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Tampa Business Leaders Honor Local Military Personnel

Tampa, FLThe Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce recently gathered to recognize the community military personnel during its 2014 Military Appreciation Banquet at the Tampa Convention Center. This is the 16th year that the Chamber honored local military who contributed to the greater good of the area, as well as civilians who support them.

Some 10,000 active and 40,000 retired military members live in Tampa, acknowledged Vice Admiral Mark I. Fox, who was the Banquet’s keynote speaker. NROTC Cadets from the University of South Florida performed the POW/MIA Ceremony that honored all the missing men and women from each of the services.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn expressed gratitude to the people in the military on behalf of all Tampa residents. Miss Tampa 2014 Katy Sartain and many business leaders also attended the Banquet.

AVI-SPL CS2 was recognized as the production sponsor of the event. Our team provided all the staging, including audio, video and lighting. We also produced some of the graphics and videos for the event.

Congratulations all the award recipients! To all active and retired military members: thank you for your service.

Tampa Military Appreciation Banquet Staging

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Photo credit: MamaRazzi Foto

Creative Show Services Kicks off the Barry Gibb 2014 Tour

Hollywood, FL – To kick off his 2014 tour, Barry Gibb took the stage for a private concert during the 40thAnnual Love and Hope Ball on February 15th. The Annual Gala benefits the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

As a Miami local and International Chairman of the Love and Hope Committee, Barry Gibb performed in front of 600 guests, mainly Florida philanthropists and celebrities. His repertoire included some of the most famous Bee Gees songs – Tragedy, How Deep Is Your Love, Words and many more. Samantha Gibb, daughter of the late Maurice Gibb, joined Barry Gibb on stage.

Our CS2 team, led by account executive and producer John Orchard, was there to conduct the glamorous event. We co-produced the Gala with Miami-based Wolf Sound Inc., and provided all the lighting, audio, video and staging.

In May, we will travel with Barry Gibb during his 2014 U.S. tour. The CS2 crew will be following the star with two tractor trailers to provide all the equipment necessary for his concerts.

The tour kicks off on May 15 in Boston, MA, and will continue on to Philadelphia, PA, Wantagh, NY, Chicago, IL, Concord, CA and Hollywood, CA. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Barry Gibb Tour website.


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CS2, Earl Beckwith and the Baltimore Orioles Officially Started the 2014 Baseball Season

Baltimore, MD – On February 1st the Baltimore Orioles held their annual Fan Fest, which kick-started the 2014 baseball season. Over 15,000 fans attended the Baltimore Convention Center to meet with their favorite players. The Fan Fest was a full day event that included games, entertainment, baseball clinics for the children, photos with players, autograph signing, job fair and other activities for the fans. The highlight of the event was the panel session with Orioles players who shared their thoughts and experience with fans. According to visitors and organizers, the Fest gets bigger and better every year.

The CS2 team was happy to be part of this unforgettable experience. For over 3 years, our Maryland office has been supporting the Orioles stage appearance. This year our team worked directly with our partner, producer Stacey Haines from Earl Beckwith & Associates, an Event Management Company based in Rockville, MD, to provide all the necessary technology for the event. We utilized a 13×24 feet screen, Shoji panels and two 14,000 lumens projectors, as well as audio support.

The Orioles are down at Sarasota, FL for their 2014 Spring Training.


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3D Image Mapping: Giant Hearts on Fire Diamond Replica

"Hearts on Fire Diamond" "Creative Show Services"When Hearts On Fire, a jewelry crafting company, approached us at Creative Show Services to create a 6-foot exact replica of The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond®, we knew 3D image mapping was the right solution. It took our team six weeks to engineer and build the model for Hearts on Fire to display at JCK 2013, North America’s leading jewelry annual event in Las Vegas.

What distinguishes Hearts On Fire from any other diamond is that it captures the light in such a way that it reveals eight perfectly symmetrical hearts in the design, a feature that made the CS2 team’s job even more challenging.

Initially, the client approached us with the idea for a hologram presentation, but our creative team suggested something even better – a 3D product that looks as real as the actual diamond. The six-week long project launched with the creation of the basic form with Wysiwyg editor. Next, we created a 3D model of the diamond using Lightwave 3D software. On-site and with direct access to the actual Hearts on Fire diamond, we used Cinema 4D media server for all the custom content production. An aluminum frame was covered with hard-coated foam and then covered in screen goo paint for reflection of the projected images.

The real challenge was how to make the foam not only shine like a diamond, but to replicate precisely the Hearts On Fire unique light aspects. We applied a bullet-time technique with eight cameras to record every facet of the diamond. During the actual event, CS2 utilized two Pandora’s Box media servers and four Panasonic 20K DLP projectors for real time 3D compositing and projection.

The final product was a crowd-stopping, perfect replica of the Hearts on Fire diamond. Watch the video to see the final project in action, as well as go behind-the-scenes with the production team.

AVI-SPL Creative Show Services presents Tampa Small Business of the Year Awards

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2012 Small Business of the Year Awards

On Friday, September 20th, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce will hold its prestigious 33rd annual Small Business of the Year Awards banquet. Small businesses have been defined as the “backbone of America’s economy” and AVI-SPL Creative Show Services is proud to support it.

For more than 10 consecutive years, we have participated actively in the SBOY Awards preparations and execution. CS2 provides the sound, lighting, video, screens, projectors and 15+ crew members for the night of the event. Although the ceremony is only one night, we have already worked on this project for almost six months. CS2 works with the Tampa Chamber to enhance the show graphics provided to us. We created all of the video content, including intro videos and category videos that highlight the 23 finalists. In addition, all of the voiceovers and magic themed music was compiled by the CS2 team.

To qualify for Small Business of the Year, a company must have between 5-250 employees, have been in business for at least three years, and must be located in the Tampa Bay area. Every year the awards ceremony is thematically organized. This year’s theme is “The Magic of Small Business” and features magician and illusionist Nathan Coe Marsh, who was recommended by our creative team, and will perform live at the event.

Check back here after the event for post-show updates and photos from the event.

Congratulations to all the nominees!