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Choctaw Casino & Resort

Choctaw Casino & Resort

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Choctaw Casino & Resort broke ground on their expansion project earlier this year and we were delighted to be a part of such a momentous celebration.

Merestone provided staging, including the LED structure and wall which were a stunning stage backdrop. Our vivid and video-capable LED panels will always make a lasting impression. In order to literally break ground, we built a garden box able to accommodate more than 20 people. Along with graphics and printing, everything tied together to create an unforgettable moment of celebration!

 

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Choctaw Casino & Resort inició un proyecto de expansión a principios de este año y estuvimos encantados de ser parte de una celebración tan trascendental.

Merestone proporcionó el escenario, incluyendo las estructuras de LED, que eran un impresionante telón de fondo. Nuestros paneles LED con capacidad de video siempre causarán una impresión duradera. Para literalmente excavar, construimos una caja de jardín con capacidad para más de 20 personas. ¡Junto con los gráficos y impresiónes, todo unido para crear un momento inolvidable de celebración!

GoDaddy Holiday Party 2018

GoDaddy

GoDaddy

Employee Holiday Party

Merestone Productions created an immersive winter wonderland experience for our client’s employee holiday party and it blew the knitted beanies right off their heads. When handling a large-scale business’ holiday party, it’s imperative to remember that this is their time to cut loose, introduce their plus ones to their company, and celebrate the holidays together. Merestone ensured this was an experience they would not forget.

Snow Village

Inspired by beautiful snow villages, the client wanted Merestone to create an entrancing experience for their employees. The vision included facades of storefronts, an iconic ice rink, and a town square. During the months of planning and collaborating, the Merestone Creative Services Team had designed various looks for the village before receiving approval from the client. With the visual aid of digital renders, the team captured the vision the client wanted and the building began!  

As functional food stations, the storefront facades manufactured at the Merestone scenic shop were each cut to look like a variety of traditional ski village buildings. Beautiful, characteristic graphics were then applied to the facades to finish the aesthetic.

What’s a snow village without an ice rink? To truly create an immersive experience for guests, a party needs to engage with people in a fun, creative way. As an interactive feature, Merestone provided a 2400 square foot ice rink with warm LED lighting that pulled together the final environment. As accent props and decor, Merestone placed around the field park benches, tudor street lamps, and pine trees with frosty branches. So many more intricate details were added into this scenic environment to enhance the experience of guests and encourage the sensation of going on a trip to a snowy, tucked-away village in the mountains.

Arizona Creative Events

Arizona Creative Events

Music Festival Themed Party

Project

Music festival season is about to kick off and instead of sending the employee of the month to the middle of the desert, bring the festival to your own backyard! Merestone completed one of the most amazing projects for the ultimate corporate employee appreciation event, a music festival themed party. Over 1,000 employees attended and came to eat, drink, play, dance, and post their experience on social media. Merestone spent over eight months planning to deliver the party of a lifetime.


Backstage Pass

Inspired by the bohemian-hipster look, two tee-pees decorated with twinkling lights created a magical entrance to the party. Guests stepped out of their own reality and into this epic oasis. The experience included two activity tents where guests made flower crowns and embraced their inner flower power. Merestone also custom built the two 21 foot acid animals and up-lit them both to give a vibrant pop of color. Each animal was wrapped with custom printing, designed to create a trippy aesthetic that the guests loved.

It’s Lit

Night festivals need mood lighting to keep the party going strong. Merestone brought in all kinds of lighting with special effects and imaginative twists. Inflatable, spiky lanterns that came straight out of SyFy flicks glowed up the buffet areas while moon balloons floated above. And, of course, the disco tree. Inspired by a weeping willow, the disco tree stands over 10 feet tall and added a beautiful, soft lighting to the space while neon circles wing from the branches.

It’s All About The Bars

From the beginning, the client made it clear they didn’t want a single dry cup in their guests’ hands and Merestone was happy to oblige this order. Right in the heart of the party, Merestone placed a massive, circular bar, wrapped in bright, neon graphics. Flown above was an eye-catching stretch wing canopy secured on truss so people could see the bar area from the entrance. Just in case a 40 foot in diameter full stocked bar was not enough to quench the thirst of these party animals, Merestone also provided two 36 foot glow bars, two 14 foot wave bars and a vintage bar with local beers on tap for good measure. You can never have too many bars, right?

A lot of time and effort went into making sure this event didn’t turn out like FYRE Festival. Read on how the Merestone experts reacted to the Netflix documentary and their advice when planning a large-scale event…

 

FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS

International Conference

Project

When creating a conference setting for a company who specializes in graphics and design, go bold! FASTSIGNS hosts an annual International Convention and expects a memorable stage setting.  Each year, Merestone produces this event and understands our client’s expectation to enhance the experience. Ever since Merestone’s scenic shop carved FASTSIGNS’ custom 3-D letters, Merestone incorporated their logo into each year’s stage design. The best way to give them a different “look” is with lighting. Every stage designed for FASTSIGNS showcases quality lighting effects.

The power of the visual effects is magnified by the LED steps, which Merestone’s scenic shop constructed. These steps are the “frosting on the cake”. They are pixel map-able to display thousands of different colors depending upon how they are programmed. For two days, the Merestone production team assembled the audio, lighting, stage set, and tested the equipment in order to be show ready. Once the conference general session and breakout rooms were all set, the client was welcomed in for rehearsals and their breath was taken away.

