Dallas, TX, November 21, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Nationally televised ceremony features three jumbo LED screens
In January 2005, when President George W. Bush took his second oath of office, GoVision’s giant LED screens positioned at the foot of the U.S. Capitol provided a spectacular view of the Inauguration festivities. And when the President landed in Midland, Texas, for a welcome home rally at the end of his term in January 2009, GoVision’s screens were there, too.
So it was only fitting that GoVision was called upon yet again Tuesday for the official groundbreaking of the new George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University.
An invitation-only audience of 3,000 friends and supporters was treated to an elaborate multi-media production orchestrated by Dallas-based messaging architects Corporate Magic (www.corporatemagicinc.com). Corporate Magic, in turn, engaged GoVision to provide three jumbo video screens to ensure that the entire audience – as well as millions watching the event around the world – got an up-close look at the former president, First Lady Laura Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other dignitaries who addressed the ceremony.
GoVision (www.jumbo.tv), one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls, provided a 16-foot x 9-foot Barco Nx4 video wall as the backdrop to the speakers’ platform. The Nx4 LED screen allowed Corporate Magic the ability to change backdrop displays throughout the event while maintaining a high-resolution image for the television broadcast and print photography. GoVision also positioned two 12-foot x 20-foot Daktronics HD12 LED boards on either side of the stage to feature video highlights and additional views of the speakers.
“This event was a monumental undertaking, involving specially produced video clips, stirring graphics, live text-to-screen and several extremely high-profile speakers,” said Brian Greenway, director, alliances and business development for Corporate Magic. “The screens were absolutely integral to the production, so naturally we knew it was a job tailor-made for the pros at GoVision.”
“Any time you’re asked to work with the President of the United States, it’s an incredible honor and the stakes are obviously very high,” said Chris Curtis, CEO of Argyle, TX-based GoVision. “The Bush Library groundbreaking was yet another extraordinary event we were privileged to be a part of. As usual, our team, and our screens, were up to the task.”
The George W. Bush Presidential Center is scheduled to open in 2013. The 225,000-square-foot facility will include a museum, a library and a policy institute. It is expected to attract 250,000 visitors annually.
GoVision L.P. (www.jumbo.tv) provides affordable day or night, larger-than-life video broadcast for outdoor and indoor events nationwide through state-of-the-art LED walls and a fleet of custom-built mobile units. Its fleet ranges from GoBigger, the world’s largest mobile high-definition LED screen, to GoTron, a 9’ x 12’ screen perfect for events with smaller crowds and budgets, and everything in between. GoVision boasts the world’s largest inventory of Daktronics 12HD modular rental equipment. The company has had a prominent role in countless national events, including the 55th (Bush) and 56th (Obama) Presidential Inaugurations, the Breeders’ Cup, Olympic Torch Relay and Lance Armstrong’s Ride for the Roses. The Argyle, Texas-based company is the screen provider of the NCAA Final Four, Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, the University of Oklahoma and San Jose State football teams, and several PGA tournaments.