Elite Multimedia Makes Investment in ClayPaky Scenius UN1CO Luminaires

Nashville-based production partner works with A.C.T Lighting to be the first North American tour provider to acquire the new 1400W Spot, Wash, Beam and Profile fixtures  

Nashville, 2/2/2017 – Elite Multimedia is proud to announce that they have become the first North American live event production provider to make an investment in Claypaky Scenius UN1CO luminaires. Working with importer and distributor A.C.T Lighting, Elite Multimedia chose to acquire the 1400W Spot, Wash, Beam and Profile fixtures for their powerfully creative lighting capabilities, and they are currently being installed in the lighting design of a large-scale, multi-national tour. Read more

Elite Multimedia Helps Launch The Cam ‘Burning House’ Tour with Cour Design

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Designers Gordon Droitcour and Erik Anderson work with the Nashville-based tour provider to create a unique production design full of dynamic visual imagery

Nashville, 12/15/2016 – Embarking on her first headlining tour, Grammy, ACM and CMA Award nominee CAM is quickly becoming one of country music’s hottest young stars today. With her Platinum-certified hit “’Burning House” and her first major label album release, the Huntington Beach native is proving to have her own unique style that her production team wanted to showcase on her inaugural tour. Needing a design that would provide this atmosphere of creativity, with the ability to be managed by a small crew, the artist’s management turned to Cour Design (courdesign.com) who oversaw the complete production design using lighting gear and support from Nashville-based tour provider Elite Multimedia. Read more

Elite Multimedia Helps Expand the LED Video Design for the Dove Awards

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DeLux Productions’ Scott DeVos utilizes award-winning PixelFLEX LED from the Nashville-based live event provider to create four integrated LED video walls

Nashville, 12/5/2016 – Since 1970, the GMA Dove Awards has honored excellence in the Christian Music industry while celebrating its rich musical diversity. At the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, event producer and production designer Scott DeVos of DeLux Productions was brought on board to help accentuate that diversity by creating an exciting atmosphere for both the live audience and the television viewers at home. Wanting LED video to play an integral role in the design, DeVos needed a provider with a myriad of technologies to fill the design, so he reached out to Nashville-based Elite Multimedia who supplied him with PixelFLEX LED video walls for the production design. Read more

Elite Multimedia Helps Make A Statement For Clare Dunn

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Production designer Mike Marcario creates a complete lighting and LED video touring design with the ability to the triggered via the artists backing tracks

Nashville, 11/2/2016 – As one of the most highly regarded songwriters today, MCA Nashville recording artist Clare Dunn is now making a name for herself as one of the hottest touring artists as well. Having already opened for many of country music’s biggest stars, the Colorado native has embarked on her first solo tour and production designer Mike Marcario was brought on to create a high-energy design that could accentuate the artist.  To bring the full design together, Marcario worked with Nashville-based tour provider Elite Multimedia who supplied him with a complete lighting and LED video system that has the ability to be self-triggered through the artists backing tracks. Read more

Elite Multimedia Sets The Stage for Worship and Praise at Student Life Camps

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Nashville-based tour provider works with Director of Production Jake Brantley to create a modular lighting, audio, video and LED rig for the 2016 summer tour

Nashville, 8/30/2016 – Since its introduction in 1993, Student Life has been transforming the lives of young people through inter-denominational Christian summer camps and conferences. With a focus on developing lasting and meaningful relationships with Christ, the camps travel with a production team striving to set the stage which will foster an environment of worship and praise. To create these worship environments, Director of Production Jake Brantley understands that the gear chosen must have the ability to adapt to several locations across the country, so he once again turned to Nashville-based tour provider Elite Multimedia to help him create a cohesive and modular lighting, audio and video production design. Read more

Elite Multimedia and Cour Design Are Setting “Nights On Fire” With David Nail

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Nashville-based tour provider works with designer Gordon Droitcour to help create the ideal lighting tour package for the MCA Nashville recording artist

Nashville, 8/8/2016 – MCA Nashville recording artist David Nail is known for his powerful lyrics with emotionally-charged vocals that have garnered him both Grammy and ACM Award nominations. Currently on tour in support of his fourth album Fighter, Nail and his production team are making their way across the United States bringing his music to fans in packed houses and festivals across the country. With a lighting design and unique playback system created by Cour Design, the production team needed a tour provider who understands the value of quality gear and support so they once again turned to Nashville-based Elite Multimedia. Read more

Elite Multimedia Helps Gary Allan Fans See, Hear and Feel The Music

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Nashville-based tour provider supplies a full lighting and LED video package for production manager Brandon Quisberg to create the ideal fan experience

Nashville, 7/20/2016  – With five number one singles, fourteen top ten hits and over 270 million streams to his name, multi-platinum EMI Nashville recording artist Gary Allan has long been admired by fans and music industry insiders for his unwavering uniqueness in country music today. Currently on tour supporting his new single, “Do You Wish It Was Me?,” Allan remains dedicated to bringing the most heart-felt live performance to each of his shows. Production manager Brandon Quisberg understands the commitment needed to make sure every fan walks away knowing they experienced the best show possible, and they are doing so with a lighting and LED video rig supplied by Nashville-based tour provider Elite Multimedia. Read more

Elite Multimedia and Big Events create a “New Spain” feel for the Frist Gala

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Nashville-based live event production partner provides a full lighting, audio and projection package for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts annual fundraiser

Nashville, 6/20/2016  – For over 20 years, Big Events, Inc. has been designing and creating unique, customized events that guests will remember for years to come. So when they were approached by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to help them create a contemporary “New Spain” club atmosphere for their Annual Gala, President Malcolm Greenwood leapt at the opportunity to showcase the design firm’s creativity. Wanting to implement the highest production-value the event had ever seen, Greenwood then called upon Nashville-based Elite Multimedia who provided him with a complete lighting, audio and projection package for the black-tie dinner and cocktail reception. Read more

Elite Multimedia works with Cour Design on a St. Lucia visual experience

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Brooklyn-based St. Lucia utilizes the Cour Design system for automatic playback of visuals with a hard-hitting lighting rig provided by Elite Multimedia

Nashville, 6/14/2016 – Since their introduction only four short years ago, Columbia-recording artists St. Lucia have become known for their high-energy and artful music that elicits a number of emotions in their fans. Based in Brooklyn, NY, St. Lucia recently released their second studio album entitled Matter, which Rolling Stone Magazine says “bursts with light”. Now needing to embark on a nationwide tour to support the album release, the band turned to production design house Cour Design who enlisted the assistance of Nashville-based tour provider Elite Multimedia to help them create a hard-hitting visual experience. Read more

Back Lounge Confessionals – Approaching video as a lighting designer

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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?). We’re gonna jump right in and talk about how to think about and design with video elements when one comes from a mostly lighting background. Read more