Nominee ~ Class of 2018

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 Nominations2013 Finalist – Allied Member Achievement – Diversified Systems

Golden Matrix Awards Won: 

Special Events:

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).

  • Co-development of first mathematical calculations for prediction of projector and projection screen performance for live space/events involving high ambient room, stage, and/or broadcast lighting
  • Paul Brown Stadium 2000 - Most extensive use of LED video displays in the NFL at time of opening
  • Co-development of first mathematical calculation for LED resolution requirements as a function of viewer distance based on human optometric visual acuity research
  • AT&T Park Renovation 2006 – Baseball’s first 32:9 High Definition Display
  • Safeco Field Renovation 2013 – Baseball’s largest LED Display

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.

Major Milestones:

  • Editing quarterback training tapes at Utah State for then Offensive Coordinator, Brian Bullock (later Ravens Super Bowl XXXV winning Head Coach and Fox Sports NFL Game Analyst).
  • At University of Oregon and Stanford University managed facility audio and video systems, directed team coaching analysis and instrumental in infrastructural design of the Casanova Center and Arrillaga Family Sports Center on each of these campuses.
  • Began an entrepreneurial venture, funded partially by Stanford University, called Home Team Advantage which combined early MPEG-I video codecs with a robust relational data base and client/server networked computer systems to provide the world's first facility networked coaching analysis system. Remnants of this early system's functionality still exist today in products provided by XOS Digital.
  • 14 years as VP and Senior Consultant for Acoustic Dimensions where he designed and project managed the installation of Large Screen Display, Sound Reinforcement, Video Production Replay, Broadcast Infrastructure, and Distributed Video Systems for multiple major league sports projects and many minor league and collegiate projects as well.


Honors / Awards

  •  Associated Builder and Contractors, Inc., Certificate of Commendation for “Excellence in Construction”, The Potter’s House, November 2000


Industry Affiliations:

  • ITVA – International Television Association (1985 – 1993)
  • CSVA – Collegiate Sports Video Association (Charter Member 1995 – present) (wrote original by-laws)
  • SMPTE – Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1995 – present)
  • IDEA – Information, Display and Entertainment Association (1999 – present)
  • TAB – Texas Association of Broadcasters (2013 – present)
  • Unashamed Missions (2008 – present) (


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.

IDEA Role:

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. 

Special Consideration:

Nominated by: Brad Fisher