Invision invited UVLD’s Greg Norgeot to serve as Lighting Designer for the general session events at Pega World 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Greg in turn tasked Paul Sharwell and David Rees to take over the job onsite as co-lighting designers. Dan Kirsch joined as Production Electrician. The lighting package was supplied by 4Wall Las Vegas. Jennifer Winegardner produced the show for Invision.
Pegasystems Inc. is an American software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pega specializes in developing software for customer relationship and business process. Pega World is their annual users’ conference bringing together developers, users and executives. With more than 3,500 attendees and sold-out bootcamp sessions, there’s no question that Pegaworld was a rousing success. In addition to lighting the general sessions which featured keynotes by Pega founder, Alan Trefler, the room also featured a concert from hitmakers’ The Goo Goo Dolls.
It’s hard to make an impact in Vegas, especially for a show in its inaugural year. But the audience was plugged into social media and reacted well to the show in general – and imagine that – the lighting!
It was a great feeling to be part of a new project with such a buzz!
The lighting gear consisted of 49 Vari*Lite VL4000 Spots, 15 Vari*Lite VL3500 Washes and 29 Clay Paky Sharpy and 4 Radiance Hazers all driven by an MA Lighting GrandMA 2 control system. David and Paul kicked it old school by splitting up the rig to be controlled by two consoles.
“Paul and I have worked together for years, and as partners we are involved in pre-production all the time,” noted Rees. “But it was great to work together side by side putting together the show.”
“Greg Norgeot gave us a great box of tools to work with,” added Sharwell. “Collaborating with two other UVLD partners on a new project to put together something to be proud of was a blast.”