NEW YORK, NY--Scharff Weisberg provided two Main Light Industries' Soft-LED/Scrim panels as a backdrop for bold, moving video imagery at the Infor conference, a conclave held in Orlando by the world's third-largest provider of enterprise software.
The versatile drapery product is made of heavy-duty woven fabric backed by a removable Velcro liner, which permits projection, lighting and scenery elements behind it. The scrim allows a three-dimensional look on a stage or on a set and can accept any video signal, ideally from a media server. It comes in an 8x33-foot configuration and is lightweight, easy to pack and easy to set up. The tri-color surface mount LEDs are 4x4-inch resolution.
"We built a proscenium-type opening with a live band upstage which we wanted to fade in and out," explains production designer Andy Warfel of Andy Warfel Environment Design. "We were looking at newer technology and discovered that Scharff Weisberg had Soft-LED/Scrim. It's ideal for large venues with great viewing distances, and we had a large thrust stage in a ballroom with an audience of 2,000 wrapped around three sides. We installed the LED/Scrim between the band in the back and the talking heads in front with a trip rig to pull it up when needed. The production company was TKG in Chicago, IL. The executive producer was Shalyn Walsh. Tony Seikman of Durango, Colorado-based The Wit Company was the technical director. John Featherstone of Lightswitch was the lighting designer. For more information visit www.scharffweisberg.com