeared as a screen within a screen.

VENUE: Islands Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

2012 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards

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Each year The Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that best retain their value over the first five years (60 months) of new-vehicle ownership. Our role was to help KBB create an exciting and vibrant atmosphere that spoke to the quality of people and automobiles they would honor. In addition to presenting the awards KBB required a highly social space for their VIPs to mingle in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Our team produced the multi-HD screen award presentation videos, orchestrated lighting, sound systems, music and provided stage direction and show control.

VENUE: Target Terrace, L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA

TEDx Orange Coast 2012

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The organizers of TEDx Orange Coast had a mission – “To help turn inspiring ideas in action.” What they needed was a venue, stage and show as inspiring as the ideas presented. Within the world-class backdrop of the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall they brought together more than 30 presenters (spoken word, music, dance and audience participation).

The Showpros was tapped to direct the event, provide stage management and coordinate the multiple professionals and vendors supporting the day. Showpros managed pre-show scripting and production, move-in, rehearsals, and stage management, lighting, sound and multi-media projection.

During the course of the event our team installed several hundred yards of ethernet cable to accommodate the many technologies being used by the presenters including confidence monitors, controlling their presentation from the stage via iPad, and streaming the event live (three HD video cameras).

VENUE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California