175 FLEXCurve LED video screens create a custom stage layout at the K-LOVE Fan Awards 

 Nashville, 7/30/2015 – Go Live Productions is a complete turnkey concert and event production company that enjoys the challenge of creating a unique live experience for each of their clients. As the longtime production company behind the annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, their desire to make each show unique is often put to the test. When preparing for the 2015 awards ceremony, Production Manager Scott Moore created a custom LED video display that needed a truly unique solution, which he found by using 175 PixelFLEX FLEXCurve LED video screens.

“At the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards we really expanded our video components and actually used the LED screens to create a series of presenting and performances spaces,” began Moore. “Going into pre-production we knew that the artists would be excited about this therefore we requested they send us their custom content ahead of time. With only two exceptions, every artist had custom video content so our lighting designer Tony Fransen had a lot of work to do integrating the video elements and the end results using the FLEXCurve video screens were phenomenal.”

The PixelFLEX FLEXCurve breaks all barriers in the rigid tile category through an innovative dual wing curving LED tile. With an 8mm – 12mm pitch that is designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, the FLEXCurve is available to meet the needs of those looking for high definition LED displays while still maintaining the unique flexible characteristics PixelFLEX LED video screens.

Moore explained further, “To break up the Grand Ole Opry stage and provide us with multiple playing areas, the FLEXCurve LED screens had multiple hang positions. We had one large 22.5’ x 12.5’ playback surface that hung upstage center. There were two L-shaped walls that split the stage into separate performance areas that each measured 27.5’ x 7.5’ going stage right to left, and then 17.5’ x 7.5’ running upstage to downstage. Next, we placed a 27.5’ x 5’ wall behind both of the two performances spaces; and lastly, we had a 5’ x 7.5’ wall that acted as a backdrop for the center stage presenters. With so many custom shapes, we had to have LED screens that could quickly and easily connect together, and that’s what we got with the FLEXCurve.”

The PixelFLEX FLEXCurve quick-lock system makes panel connection fast and secure through a simple 3-step process: align, lift, click and lock. Designed with greater rigging flexibility for the rental and touring industry in mind, FLEXCurve LED video screens feature easy top-mounting, “Rig and Click” vertical interconnect, hassle-free alignment, plus quick horizontal interconnect and curve setup.

“As we prepared for the production, we invited the artist designers to come in and sit with us in a 3D presentation suite because we would have no time to program onsite,” continued Moore. “This process is essential to the overall success of the show and since a lot the artists created content specific to the custom surfaces, we asked AJ Morgan from PixelFLEX to come in and help us out. His skills at mapping video and being able to cue a show with multiple inputs to multiple outputs are phenomenal. When he is around it’s a great confidence boost and I’m never concerned because you know the video will be integrated correctly and will look great.”

With the production now complete, Moore is quick to recognize that it’s both the innovative design and the team behind the product that truly makes the FLEXCurve LED video screens a desirable solution.

“I really love the ability of the FLEXCurve LED screens to create elegant curved surfaces,” he concluded. “The method they have of being able to achieve custom angles on the panels is pretty fantastic. I’ve worked with PixelFLEX before and I have found that the dependability of both their products and their technicians is second to none. When we are in a situation where load-in time and onsite adjustments are not a luxury we are afforded, these characteristics are a major advantage.”

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook.

FLEXCurtain LED video screen finds a new application on “Brain Games” commercial

Nashville, July 20, 2015 – Working with production company Variable and design studio Meptik, the industry-leading lightweight, flexible PixelFLEX FLEXCurtain was selected for an application beyond traditional video use in a commercial for the National Geographic Channel. Featured as a futuristic, movable environment, eight panels of the PixelFLEX 100mm FLEXCurtain LED video screen were used to create a textured environment promoting the hit show “Brain Games.”

“Our goal for the shoot was to put the host of the show, Jason Silva, in a highly imaginative environment that felt futuristic and scientific,” said Andy Baker, SVP/Group Creative Director for the National Geographic Channels. “As we discussed many different options, I came across some inspirational images online that showcased a ‘light garden’ featuring thousands of LED and fiber optic lights illuminating a space. It was something I hadn’t seen done very much, and the fact that we could use the FLEXCurtain LED screens to become a living, breathing organism that could surround Jason was extremely exciting.”

The PixelFLEX FLEXCurtain is an ultralight, flexible LED wall that weighs 60-90% less than other large LED screen options. Available in custom sizes, 500 square feet of FLEXCurtain can be setup and broken down in under 15 minutes using the easy to setup quick-lock system, and accepts video and photo content from any DVI-D source.

Baker continued, “Jason has an incredible on-camera presence and energy, and we wanted the location and set to sit naturally with that spirit and have an energy all its own. The spot needed to reflect Jason’s natural wonder and curiosity, and give him a visually interesting backdrop where he could do his performance. A static, flat environment simply wouldn’t work and while we traditionally might have added those elements in post with graphics and CGI, we wanted this one to feel more in-camera, so we used the FLEXCurtain LED screens to build a true and tangible world around him.”

To create the shots needed, Baker and Meptik owner Nick Rivero decided to set up the FLEXCurtain in an L-shape with fiber optic lights mounted to the floor. Next they programmed a series of low res animations with the National Geographic Channel logo, plus other background textures such as a star curtain and fiber optic curtain. Additionally, they also used the FLEXCurtain to create an alien landscape with digital textures of synapses.

Rivero explained further, “We got a lot of use out of the FLEXCurtain. Outside of a tour, live event or corporate setting, I think people might wonder why we would use low res LED video, but looking at our environmental concepts we were able to create wonderfully, dynamic imagery. The PixelFLEX FLEXCurtain was cost-effective, easy to set-up, and it worked great.”

Baker concluded, “The shoot looked incredible because the FLEXCurtain gave us so many options and cool perspectives. Our macro shots with the LED light defocused in the background looked amazing as did the wider shots where the curtain played a bigger part of the shot. We were blown away by the final product and the FLEXCurtain allowed us to achieve all of our goals both technically and creatively.”

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook.