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Sky Factory eNews - Winter 2016
Save the Date: Upcoming Sky Factory Tradeshows

Sky Factory's award-winning technology will be showcased in the Middle East (Dubai), Europe (Vienna), Canada (Toronto) and the United States (Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego) in leading commercial markets like general healthcare, radiology, retail, eldercare, general and cosmetic dentistry…

  Saluting Allen Toussaint

Last fall, on November 10, 2015, while on tour, world-renowned jazz musician Allen Toussaint passed away, in Madrid. He was 77. In his 40 years plus career as one of New Orleans’s most influential R&B artists, Mr. Toussaint blossomed from behind-the-scenes composer to front stage virtuoso. …

  Signature Edition Series: David Fleetham

Whether you've hired a professional photographer or taken your own portfolio images of your most recent work, all architectural firms and interior design studios face the same challenge:
how to capture the subtle hues and rich saturation of Sky Factory's Luminous SkyCeilings…

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Mark the Date: Experience The Sky Factory First-hand!

Sky Factory Digital Cinema products eSea and eScape

Sky Factory's award-winning technology will be showcased in the Middle East (Dubai), Europe (Vienna), Canada (Toronto) and the United States (Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego) in leading commercial markets like general healthcare, radiology, retail, eldercare, general and cosmetic dentistry.

You are cordially invited to the regional launch of our award-winning Revelation SkyCeiling, an even larger and more beautiful illusion of nature for larger enclosed interiors. Experience our Digital Cinema portals—eScape 2.0, a dynamic Virtual Window to beautiful panoramas, and eSea, our Underwater Portal, which brings the therapeutic benefits of live aquariums in an easy-to-install, maintenance-free system.

Please review the list of upcoming trade shows below and experience first-hand why The Sky Factory is the only research-verified, fine art designer of virtual skylights in the world.
Tradeshow Location Dates Event Center Booth #
Arab Health Dubai 1/25-1/28 Dubai World Trade Center 1A16 Hall 1
Chicago Dental Society Chicago 2/25-2/27 McCormick West 928
ECR Vienna 3/3-3/7 Austria Center Vienna
ASHE/PDC San Diego 3/20-3/23 San Diego Convention Center 3527
Globalshop Las Vegas 3/23-3/25 Mandalay Bay 3527
EFA Austin 4/9-4/12 Austin Convention Center 307
AACD (Cosmetic Dentistry) Toronto 4/27-4/30 Toronto Convention Centre 1824

Saluting Musical Great - Allen Toussaint
A Pioneer of Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and…Digital Cinema

Last fall, on November 10, 2015, while on tour, world-renowned jazz musician Allen Toussaint passed away, in Madrid. He was 77. In his 40 years plus career as one of New Orleans's most influential R&B artists, Mr. Toussaint blossomed from behind-the-scenes composer to front stage virtuoso.

Born and raised in the Big Easy, Mr. Toussaint embodied the flair and showmanship of the New Orleans music scene. Known for his over-the-top dandy style, Mr. Toussaint performed in bright, elaborately decorated coats. With an eye and ear for innovation, he recognized the seamless confluence of art, technology, and benefits of views to nature.

Allen Toussaint was also one of the first celebrities to install Sky Factory’s eScape, the company's Digital Cinema Virtual Window, in his personal music studio. The product's ability to elicit inspiration from the dynamic beauty of nature—image, motion, and sound—became an idyllic environment for Mr. Toussaint's inimitable piano-playing and prolific musical arrangements.

Allen Toussaint performing on pianoAllen Toussaint with Barack Obama in 2013
At the time, commenting on the wow-factor of his eScape installation, Mr. Toussaint graciously insisted, "It is the star of the studio. Everyone who sees it, loves it."

In his long career, he produced, wrote for, arranged, had his songs covered by, and performed with music giants The Judds, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, Aaron and Art Neville, Joe Cocker, The (original) Meters, Glen Campbell, The Band, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, Devo, Etta James, and many more.

His songs/productions have been featured in numerous films, including Casino and Moulin Rouge. He served as musical director for the off Broadway play, Staggerlee, which won the prestigious Outer Circle Critics Award. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and 15 years later received the prestigious National Medal of Arts from President Obama.

Best in Show: Calibrate Your Portfolio Photos

Kingwood Women and Children's Center, before calibration by Sky Factory graphic artists Kingwood Women and Children's Center, after calibration by Sky Factory graphic artists
Whether you've hired a professional photographer or taken your own portfolio images of your most recent work, all architectural firms and interior design studios face the same challenge: how to capture the subtle hues and rich saturation of Sky Factory's Luminous SkyCeilings.

"The color temperature of our virtual skylights is much higher—in the 6000K range which is a much cooler blue light—rather than the warmer light, about 2,500 to 3,000K, generally used to illuminate interior spaces," explains graphic artist Franca Bator.

"Photographers focus on capturing the rich illumination of the lighting sources in a space, whether it's a visitor's lounge, a hallway, or a treatment suite, which invariable ends in overexposing our Luminous SkyCeilings."

That's why The Sky Factory offers a free calibration service to architectural firms and interior design studios who have taken quality project photography and would like to restore the color-rich tapestry that people who see these biophilic installations in person, experience.

This service is particularly useful for firms submitting their work to architectural contests. Boulder Associates earned the prestigious Jury Award at the 2nd Architizer A+ Awards (2014) after calibrated photos of Jenny Hastings beautiful organic design won the Best Product + Healthcare category.

Our team of graphic artists and photographers are able to take your RAW files and work with the original sketch selected for your installation. The result is an impressive photograph that highlights your design work in the eyes of prospective jurors, as well as customers. And best of all, the calibration service is free!

To restore the fidelity of a Sky Factory installation featured in your portfolio or contest photograph, please contact graphics@skyfactory.com for submission details.

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