Hosted in downtown Indianapolis, this biennial celebration brings the world's attention to the cause of animal conservation and to those who spend their lives saving the Earth's endangered animal species. The Indianapolis Prize Gala is an energetic and spectacular merriment of conservation victories.The Gala is fashioned to inspire guests to care more about animal conservation and place these heroes, who often work in desolate and dangerous conditions, on the pedestal usually reserved for sports and entertainment stars.
Markey's partnered with the Indianapolis Zoological Society to inspire an audience of more than 1,000 guests at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Creating an immersive environment where attendees get lost in the event is key to this one of a kind experience. To help the guests feel surrounded in the evening's story, Markey's transformed the ballroom with 8 rear projected screens, 2 LED video walls, a hidden orchestra and so much more. The 8 screens were set in a curved configuration that spanned not only the front of the space, but also curved down the sides of the room. LED star drape with was placed behind the 8 screens to give an infinite feel to the room. The walls, ceilings and floors were painted with lights and detailed patterns. The room filled with the subtle sounds from the orchestra sitting center stage just behind a two-way scrim. The special scrim allowed the musicians to see out to the audience but kept them hidden most of the evening until it was time for their reveal.
Here are a few images from the amazing event: