On August 21, 2014, the Iowa State University annual “Meet
the Coaches” event was held at the IEC.
This is a popular event attended by ISU supporters, alumni and season
ticket holders, and this year the number of attendees reached 900. This was Markey’s second year to provide a
wide range of audiovisual services and equipment as the preferred in-house
technology provider of the IEC.
The event includes both a silent and live auction,
networking, dinner and the program itself. This is a very high-energy event that includes
interviews and presentations from both men’s and women’s coaches from all ISU sports.
For an event of this stature, an eye-catching stage design
and high definition production is imperative.
Markey’s stage design for this event included a textured mesh backdrop,
which reflected the uplighting from the Martin Stagebars and Coemar LEDs, all
in ISU colors, very nicely. Upstage and downstage lighting truss with Arri
lighting ensure that all areas of the stage were well-lit. Markey’s used Sony HD cameras and Christie HD
12k projectors to project the stage action on the 12’ x 21’ screens. This ensured that all 900 attendees had a
great view, no matter where they were seated.
Audio support, video playback, and video and audio recording rounded out
the professional services Markey’s provided for a stellar event.