Step by step, DVD takes hold in more than just living rooms and home theaters, as the superior image quality and reliability of the format is recignized for interactive presentation purposes. Henninger Interactive Media, the multimedia development arm of Henninger Media Services, Inc., has collaborated with Richmond, Va.-based multimedia production company Pyramid Studios to produce four DVD presentations for the new NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis, an interactive museum celebrating intercollegiate athletics and student athletes.
The DVDs are included in Pyramid’s state-of-the-art multimedia displays that were showcased at the NCAA Hall of Champions“ grand opening yesterday. Unanimously selected by the NCAA’s 18-member selection panel, Pyramid conceived and developed 15 media exhibits including a theater-in-the-round and a 144-monitor video wall. The first Henninger disc is a looped DVD called ”Look Up to Champions.“ Visitors walking under a scoreboard are treated to a unique view of sports in motion. Shot from underneath a clear stage, ”Look Up to Champions“ highlights a variety of sports from beneath the action.
In a dedicated theater space, the Hall’s fundamental question ”What is a Champion?“ is explored in DVD. An original Dolby Digital surround soundtrack and three synchronized high-resolution video sources drive the story about what makes champion student athletes. A third DVD is a looped video called ”Coaches: Behind Every Championship, Beside Every Champion“ which portrays the special role coaches play in the lives of student athletes.
The fourth DVD is also a looped video with closed captions called ”Choices: Stories of Champions.’ This DVD covers the choices athletes make and includes interviews with Bill Bradley and Isiah Thomas, former collegiate basketball stars.