Hippotizer brands Vanity Fair party at Tribeca Film Festival

Spring in New York and Tribeca Film celebrates emerging and returning filmmakers. The Vanity Fair party was held on April 21 at the historic State Supreme Court building in downtown Manhattan. At the top of the portico steps, guests were treated to a 4 x 41 ft. Barco LED wall programmed to resemble a marquee. The LED wall was divided into two sections, forming a portico into the building's rotunda.

Media content for the LED wall utilized a combination of graphics promoting Tribeca Film, Deluxe, and Panavision. Logos for the three brands were animated into a sequence that played all evening. “The Hippotizer allowed us to sequence and dissolve the graphics using a number of layers,” explains Lighting Designer Adam Bassett. “We also utilized the Hippotizer's animation and effect features to create interesting and dynamic transitions between the various base content.”

Controlling the giant LED marquee was a Hippotizer Stage V3 media server. Lead programmer for the Vanity Fair party was Michael Lee. “The Hippotizer is brilliant,” says Michael. “Simple, elegant, and interfacing was never easier. We used a GrandMA console and it was like programming a moving light, but for a media server!” Main Light Industries of Delaware supplied the Hippotizer and BML Video Services provided the Barco LED wall. All other gear and installation for the Vanity Fair event was supplied by Bestek Lighting and Staging of New York.

The Hippotizer media server is recognized as the leading solution for realtime video effects, manipulation and playback. Prominent productions worldwide, in a wide array of disciplines – Concerts, Theatre, Opera, Television, Worship, Corporate and more – are now specifying the Hippotizer, making it “the industry's favorite media server.”

Find out more about Bestek Lighting and Staging at www.bestek.com.

Main Light Industries can be accessed at www.mainlight.com/v2/.

Find out more about Designer Adam Bassett at www.adambassett.com.

Programmer Michael Lee is a principal at Terminal Design Group: terminaldesigngroup.com/contact.html.

Hippotizer is manufactured by Green Hippo and distributed by TMB. For more information about Hippotizer, visit the TMB Hippotizer web page at www.tmb.com/products/hippotizer. Learn more about other innovative and exciting products from TMB at www.tmb.comhippotizer-promo-pic-comp-2008.jpg.

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