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Back Lounge Confessionals – Approaching video as a lighting designer

Video is lighting. That’s right, we’re going to dive right in. Start the article in medias res1 because that’s how we do things in the production industry. No long-winded exposition on the history of media servers, how LED technology has changed the face of lighting and video both, no comments about the Icon-M (Remember those?). […]

Elite Multimedia provides compelling dimensionality for the Alan Jackson tour

Production designer Craig Rutherford works with the Nashville-based tour provider on a new design that draws everyone together on the “Still Keepin’ It Country Tour” Nashville, 5/17/2016 – As a freelance lighting designer Craig Rutherford, Blueshift Design, enjoys finding new and creative ways to draw both the audience and the musicians on stage into the […]

Elite Multimedia helps bring “Shock and Awe” to Cole Swindell tour

 One of country music’s hottest acts embarks on his first headlining arena tour with his largest production package to date to accentuate the experience of the music Nashville, 3/22/2016 – As many fans are getting their first look at one of country music’s hottest performers, Cole Swindell is quickly winning over crowds nationwide on his […]

Elite Multimedia goes high-powered and custom for Eric Paslay tour

Lighting designer Mike Marcario and production designer Norwood Wood desire big looks with a creatively compact way to travel for their new lighting design Nashville, 3/3/2016 – When ACM Award-nominee Eric Paslay hits the stage, the Texas redhead is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist. Recently setting out on his latest tour across the […]

Elite Multimedia Matches the Musicality of Banks on “The Madness Tour”

Cour Design once again works with the Nashville-based tour provider and creates a soulful lighting design that accentuates the R&B sensation Nashville, 2/5/2016 – With the release of her first full-length album Goddess, the R&B sensation BANKS recently embarked on “The Madness Tour” playing alongside The Weeknd and selling-out houses across North America. To create […]

How To Guide to Lighting Design and Fixture Selection

Lighting design is a complex art form. It encompasses a unique combination of art and technology. The lighting designer creates imaginative atmospheres that express the feeling and meaning of the moment. These atmospheres originate in the lighting designer’s imagination and art. In order to create this art, the lighting designer must also know the technology, […]

Elite Multimedia Aquires Hedgehog 4 Lighting Consoles For Growing Lighting Department

Leading Concert and Event Production Company Meets Demands with New Lighting Consoles Nashville, April 29, 2014 — Elite Multimedia Productions (EMP), a Nashville-based audio, video and lighting concert and event production company, purchased a total of five HedgeHog 4 lighting consoles in order to meet the demands of its expanding lighting department. Elation Lighting began […]

A Guide to LED Stage Lighting

The market in LED based lighting fixtures has seen huge growth in the stage lighting industry in recent years. All of the major stage lighting manufacturers have dived into the LED market while cheap imported lights mean that every church, small band or DJ can get a slice of the action too. Rental companies are […]

Jobs You Have On The Road Touring

Jobs You Could Have on the Road Touring Being on the road touring with a music act or production is a dream for many, more now than ever. With schools offering music business programs (Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University), technical degrees in lighting, video and sound (Blackbird Academy, The School of Audio Engineering, Full […]

Elite Multimedia Productions and Gary Allan Kick Off New Relationship With Single Trailer Tour

Gary Allan Partners with New Production Company for 2014 Tour Nashville, March 10, 2013 — Multi-Platinum country music veteran and 2014 ACM Award-nominated Gary Allan partnered with a new tour production company in order to increase production value while staying in a single truck. Gary Allan’s production manager, Sean Gary, decided on Nashville-based AVL production […]