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From rendering to reality - Childhelp’s annual fundraising gala
Jay BaumgardnerJuly 11, 2023 at 9:58 AM1 min read

From rendering to reality - Childhelp’s annual fundraising gala

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the 13th annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala took place at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The fundraising event supports the Phoenix-based non-profit’s mission to prevent and treat child abuse.
Clearwing Productions was honored to provide all production for the event, including audio, video, lighting, and staging. Clearwing managed all details related to production from scheduling to hiring all lead techs and stagehands (a total of 28 crew members for 3 days). Additionally, we coordinated logistics and scheduling with the hotel, and all backline and audio needs with the entertainment, which included CeeLo Green, The Temptations, Peter Cetera, The London Essentials, and the Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra.

As Co-Production Manager of the event, Robert Kovach provided art direction for items such as screen, stage, and pipe and drape layout. The client presented a general overview of their ideas for the event, and Kovach refined the details and created CAD renderings and artistic concept drawings that would fulfill the client’s vision within their budget. The theme was a “‘Journey to Oz’ celebrating the heart, mind and courage of the children and families Childhelp serves.”

Gear List:

SD10 Monitors
PA 16 Kara, 10 Arcs, 8 SB28s

CL 5
4 ARCSII, 4 SB28

1 MA Lite 1 MA Full
24 Chauvet Nexus Panels
10 Sharpy Wash
18 TRX Blaze
21 Colourchorus 12
32 Colourchorus 48
57 Colorsource Par
12 Mac AURA
24 Mac Axiom
16 Quantum Profile
12 VL 3515
81 Source Fours
84 Pinspots

1) 21’ x 12’ Center LED wall
6) 2’ x 8’ LED Coloums
6 imag cameras, 2 11×20 Screens
Spyder switching

60’ x 40’ Mainstage
20’ x 16’ Afterparty Stage

6 Semis

Co-Prod. Managers: Robert Kovach & Mike Eddy
TD: Pype Watson
L1: Mike Kowalski
L2: Mindy Judson-Garcia
L3: Alyssa Rojas

A1: Marcus Ross
(2) A2: Jon DaSilva , Joe Spitzer
RF Tech/Com Tech: Alan Behr
Backline: Dave Mortenson

1 Spyder Operator
1 Video Director
1 Video Engineer in Charge
2 Projectionist / Shader / Record Op
1 Graphics Operator
4 Camera Operators
1 LED Tech

A1: Steve Coronado
L1: Blake Lumley