Camille Luce Hill, President Merestone selected to be a Judge for the 37th Annual Telly Awards.

Camille Hill, President of Merestone has been selected to do judging for the Telly awards. This is the fifth time she has participated in the judging aspect of the stellar awards.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 36th Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, Camille is excited to see this year’s class of entries

As a member of the Silver Council, Camille is a dedicated fan of the Telly Awards. “It is a pleasure to participate in the Telly Awards judging because, it gives me a chance to see some excellent industry work and the Telly Awards is a quality organization”

Merestone Dallas is Growing!

Merestone Dallas is Growing!

Vince Hass – Producer
Vince brings over 28 years of AV, Exhibitor Sales, and Television Studio / Broadcast Production experience to Merestone, 20 of those years working were in and around the Dallas market. Vince also wrote and published an article on production technology for Technology Worship Magazine.
In his free time Vince enjoys staying fit, and mountain biking. A few years ago he had opportunity to “Run with the Bulls” Texas style! We figure it prepared him to “Run with Merestone”!

Tricia Hill – Associate Producer
Previously, Tricia created and managed regional and national sporting events. Effective and skilled, Tricia supports Executive Producer, Shawn Hill.
She loves spending time with her husband and twins, traveling, watching sporting events, and bicycling.

Mike Barrett – General Manager, Dallas
Mike brings 25 years of managerial experience to Merestone, He knows that quality productions don’t happen without a lot of planning and a highly skilled team. As General Manager, Mike pulls together the many moving parts to create the incredible shows, Merestone is known for producing.
When he is not working, Mike is a family man that enjoys fishing with his daughters and cheering on his beloved Dallas Cowboys.

MPI Business Owners Forum

MPI Business Owners Forum

MPI Business Owners Forum: program and lunch hosted for MPI Business Owners. A program outlining the most important production questions to ask prior to planning a meeting was presented by Camille; it covered aspects from both a planner and supplier point of view. After the session, Producers, Scott Smith and Sherry Johnson took the MPI business owners on a tour of the Scenic and AV Warehouse, Scenic Shop, Printing Shop, Studios, and Green Screen rooms.
Thank you to all of the MPI Business Owners for attending.

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GENBAND: Global Sales Summit

GENBAND: Global Sales Summit

Project

GENBAND, the global leader in real time communications software solutions, wanted a summit to motivate their team to the limit and beyond. They got it, with the GSS XV, “Get in the Game” Global Sales Summit. With 400 attendees in the house, the excitement was palpable. CEO and Chairman, David Walsh, kicked off the Summit in an atmosphere accented by customized tube-lighting screen surrounds, custom-printed panels and 3D scenic elements touting their brand. With the “Kandy.io” RV featured, as well as a “Kandy” bar serving up fun, they explored their newest innovations, discussed ongoing commitments to quality and customer service, and locked in winning sales and marketing game plans. The stunningly elegant GNBY Awards Program rounded out the stellar event.

Services

  • CAD Layouts
  • Custom Staging Design
  • Scenic Décor
  • Audio Visual
  • Lighting
  • Graphic Design
  • Signage
  • Video Opening
  • Powerpoint Graphics
  • Table Décor
  • Theme Properties
  • Entertainment
  • Production Staff
  • Trucking
  • Special Effects

Merry Christmas from Merestone

Merry Christmas from Merestone

To all our friends, Merry Christmas from Merestone!

Custom Christmas Train

Custom Christmas Train

Choo, Choo! Here comes Santa’s train for the season!
Merestone’s scenic shop created this custom train for a client that wanted a interactive train that people could drop their donations and gifts into.
The custom pieces that we are able to create at Merestone shop are never ending, and oh so cute, when it comes to this 8.3 foot tall & 12 foot long Choo Choo Train.Train1

Eye Catching Centerpiece for any Event!

Option CAward_REVOur talented scene shop just completed this beautiful eye catching piece by hand in only three days! This stunning chandelier is on a 6’ square frame with stepped lengths of crystal bead curtains, the longest section being 3.5’ long. The steel frame attaches to truss so it can be hung anywhere in a ballroom or positioned above a stage.

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village celebrated Day of the Dead and this year asked Merestone to create their centerpiece a 6′ T x 4′ D Sugar Skull. The video shows the steps and custom work put into creating this large and eye catching piece.

American Public Works Association; The Best in Show in Public Works

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American Public Works Association’s event 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 exposition trade show. Merestone was thrilled to assist with the 1800 person Welcome Reception. Guests were immersed in all that Arizona has to culturally 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 Mariachi’s, Mexican traditional dancers, Western Can-Can and Swing dancers.
Our clients eloquently summoned 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!

Read more about this project on the Portfolio Story: Arizona Public Works Association

American Public Works Association

American Public Works Association

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 exposition 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!”

Services

  • Creative Design
  • Specialty Entertainment
  • CAD Layouts
  • Audio Visual
  • Lighting
  • Sets & Décor
  • Graphic Design
  • Furnishings
  • Custom Signage and Branding
  • Production Labor and Trucking
  • Special Effects