Intimate Country Tour Made Possible by Custom LED Panels

Nashville, March 10, 2014 — Multi-Platinum country artist Gary Allan, PixelFLEX’s custom LED panels and a single trailer were essential to making the 2014 “Set You Free” tour a unique and personal experience for Allan fans.

Eight custom pieces were designed for the national, year-long tour. One foot by four foot strips of FLEXCurtain were wrapped around frames built by Accurate Staging, and each pod houses a moving head light in order to better integrate the two worlds.

“They came to us with a creative idea, and we helped design custom pieces that curve around frames; that created a lot of depth within their video rig,” said David Venus, PixelFLEX Director of Marketing. “They’re actually pulling video into multiple trusses, creating almost a roof over the stage to bring the video closer and closer to the audience.”

The custom FLEXCurtain acts as a pod over each individual Clay Paky Sharpy lighting fixture. The main truss, which boasts four video and lighting pods, is always hung at the venues the ACM Award-nominated artist is currently playing at. And depending on size, the second truss is rigged to give the roof-like effect.

The larger and traditional FLEXCurtain panels that hang along the back allowed Gary Allan’s production manager Sean Gary to have a more visually appealing-produced show, while allowing them to stick to a single trailer.

“We don’t use them as most people typically would — as a wall,” Gary said. “We hang five panels indvidually staggered. It continues to create depth and gives the appearance of a bigger show.”

The addition of the FLEXCurtain is enabling the “Set You Free” tour to hang their video despite the size or restrictions of smaller clubs and venues.

“Since it’s so lightweight, we can hang our full rig anywhere we go,” Gary said.

 

Gary Allan will be touring with PixelFLEX through the end of his 2014 tour.

Chicago Area Church Purchases LED Curtains After Successful Easter Weekend Test Run

Nashville, May 13, 2014 Harvest Bible Chapel already knew of several advantages to PixelFLEX’s FLEXCurtain. After a rewarding weekend celebrating Good Friday and Easter, and using PixelFLEX as a tool to accomplish their goals, Harvest knew it was a product that would continue to enhance their various worship events.

At the multi-campus church in the Greater Chicago area, Easter is a weekend-long celebration. Josh Buendorf, Harvest’s production manager, worked with PixelFLEX to rent 20 panels of 20 mm FLEXCurtain to add to the weekend’s productions.

“Good Friday and Easter is sort of the epic part of the year for us,” Buendorf said. “We really focus on Good Friday and the death. That’s the major production for us. The theme was to do a dance party in celebration of Eastertime. We turned our campuses into — I don’t know how else to describe it — a Christian version of a night club.”

For the dance party, the panels were used as impactful eye candy. Harvest Bible Chapel restructured a series of popular worship songs to make them appropriate for dancing, then used colorful and fast moving motion graphics to match the music. During the course of the weekend, the FLEXCurtain was also used as a backdrop behind Harvest’s worship band, and then in the church lobby to add emphasis to a short film the church created to kick off Good Friday.

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The celebrations were deemed a success, and Harvest Bible Chapel purchased four 20 mm FLEXCurtains to use between their seven campuses and countless events. The panels will also play a role in Act Like Men, an upcoming conference that challenges men to strengthen their faith and be a role model for their families.

“We always are having youth events and other things going on, so to be able to have a product that’s lightweight and can bend that I can set up, tear down and easily ship around to different places is fantastic,” Buendorf said.

PixelFLEX’s LED curtains are easy to operate and set up — videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection. Flexible in all directions, the FLEXCurtain is able to bend and shape around structures for a more creative display effect and can be stored in a single road case to simplify shipping (or storing) logistics while minimizing transportation costs.

“It was great to work with Harvest Bible Chapel and their multiple campuses,” said Will Dickey, PixelFLEX senior sales representative. “The mobility of the FLEXCurtain was an ideal solution for them and I’m proud that the Easter weekend celebration sealed the deal.”