ProAV Podcast Profile – Trey Merritt of Elite Multimedia Productions

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On the first episode of The MarketScale Pro AV Show, you’ll get to hear from thought leaders, analysts, and innovators alike, exploring some of the most timely topics in the industry. Besides updates on industry news and a preview of SEGD’s Xlab in Brooklyn, we’ll hear from John Melillo, Digital Media Group Senior VP for Diversified, who breaks down why the German audiovisual content market is booming in 2018, and what it means for Pro AV.

The industry would be nothing without it’s people. We showcase Trey Merritt who, after 40-plus years industry experience, is taking a personal approach to Pro AV safety. Finally, we’ll host a Podcast Panel with two industry leaders, looking at the added benefits of digital signage that often get overlooked or underplayed, but can be even more beneficial than the initial client deliverable.

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Elite Multimedia Productions takes the field with the Nashville Knights

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Nashville-based production provider creates a full audio, video, and lighting design for the high-energy, in-game atmosphere inside the Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Nashville, TN (11/6/2018) – As part of the Los Angeles-based Legends Football League, the Nashville Knights are a 7-on-7, tackle football team that incorporated into the league in 2018. Playing their inaugural season in the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, the Knights wanted to offer an in-game experience that would create a lasting connection with their fans. Needing to supplement the production gear inside the multi-purpose event venue, the Knights worked with Elite Multimedia Productions who oversaw a complete game-day audio, video and lighting design.

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Elite Multimedia Productions hits big on “Poision the Parish” with Seether


Nashville-based production provider works with designer Kenny Mason to develop a custom, hard-hitting lighting and LED video design for the multiplatinum artists tour

Nashville, TN (9/6/2018) – Known for their live performances filled with heavy-hitting melodies and a powerful atmosphere, multi-platinum artists Seether recently released their seventh studio album, “Poison the Parish”. As a reminder to the band’s commitment to creating relevant and modern music, they now prepared to launch their latest nationwide tour. Needing a tour design that could be adaptable to a variety of venues along the way, designer Kenny Mason worked with the Nashville production provider Elite Multimedia Productions who supplied a custom rig of lighting and LED video.

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Elite Multimedia Productions takes LED into the stage with Cornerstone Technologies

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Co-Founder and Executive Producer Chad Fraughton works with Nashville-based production provider to develop a unique video experience at the 2018 Young Living International Convention  

Nashville, TN (8/27/2018) – Thirty-thousand attendees. Three thousand unique video looks. One breathtaking LED stage design. All helped write the story of the Young Living 2018 International Grand Convention.

Previous iterations of the Young Living event relied on projection mapping with LED accents to bring an arena stage to life. In 2018, its production company ditched the projectors in favor of a custom, visually stunning and all-LED buildout – to incredible results.

A worldwide marketer of life-changing products infused with the benefits of essential oils, Young Living in 2018 brought together more than 30,000 passionate members from around the world for what has become its annual high-energy and dynamic celebration filled with inspirational speakers and live entertainment.

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Elite Multimedia Productions at a CMT Block Party with Living Color Events


Nashville-based production provider works with LA-based event producer to create two audio and lighting designs for the kick-off festivities of the 2018 CMT Music Awards

Nashville, TN (8/20/2018) – Highlighted as the ultimate downtown block party, the CMT Bar-S Block Party helped kick-off the festivities for the 2018 CMT Music Awards in Nashville. Held this year outside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center just one day after the CMT Pedigree Paws & Play Festival, the events featured live performances from country music artists and a host of other family-friendly activities. Overseeing the planning and execution of both events, Los Angeles-based Living Color Events and their Nashville partner Von Parish Productions needed a trusted provider to assist with the creation of two festival production designs, so they worked with Elite Multimedia Productions who provided the onsite audio and lighting support.

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Elite Multimedia Productions joins the broadcast for the K-LOVE Fan Awards

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Nashville-based production provider works with Go Live Productions to create a fully automated LED video design for the 2018 awards ceremony on TBN

Nashville, TN (7/16/2018) – Held annually at the Grand Ole Opry House, the K-LOVE Fan Awards creates a unique fan experience that celebrates the powerful impact of Christian entertainment. With a rich history of gathering together the most engaging Christian artists and speakers, the producers of the 2018 awards ceremony decided to broadcast the show for the first time on the Trinity Broadcast Network. Requiring a trusted partner to lead the team behind the scenes, Go Live Productions was brought on board to oversee the show direction and production design, including an automated LED video design from Elite Multimedia Productions. Read more

Elite Multimedia shows “What Makes You Country” on the Luke Bryan tour


Nashville-based production provider works with designer Justin Kitchenman, Align Design Group, providing a rig of lighting, LED video and IMAG video for the new 2018 tour

Nashville, TN (7/9/2018) – As the quintessential country music superstar, Luke Bryan has created 20 No. 1 singles, sold over 12 million albums, and is one of the most popular touring artists today. Routinely playing to sold-out houses around the world, the artist and his design team at Align Design Group are often challenged to give each tour its own unique look and feel. In planning for the 2018 “What Makes You Country Tour”, lead designer Justin Kitchenman wanted to create a more free-flowing visual experience, so he called the Nashville-based production provider Elite Multimedia Productions who supplied the lighting, LED video and IMAG video technology behind the design.

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Elite Multimedia Productions enjoys a California Sunrise with Jon Pardi and KYVA Design


Nashville-based production provider assists the design team of Chris Reade and Jay Ballinger with the 2018 tour of the ACM and CMA award-winning artist

Nashville, TN (6/21/2018) – Bred in the heart of the West Coast honky tonks, ACM and CMA award-winner Jon Pardi has already recorded eight chart-topping singles in his young career. Having toured with such artists as Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson and Luke Bryan, Pardi is quickly becoming one of the hottest stars in country music today. Needing a production design that would be able to handle a variety of stages for his 2018 tour in support of his latest album California Sunrise, Pardi worked with the creative team at KYVA Design with lighting and LED video tour support provided by Elite Multimedia Productions.

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Elite Multimedia Forms a Cohesive Worship Experience for X. WKND


Nashville-based production provider works with production designer Jake Brantley to help create an in-the-round evening of worship with LifeWay Students                

Nashville, TN (6/18/2018) – As part of LifeWay Christian Resources, LifeWay Students is dedicated to providing the tools necessary for an exciting and rewarding student ministry. With a series of summer camps that travel across the nation, the annual X. WKND kick-off event is an opportunity for all the summer camp staff members to come together as one before heading out on the road. Held inside the Shocco Springs Conference Center, production designer Jake Brantley wanted to give the 2018 event a unique, in-the-round, worship experience, so he worked with Elite Multimedia Productions who provided a full rig of audio, lighting and LED video.

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Elite Multimedia goes heavy-duty with the Hino Trucks XL Series launch


Nashville-based production provider creates a historic tradeshow production design for the debut of the new Class 8 trucking solutions inside The Work Truck Show 2018

Nashville, TN (6/12/2018) – Drawing a record crowd of over 13,500 industry professionals, The Work Truck Show® 2018 was the largest event in the history of the NTEA. Held inside the Indiana Convention Center, the event saw an unprecedented number of vehicle launches, including the much-anticipated launch of the new XL Series from Hino Trucks USA. Desiring a dynamic and exciting tradeshow environment worthy of their inaugural Class 8 heavy-duty trucking solutions, they enlisted the assistance of production provider Elite Multimedia who created a momentous LED video, lighting and audio design.

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