Markey's Adds to the WOW Factor of the 2013 Mira Awards


TechPoint held the biggest Mira Awards ceremony yet, with more award categories and attendees than ever before. Markey's Rental & Staging, the Exclusive Audiovisual Production Company of TechPoint, created the staging and provided audiovisual support in the form of lighting, projection, I-Mag and video recording, partnering with Positive Energy Events.

The event was held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis with an interesting format:  prior to the awards was a cocktail and interactive dinner hour, as well as a silent auction and photo station.  Markey's utilized 20 Chauvet WELL lights and 30 Slimpar 64 LED fixtures for dramatic uplighting throughout the Foyers and Grand Ballrooms 1-5.  Panels of  sheer, mesh white drape with silver patterns were draped in strategic locations on some walls, further dressing up these areas.

All guests and award finalists then moved to the adjoining ballroom for the awards presentation, hosted by new TechPoint CEO Michael Langellier.  Markey's stage design reflected the hip look needed for a technology awards show celebrating innovation. 

The backdrop was a textured mesh layered over black drape, lit with Martin Mac 700 Profile moving lights and Arri Theatre 1ks in jewel colors.  A clear acrylic lectern gave a modern look without detracting from the other decorative elements.  Four pleated columns were lit from inside with Martin Stagebars, giving depth and height to the stage.  The main stage was flanked by gray drape with 16' x 9' screens, so that all 1,000 guests would have a great view of the action on stage.  Markey's projected video, finalist names and logos with Siri's voiceover, and sponsor logos.  A GOBO of event sponsor BKD Advisors was projected onto the side walls of the ballroom.

After all winners were announced, the After Party began, complete with live band, magician, and dessert.  The challenge here was to quickly turn Ballrooms 1-5 from the Dinner Party to the After Party while the awards ceremony was taking place– adding another 40 uplights (wireless chauvets, water lights, and stagebars) to enhance the party atmosphere in one hour. It was accomplished nicely and the After Party began!

Photo courtesy of Banayote Photography 



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