February has been a whirlwind month full of corporate events and fundraisers. Here are the highlights from audio, video and lighting we provided.
It began with a bang on February 1st in Liberty Hall at the Factory at Franklin for Asurion and their offsite corporate meeting. Asurion employees gathered, filling up the hall for a day of presentations and informational updates for the company. For lighting, we arranged stage lighting and uplighting around the room. Dual screens and projectors topped off the video part of the night thanks to our scaler alternating seamlessly between Asurion’s logo, PowerPoint presentations, DVD’s and Live IMAG. We used Vaddio robotic cameras to show magnified images of the speakers on the screens while they each presented. We set up confidence monitors so speakers could keep up with what they had to say. We also recorded audio and video to a laptop so the event could be uploaded to the client’s website. We had 10 wired mics placed at each podium on stage and we had wireless mics in the audience for Q&A. The entire event was broadcast live online using a program called WebEx so employees could log in online to participate from out-of-state.
Next, we went to the Embassy Suites in Coolsprings for a fundraiser for the Patricia Heart Society’s Heart to Heart After Dark on the 9th and the luncheon on the 10th. We provided the sound system and wireless mics. Creative design involved trusses with colors to suit the event. Entertainment was provided by Centennial High School’s Acapella choir. We provided Airwave AT-Choir Mics for their performance. The esteemed speaker for the luncheon was the First Lady of Tennessee, Crissy Haslam. Funds were raised for the United Way of Williamson County.
The next day we turned the room at the Embassy Suites in Coolsprings into a dance floor for the Mardi Gras Ball. The dance acted as a fundraiser for My Friend’s House, which provides therapeutic services for children. The dance floor was massive. Four trusses were set up in each corner with white fabric and uplighting from inside. To give the dance floor energy, we added moving lights on top of each truss and to top it off, Italian globe lights were hung in a huge ‘X’ over the floor. Finally, the stage was lit up from the front by two lighting towers lined with Chauvet COLORdash Battens. Trusses lined with Springtree’s Multipar36-Tri Par Cans were placed behind the stage to create a cool silhouette effect on the performers as well. Seven of our own Springtree Wireless DMX were used as well. This is an event we have worked with for many years now, and it is always fun to be apart of.
February 19th marked the NRB conference at the Opryland Hotel. We provided microphones, video, and creative design for Proclaiming Justice to the Nations in their Governor’s Ballroom. The setup included dual screens with dual projectors and a scaler for multiple inputs. Pipe and drape was placed from wall to wall behind the stage leaving room for “built-in” screens on both sides of the stage. We set up a wired intercom system for ourselves to communicate to each other during the show and provided wireless microphones for the speakers
Three Blind Vines was held February 24th at Liberty Hall at the Factory. The annual wine tasting event is held by the Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson county to raise money for the Franklin Theater. Trusses were set up with white fabric and uplighting, along with moving lights on top for energy as people danced. Italian globe lighting was hung above the dance floor in a zig-zag design. Video was provided for a looping sponsor video. We ran sound for the live band, and Peter even participated in making announcements all evening. He loves doing that kind of stuff.
We had the privilege to work for the Nashville Symphony at their educational concert for local middle schools. Over 600 kids attended this hour long event. We provided video for a PowerPoint presentation. After each song, the conductor would stop and teach with it and interact with the students. The sound system and mic for the conductor was provided by us as well as lighting around the room, lighting up the whole front of the room and stage to emphasize the massive orchestra.