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Writing Projects: Hurricane Sandy / Trip to Taipei

Wearing my writer’s hat, I’ve recently cranked out two articles for The Kenwood Group about some of their projects, published on their blog.

Sandy

Into the Storm: Producing a Movie Marathon in the Face of a Hurricane

Imagine planning a live event long in advance, only to have the storm of the century threaten to shut you down.

On a recent project for NVIDIA, Kenwood managed to pull off a production just before Superstorm Sandy hit New York, but completing the project proved difficult in the aftermath.

The plan: producing the Rooftop Films Indie Horror Movie Marathon in Brooklyn, with scary flicks and features on several HD projectors, and a live band playing heavy metal.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 tablet with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip was able to play back many hours of video on a single charge, because of the chip’s low power consumption. Kenwood documented the event on video.

Read my full article on Kenwood’s blog:

“Into the Storm: Producing a Movie Marathon in the Face of a Hurricane,” by Bill Zarchy

Taiwan

Life on the Wild Side: Producing a Music Festival in Taipei, on Four Days Notice

Event production is for people who love the unexpected.

Take Kerry Mondragon and Sam Williams at Kenwood. They expected a normal Monday, one week in mid-October. Earlier that month, our NVIDIA client in Asia had decided not to proceed with a music-and-media festival in Taipei to market their new chip.

But on Monday, four days before the event, the client decided to give Kenwood the go-ahead after all. By 2 am on Wednesday, Kerry and Sam were on a plane. Neither had ever been to Taiwan before.

The Plan: In a live event timed to coincide with the launch of Windows 8, tablet computers powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processors would provide non-stop visuals and music to several HD projectors and speaker systems, for crowds of attendees at a music festival in Taipei.

Read my full article on Kenwood’s blog:

“Life on the Wild Side: Producing a Music Festival in Taipei, on Four Days Notice,” by Bill Zarchy

 

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