Raleigh, NC (May 29, 2013)—Event production company Creative Visions recently tackled the swearing-in ceremony for North Carolina’s 74th Governor, Pat McCrory, held outside the state capitol.
“We were really concerned about the location,” commented Allin Foulkrod, President of Creative Visions. “It was a big challenge to reduce slap off the marble buildings, while ensuring great quality sound for all the areas we needed to provide it for.”
Two pairs of Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC Live steerable array speakers were deployed on each side of the stage. “We looked at a number of different speakers, and IC Live was absolutely the best solution,” says Foulkrod. “The magic of the IC Live is that they have an incredibly low profile, and they are ground-supported. It was crucial for the TV shots that the ceremony not look technology-heavy—if you fly major speaker arrays it takes away from this, for obvious reasons.”
Creative Visions was able to set up the speakers directly down a crowded street lined with reflective buildings, delivering sound cleanly to the audience while being almost invisible. “I produced the show, but when I went back and looked at pictures, I had a difficult time finding where the speakers were in the press shots. That is an amazing thing, having been in the business for 24 years, to see something vanish like that into a crowd of thousands,” Foulkrod said.