Portfolio > Corporate Party-Shrine Auditorium
Production Designer: Duke Dufree, Assistant Production Designer: Lynn Grant; Lighting Designer: Tim Miller; Technical Director: Ed Ramos;
Fabrication: Mendenhall Productions; Producers: Deb Falb, Kevin Glenn, Christina Wilde.
The party started out with signage featuring a steaming burger, company taglines and concert posters. I learned a ton, for instance, that 3500 lbs G-Blocks held up a series of truss arches seen throughout the venue. They held up signage, video and LED screens. All the posters were printed in LA by Mendenhall Productions.http://www.mendenhallproductions.com/
This Dodge was very loud with a souped up racing engine. I think it's actually a car that the owner races.
Love this car. In high school, my boyfriend's dad had a 1967 split window Corvette like this, but in red. We took it to prom senior year. Very classy!
Isn't this a beautiful car. The cars were divided into two groups. One side sat on red and white carpet. The other side white carpet with checkered vinyl floor.
Duke designed two sets of periaktoi for inside and outside the venue. They have customer quotes and pics of various stores from different time periods.
The awards stage had a huge LED screen, rear projected screen and big company sign. The background is a bit washed out in this photo, but the lighting on the swags was beautiful.
Guess who was the headliner? (I think I know two of their songs.) The band had it's own impressive lighting and pyrotechnic show.
Bassist's outfit is very reptilian, so fashionable. And there he is doing his signature move with the tongue.
When the guests went into the concert, we got busy switching out the dinner service with the after party items. The furniture was stored "backstage" during the dinner.
Here you can see the swags above the auditorium floor. Below them hang the 36 classic rock-n-roll posters. All part of the rock night club look.I had a good time sourcing all those posters.
After the concert, at the entrance to the Shrine Auditorium, guests were met with periaktoi (3 sided structures) lit internally with red light. The Shrine lobby itself is beautiful but these made it magical. I learned a lot about lighting on this job.
One of two neon bars, we painted the backdrop with flourescent Wildfire paint and lit them with LED black lights. The tufted bar was lined with purple rope lights.