It’s 2014 and there’s always a sense of new when you enter into another year. New resolutions, new promises, new ideas, etc. It also seems that a new year brings about new pressure or stress to accomplish that thing that you’ve always wanted to do but never taken the steps to do it. We completely understand, but if there’s one thing we can recommend it’s Keep Calm and Try Something New
Make this your year to try something new. Maybe it’s tackling a new piece of technology like Adobe After Effects or live video switchers or maybe it’s something more related to stage design and multiscreen video staging. Here are 5 ways to start something new:
1. The Wide Guide: Blueprint for the Multiscreen Movement
This is a new book I’ve been working on over the last few months designed to give creative folk, stage designers, technical directors and producers an upper hand on the “mysteries” of multiscreen stage designs and setups. The book is stock full of diagrams, blueprints, setup examples, pictures, pro’s & con’s and ways to save money. It’s going to be released here on February 4th, so stay tuned and follow myself (@lukemcelroy) or TripleWide Media (@triplewidemedia) on twitter to be the first to know when it releases.
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3. Refresh Your Media Library
Maybe for you learning new technology and finding easier ways to do multiscreen aren’t the only thing you need to make new. What about giving your media library a refresh by adding new and high quality media from our producers? In the last 60 days alone, our producers have uploaded over 175 pieces of media. Check out the newest media here.
4. New Equipment
Maybe this is the year for you to upgrade your projection equipment or install a multiscreen processor. There’s never a better time to start planning than now so you can make it work in your budgets and have them ready before the big events and celebrations! Maybe you’re interested in getting an ultra short throw projector this year or how about the one that Sony announced at CES recently that is a 4k resolution Ultra Short Throw projector!
5. Environmental Projection
Finally, this may be the year that you’re ready to consider trying out environmental projection. With the wealth of resources, blogs, content and access you have with TripleWide Media, we’re ready to help you make this year immersive and transform your spaces with powerful atmospheres. Check out our environmental projection landing page to find out more. Maybe that new thing you need to try is environmental projection?
Regardless what’s on your agenda for 2014, I encourage you to try something new. Find a new book, go to a new restaurant, make a new friend or create something new. Trying new things will expand your horizons, build your confidence and allow you to conquer your fears. If it fails, that’s completely fine… just pick the mess up and start over! Lets make 2014 the year of trying something new.