Flexible, Lightweight LED Video Curtain Panels Support Audience Engagement
Dateline, 2014 — Nothing hypes up adoring fans at a live performance quite like a cutting edge visual display as they cheer, scream and sing along with their favorite artists. This year, one of the hottest new acts in country music, Florida Georgia Line, is featuring PixelFLEX’s unique and flexible LED screen technology during their “Here’s to the Good Times” tour to provide a high-quality video aspect to their show that aligns perfectly with their tour model.
Florida Georgia Line’s first ever headline tour, named after their first studio album release, is traveling to 35 stops over ten weeks with just one truck for all of the band’s equipment, making packing space a bit tight.
“We decided to use PixelFLEX when we designed our tour with one truck that had limited space for set carts and video walls,” explained Scott Cunningham, lighting director for the tour. “After seeing the usage and functionality by other artists we’ve toured with, we were certain PixelFLEX would be effective for us.”
The curtains are flexible in all directions, making it possible for the panels to bend and shape around structures for a more creative, resourceful and artistic display. The screen’s flexibility permits variation in their set-up as well as an easy packing process for the road crew.
Easy to operate and set up – videos and images can be sent to the screen using any computer with a DVI-D connection – PixelFLEX LED Curtains are available from low resolution to high resolution, allowing users to demonstrate simple effects or elaborate videos. Given the high-quality video and visual effects demonstrated by the panels, it’s no surprise that the production crew chose to fly the panels as their primary video wall, located upstage center.
While flexibility is critical for shipping during Florida Georgia Line’s tour, the panels will be flown the same way at each venue. However, resolution is key during each performance and the curtains have surpassed the crew’s high expectations.
“The product has worked well,” said Cunningham. “We are driving content and IMAG to the panels, using a media server and controlling the content, which looks great, from the lighting desk.”
The crew has been exceedingly happy with the product, its portability, ease of use and budget conscious pricing and is looking into utilizing PixelFLEX in future tours.