Check out American Airlines Leadership Conference for more custom stage sets Merestone created.

Cox Communications

Cox Communications

Cox Communications

Focus Awards

Project

Annual awards event need to do justice not only the winners but for the audience as well. Merestone has always believed a successful awards event that keeps everyone in mind, not just the winners. Create a signature setting, add entertainment and keep the speeches short is a formula which our clients appreciate.

Stage

The “circles” stage design was inspired by the theme “Focus Awards” Again, the specialty surface of the discs are a great canvas for lighting. The “white” runway with the welcoming curves steps allows the Awards winners to receive extra “moment on the stage” Usually, the winners are seated close to the stage, we suggested to have them sit towards the back which allows for the production value of signature music to accompany the award winner as her or she walks to the stage.

Entertainment

Live entertainment as the guests entered, during sinner and throughout the awards ceremony give the event a vibrancy. The various musicians joined together for some after-the-awards dancing.

Decor

Nothing is more intimate during an event than the table décor. Tonight classic black and white dressed the tables. Centerpieces of multi orb glass votives with floating oval LED candles. The chiavari chairs gave the table a gold touch which worked with the winners gold lame draped tables with black chiavari chairs.

American Airlines

American Airlines

American Airlines

LAX Hangar Reveal

Project

This large scale reveal event for one of the top airlines in the country required precision, state-of-the-art visual effects, and exceptional teamwork. With months of prep and collaboration, Merestone successfully produced this grand commercial plane reveal in American Airlines’ LAX hangar.

The Big Reveal

As a specific request from the client, Merestone supplied and operated the 120 feet kabuki drop for the reveal. To successfully trigger this amount of drape to release at the same time, Merestone divided the drape into four sections. One of the major challenges Merestone overcame involved anticipating the speed of the electrical current traveling through the cables. With the top notch team of engineers at Merestone’s Audio Visual studios, the technicians and engineers on staff worked together to calculate the electrical speed change and create this large scale kabuki drop.

 

Services

  • Production
  • Labor & Trucking
  • Videography
  • Custom Signage

American Airlines – ALC

American Airlines – ALC

American Airlines

ALC – Corporate

Project

The American Airlines Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas was a two-week intense opportunity for top executives to share insights, experience, and future goals with attendees from all over the world! The stunning visuals provided by Merestone Productions enhanced the experience of this conference both on stage and off. Designed by the Creative Team and fabricated by the scenic experts within Merestone, the unique stage set completely transformed the room. With 4k resolution screens and high def iMag video capabilities, the Merestone team guaranteed every seat in the ballroom had the best view!

Fly high with a Merestone custom designed stage for conferences, events, and shows! By transforming the stage into a visual experience, you can successfully transport your audience from a general session to the skies.

Merestone offers innovative and professional event production services for all your event needs! 

Over The Years

Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft

Merestone produced a general session with 12 screens, live streaming breakout rooms, 3D boxes, lounges, an interview room, and a plethora of printing for ICON15.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Product Reveal

Project

As one of the most impressive brands to have worked with, Williams Sonoma knew what they wanted for their upcoming large-scale event but needed a full-service production company to piece it together. They reached out to Merestone to turn their manager’s conference into a memorable experience. This needed to be a tiered product reveal while also involving master classes for attendees to get participate in. To roll everything together, Merestone dived into the details for each aspect and vision Williams Sonoma had for their big event.

The Showroom Journey

Given the space booked for the manager’s conference, Merestone designed a showroom journey. The client didn’t want a simple layout with pots and pans stationed in the center of the room on a pedestal. Understanding this, Merestone’s creators rendered the Turning of the Seasons experience. Each room was a festive season and decorated with come-to-life props, graphics, vignettes, and innovative visual equipment.

In the Farm to Table room, Merestone installed a 120° seamless cyc wall with custom prints and projected floating clouds. The movement of the clouds created an immersive experience for all attendees when they walked into the room. Immediately, the sensation of being on a farm takes a hold before moving on the next showroom.

Upon entering the Tree Farm room, guests emerged into a forest of evergreens with powdery snow. A path of gas lamps led to an opening where tables showcased new Williams Sonoma products. Partition walls with prints of winter landscapes encompassed the room and created a wonderland experience for guests.

The Master Class Experience

For managers to learn more about the new products going to market, Williams Sonoma hosted master classes during the manager’s conference. Each class area was sectioned off with custom made and printed walls to limit distractions. In the front, the three kitchen stations were manufactured by Merestone’s scenic team. Their simple yet elegant design allowed attendees to focus on the instructor during each class. To guarantee everyone could hear what the instructors were teaching, Merestone audio technicians provided microphones and operated the quality surround sound systems.

The final production was an immersive and engaging experience that welcomed in Williams Sonoma employees to learn, play, and leave inspired.

Services

Pulse 220 – Quicken Loans

Pulse 220 – Quicken Loans

Pulse 220

Quicken Loans – Corporate

Project

Movie theaters today are becoming more convenient, comfortable and glamorous. A prime example is the newly opened Harkins Camelview at Fashion Square. While walking the halls of the Camelview, guests can admire five different dioramas emulating some of the Harkins team’s favorite films. Merestone created these movie scenes to be adored by moviegoers for many years to come.

Services

  • Creative Design
  • CAD Layouts
  • Scenic Décor
  • Audio Visual
  • Graphic Design
  • Production
  • Labor Trucking
  • Videographic
  • Custom Signage