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Elite Multimedia Helps Create a Spectacular Night at the K-LOVE Fan Awards
USA – With winners chosen by the fans, the K-LOVE Fan Awards brings together the biggest names in Christian music, sports, books and movies. Held at the Grand Ole Opry House, the annual awards show is produced by Go Live Productions and each year has grown in both size and popularity. Overseeing the production is production manager and show director Scott Moore who strives to capture the spiritual significance of the evening through a dynamic yet functional lighting and video package which was supplied by Elite Multimedia.
“I’ve been involved with the K-LOVE Fan Awards since its inception three years ago and the design process for the show is all about function as opposed to form,” began Moore. “There are a lot of specifics that we have to accommodate such as the production schedule of the Grand Ole Opry that we must work around, the artistic desires of the 20 bands that will be performing, , and then finally the standard production elements that come into play with producing this type of awards show. To make sure all of this comes together, we have to have a lighting and video partner that can offer us outstanding gear but also tremendous technical support which is why we chose once again to work with Elite Multimedia.”
Before the K-LOVE Fan Awards can take the stage, Moore and the production team must first work around a very tight load-in and technical rehearsal schedule built around the concerts taking place at the Grand Ole Opry. There is little margin for error and the gear supplied by Elite Multimedia must be ready to perform at a very high level.
Moore explained further: “The Grand Ole Opry production schedule operates year around so we load-in on Wednesday morning and continue our production work until Friday at noon when we have to load-out. Then Saturday night after the Opry has finished their weekend production, we load back in around 11pm. Next we have an 8am call on Sunday morning with a show rehearsal at 11am followed by the awards show later that night. A lot of the production gear we choose is based on how quickly we can deploy it and how well we know it will work. Elite Multimedia has always provided us with equipment that arrives ready to perform and this year was no different.”
Understanding the technical challenges, Elite Multimedia supplied the K-LOVE Fan Awards with a lighting and video package that included grandMA lighting consoles, Ayrton Magic Blade-R fixtures, Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX, VL3000 Spot and VL3015LT Spot luminaires, Clay Paky Sharpy, Sharpy Wash, Mythos and K10 B-Eye luminaires, Robe Robin CycFX fixtures, Showline SL NITRO 510 LED strobe luminaires, Elation 2Lite Cuepix and 4Lite Cuepix Blinders, MDG High Output Hazers, Tyler Centerline Truss with CM Lodestar motors, along with PixelFLEX FLEXCurve 8mm LED tiles and PixelFLEX SU-401 LED Controllers.
Moore continued: “When putting together this package, we looked at it as designing the playground on which all the artists are going to play. We know what we need to accomplish as far as lighting the artistic side of the show, but also what we need to do as far as lighting for the production side of the event with video and the other production elements. In working with Elite Multimedia they understand the thought process and supplied us with a phenomenal lighting and video package that was able to accomplish everything we needed it to; quickly, effectively and creatively.”
With the lighting and video gear list finalised, Moore and the production team got to work on the weekday load-in, weekend load-out and final production load-in to bring the awards show to life. During this time it was crucial to make every moment count, and thanks to the talented technicians at Elite Multimedia, not a moment was wasted and the third Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards was a tremendous success.
“The on site support we received from Elite Multimedia was absolutely top-notch,” concluded Moore. “One of the most challenging parts of the production is the sheer amount of cable runs throughout the fly space which can really complicate everything. We do a lot of pre-planning of how it all has to be deployed and the lighting technicians at Elite Multimedia were really dialed-in with what we were trying to accomplish. They were extremely reliable and knowledgeable, and they were an exemplary lighting crew that played a large role in making the end result something truly spectacular.”
photo: Kristen Parker
15th July 2015
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