Arizona Humane Society

Arizona Humane Society

Compassion With Fashion 2019

Wag This Way

This year’s Compassion with Fashion Show was an amazing fundraising event that continues to impact furry lives with the donations received from this single occasion. Merestone was honored to provide production services and join the community in lifting up those in most need. From the runway to the rigged AV and lighting equipment, Merestone ensured this was a monumental event for all who attended.

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Before doors opened in the ballroom for the fashion show and live auction, out on the terrace there was a silent auction for guests to bid on. To add a little shade on the 80 degree March day and enhance the aesthetic, shade sails were mounted on truss surrounding the terrace. The furry friends waiting for their moment on the cat walk definitely appreciated the coverage as they laid outside.

Cat Walk

Models, both two-legged and four-legged, took to the 78 foot runway during this fashion show to encourage donations for the thousands of pets who need new homes, beds, toys, and food here in Arizona. The mission of the Arizona Humane Society was conveyed visually and audibly to the 1100 guests through two flown screens with projection, rigged lighting and speaker systems above the cat walk, and two main stage screens. To clearly show the speakers both on the runway and at the main stage podium, two cameramen were positioned in the ballroom.

Sephora Inside JCPenney makeup booths

Sephora Inside JCPenney

Sephora Inside JCPenney

Train the Trainer

Maybe it’s magic. Maybe it’s Merestone. 

Every six months, Merestone transforms the Sephora Inside JCPenney headquarters into a beauty brand paradise for their training events. Several brands choose to work with the Merestone team to design their unique tradeshow booths and create an unforgettable, immersive space. With Merestone’s imaginative Creative Services, talented Scenic and Print Shops, and the impeccable Production team, each brand achieved a unique identity with quality craftsmanship.

Services

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

American Public Works Association

American Public Works Association

American Public Works Association

Arizona Celebration

Project

The Best Show in Public Works unites the best and brightest professionals in the business from around the United States and beyond for four days of extensive educational programming, workshops, and an expo trade show. Merestone was thrilled to assist with the 1,800 person welcome reception. Guests were immersed in all the culture that Arizona has to offer. The festivities took place at the Phoenix Convention Center where guests were surrounded by Native American, Western and Mexican environments. Entertainment for the event was equally culturally diverse and stimulating with Native American hoop dancers, Mexican Mariachis, Mexican traditional dancers, Western Can-Can and swing dancers.

Our clients eloquently summed up the event with these comments: “It really gave our international and American visitors an unexpected taste of our AZ culture, and we heard nothing but compliments and surprise at how great (and unique) it was. I had someone actually tell me that she had been to the last 26 APWA Congresses and our party was the best one she had been to! I also heard that from one of our retired APWA AZ Chapter members here. I think we nailed it!”

Revlon

Revlon

Product Reveal

Each year, Revlon hosts a brand reveal event to introduce the store managers to the new line of products going to market and engage them through networking, seminars, and social hours. Because Revlon has developed a household name for themselves, their events need to reflect who they are and go above and beyond. Consistently, Merestone delivers the results they want and brings their dreams to reality.

For this brand reveal in particular, the venue was chosen in sunny Florida, however, Revlon wanted the event environment to look and feel like New York’s Time Square. The client had recently invested in the new LED screen update in the heart of downtown NYC. As a profound moment for the company, Merestone was requested to transform the space into the vibrant metropolis.

To create an immersive experience for attendees, Merestone built the beautiful facades branded with graphics through Merestone’s print shop. Storefront signs and billboards were also constructed to tie together the look of a skyscraper jungle. As a cornerstone, Merestone provided and operated the LED screen positioned up and above for all viewers to see. The media shown on the LED screen was curated by Merestone’s Creative Services to mimic Time Square’s very own.

The VIP Experience

Tucked away for VIP meetings, Merestone created peaceful lounges with beauty bars, stocked with new products and cushy seating. All the distinct brand graphics displayed were provided by Merestone and uplit with mood lighting. These sections allowed executives to mingle and socialize while also testing out the new products in a quiet space. 

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.