Wigs & Wishes

Wigs & Wishes

Wigs & Wishes

Event Technology
#audio system #children #engineering #families #friends are by your side #hd #led video wall #lighting #load-in #martino cartier #performances #production #satellite displays #support #wigs #wishes
Wigs and Wishes is an annual event hosted by celebrity hair stylist Martino Cartier and the organization he launched, Friends Are by Your Side. The goal of the organization is to restore dignity to women who lost their hair to chemotherapy by providing them with beautifully-styled wigs. It is so much more than wigs, though. Friends Are by Your Side also grants wishes to children and families who are truly in need of a miracle. Each year, Starlite provides all the production support for the Wigs and Wishes event to ensure that the message of this very worthy cause is heard and seen clearly. An LED video wall with satellite 80” LED displays flanking the stage provide the backdrop along with full HD IMAG and engineering with video playback. The event requires all hands-on deck to complete two stages each with its own robust lighting and audio system for the one-day load-in, show, and out. The event has featured performances by Liv Divine, Paula Abdul, and Reuben Studdard.

Mardi Gras & Impact Awards Ceremony Gala

Mardi Gras & Impact Awards Ceremony Gala

Mardi Gras & Impact Awards Ceremony Gala

Event Technology
#awards #benefit #camden county #gala #indoor #outdoor #scholarships

To welcome the attendees to the 2019 Mardi Gras & Impact Awards Ceremony Gala, The Camden County College Foundation hired Starlite to light up in indoors and outdoors of the venue.

Held at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey on March 1st, 2019, this Mardi Gras themed event honored Presidential Impact Award Recipients Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash and Hon. Dana L. Redd. Attendees enjoyed dinner, drinks, dancing, entertainment, photo booth, and a silent auction. While black-tie was optional, many donned in Mardi Gras attire. Proceeds from the event benefit Camden County College student scholarships.

Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo

Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo

Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo

Event Technology
#animations #illumination #interactive #lights #norristown #path #pennsylvania #themed #zoo

Wild Lights transformed Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland. Millions of lights illuminated  16 acres – including animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and Santa’s Workshop for photos. 

Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention

To welcome the Democratic National Convention hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25th to 28th, 2016, the city commissioned a special lighting project to vividly illuminate Philly’s two historic landmarks: 30th Street Station and City Hall.

Starlite and The Lighting Practice of Philadelphia had the honor of collaborating on this fun project. The lighting design for each landmark dictated a combination of powerful LED wash lights and long-throw profile units to project of various patriotic patterns and elements. Two things were critical when specifying the equipment for the month-long project: the lighting units had to be both impactful and weatherproof. After careful consideration, Starlite’s VP of Event Technology, Jason Danowitz, chose SGM‘s P5 high-performance outdoor LED wash units, and Clay Paky’s Mythos fixtures housed in Igloo enclosures as the real workhorses of the design.

Supplying power to 30th Street Station’s glowing display was no easy feat as it required boring multiple 48″ deep holes into the roadway to reach the power source. The 30th Street Station design also featured an interior lighting package to illuminate the east and west windows using dozens of Elation‘s Color Chorus linear RGBA fixtures and an ETC Ion console.

For City Hall and the Avenue of the Arts’ architectural system, MA Lighting International GmbH’s full-size grandMA2 with an NPU processor was the console of choice. City Hall had its own challenges — the wireless DMX transceivers were almost a half-mile from the control room to the receiving point at City Hall. Starlite was able to take control of the existing architectural LED lighting system which runs along the Avenue of the Arts to coordinate the lighting looks and sequences with City Hall. The interconnected lighting systems created a beautiful radiant sight of red, white and blue down South Broad Street.

The lighting displays were widely praised by the media and captivated DNC attendees, visitors, and natives alike.

United State of Women Summit (USOW)

United State of Women Summit (USOW)

On June 14th, 2016, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located in Washington, D.C. set the stage for the first The United State of Women USOW Summit. Hosted by the White House, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Aspen Institute, the one-day conference set out to empower and educate women while celebrating their achievements, addressing gender equality issues, and focusing on the important work that still must be done. Starlite, in collaboration with California-based company BP Productions, provided the lighting system for the event. The design implemented Clay Paky Mythos and K20 B-EYEs, Vari-Lite VL3500 Spots, Elation Color Chorus, and Martin RushPar2 Zooms all driven by a full-size GrandMA2.

 

Equipment

  • Clay Paky Mythos
  • K20 B-EYEs
  • Vari-Lite VL3500 Spots
  • Elation Color Chorus
  • Martin RushPar2 Zooms
  • Full-Size GrandMA2

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