First Name: Stu
Last Name: Reynolds
Company Name: Diversified Systems
Past Affiliations: Utah State, University of Oregon, Stanford University, Acoustic Dimensions
Number of Golden Matrix Award Nominations: 2013 Finalist – Allied Member Achievement – Diversified Systems
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Achievements / Innovations: Stu was an early adopter of non-linear editing and help develop the workflow. Stu has been instrumental in forging standards of best practices for replay video production control rooms since his early days at Acoustic Dimensions (now Idibris).
Stu remains on the cutting edge of facility video design and engineering. From Paul Brown Stadium to the 7400-seat Willow Creek Church (with first worship facility to include tracking indoor LED systems). His latest success is the 11,000 sq. ft. curved, edge-blended experiential video production, and accompanying production center, for Frank Gehry's performance space design which recently opened as "New World Symphony" in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Way Nominee has Helped to Further the Industry:
I’ve worked in this industry for twenty years. I’ve seen a lot of people succeed because they were good at business, organizing or creating. Some because they were just good people and, like all industries, the cream seems to rise to the top.
I’ve been working with Stu Reynolds for close to 6 or 7 years. I’ve never seen anyone as passionate about making sure the right technology fit the right team in the right way at the right time. His consummate care for the team members in game day production through all of the political and business side of the decisions that get made by ownership, schools, etc. is second to none. He is objective, a consummate professional and has provided immense support to the growth of IDEA and content delivery at the venues.
Years of IDEA Membership: 427. He works like a dog, so I think Dog years are appropriate. According to Stu, it's actually 16.
Years in the Industry: 30 years
IDEA Leadership: Track leader for Conference Content Committee.
Character Beyond Reproach:
This may not be Stu’s year for IDEA Hall of Fame, but his passion for the people who make it matter, matters. I’d like some kudos to come his way someday. He’s such a back end, humble guy who does not seek the limelight, but he strives for excellence every day. I see it first hand. He gives a rip.
When you get to Seattle and see the Mariners room, you’ll understand. From the old to the new was an amazing transformation. And it was, in large part, Stu Reynolds. If this is not his time, I understand. But the guy cares and he’s good. And that’s what it’s all about.
Nominated by: Brad Fisher