Project

For Early Warning, who specializes in software for fraud protection and infrastructure, Merestone produced the annual users-group conference for the 10th year. For this year’s theme of a “A Whole New World”, Merestone created a backdrop to their message of changes and developments of identity theft. The theme was to show how fraudulent acts have come to fruition from the early 1900s to today. Imagine that advancement!

Through a variety of lighting and graphic elements, the event space was transformed to embody the challenge of combating fraud worldwide. The circular elements used as the stage backdrop, as well as a 12′ suspended globe helped portray this theme.

Services

Custom Staging

Global, Circular imagery was used on the custom three (3) screen stage. Video was shown on a 27’x15′ middle screen and PowerPoint/Images on two 12′ outer circular screens outlined in truss. The entire stage was adaptive; it became a projection screen or just three circular screens framed with a backdrop with circle elements suspended in front.

Room Decor

For the Social Event we transformed the stage and room. We brought in “trendy” custom bars, walls, and furniture with themed walls.

Audio/Visual

Merestone provided all the Audio, Video, Lighting equipment and technical crew. It was a three projector (six with backups) front screen show (not including the projectors for the Special Effects “Puffer” globe ball).

Video

The premise of the opening video was to show how fraud has evolved from the 1900’s to today. This video was created using 3D techniques utilizing green screened actors, in a “pop-up” style environment. After discussing the scenarios at great lengths with our client, we chose four separate scenes. The first scene, in the 1900’s showed fraud being accomplished by a fast horse and revolver, ending with present day all you need is internet capability. The opening video then started and set the tone for the content that was going to be represented through-out the show.

Special Effects

The event kicked off with the room going dark and the 12′ puffer globe strung from the ceiling served as the visual emcee. Projected onto the globe was the voice frequency from the VOG. Not only did the globe come to life as the VOG but it was used as a projection surface for opening and closing video elements. A lighting sweep focused everyone’s attention on to the giant globe and screens.

Production and Creative Services

  • Scripting
  • Show Flow
  • Technical Letters
  • CAD Drawings
  • Pre-Show Planning

Client Comments

After producing events for over a decade with Merestone, I am always amazed at how flawlessly everything is executed. Just when I think we can’t top the event from the previous year, out comes the Merestone magic, and we out-do ourselves again; and this year was no exception.

The entire production from beginning to end over exceeded our expectations. The stage was beautiful, the opening video  was spectacular, and your crew transformed a typical ballroom into a dinner event that our customers are still talking about, and I have to say that the ‘ball’ was a hit! Our event ‘It’s a Whole New World: Redefining the View of Risk and Fraud’ was truly perfect!

I thank you all for your perseverance to understand our vision, work late hours and make changes at the last minute. This is what truly makes you an extension of ‘my’ team. It is always a pleasure to work so closely with each of you. I also want to thank the rest of your talented folks who worked so hard at the event to bring everything into fruition. Their attention to detail and their great attitude makes them a pleasure to be around.

Thank you!

Mary Ann Keegan
Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
Early Warning

Awards

  • VEMA Award
    Platinum
    Film/Video/TV Production
    “Through the Lens of Fraud” – Early Warning
  • MarCom Award
    Gold
    Internal Communication
    “Fraud is not Black and White” – Early Warning
  • Millennium Award
    Gold
    Internal Communication
    “Fraud is not Black and White” – Early Warning
  • Videographer Award
    Award of Excellence
    Meeting Open/Close
    “Fraud is not Black and White” – Early Warning
  • MarCom Award
    Platinum
    Video/Film/Internal Communication
    “Fueling the Ages” – Early Warning
  • Videographer Award
    Award of Excellence
    Video Open/Close
    Corporate/Employee Communication
    “Fueling the Ages” – Early Warning
  • Pixie Award
    Platinum
    Animation
    “The Game is Changing” – Early Warning
  • Videographer Award
    Award of Excellence
    Corporate Image
    “Fueling the Ages” – Early Warning
  • Telly Award
    Bronze
    Employee Communication
    “Fueling the Ages” – Early Warning
  • VEMA Award
    Platinum
    Film/Video/TV Production
    “Fueling the Ages” – Early Warning
  • Communicator Award
    Gold
    Corporate Image Production
    “The Game is Changing” – Early Warning
  • ISES Arizona “Zonies”
    Best of Show
    Best Event Décor
    “A Whole New World” – Early Warning
  • Telly Award
    Bronze
    Use of Animation
    “A Whole New World” – Early Warning
  • Videographer Award
    Award of Distinction
    Meeting Open/Close
    “A Whole New World” – Early Warning
  • AVA Award
    Platinum
    Special Effects/Animation
    “A Whole New World” – Early Warning
  • AVA Award
    Platinum
    Meeting Open/Close
    “A Whole New World” – Early Warning
  • MarCom Award
    Platinum
    Video/Film/Corporate Image
    “A Whole New World” – Early Warning
  • NY Film Festival Award
    Platinum
    Film and Video
    “Fraud is Not Black and White” – Early Warning
  • ISES International – Los Angeles
    Best of Show
    Best Event Produced for a Corporation
    “Fraud” – Early Warning
  • ISES Arizona “Zonies”
    Best of Show
    Best Event Marketing Campaign
    “The Journey Continues” – Early Warning
  • ISES Arizona “Zonies”
    Best of Show
    Best Lighting and Technical Production
    “The Journey Continues” – Early Warning
  • Davey Award
    Platinum
    Employee Communication
    “Black and White” – Early Warning

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