Nashville — 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 company Elite Multimedia Productions because of its locale, budget-friendly packages and customer service.
“Using Elite has given us the ease of getting everything from one vendor and yet, still lets us feel as though we are getting a much bigger bang for our buck,” Gary said.
EMP is a one-stop shop for production services, and has excelled in providing services to popular recording artists including Luke Bryan, Casting Crowns and Dream Theatre, as well as for special events across the U.S.
With single trailer tours, production needs to pack as much equipment as possible so they have to advance less equipment at venues. With the PixelFLEX 20 mm FLEXCurtain panels, the tour was able to pack its entire video wall into only two roadcases, leaving room for more of the tour’s own equipment and lighting elements.
“The major challanege with Gary Allan’s tour was the amount of production, and getting it all into one 53’ semi. They came to us with a lot of great ideas and we worked closly in every aspect of the prep until the tour left the dock.” says David Venus, Account Manager. “We are excited to have started this relationship with Gary Allan’s production team and look forward to a long future together.”
Because the tour centered around the weekends, it was also essential for lighting designer Brandon Quisberg to have easy access to the rig to allow for working on video and lighting during down time. Hence, the convenient location of Nashville’s office. Both Quisberg and Gary were able to get what was needed without the added hassle of shipping new equipment or trusses back and forth.
“What surprised me the most was [Elite’s] willingness to get what’s needed done when it came to certain aspects of our rig. [Those] guys went out of the way and made it happen — there wasn’t any questioning to it,” Gary said.
For more information on Elite Multimedia Productions and its notable production projects, visit www.EliteMultimedia.com. Follow Elite Multimedia Productions at www.facebook.com/elitemultimedia or @elitemultimedia. For information on Gary Allan’s “Set You Free” tour, visit www.garyallan.com.