"Late Night"Jimmy Fallon Show Goes on Road to Indy
The "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show joined the Super Bowl XLVI week festivities by broadcasting from the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis, and Chicago Scenic helped create the show's Super Bowl set.
Among the elements that Chicago Scenic created for the late night TV set was a "home base" platform where Fallon interviewed guests ranging from Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to comedian Adam Sandler. There were four shows broadcast from Indianapolis; the Wednesday – Friday shows were videotaped, while the Sunday evening program was broadcast live the evening of the Super Bowl.
We also created the custom double-decker platform for "The Roots", Fallon's house band. Band members were located on the upper and lower levels of the platform. The double-decker platform included a spiral staircase that led to the second level. That balcony area featured intricate woodwork that complemented the intricate moldings and detail so prevalent in the Hilbert Circle Theater.
The "Late Night" set also featured a central orchestra platform, a 24-foot wide platform upstage that housed the live orchestra. That platform was a central focal point on the "Late Night" set, and included an elaborate accent piece by Chicago Scenic, a 12-foot by 14-foot decorative arch that hung behind the platform and incorporated a light box.
Chicago Scenic also provided the 20-foot x 30-foot ceiling piece that included 60 decorative pressed wood accents. The ceiling piece supported a canvas print and surrounded an elaborate ceiling medallion and chandelier.
20,000 Bottle Cap
Bud Light Wall
When Indianapolis hosted Super Bowl XLVI, the downtown Hampton Inn located in 'Super Bowl Village' was rebranded as the "Bud Light Hotel", undergoing a complete brand transformation that included new signage, canopies, soaps, shampoo bottles and even a Bud Light logo wall that Chicago Scenic created out of bottle caps and aluminum bottles.
Chicago Scenic's team, managed by Project Coordinator Alyce Iversen, started the project by etching the pattern onto five individual wall panels with one of the company's CNC machines. Team members glued 20,000+ bottle caps in single and double layers to define the logo and completed the design by attaching a few hundred aluminum bottles. Once the wall panels were assembled onsite, the finished wall measured nearly 10-feet high by 22-feet wide and was a favorite photo backdrop for fans and Anheuser-Busch representatives. The wall was later given to a local Anheuser-Busch distributor for display in their facility.
Chicago Scenic also worked on the NFL Honors event that preceded the awards ceremony, creating the 'step and repeat' red carpet entrance leading to the Murat Theatre. The event was an opportunity for honorees and the press to interact as they proceeded along the red carpet.
Chicago Scenic also created the Pepsi Blue-sponsored celebrity green room located in a tent adjacent to the theatre. Other team members included Chicago firms Frost Lighting, Botanicals, and TLC; our client was Louise Van Patten at Dick Clark Productions.