Elite Multimedia grows rental inventory with Chauvet, Martin and GLP

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Nashville-based production provider adds Maverick MK PyXis, Rouge R2 Wash, Epix Strip IP, Atomic 3000 LED, and X4 Bar lighting solutions into its arsenal of design options

Nashville, 1/31/18 – As the new year begins, production partner Elite Multimedia is excited to announce the addition of lighting solutions from Chauvet, Martin and GLP into its rental inventory. With the delivery of Maverick MK PyXis, Rouge R2 Wash, and Epix Strip IP from Chauvet; Atomic 3000 LED from Martin; as well as X4 Bar luminaires from GLP, the new inventory is now available through the Nashville office of the live event and tour provider. Read more

A Deeper Dive: What AV Services You Need to Consider When Planning Your Next Corporate Event

Planning for big corporate events can be a major challenge. Hundreds of moving parts, lots of people to please, and all sorts of specifics to get right. There are locations to find, menus to deal with, and, just as important—the lighting, sound and video. But audio-visual services entail far more than just setting up some lights and a soundboard, particularly when big, complicated corporate events are concerned.

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Why “Safety First” Is Better Than “The Show Must Go On”

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Last December, high winds caused a stage in Brazil to collapse in the middle of a music festival. The DJ performing at the time was tragically killed and several concertgoers were injured. For Trey Merritt, Elite Multimedia’s Rigging Manager (and safety guru), this disaster was reminiscent of the 2011 Indiana State Fair in which seven people were killed by a similar stage collapse.

“That date is burned into my mind, it’ll never go away,” says Merritt. “After those events, we’ve learned there are a million actions that can be taken to prevent the loss of life.”

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A Quick Guide to Conventional Lighting Fixtures

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Lighting can make or break your event. And the basis for much of event lighting continues to be conventional fixtures. While these tried-and-true workhorses aren’t as flashy as some of today’s new intelligent lighting fixtures, there are many conventional lighting options available that can make your next event a success. Read more

Lighting, Audio and Video Production Helping Brands Create a Memorable, Immersive Experience

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Today’s marketing clients are increasingly turning away from traditional media, and are instead investing in experiential projects. “Two or three years ago, clients saw it as an incremental spend,” says Debbie Kaplan, EVP of Experiential Marketing at WPP’s Geometry Global. “Now they’re moving dollars previously slated for media or broadcast into experiential. No one is tweeting or posting about a billboard.” Attending an event or sharing an experience with others constitutes an investment for visitors using the currency of time. Supplemental lighting and audio can play a huge role for innovative brands looking to create a memorable immersive experience.

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Elite Multimedia brings the grid-iron to the studio with Monday Night Football

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Nashville-based production provider supports the highly-integrated production design created by HABANA Avenue’s Managing Director and Founder Steven J. Levy

Nashville, 10/30/2017 – In the world of sports entertainment, there are few productions as iconic as Monday Night Football.  Broadcast weekly on ESPN during the NFL season to viewers around the world, the televised intro must bring fans into the game with a sense of excitement and anticipation. Wanting to create a unique on-air experience for the latest intro that could combine both the on-field action and in-studio energy, longtime partner HABANA Avenue designed a cutting-edge environment with lighting and LED video supplied by Elite Multimedia.   Read more

Choosing a Production Company for Your Next Event

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Do you want your events to be successful—or memorable? That’s a trick question! The fact is, you want it to be both. If all your lights, sound, and video go off without a hitch, but the event production as a whole wasn’t memorable, then how successful were you, really? Nor should we forget that one way an event can be memorable is to have several things go wrong. The last thing you want is to be remembered as the people who screwed up the event production. What everyone wants is to create a completely successful, completely memorable experience. Read more

Advice from a Pro: Concert Vs. Event Lighting

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Meet Jason “Cannonball” Jenkins

Cannonball Jenkins is Director of Operations for Elite Multimedia Productions. He provides touring and event support, including special events, product launches, and corporate theatre. He runs the day-to-day operations for audio, video, and lighting, manages logistics, people, and equipment, and oversees full production design. Cannonball’s attention to detail and holistic approach means, whether you are putting on a concert or a corporate event, the entire production will exceed your expectations. So, when we wanted to get some advice on the differences between concert and corporate event lighting, he’s who we went to see. Read more

Elite Multimedia brings LED video to the Young Living National Conference

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Nashville-based production provider supports the Cornerstone AV production design with PixelFLEX LED video inside the Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah

Nashville, September 11th, 2017 – As a full-service production company with the ability to design an immersive attendee experience, Cornerstone AV prides itself on allowing their imagination to be the driving force behind their designs. Known for developing the ideal technological backbone for any event, Cornerstone was once again brought on board to create the production design behind the annual Young Living Essential Oils National Conference. Read more

9 Must-Have Apps for AV Professionals

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Apps on our smart phones and tablets have made life easier, both professionally and personally. For audio visual (AV) professionals, a lot of factors affect installations and setups. Some valuable apps on your smart phone can help ensure your setup goes off without a hitch. But with millions of apps available for mobile devices, how do you choose? Read more