Date: December 3, 2013
Location: Cipriani, Wall St, NYC
Project Type: Scenic
Jeremy Thom Role: Production Designer
UNICEF's Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Downtown, NY highlighted the 19000 children who die per day of treatable diseases worldwide. This was reflected as 19000 mirrored plexiglass snowflakes suspended above the guests. ... These, and their method for rigging were designed to be simple, inexpensive and rigged in one overnight crew call. ... The 'snowflakes were purchased online, the suspension 'ribbons' were standard vinyl banner mesh cut into 3/4" strips and the method of attachment between the two was garment tags inserted with a $20 tag gun. Everything came together in a pre-build in workshop. ... All this, and quite a lot of Home Depot orange buckets made for a swift and efficient rig and an overall look which encompassed the entire room with twinkling reflections to remind guests of those lost children.
Sometimes the simplest and most cost effective solutions are what works best.