November 12 — Monroe Township, NJ — NMR, a nationwide staging and technology rental company, made history come to life on September 17th, 2008 at the Ryder Cup in Louisville, Kentucky. As the emcee for the Ryder Cup Gala, Mr. Samuel Ryder, who died in 1936, caused quite a stir. Using the Musion Eyeliner hologram from Digital Illusions LLC, Sam was able to walk, talk, and play golf like he did nearly 100 years ago. NMR was responsible for the creative concept, set design, and audio-visual technology.
Utilizing Barco HD-18's driven by Grass Valley Turbo iDDR's, “Pepper's Ghost” illusion was propelled to the utmost in clarity, engineered by Larry Lenoff. Sam Ryder's voice was heard clearly through 18 deep Nexo Geo D Line Arrays controlled via a DigiCo D5 digital console manned by Lou Castellucci. Bringing Mr. Ryder to the limelight was accomplished by Dave Schultz and over 400 conventional, moving, and LED fixtures controlled from a High End Whole Hog III.
“This was a very unique and creative way to present the history of the Ryder Cup”, said Ed Conrad, Director of Staging Operations for NMR Staging & Events, who also served as the show's Producer and Technical Director. “This was a very complex show to pull off with this element being the showcase, and our team pulled it off flawlessly.”
For twenty five years, NMR has been a leader in the tradeshow and corporate event industry, providing superior equipment and cutting-edge technology. NMR sets the standard by maintaining excellent customer service, developing strategic partnerships, and keeping up-to-date about technological advancements. With seven offices nationwide, NMR is ready to make your next event a success. For more information, please visit http://www.NMREvents.com.