Tetons and the Snake River
Photo by Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams
Photo by Mimi Jacobs
Chris Brubeck
Dave Brubeck

Monday, December 28th, 2009 8:52 PM EST

Summary - Technical Requirements

?Ansel Adams: America? is a special performance event which integrates over 100 photographs with music. The visual show, which intimately complements the music, was created by the award-winning projection designer Jeff Sugg.

The work requires a single projection screen of approximately 15? x 20?, hung on stage above the orchestra.

A high-grade projector with a minimum of 12,000+ lumens (DLP preferred) with a skilled technician is essential. Use of a 15,000-16,000 lumen projector is suggested for venues in which light control is more difficult. Suggested makes/models at 12,000 lumens include (in preferential order): Christie S+12K, Barco SLM R12, Sanyo PLC-XF47 (15,000 lumens with LCD chipset).

Front projection is preferred although rear projection may be acceptable in some halls if the projector beam can be completely blocked from audience viewing.

Stage illumination must be kept a low as possible and house lights completely dark to insure the best viewing of the projected images. The orchestra musicians must use stand lights for the work.
?Ansel Adams: America? provides the computer and projectionist to cue the images and also to consult with your technical staff in advance as needed. It is essential that the orchestra provide a second, back-up Apple computer with a minimum of 2.33 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM and Keynote presentation software (version 5.0.2) installed.