For 2006, The Dan Kane Singers, a 150+ member choral group entrusted their Christmas wish to Zasco Productions. After a successful show in 2005, the group decided to once again stage their annual Christmas Concert at the newly renovated Mass Mutual Center Arena in Springfield, MA.
This year the group planned to sell out an expanded seating plan of 5200 seats, 800 more then last year. Also, the group had a desire to enhance production quality, communications, and efficiency by having a professional manage and coordinate the technical details. They chose Zasco Productions to handle design, consulting, production management, and technical direction for the event. By providing a single point of contact, the group was able to focus on what they do best-- perform, while being represented at all times by the professional production group at Zasco Productions.
Zasco Productions has also been providing video production for the Dan Kane Singers for many years. Although they were now going to perform to an arena full of 5200 people, the group wanted to retain the intimacy of performing in a smaller venue.
Once again, Zasco Productions provided the solution. First, we supplied a 5-camera live-switch video production, which was recorded live-to-tape for broadcast. In addition, we provided post-production / distribution of the complete show on DVD, so members could cherish the memories of this grand performance.
Second, we supplied our ultra-bright large-venue video projectors and giant 15'x20' rear projection screens, which were flown on each side of the stage. The projectors were fed a special switched I-MAG (image magnification) production feed which included shots from all 5 cameras, as well as themed video montages synchronized to the group's performance. The strategically placed cameras, powerful zoom lenses, and highly skilled camera operators allowed us to capture the emotion and expression of each performer in the show, and deliver it to the audience in stunning clarity.
While a performer may look like a tiny dot on stage in a typical large venue, our I-MAG production made the performers appear many-times larger then life! From every seat in the arena, no matter how far away from the stage, each and every member of the audience could see, hear, and feel the excitement that is a Dan Kane Singers show.